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Europe. It could be said that the discipline perceives ‘European identity’ primarily as willingness and ability to accept the complexity of identities and to acknowledge the cultural diversity by dealing with it in a way that is consistent with the principles of mutual understanding, reciprocal rec- ognition and tolerance.4
The other basic idea that forms a fundamental principle of the EMEE concept is closely connected to the notion of compound and dif- fering identities and the constitution of identity: Different layers of iden- tity constructions can only be uncovered and critically re ected on if it is possible to take different views and perspectives on regional and na- tional experiences, interpretations, evaluations and historical identities. Multi-perspectivity, becoming acquainted with or exploring new, possi- bly unfamiliar points of view, allows us to realize that there may be more than just once stance on an issue, which could be challenging and eye- opening at once.5 The EMEE concept of Change of Perspective (COP) is based on these assumptions and represents the theoretical framework that museums can draw on when incorporating the EU’s policies and exploring how museums can take on a new role in the future.
THEORY AND PRACTICE
With regard to its practical implementation, the COP concept implies that the project focused on working with ‘traditional’ history museums and their existing collections. While the methodological approach was mainly theoretical, the project placed great emphasis on the practical exploration of the guiding ideas.
3 Cf. for example Kaiser, W., Krankenhagen, S. and Poehls, K. (2012), Europa ausstellen. Das Museum als Praxisfeld der Europäisierung, 53-57, Köln/ Weimar/ Wien: Böhlau Verlag.
4 Cf. Rüsen, J. (2002) ‘Europäisches Geschichtsbewusstsein
als Herausforderung an die Geschichtsdidaktik‘ [Historical Consciousness in Europe as
Challenge for History Didactics], in M. Demantowsky and B. Schönemann (eds) Neue geschichtsdidaktische Positionen, 57-64, here: 62, Bochum: projekt verlag.
5 Cf. Bergmann, K. (1997) ‘Multiperspektivität‘, in K. Bergmann and K. Fröhlich et. al. (eds) Handbuch der Geschichtsdidaktik, 301-303, Seelze- Velber: Kallmeyer.
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