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1919: A Special Blue Carrier Pigeon of Peace

How to lose one third of your empire in 140 characters? Today we can hardly imagine the political sphere without daily tweets and constant online communication. Imagine how political life and our world would have looked ... (more)

History Camp 2014 in Oslo | Photo: Tina Gotthardt

“The Absence of war is far From Being Peace“

There are so many present problems and pressing issues which are linked to World War I, the prime catastrophe of the 20th century. At the same time it shows that hardly anyone learns from history. Haris Huremagić (20), a... (more)

What is WWI to us? – Impressions of a German student from a celebration ceremony in the German Parliament

Lotta Schneidemesser (27) was invited to attend a national hour of remembrance at the German Bundestag on the occasion of the outbreak of WWI one hundred years ago. The event provided insights not only into recent debate... (more)

“They all Fell, one After the Other”: Interview With Prof. Lucian Boia

Finding Personal Relevance in the Centenary of World War One “It is always easier to understand a historical event if you try to find a personal connection to it. When thinking about the century that passed since W... (more)

All of a sudden, the homeland was gone – the legacy of World War I for Slovenia

In connection with the HistoryCampus Europe 14/14 in Berlin, young Europeans from 40 different countries dealt with the legacy of the Great War for their countries and for themselves. Tamara Čakič from Slovenia want... (more)

HistoryCampus – last day of workshops

Day 3: On the last day of the HistoryCampus workshop "Your World War One Story", Adnan, one of the participants, was kind enough to bring some food for thought. As Ruben's face clearly reveals, the already ... (more)

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HistoryCampus – workshop progress report

Day 2: Members of the HistoryCampus workshop "Thinking in Pictures" finished their storyboard (you see it on the table) and they are busy turning their storyboard into a script for the animated video. This... (more)

HistoryCampus – first day of workshops

Day 1: On their first day, members of the workshop "Express yourself! Looking at war from a theatrical angle", were doing a few basic theatrical exercises. "They need to get a feeling for how to work as a ... (more)

A personal approach to the history of WWI

Fifteen young people from ten different countries enrolled in the workshop “Your World War One Story” during the HistoryCampus Europe 14/14 in Berlin which will start today, May 7th. Ineke Veldhuis Meester fr... (more)

Learning how to think in pictures

“Analysing history and putting historical events in the form of an animation is anything but easy but it is worth the effort”, says Anna Sieväla from Finland. Anna enrolled in the workshop “Thinkin... (more)

Between Propaganda and Historical Truth

  You can tell that the 100th anniversary of World War One (WWI) is approaching by observing the growing number of recent publications on the topic or by following the numerous debates about the reasons for the outb... (more)

Approaching WWI by means of theatre

Can you approach the First World War by means of theatre? Yes, you can, say members of the German improvisational theatre group ‘hidden shakespeare’. They are offering a workshop during the HistoryCampus Euro... (more)

Bringing bricks to life!

If you could create a European monument, how would you go about it? You would have to be creative, of course. And you would have to pare down all your visions and ideas to ONE artistic concept – without losing sigh... (more)

Europe 14/14

History matters – especially this year! The 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I and respective collective memories are not just visible in TV documentaries, exhibitions and theater plays but will be ce... (more)

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