Living History (english version)

  • The article traces the collective term “living history” in its various definitions, forms and manifestations, offering an overview of this widespread phenomenon. It will consider developments in the United States and Europe, as well as taking a look at historical precursors of present-day forms. Whereas living history in the Anglo-American world has long been a well-established part of the educational and cultural work of museums, in Germany there is still a great deal of skepticism towards this form of historical representation. Finally, it asks how the fields of history and cultural studies might best engage with living history and which theoretical approaches exist for investigating and analyzing living history.

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Author:Juliane Tomann
Publisher:ZZF - Centre for Contemporary History: Docupedia
Place of publication:Potsdam
Document Type:Online Publication
Date of first Publication:2021/04/20
Release Date:2021/05/04
ZZF Chronological-Classification:20. Jahrhundert
ZZF Regional-Classification:ohne regionalen Schwerpunkt
ZZF Topic-Classification:Public History
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen (CC BY-SA 3.0 DE)