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What Is History?

Hosted by the Consul of the Global History Lovers Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 17 Mar 14:00 - 16:00

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The lecture series will explore the theory and practice of history by investigating a number of classical issues of historiography, and key techniques of historical analysis and research. This will include an inquiry into the nature of the discipline, basic historical theory (e.g. problems of structuring, e.g. periodization), the notion of historical truth, the nature and analysis of evidence, the auxiliary sciences, classical and modern research trends and some of the so-called “new” histories. We will explore the following topics, in succession. (I include here the first half of the series. I will delete topics from the list once we have completed them, and then add the second half).
•Lecture: Evidence: Nature and Classification
•Lecture: Evidence: Critical Analysis
•Lecture: Auxiliary Sciences: Definition, Range, Function (Historical geography, Chronology, Datation, Genealogy, Historical criticism, Paleography, Epigraphic, Diplomatic, Heraldry, Sphragistics, Numismatics)