Public History & Memory Culture

Public History deals with the steadily growing social significance of historical representations in the most varied media, distributed by public or private institutions, in culture, economics or politics. Thus, public history is a topic of historical science and didactics. It also observes, analyzes and extends the cultural offer of history itself.

Forschung

Projekte

Participants of a youth class in the department "History of the Urgesellschaft" in the Museum für Deutsche Geschichte, 1958, Photo: Heinz Krüger, Archiv Museum und Galerie Falkensee, FHK-R-930-42.

From Germanic Heritage to Primitive Communism
Change and Consistency in Conceptions of Prehistory in Museum Exhibitions in the Soviet Occupation Zone and the GDR

Arne Lindemann

Associated PhD project

Using an extensive body of exhibition photos, this doctoral project analyses the depiction of prehistory in museums of the Soviet Occupation Zone and the GDR as well as discourses that led to the alteration or persistence of conceptions of history.

Berlin, stumbling block for Else Liebermann von Wahlendorf, Budapester Straße 45, published on 26.09.2006, photo: Axel Mauruszat, details on Wikimedia Commons

The History of the "Stumbling Block"

Dominik Juhnke

Associated research project

At an international conference in Berlin, various research projects on the history of the "Stolpersteine" were discussed. The results of the conference will be documented.

"Sigrid mit Bild", Illustrator: Sonja_Hugi

Kolonie der Würde (Dignity Colony)

Sonja Hugi

Associated Graphic novel project

The graphic novel Kolonie der Würde (working title) will tell the story of this reclusive cult from the perspective of its former members and torture victims, German and Chilean, examining the mechanics of totalitarian regimes and the psychological motives of those who create and support them.

Photo: Courtesy of Israel Government Press Office | Adolf Eichmann takes notes during his trial | United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Photograph #65268 | Wikimedia Commons | Public Domain

German Media Coverage of the Eichmann trial

Applied History Project

Project management: Dr. Irmgard Zündorf (ZZF) and Dr. Judith Keilbach (University of Utrecht)
Project team: Tabea Georges, Linda Graul, Anna Kokenge, Vivien Püschel, and Laura Zimmermann (students of the Public History Master Program at Freie Universität Berlin and ZZF)

The coverage of the Eichmann trial in Jerusalem in 1961 is regarded as one of the first international media events. Within the framework of the project, East and West German print media, contributions from news broadcasts as well as feature films and documentaries from 1961-1962 will be evaluated. The material for the DVD will then be selected and background information compiled.

Public History & Memory Culture

Public History deals with the steadily growing social significance of historical representations in the most varied media, distributed by public or private institutions, in culture, economics or politics. Thus, public history is a topic of historical science and didactics. It also observes, analyzes and extends the cultural offer of history itself.

Forschung

Projekte

Participants of a youth class in the department "History of the Urgesellschaft" in the Museum für Deutsche Geschichte, 1958, Photo: Heinz Krüger, Archiv Museum und Galerie Falkensee, FHK-R-930-42.

From Germanic Heritage to Primitive Communism
Change and Consistency in Conceptions of Prehistory in Museum Exhibitions in the Soviet Occupation Zone and the GDR

Arne Lindemann

Associated PhD project

Using an extensive body of exhibition photos, this doctoral project analyses the depiction of prehistory in museums of the Soviet Occupation Zone and the GDR as well as discourses that led to the alteration or persistence of conceptions of history.

Berlin, stumbling block for Else Liebermann von Wahlendorf, Budapester Straße 45, published on 26.09.2006, photo: Axel Mauruszat, details on Wikimedia Commons

The History of the "Stumbling Block"

Dominik Juhnke

Associated research project

At an international conference in Berlin, various research projects on the history of the "Stolpersteine" were discussed. The results of the conference will be documented.

"Sigrid mit Bild", Illustrator: Sonja_Hugi

Kolonie der Würde (Dignity Colony)

Sonja Hugi

Associated Graphic novel project

The graphic novel Kolonie der Würde (working title) will tell the story of this reclusive cult from the perspective of its former members and torture victims, German and Chilean, examining the mechanics of totalitarian regimes and the psychological motives of those who create and support them.

Photo: Courtesy of Israel Government Press Office | Adolf Eichmann takes notes during his trial | United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Photograph #65268 | Wikimedia Commons | Public Domain

German Media Coverage of the Eichmann trial

Applied History Project

Project management: Dr. Irmgard Zündorf (ZZF) and Dr. Judith Keilbach (University of Utrecht)
Project team: Tabea Georges, Linda Graul, Anna Kokenge, Vivien Püschel, and Laura Zimmermann (students of the Public History Master Program at Freie Universität Berlin and ZZF)

The coverage of the Eichmann trial in Jerusalem in 1961 is regarded as one of the first international media events. Within the framework of the project, East and West German print media, contributions from news broadcasts as well as feature films and documentaries from 1961-1962 will be evaluated. The material for the DVD will then be selected and background information compiled.