History Under Debate: New Website About Historiography, Methodology and New Paradigms
HISTORY UNDER DEBATE is a sustained NETWORK which, in this day and age of fragmentation, brings together historians from all over the world, through both activities where historians are present and the web, in and outside the academic institutions, with a view to encouraging interchanges and multilateral contacts among its members beyond the borders of each specialised field or nationality, beyond personal likes and dislikes or any blinkered ideology.
HISTORY UNDER DEBATE is a permanent FORUM of debate in a time of paradigmatic transition on methodology , historiography and the theory of history; on the renewed practice of history and historical spreading; on the teaching of history both at university and secondary school and its relationship with historiographical research and reflection; on the academic, professional and labour problems faced by historians, notably the young ones; on the interface and the commitment of the historian with the society, the politics and the culture of our time.
We do not mistake the intellectual praxis of tolerance with a blind, indifferent neutrality before the historical and historiographical problems of the past , present and future.
We believe in a commited but open historigraphical thinking, both critical and self-critical, coherent but never unified.
We seek to achive those possible and necessary consensus through academic and digital exchange of research, reflection and contrast of opinions in search of the new paradigm(s) to successfully face the historical and historiographical changes that the new Millenium brings along.
HISTORY UNDER DEBATE is an experience of WORKSHOP that attempts an updating in a time of great returns as regards the critical and reflexive use of sources, issues, theories and approaches to empirical research. All this is what we, no doubt, call retrospectively the profession of a historian. We are particularly interested in proposals for new lines of research, including those being born, or may be born of the creative reformulation of the received approaches, since it is our contention that the new is not necessaily good nor the old necessarily evil.
HISTORY UNDER DEBATE is, in short, a historiographical PROJECT in an age of individualism . It is an open and global project made up of young - and not so young- historians to change the world of history ( we would be satisfied if we became a positive influence on the changes in progress) with proposals for advancement and historical and historiographical progress which may be debated and agreed in the diverse community of international historians.
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