Official narratives as in LUK give us insights into national identity management. This is particularly true when they aim to project identity outwards.
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British and Commonwealth history are deeply entangled. A fresh approach is not to look at British action, but at the Commonwealth’ own agency and decisions.
This work arose from considerations of the relationship between Public History and the newly marketized UK University sector, mainly through focussing on the skills and impact agenda – neoliberalism on the ground.
Paradoxically, relativity or relativism is often presented in an absolutist manner, as the proposition that nothing is true, and as a credo in which all is to be doubted apart from doubt itself….
To create a public history prize is an act of advocacy and of self-assertion. It signals the value and the scale of the activity being celebrated. There has to be enough of it going on and enough people…
History educators insist on the power and critical importance of knowing history and thinking historically about our collective pasts. Should history education display more awareness of its own past?
The absence of the past is often disconcerting and uncanny but is, nevertheless, inevitable. Reflections on the reasons for historical ignorance.
All history is narrative to one degree or another, as Danto has shown, and those who disdain narrative usually end-up telling stories, nonetheless, in their historical writing. We all live narrative projects…