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Showing papers in "Rethinking History in 2020"


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L Humphrey1
TL;DR: The authors evaluate the rationale of empiricist-analytical and narrative-linguistic theories of historying through its practice, and conclude that historying can be viewed as a form of narrative linguistics.
Abstract: This article aims to contribute to debates on ‘what is history’ by evaluating the rationale of ‘empiricist-analytical’ and ‘narrative-linguistic’ theories of historying through its practice...

26 citations


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TL;DR: Rusen's new book as discussed by the authors is a notable phenomenon not only in the study of the theory of history, but also significant for the social sciences and humanities as a whole. The book provides answers to questions such as:
Abstract: Jorn Rusen’s new book is a notable phenomenon not only in the study of the theory of history, but it is also significant for the social sciences and humanities as a whole. The book provides answers...

18 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors discuss the anxiety around the truth of historical fictions and the importance of authenticity and accuracy in such fictions, and present a solution to this issue.
Abstract: Historical fictions create stories about events and individuals that once existed. Anxiety around the truth of such fictions is common and ‘authenticity’ and ‘accuracy’ are familiar terms in such d...

17 citations


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TL;DR: The historian has the privilege of being apart from the world at the same time as an author and an actor as mentioned in this paper, and history offers the chance to act as both author and actor simultaneously.
Abstract: History offers the chance to act as an author and actor at the same time. It works as a great stage on which the theatre of the world plays out. The historian has the privilege of being apart from ...

14 citations


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TL;DR: In our present times of permanent uncertainty, it is possible to make sense and provide orientation through historical narrations as mentioned in this paper, but it is not easy to do so in a continuous way.
Abstract: Historical thinking and historical learning face great challenges in our present times of permanent uncertainty. How can it be possible to make sense and provide orientation through historical narr...

12 citations


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TL;DR: For instance, the authors pointed out that while anthropologists and sociologists tend to craft pseudonyms for their narrators, historians, and journalists all talk to people to learn about their lives.
Abstract: Anthropologists, sociologists, historians, and journalists all talk to people to learn about their lives. Yet, while anthropologists and sociologists tend to craft pseudonyms for their narrators an...

10 citations


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TL;DR: This article explored anti-Japanese racial discrimination in the mid-twentieth century as it was experienced in everyday life from the 1940s to the 1960s, drawing on oral-history interviews.
Abstract: This article explores anti-Japanese racial discrimination in the mid-twentieth century as it was experienced in everyday life from the 1940s to the 1960s. Drawing on oral-history interviews...

9 citations


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TL;DR: In her seminal work, "The era of the witness" as mentioned in this paper, Wieviorka described the rise of witness as key figure in the cultural memory of the Holocaust and the Second World War.
Abstract: In her seminal work, ‘The era of the witness’, the French historian Annette Wieviorka has described the rise of the witness as key figure in the cultural memory of the Holocaust and the Second Worl...

8 citations


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TL;DR: In the Netherlands, the nation's imperial past is under new scrutiny since a landmark decision of the Civil Court in The Hague in 2011 held the Dutch state responsible for a mass execution perpetra...
Abstract: In the Netherlands, the nation’s imperial past is under new scrutiny since a landmark decision of the Civil Court in The Hague in 2011 held the Dutch state responsible for a mass execution perpetra...

7 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors give a critical examination considering the descriptive potential, explanatory limitations, and recent productive problematization of presentism, and presentism's potential and limitations.
Abstract: The article gives a critical examination considering the descriptive potential, explanatory limitations, and recent productive problematization of presentism. For several decades, notions of presen...

7 citations


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Tanya Evans1
TL;DR: This paper explored the relationship between the emotions of family history and the development of historical knowledge using surveys conducted with family historians in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, and found that family history is linked with the emotional development of knowledge.
Abstract: This article will explore the relationship between the emotions of family history and the development of historical knowledge using surveys conducted with family historians in Australia, Canada and...

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TL;DR: In this article, historical informed performance (HIP) has become standard practice for the performance of early music composed before 1800 and is increasingly applied to more recent compositions, and the approac...
Abstract: ‘Historically informed performance’ (HIP) has become standard practice for the performance of ‘early music’ composed before 1800 and is increasingly applied to more recent compositions. The approac...

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TL;DR: Chronos and kairos are two Greek words that designate different temporal experiences not entirely opposed, but nonetheless irreducible to each other as discussed by the authors, which is relevant to theoretic analysis.
Abstract: Chronos and kairos are two Greek words that designate different temporal experiences not entirely opposed, but nonetheless irreducible to each other. This difference is highly relevant to theoretic...

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TL;DR: In this paper, a postsecular reading of White's understanding of the figure and the "figure-fulfilment model of narrativity" is proposed, where the author suggests that White revealed and set in motion inte...
Abstract: In this article, I propose a postsecular reading of Hayden White’s understanding of the figure and the ‘figure-fulfilment model of narrativity’. I suggest that White revealed and set in motion inte...

