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Public History Weekly

The international BlogJournal

44 Issues per year


Open Access

    Open Access
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    Aims and Scope

    The international blog journal Public History Weekly strictly follows the rules of Open Peer Review (OPR)

    • PHW is published every Thursday at 8 a.m. CET along with a new lead article.
    • PHW is open: the journal’s open format allows the lay public to engage in current academic debates at a high level.
    • PHW is interactive: comment sections provide a lively forum for discussing each article.
    • PHW is digital: all articles are formatted for easy reading on digital devices.
    • PHW is international: regular and guest authors from around the world publish articles offered simultaneously in English, German, and when possible, the mother tongue of the author.
    • 14’200 readers monthly with 400’000page views.

    The international blog journal Public History Weekly (PHW) is freely accessible as an Open Access publication. PHW is a web-based platform for discussing history, particularly the ways in which it collectively perceived, manufactured, and disseminated. The contributing authors address a range of issues, including institutional problems in schools, the political arena, or in the media. Political history and historical politics are also frequent topics of discussion. The journal sheds a bright light on a multitude of Public History practices and on the teaching of history, making it transparent for a broad public, while also energetically taking part in current debates.

    “We want to build bridges between research and practice, politics and academia, as well as schools and universities. Look forward to weekly contributions from our authors and let the journal become a place for lively exchange through your comments.” Marko Demantowsky, Founder and Managing Director of Public History Weekly

    Public History Weekly is published in a partnership between Northwestern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences and Arts (FNHW) in Basel and De Gruyter Oldenbourg, and since September 2016 the University of Wrocław, the University of Vienna, and the University of Education in Lucerne. Public History Weekly receives support from FNHW’s primary fund for innovation.

    Executive Board

    Marko Demantowsky, Basle (Managing Director, Founder); Peter Gautschi, Lucerne (Director); Thomas Hellmuth, Vienna (Director); Krzysztof Ruchniewicz, Wrocław (Director).

    Advisory Board

    Mills Kelly, George Mason University; Gudrun Gersmann, University of Cologne; Claudine Moulin, University of Trier; Jasmine Alinder, University of Wisconsin.

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    German, English, Multilingual
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    Didacts, Teachers

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