The Time Travel Method is an educational method focused on addressing contemporary issues or challenges using an historical context. By placing the challenges of contemporary society in a local history setting, the method creates a safe space for reflection and dialogue, but also an understanding of historical continuity and change. The goal of the Time Travel Method is to find solutions and a common way-forward, in order to address the issues of today and to create a better future. In this article, an outline of the basic elements and mechanisms of the Time Travel Method as it has developed at Kalmar County Museum, is presented along with three practical examples on Time Travels conducted by Kalmar county museum.


The article was first publiced in Cadernos do LEPAARQ, v. XVII, n. 34, Julho-Dezembro, 2020