Public examinations involve a great deal of interpretation. How much freedom do those who interpret those frameworks have when devising assessments?
Contemporary populist narratives tend to foreground “othering” to a remarkable degree. Is there a future for “collectivity” in an age of division?
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Despite its limitations, perhaps etymology can point to subterranean connections between words, spark possibilities for reflection and, thus, create or make explicit neglected semantic possibilities?
People should have some understanding of what empires are, and what effect they have. What questions are worth asking about the concept of Empire at this point in the 21st century?
Official narratives as in LUK give us insights into national identity management. This is particularly true when they aim to project identity outwards.
British and Commonwealth history are deeply entangled. A fresh approach is not to look at British action, but at the Commonwealth' own agency and decisions.
This work arose from considerations of the relationship between Public History and the newly marketized UK University sector, mainly through focussing on the skills and impact agenda – neoliberalism on the ground.
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Paradoxically, relativity or relativism is often presented in an absolutist manner, as the proposition that nothing is true, and as a credo in which all is to be doubted apart from doubt itself....
To create a public history prize is an act of advocacy and of self-assertion. It signals the value and the scale of the activity being celebrated. There has to be enough of it going on and enough people...
The absence of the past is often disconcerting and uncanny but is, nevertheless, inevitable. Reflections on the reasons for historical ignorance.
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