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  • history@the.net is a research blog connected to a research project under the same title which is being conducted by Jan Hecker-Stampehl at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. Blog and project focus on the impact the digital turn has on the representation and dissemination of historical knowledge on the world wide web. The blog will present research hypotheses, methodological questions, partial results and text drafts.The main questions for the project so far are: Which specific ways and tools have emerged on the web to spread historical knowledge? Is something like a memory culture 2.0 developing and what are its features? How does the philosophy of the web 2.0 help to diversify public discourses on history? How do established players on the field of history and remembrance culture (like archives, libraries, museums, universities etc.) react to the digital turn? What kind of strategies and agendas do they pursue and in what kind of societal context does this happen? How do historians take up the challenges that the digital turn poses? Are traditional "interpretative hierarchies" crumbling because of the digital turn?




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