History lab

Historians critically examine the sources and strive for objective and analytically differentiated accounts. Everyone can become an actor in history by documenting events or recording experiences in some form. In the same way, however, everyone should deal critically with the numerous sources of information that are available.

Doing history together can have many advantages. Historical events are often experienced in different ways. For example, the mobile phone was a revolution when it was introduced in the early 1990s because it profoundly changed people’s everyday lives. Yet, everyone experienced this introduction differently and did not integrate the mobile phone and its subsequent applications into their lives in the same way. So, there is not just one story about the introduction of the mobile phone, but many. Recording as many as possible is a form of writing history in dialogue.