Histories, like narratives in general, can foreground or exclude. The choice of narrative subject is an inclusory and an exclusionary gesture.
Tag Archive for ‘Theories of history (Geschichtstheorie)’
What’s History For?
Questions on the purpose of history and history traditions are far from new, but they reach us as educators with greater force then ever. Defining…
The End of Man?
Every present age considers itself as transitory. Predefined, traditionally effective means of cultural transmission tend to be appropriated and also…
Post-Truth and Alethic Populism
Ever since its nomination as the word of the year 2016, the concept of “post-truth” continues to agitate public opinion. But what is the solution? About Alethic Populism.
The Practical Legacy of Hayden White
Two months ago the controversial and highly influential historical theorist Hayden White passed away. While his work has principally been debated in historical theory circles, his final work suggests ‘practical’ possibilities for public history