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TL;DR: In this article, the reception of two divergent historical interpretations of the 20th century with vastly different implications for contemporary political action is revisited, and two widely divergent interpretations are compared.
Abstract: In this article, I reconsider the reception of two widely divergent historical interpretations of the 20th century with vastly different implications for contemporary political action: Eric Hobsbaw...

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TL;DR: This paper read semiotician Juri Lotman's later works (1985-1993) against the background of the debates on historicity and temporality that were triggered in the West by the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Abstract: This paper reads semiotician Juri Lotman’s later works (1985–1993) against the background of the debates on historicity and temporality that were triggered in the West by the fall of the Berlin Wal...

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TL;DR: Pinker's 2018 work Enlightenment Now maintains his earlier commitment to Norbert Elias' sanguine reading of post-Enlightenment human history and replicates the problems that historians identified w...
Abstract: Pinker’s 2018 work Enlightenment Now maintains his earlier commitment to Norbert Elias’ sanguine reading of post-Enlightenment human history. It replicates the problems that historians identified w...

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TL;DR: The authors locates Thomas Robert Malthus's Essay on the Principle of Population (1798) in the historiography of his time and does so by clarifying the manner in which they used his account of po...
Abstract: This essay locates Thomas Robert Malthus’s Essay on the Principle of Population (1798) in the historiography of his time. It does so by clarifying the manner in which Malthus used his account of po...

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Jiyi Ryu1
TL;DR: In this paper, historical approaches such as world history, global history, comparative history, transnational history, and connected history have appeared as a critique of methodological national history, which has been used as the basis for the present paper.
Abstract: Since the 1980s, historical approaches such as world history, global history, comparative history, transnational history and connected history have appeared as a critique of methodological national...

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors argue that the Carniolan sausage played an important role in the formation and development of Slovenian national awareness in the period between the Slovenian independence and Slovenia's independence.
Abstract: The article is based on the argument that the Carniolan sausage (kranjska klobasa) played an important role in the formation and development of Slovenian national awareness in the period between th...

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TL;DR: InspInspired by researchers' observations of the increased use of things in modern society, discussions about non-human actors, and the author Georges Perec's interest in what happens when nothing seem...
Abstract: Inspired by researchers’ observations of the increased use of things in modern society, discussions about non-human actors, and the author Georges Perec’s interest in what happens when nothing seem...

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TL;DR: In this article, Rosenstone et al. describe Munslow's life: 15 December 1947-1 October 2019 Contributors: Robert A. Rosenstone, James Goodman, Keith Jenkins, Patrick Finney, Kalle Pihlainen, Beverley Southgate, Neil Wynn, Jaume Aurell, Ma...
Abstract: RIP Alun Munslow – 15 December 1947–1 October 2019 Contributors: Robert A. Rosenstone, James Goodman, Keith Jenkins, Patrick Finney, Kalle Pihlainen, Beverley Southgate, Neil Wynn, Jaume Aurell, Ma...

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TL;DR: The authors apply White's theory to the epistemology of history, and apply it to the history of the United Kingdom of Ireland. But they do not address the epistemic community of historians.
Abstract: Historians remain divided over the epistemology of history, with ongoing debate in historiography creating micro-fissures in the epistemic community of historians. By applying Hayden White’s theory...

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TL;DR: The historical note is a familiar device in historical fiction as mentioned in this paper, and the focus has typically been on the way they signal the genre's relatio- fication. But the focus of this article is on the historical note itself.
Abstract: The historical note is a familiar device in historical fiction. While such devices have begun to attract scholarly attention, the focus has typically been on the way they signal the genre’s relatio...

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TL;DR: The physical body is perhaps the most ephemeral historical object, and studying the physical body in history is a challenging and complex affair as mentioned in this paper, and it is for this reason that many scholars have lamented the "invisible body".
Abstract: As perhaps the most ephemeral historical object, studying the physical body in history is a challenging and complex affair. It is for this reason that many scholars have lamented the ‘invisible bod...

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TL;DR: One of the most mythologised Australian explorers is the Prussian-born Ludwig Leichhardt, who famously "disappeared" in 1848 as mentioned in this paper, and the only seemingly authenticated relic from his final journey is a gunp...
Abstract: One of the most mythologised Australian explorers is the Prussian-born Ludwig Leichhardt, who famously ‘disappeared’ in 1848. The only seemingly authenticated relic from his final journey is a gunp...

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TL;DR: In this paper, Gueydan de Roussel, his wife Renee, and their five children fled the French Midi for the shores of Lake Geneva, where they abandoned a comfortable life on an 800-hectare viney viney...
Abstract: On 24 August 1907, Francois Gueydan de Roussel, his wife Renee, and their five children fled the French Midi for the shores of Lake Geneva. They abandoned a comfortable life on an 800-hectare viney...

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TL;DR: The Ethics of Writing History in the Traumatic Afterlife of Lynching as discussed by the authors raises questions about the ethical obligations of historians who write about historical traumas like lynching, in particular w...
Abstract: ‘The Ethics of Writing History in the Traumatic Afterlife of Lynching’ raises questions about the ethical obligations of historians who write about historical traumas like lynching, in particular w...