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Chapter Eight The Evolution and Dissemination of Historical Knowledge

Michael Bentley

in The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263266
eISBN:
9780191734854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263266.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the nature and development of historical knowledge and understanding in Victorian Britain. It describes the pervasive tendencies within the period as a whole with respect to ... More


Troubled Senses

Jed Z. Buchwald and Mordechai Feingold

in Newton and the Origin of Civilization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154787
eISBN:
9781400845187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154787.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter considers the roots of Isaac Newton’s interest in natural and historical knowledge. In the late seventeenth century, experiment-based knowledge remained suspect. Technical chronologers ... More


How can historical knowledge help us to make sense of communities like Rotherham?

Elizabeth Pente and Paul Ward

in Re-Imagining Contested Communities: Connecting Rotherham through Research

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447333302
eISBN:
9781447333357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333302.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter addresses the question of how historical knowledge can help one to make sense of communities like Rotherham. It first considers what counts as ‘historical knowledge’, and examines the ... More


Collingwood and Historical Testimony

C. A. J. Coady

in Testimony: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235514
eISBN:
9780191597220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235518.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Explores R. G. Collingwood's influential account of the role of testimony in historical knowledge. Collingwood minimizes the significance of testimony from the past as a source of knowledge in truly ... More


Tiny threads, gigantic tapestries

Anshuman A. Mondal

in Amitav Ghosh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070044
eISBN:
9781781701102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070044.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses all of Ghosh's major works, such as The Hungry Tide. It focuses on Ghosh's engagement with history and historiography. It analyses how each of these major works deal and come ... More


Contested Past: Social Media and the Production of Historical Knowledge of the Mao Era

Jun Liu and Sebastian Veg (eds)

in Popular Memories of the Mao Era: From Critical Debate to Reassessing History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9789888390762
eISBN:
9789888455614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390762.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the influence of social media on the (re)formation of social memory and the production of alternative historical knowledge in Chinese society. It investigates several contested ... More


History and Philosophy in Ernst Cassirer's System of Symbolic Forms

Fabien Capeillères

in The Symbolic Construction of Reality: The Legacy of Ernst Cassirer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226036861
eISBN:
9780226036892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036892.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter, which examines the treatment of philosophy and history in Ernst Cassirer's theory of symbolic forms, analyzes the nature of history as a symbolic form, how history became a rigorous ... More


Of Photographs, Puns, and Presence

Susan A. Crane

in Presence: Philosophy, History, and Cultural Theory for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452208
eISBN:
9780801469206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452208.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter investigates the ways that historians use photographs, questioning how photographs both establish and overcome categorical definitions of history through “presence.” Unlike other ... More


In the Place of Language: Literature and the Architecture of the Referent

Claudia Brodsky

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230006
eISBN:
9780823235285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230006.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The “place” in the title of this book is the intersection of language with building, the marking, for future reference, of material constructions in the world. The “referent” the book describes is ... More


Archive Stories: Gender in the Making of Imperial and Colonial Histories

Antoinette Burton

in Gender and Empire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199249503
eISBN:
9780191697821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249503.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter addresses a dimension of imperial history rarely talked about: the role of imperial archives in shaping the imaginations of historians who rely upon them for the stories they tell, the ... More


Methodology: an introduction

Elizabeth Campbell

in Re-Imagining Contested Communities: Connecting Rotherham through Research

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447333302
eISBN:
9781447333357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333302.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter introduces the research methodology underpinning this book. It first defines the terms of ‘research’ and ‘methodology’ and discusses the implicit — and often unspoken — ideas about what ... More


Introduction

Kenneth Cmiel and John Durham Peters

in Promiscuous Knowledge: Information, Image, and Other Truth Games in History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226611853
eISBN:
9780226670669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670669.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

The introduction sets up the main problem of the book, which is to chart a genealogy of the "information age," in particular the changing ways we think about fact, image, and knowledge. The book sets ... More


History and Hermeneutics: Ricoeur and Gadamer

Françoise Dastur and Robert Vallier

in Questions of Phenomenology: Language, Alterity, Temporality, Finitude

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823233731
eISBN:
9780823277070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233731.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter examines the philosophical reflections of Paul Ricoeur and Hans-Georg Gadamer regarding the link between history and hermeneutics. Ricoeur's reflection on history is principally focused ... More


Introduction: ‘Haskalah’ and ‘History’

Shmuel Feiner

in Haskalah and History: The Emergence of a Modern Jewish Historical Consciousness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774433
eISBN:
9781800340138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774433.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides an overview of the Jewish Haskalah of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The Jewish Haskalah is the first modern ideology in Jewish history, which appeared at the ... More


Insights and Problems

in On the Future of History: The Postmodernist Challenge and Its Aftermath

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226072791
eISBN:
9780226072814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072814.003.0013
Subject:
History, Historiography

Structural postmodernists granted, in a limited sense, the presence of a crisis of representation. Theirs was not a call for a complete remodeling of the infrastructure of historical knowledge via ... More


‘Who controls the past controls the future’: Black history and community development

Shabina Aslam, Milton Brown, Onyeka Nubia, Elizabeth Pente, Natalie Pinnock-Hamilton, Mandeep Samra, and Paul Ward

in Co-Producing Research: A Community Development Approach

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447340751
eISBN:
9781447340805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340751.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

What role does “Black history” play in community development? This chapter discusses how Black and Asian minority ethnic (BAME) communities have been excluded from contributing to national and local ... More


The Epistemologia Imaginabilis in Eighteenth-Century Science and Philosophy

Vincenzo Ferrone

in The Enlightenment: History of an Idea

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175768
eISBN:
9781400865833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175768.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the change in science's image and the revelation of the philosophers of science's so-called epistemologia imaginabilis in the context of eighteenth-century science and ... More


History

Lawrence Kramer

in Interpreting Music

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267053
eISBN:
9780520947368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267053.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter proposes that music, as music, is a source of historical knowledge. Music as music is music as historically mediated; music in its immediacy as a repository (archive, legacy, ruin, ... More


For a Defense of Historical Knowledge: Beyond the Centaur

Vincenzo Ferrone

in The Enlightenment: History of an Idea

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175768
eISBN:
9781400865833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175768.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter argues that historians must go beyond the premises of the paradigm of the Centaur and uphold the autonomy and prerogatives of historical knowledge with respect to the Enlightenment. It ... More


Contemporary Alternatives to German Historicism in the Nineteenth Century

Eckhardt Fuchs

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 4: 1800-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533091
eISBN:
9780191804359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533091.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes how the professionalization of historical studies and redefinition of their theoretical and methodological foundations in the second half of the 19th century were fixed in the ... More


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