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Introduction: Photography and Twentieth-Century German History

  • Elizabeth Harvey (a1) and Maiken Umbach (a1)
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History conjures up an image of the past and transports it into our present. Photographs both facilitate and, at times, markedly determine this historical process, especially for the twentieth century. For better or worse, they have irrevocably shaped the way we imagine the characters and sites of modern history. From infamous dictators to mass political rallies, from radical protests to everyday leisure pursuits: photographs form powerful frames through which we historians represent the past to ourselves and to our audiences.

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Allan Sekula , “The Body and the Archive,” October 39 (1986): 6

H. Glenn Penny , “German Polycentrism and the Writing of History,” German History 30, no. 2 (2012): 265–82

Mary Fulbrook and Ulinka Rublack , “In Relation: The ‘Social Self’ and Ego-Documents,” German History 28, no. 3 (2010), 263–72

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Central European History
  • ISSN: 0008-9389
  • EISSN: 1569-1616
  • URL: /core/journals/central-european-history
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