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identities that consist of different parts and comprise, for example, a local, national and European identity all at once. Thus, history didactics prefers a concept of cultural identity that acknowledges the complex- ity of identity references and the diversity of historical experiences in Europe. It could be said that the discipline perceives ‘European identity’ primarily as willingness and ability to accept the complexity of identi- ties and to acknowledge the cultural diversity by dealing with it in a way that is consistent with the principles of mutual understanding, reciprocal recognition and tolerance.2 The other basic idea that forms a fundamen- tal principle of the EMEE concept is closely connected to the notion of compound and differing identities and the constitution of identity: Differ- ent layers of identity constructions can only be uncovered and critically re ected on if it is possible to take different views and perspectives on regional and national experiences, interpretations, evaluations and his- torical identities. Multi-perspectivity, becoming acquainted with or ex- ploring new, possibly 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.3 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.
1 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.
2 Cf. Rüsen, J. (2002), ‘Europäisches Geschichtsbewusstsein
als Herausforderung an die Geschichtsdidaktik‘ [Historical Consciousness in Europe as Challenge for History Didactics], in Demantowsky, M. and Schönemann, B. (eds), Neue geschichtsdidaktische Positionen, 57-64, here: 62, Bochum: projekt verlag.
3 Cf. Bergmann, K. (1997) ‘Multiperspektivität‘, in Bergmann, K. and Fröhlich, K. et. al. (eds), Handbuch der Geschichtsdidaktik, 301-303, Seelze- Velber: Kallmeyer.
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