Concept & Statute


Shaping history – Institute for Applied History

History is created – here and now. How history is shaped, negotiated and constructed, stands at the heart of work at the Institute for Applied History. The Institute mediates in many ways between academia and civil society, between different languages, cultures and generations, between theory and practice. For that purpose, the associatons has developed various formats and methods of historical-political education in the German-Polish border region. Clues at historic sites for international groups and project seminars at the European University Viadrina as well as engaging artistic approaches to a diffiult past: Expanding its actiities beyond the Polish-German neighbourhood the Institute is now also an important agent in raising awareness for the compleities of history and its application in other (border) regions of Europe. Statute of the Institute for Applied History.