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Experiencing, Using, and Teaching History

Two History Teachers’ Relations to History and Educational Media

Robert Thorp

discussions of their personal experiences. This article applies an approach rooted in history didactics as a theoretical perspective. 14 The concepts of uses of history, historical culture, and historical consciousness, which evolved from a hermeneutic

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Empowering Critical Memory Consciousness in Education

The Example of 22 July 2011 in Norway

Alexandre Dessingué and Ketil Knutsen

writing about. 21 History can also explicitly become part of the present and shape who we are. Such a phenomenological approach to history has been thematized in particular in Scandinavia via the concept of the “uses of history,” which are understood as

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Tamara P. Trošt and Jovana Mihajlović Trbovc

The use of history textbooks in instilling images of the nation and national identity, particularly in places where the government controls the textbook publishing process, has been widely recognized. 1 The importance given to material printed in

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A Past of Her Own – History and the Modernist Woman Writer

Mark Llewellyn and Ann Heilmann

The articles collected in this special issue were originally all delivered as papers at the ‘Hystorical Fictions: Women, History and Authorship’ conference we organised at the University of Wales, Swansea, in August 2003. When we began planning the event – writing the call for papers; contacting academics we thought might be interested in attending – we anticipated that, given the recent prominence of ‘historical fiction’ by authors such as A. S. Byatt, Tracy Chevalier, Rose Tremain, Sarah Waters, Jeanette Winterson and others, a large number of speakers would want to focus on contemporary women writers’ uses of history. What proved most interesting, however, was the way in which this trend of, to use Adrienne Rich’s term, feminist ‘re-visioning’,1 viewed by so many critics and readers as part of a postmodern literary culture, has its roots in the modernism of the early twentieth century.

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Lloyd Kramer

This article discusses R. R. Palmer's interest in communicating with a broad audience on subjects of transnational political and cultural significance. His approach to historical writing shows the value of synthetic narratives, the importance of a lucid prose style, and the uses of history for the exploration of enduring political issues. Although Palmer's work reflects the preoccupations and scholarship of his own twentieth-century academic context, his interest in democratic institutions remains relevant for contemporary readers. His analysis of "big questions" shows how political ideas can travel across national borders and stresses the relationship between Enlightenment reason and modern political movements. Palmer's commitment to Enlightenment values in books such as The Age of the Democratic Revolution therefore remains a valuable model for the advocates of transnational history, even in the twenty-first century.

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Nupur Patel

, writers could explore female subjectivity and identity. Lafayette used it to integrate her own, more contemporary interpretation of gendered selves. This possibility was partly due to the important blend of fiction and recent history. The use of history in

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Ana Isabel González Manso

, Historia del movimiento romántico español , 2 vols. (1954; repr., Madrid: Gredos, 1967), 1:23; mainly based on statements by the Schlegel brothers. 6 Stanley Mellon, The Political Uses of History: A Study of Historians in the French Restoration (Stanford

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Working with the Cold War

Types of Knowledge in Swedish and Australian History Textbook Activities

Niklas Ammert and Heather Sharp

critically as the basis for creating historical knowledge. Reflect on one’s own and others’ use of history in different contexts and from different time periods. Use historical concepts to analyze how historical knowledge is organized, created and used. 10

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Jackie Clarke, Melanie Kay Smith, Margret Jäger, Anne O’Connor, and Robert Shepherd

visible side effect of urban heritage projects such as the widespread displacement of local residents that occurs when creating these tourist spaces. This is the direct opposite of Maya Ranganathan’s chapter on the political use of history by the current

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Azim Malikov

–1490) and Makhdumi A'zam (1461–1542), the descendants of Sayyid Ata (first half of 14th century) and Mirakoni Xojas (Sayyids from Mirakon village in Iran). I give special attention to the local classification of the sacred families of Samarqand, the use of