Editorial for the special issue dedicated to “The History of Hayden White“.
This special issue of the journal Práticas da História – Journal on Theory, Historiography and Uses of the Past was organised upon hearing news of Hayden White’s death – born in 1928, in the U.S.A., White would live there for most of his life and there he died, on March 2018. Over a period of more than half a century, his interventions were pivotal to ongoing debates on the limits and benefits of History as a discipline, to the extent that it is difficult to tell whether White placed himself in the eye of the storm or his interventions were the storm itself. The way he formulated the question of the literary dimension of history writing, in his monumental 1973 Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-century Europe, was exemplarily provocative. It come a few years after his essay “The burden of history” had tried to persuade historians of the ineluctable moral implications of their practice, regard-less of how much of a semblance of neutrality the embrace of scientific methods seemed to afford them.
Hayden White, Historiography, Metahistory
novembro , 2022
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A debate on the cults of national poets and the fall of Westen Canon, with the participation of IHC Visiting Scholar Yuri Slezkine. Scriptures, Classics, and Canons: A Comparative
Detalhes do Evento
A debate on the cults of national poets and the fall of Westen Canon, with the participation of IHC Visiting Scholar Yuri Slezkine.
Scriptures, Classics, and Canons: A Comparative Perspective
Literary canons have been recently submitted to criticism in different Western countries. This tendency can be understood as an attempt to open up space for literary works that have long been ignored. At the same time this process may be related to the so-called decline of Western civilization.
Yuri Slezkine is the “IHC Visiting Scholar 2021” and his current project is a comparative history of sacred texts and their authors, including the Confucian canon, the Sanskrit classics, the Christian, Islamic, and Buddhists scriptures, and the cults of national bards from Homer and Virgil to Shakespeare, Cervantes, Pushkin, and Mickiewicz. In this event he will be joined by historians Diogo Ramada Curto and Luís Trindade, and by literary scholar Manuela Ribeiro Sanches.
16h00 | Opening remarks, by Rita Luís (IHC — NOVA FCSH / IN2PAST)
16h15 | The Cults of National Poets: Pushkin, Camões and Other Virgils
With Yuri Slezkine (UC Berkeley) and Diogo Ramada Curto (IPRI NOVA). Moderation: Nuno Medeiros (CEC — FLUL).
17h30 | The Fall of the Western Canon and the (Yet Another) Decline of Western Civilization
With Yuri Slezkine (UC Berkeley), Manuela Ribeiro Sanches (IHC — NOVA FCSH / IN2PAST) and Luís Trindade (CEIS20 — University of Coimbra). Moderation: Rita Luís (IHC — NOVA FCSH / IN2PAST).
(Terça-feira) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Institute of Contemporary History - NOVA FCSH and University of Évora
Nov 25, 2022
The Associate Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Heritage, Arts, Sustainability and Territory will be presented in Lisbon.
Nov 24, 2022
Marta Silva was the winner of the prize awarded by the Cultural Council of the University of Minho.
Nov 22, 2022
Historians Yuri Slezkine and Jochen Hellbeck are the first IHC Visiting Scholars, within the framework of our Platform of Advanced Studies.