Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena
Vol. 6 Geschichtskultur im Wandel

Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century, Vol. 6

Juliane Tomann

Geschichtskultur im Strukturwandel

Öffentliche Geschichte in Katowice nach 1989

Munich, De Gruyter/ Oldenbourg Publishing House
ISBN 978-3-11-046374-3
437 pages, 49 images (b/w), hardback

The traditional industrial and mining metropolis of Katowice is being transformed into center of culture and technology. The study discusses this forward-looking transformation, examining how it was reconciled with historical tradition. What kinds of historical narrative arise in times of rapid change? How is historical meaning constructed and what are the functions of official history during times of structural change?