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1-2012 / Diskuse a rozepře / Pavel Baloun, Jan Gruber, Jan Mareš, Vít Strobach

On Teaching History Under Capitalism and On Talking Heads

Pavel Baloun, Jan Gruber, Jan Mareš, Vít Strobach

Pavel Baloun (*1988) PhD student at the Department of General Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities at the Charles University , pavel.baloun@gmail.com       Other contributions by the same author
Jan Gruber (*1987) is a student of History at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Charles University in Prague       Other contributions by the same author
Jan Mareš (*1987) is a PhD student at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Charles University in Prague , janek.mares@seznam.cz       Other contributions by the same author
Vít Strobach (*1981) teaches at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Charles University in Prague , v.strobach@gmail.com       Other contributions by the same author

It is not the intention of the manifesto to draw across the historical community sharp, bi-polar, or generational lines of conflict. What we intend is to evaluate, based on a clearly presented normative position, some contemporary, readily observable but often overlooked trends pertaining to changes in the teaching of history at Czech universities and in the role of historians in the public space. We are convinced that the two phenomena are interconnected and that the changes we openly or implicitly advocate should apply to both areas at the same time.

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