Contemporary History on Trial
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Is it right for historians to serve as 'expert witnesses' to past events? Since the end of the Cold War, a series of heated and politicised debates across Europe have questioned the 'truth' about painful episodes in the twentieth century. From the Holocaust to Srebrenica, inquiries and fact-finding commissions have become a common device employed by governments to deal with the pressure of public opinion. State-sponsored programmes of education and research attempt to encourage a common moral understanding of the lessons we learn from these painful memories. Contemporary historians have…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Is it right for historians to serve as 'expert witnesses' to past events? Since the end of the Cold War, a series of heated and politicised debates across Europe have questioned the 'truth' about painful episodes in the twentieth century. From the Holocaust to Srebrenica, inquiries and fact-finding commissions have become a common device employed by governments to deal with the pressure of public opinion. State-sponsored programmes of education and research attempt to encourage a common moral understanding of the lessons we learn from these painful memories. Contemporary historians have increasingly been drawn into these efforts since 1989 - in the courtroom, in the media, on commissions, as advisers. In a series of thoughtful essays, written by leading historians from across Europe, this volume considers the ethics and responsibilities that this new role entails. For anyone concerned with the role of the historian in contemporary society and how we arrive at a public understanding of history, this book is essential reading.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Manchester University Press
  • Seitenzahl: 218
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. Dezember 2013
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 234mm x 156mm x 11mm
  • Gewicht: 339g
  • ISBN-13: 9780719091308
  • ISBN-10: 0719091306
  • Artikelnr.: 39355404
Autorenporträt
Harriet Jones is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London. Kjell Ostberg is Professor of History and Research Director at the Swedish Institute of Contemporary History at Sodertorn University College. Nico Randeraad is Lecturer in History and European Studies, Universiteit Maastricht
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction
Harriet Jones, Kjell Östberg, and Nico Randeraad 1. The responsibility of the historian
Peter Mandler 2. Public uses of history in contemporary Europe
Klas
Göran Karlsson 3. Coming to terms with the (post
)colonial past in Belgium.The inquiry into the assassination of Patrice Lumumba
Georgi Verbeeck 4. The Bloody Sunday tribunal and the role of the historian
Paul Bew 5. Between scholarship and politics: experiences from the Commission on the Swedish Security Services
Karl Molin 6. Historical research where scholarship and politics meet. The case of Srebrenica
Hans Blom 7. Negotiated history? Bilateral historical commissions in twentieth
century Europe
Marina Cattaruzza and Sacha Zala 8. The Italo
Slovenian historico
cultural commission
Raoul Pupo 9. The state, the historians and the Algerian War in French memory, 1991
2004
Raphaëlle Branche 10. The German historians' debate about the upheavals of 1989
Martin Sabrow Conclusion
Harriet Jones, Kjell Östberg, and Nico Randeraad Index