20th-century experiences of political violence have motivated discussions about history as a field and about historians and their social functions.
Tag Archive for ‘Reconciliation (Aussöhnung)’
History, Memory, and Violent Pasts in Latin America
The histories of most Latin American countries and peoples carry strong legacies of human rights violations.
Guerre, après-guerre et post-après-guerre
Could some of Sloterdijk’s disturbing interpretations of French-German relations since 1945 turn out to be right? And should they be worrying to us?
Memória Brasileira do Autoritarismo: Um Novo Rumo
Brazil is going through a politically sensitive time. After two decades of reconciliation projects, Jair Bolsonaro was elected president in 2018.
Māori History and a Sense of Place
The recently launched Māori History website has the potential to see Māori views successfully accommodated in history. It also provides an example of how a bold curriculum initiative …
History in an Age of “Truth and Reconciliation”
The recent report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada called on educational institutions to decolonize the educational system of Canada.
A Musical as Public History: “District Six”
District Six: The Musical (1987) is arguably South Africa’s most popular musical. It was followed by a number of spin off musicals on the same theme, the most recent of which is a reprise, District Six Kanala…
Black or White? Reconciliation on Australia’s Colonial Past
Reconciliation? The Daily Telegraph attempted to reignite Australia’s History Wars: “UNSW rewrites the history books to state Cook ‘invaded’ Australia”.