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Zuzana Hrdličková

The expression “field trip” is well understood within educational circles. Students travel away from their normal environment to observe objects of interest and the authentic experience is supposed to increase their learning and retention of

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Alexander König and Daniel Bernsen

Mobile devices enable pupils to decode edificial remains and symbols by spontaneously accessing additional information electronically. This article provides guidelines for mobile learning in history on the basis of mobility and enquiry- and design-based learning. The authors explore ways in which pupils may use their mobile devices to create innovative forms of collaboratively generated products like digital stories or geocaches. By drawing on social networks in order to promote discussion and publications, such products entail social participation and commitment. Mobile history learning also helps pupils to understand public debates about history, memory, and identity.

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Learning to Remember Slavery

School Field Trips and the Representation of Difficult Histories in English Museums

Nikki Spalding

Drawing on the fields of education, memory, and cultural studies, this article argues that as important cultural memory products, government-sponsored museum education initiatives require the same attention that history textbooks receive. It investigates the performance of recent shifts in historical consciousness in the context of museum field trip sessions developed in England in tandem with the 2007 bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade. Analysis of fieldwork data is presented in order to illustrate some of the complexities inherent in the way difficult histories are represented and taught to young people in the twenty-first century, particularly in relation to citizenship education.

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Tamara V. Litvinenko and Takeshi Murota

Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East have traditionally been seen as a vast storehouse of natural resource wealth to be developed for the benefit of the Russian Federation. This article investigates the social and ecological problems that face potentially rich but sparsely populated regions. The article is based on numerous field trips to the two regions between 2001 and 2007. We find that processes aimed at mitigating the negative impacts of resource utilization are weak and that the federal government takes too much tax gained from resource development from the locations where the resources are exploited. Consequently, local authorities cannot fund adequate social and environmental protection measures.

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Field Notes and Reading Notes

Studying with Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett in the 1990s

Nélia Dias


In this article, I reflect on the experience of attending Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett's class Performance Studies Issues and Methods at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in the 1990s. Recalling the classes and field trips to events and sites in New York City, and the emphasis that she placed on reading texts and taking field notes, I consider the lessons I learned for performance studies, anthropology, and museums, and also for teaching, research, and scholarship in general. Why did this practice of taking notes from the field, from books in particular, and the note-taking practice in general, play such a central role in Kirshenblatt-Gimblett's teaching? The steady and consistent focus both on theory and on the observation of social practices was a means of opening up new spaces for theoretical analysis or for a “performed theory,” to use Kirshenblatt-Gimblett's term.

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The New Girl Loves Chemistry

The Story of a Forgotten Era

Katherine Darvesh

subject. The students formed clubs, delighted in field trips, wrote poems and short stories about their experiences in the lab, and, in some cases, drew charming sketches of laboratory equipment with beakers, test tubes, and clamps that appear to come to

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The Many Faces of Gaia's Response-ability

A Field Trip to the Critical Zones Digital Platform

Joana Formosinho

“Gaia plus the political”—a figure that stands for a transformed sense of agency, from which transformed action arises. As a starting point, exhibition curators Latour, Weibel and Korintenberg propose a series of field trips. Part 2: The Digital

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“The Chain of Hebrew Soldiers”

Reconsidering “Religionization” within an IDF Bible Seminar

Nehemia Stern, Uzi Ben-Shalom, Udi Lebel, and Batia Ben-Hador

the experiential focus of the seminar, it appeared as if the pedagogy was intended to supplant the dry material students had been required to study in high school. The week-long seminar included both day-long classroom and field trip components

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Echo and Narcissus, or, Man O Man!

A Very Tragical Comedy in One Act, possibly Two.

Mary Baine Campbell

sixties. She said synaesthesia was a common feature of psychotropic drug experience. I have had this experience myself at the Museum of Science where I went on a field trip with my third grade class. It wasn’t a historical exhibit about the sixties, it was

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Reflecting the “Field”

Two Vepsian Villages and three Researchers

Laura Siragusa and Madis Arukask

Estonia was still part of the Soviet Union; and the two authors of this article, who have separately made field trips to Päžar’ and Pondal between 2010 and 2015. 2 , 3 Stemming from our field notes and Peterson’s field diaries held at ENM, we show how