It is interesting to see how historians identified their topics, chose their subjects, and how they wrote. Both Tosh’s and Lggers’s works provide many works, theories and research methods to show changes of historiography. Thus it brings me a clear picture of “the history of historiography.” The most interesting thing for me is agenda of […]
Historical Awareness and the Historical Continuum In The Pursuit of History, John Tosh describes historical awareness as a sense of history that avoids some of the interpretive distortions to historical events, like blatant nationalism, that personal or social memory and its justifications often produce. According to Tosh, the three constitutive elements of such awareness are: […]
I won’t say that I’ve had difficulty deciding what to write about for this first post. I will say, though, that I had a conversation this afternoon that solidified things for me. So, what do I want to write about? … Continue reading →
Here is a collection of somewhat disjointed thoughts and questions related to two of this week’s readings. Iggers: This reading is primarily concerned with the…
One of my favorite quotes in history is: “I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know” – Marcus Tullius Cicero I think Cicero hit the nail right on the head. History can often be right in front of us, however, as historians, if we do not research, […]
One of the things that I found bothersome about the readings was the fact that some historians have interpreted history to serve a predefined purpose….
Considering it’s the first week, I’m not sure if it’s how we should go about analyzing the articles, but I’m going to move text by text instead of trying to throw all of them together at once. Also, I’m going Continue reading →
“Apart from their intrinsic interest, what lies behind our concern with these instances of historical process is the much bigger question of how we got from ‘then’ to ‘now’…There may be a gulf between ‘us’ and ‘them’, but that gulf is actually composed of processes of growth, decay and change which it is the business […]
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