The History Manifesto

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  • 9 Dec 2014
    Maartje Abbenhuis

    The Present as History

    E. H. Carr famously said that the creation of history is embedded in the ‘reciprocity between the past and present’ (What is History. 1962). Obviously, all history is shaped by the historians who create it. When we write the past, we are also writing the present. We are the history we create. What appears on […]

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  • 26 Sep 2014

    A New Way to Think About History

    The study of history has changed. Instead of examining centuries and millennia past and studying huge swathes of global history, the discipline has gotten microscopic, rarely tackling more than a few years or decades at a time. The change has more dire implications than you’d think: Winston Churchill’s maxim that “the longer you look back […]

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