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Studying the past in 2017: The Present in Research

Monday 23 October 2017 at 12:00 PM

 

This second session of the Medieval and Renaissance reading group centres around ‘Presentism’. Looking at the past through the prism of the present used to be a sin, a dangerous anachronism. However, scholars increasingly realise that the questions of the present shape our understanding of the past. How and to what extent can present preoccupations and analytical frameworks illuminate the past? How can we subvert biases inherent in the archive and not replicate past violence and abuses?

Stafford Crane Room

Everyone is welcome, but please send an email to liesbeth.corens@keble.ox.ac.uk to have a sense of numbers.

Event information

Ending at: 1:00 PM
Contact: Liesbeth Corens
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http://www.keble-asc.com/?id=-2145&cid=1678

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