Colonialism and Decolonization in National Historical Cultures and Memory Politics in Europe by Uta Fenske


Colonialism and Decolonization in National Historical Cultures and Memory Politics in Europe by Uta Fenske

Colonialism and decolonization are historical phenomena that are part of the historical experience of many European countries. This volume offers students and teachers a new understanding of how colonialism and decolonization fit into our shared European past and contains teaching materials for history classes in European schools. The contributions have been produced by the EU project CoDec, involving partners from Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Great Britain, Austria, Poland and Switzerland. Analyzing colonial pasts, processes of decolonization and memory politics in different European countries from comparative and transnational perspectives, the study presents useful sources and practical suggestions for cutting-edge history lessons in European schools.

About the Author

Uta Fenske and Daniel Groth work as research associates at the University of Siegen. Klaus-Michael Guse teaches History and works as a teacher trainer. They conducted the EU-funded project CoDec. Barbel P. Kuhn is Professor of History Didactics at the University of Siegen, Germany.

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250 pages


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Publication date

21st October 2015



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