Public History

Head of the Public History Department: Dr. Irmgard Zuendorf

The Public History Department coordinates the ZZF's cooperation with universities and institutions of applied history education. This includes close cooperation with local universities and applies in particular to the Master's program in Public History at the Free University in Berlin. In addition, the department carries out cooperation projects with museums and memorial sites as well as with other institutions that strive to communicate history to a broad, historically interested public. Furthermore, the department is the point of contact for the city of Potsdam and the states of Berlin and Brandenburg in all matters relating to memory culture and museumization. The central aim of the department is to support the institute's scientific communication and the dissemination of research results to various target groups. To this end, the Public History Department organises lecture series, panel discussions and workshops.

 

Public History

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.

Forschung
Students of the Master Program Public History - Excursion to Warschau 2016, Photo: ZZF
Students of the Master Program Public History - Excursion to Warschau 2016, Photo: ZZF

Since the winter semester of 2008–09, the Free University of Berlin and the ZZF jointly offer a practice-oriented, consecutive master’s degree program in Public History. The program takes into account a considerable media interest in history and the growing social significance of museums,...

Public History
Students of the Public History Master at the Free University of Berlin present the Website Website ‘Continuities, Ruptures, New Beginning? A Virtual Exhibition on Handling National Socialism in the BMI and the MDI from 1949 to 1970’", Photo: Hans-Hermann Hertle
Students of the Public History Master at the Free University of Berlin present the Website Website ‘Continuities, Ruptures, New Beginning? A Virtual Exhibition on Handling National Socialism in the BMI and the MDI from 1949 to 1970’", Photo: Hans-Hermann Hertle

Exhibition "Alltag Einheit" - Exhibition ‘Waldsiedlung Wandlitz: - Exhibition "DEMOKRATIE - JETZT ODER NIE" (...)

Public History
Opening of the exhibition "East Berlin: Half a Capital" in the Museum Ephraim Palais on May 10, 2019, Photo: Stefanie Eisenhuth.
Opening of the exhibition "East Berlin: Half a Capital" in the Museum Ephraim Palais on May 10, 2019, Photo: Stefanie Eisenhuth.

The ZZF is involved in various exhibition and website projects aimed at a wider public.

Public History

Public History

Head of the Public History Department: Dr. Irmgard Zuendorf

The Public History Department coordinates the ZZF's cooperation with universities and institutions of applied history education. This includes close cooperation with local universities and applies in particular to the Master's program in Public History at the Free University in Berlin. In addition, the department carries out cooperation projects with museums and memorial sites as well as with other institutions that strive to communicate history to a broad, historically interested public. Furthermore, the department is the point of contact for the city of Potsdam and the states of Berlin and Brandenburg in all matters relating to memory culture and museumization. The central aim of the department is to support the institute's scientific communication and the dissemination of research results to various target groups. To this end, the Public History Department organises lecture series, panel discussions and workshops.

 

Public History

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.

Forschung
Students of the Master Program Public History - Excursion to Warschau 2016, Photo: ZZF
Students of the Master Program Public History - Excursion to Warschau 2016, Photo: ZZF

Since the winter semester of 2008–09, the Free University of Berlin and the ZZF jointly offer a practice-oriented, consecutive master’s degree program in Public History. The program takes into account a considerable media interest in history and the growing social significance of museums,...

Public History
Students of the Public History Master at the Free University of Berlin present the Website Website ‘Continuities, Ruptures, New Beginning? A Virtual Exhibition on Handling National Socialism in the BMI and the MDI from 1949 to 1970’", Photo: Hans-Hermann Hertle
Students of the Public History Master at the Free University of Berlin present the Website Website ‘Continuities, Ruptures, New Beginning? A Virtual Exhibition on Handling National Socialism in the BMI and the MDI from 1949 to 1970’", Photo: Hans-Hermann Hertle

Exhibition "Alltag Einheit" - Exhibition ‘Waldsiedlung Wandlitz: - Exhibition "DEMOKRATIE - JETZT ODER NIE" (...)

Public History
Opening of the exhibition "East Berlin: Half a Capital" in the Museum Ephraim Palais on May 10, 2019, Photo: Stefanie Eisenhuth.
Opening of the exhibition "East Berlin: Half a Capital" in the Museum Ephraim Palais on May 10, 2019, Photo: Stefanie Eisenhuth.

The ZZF is involved in various exhibition and website projects aimed at a wider public.

Public History