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Khurbn-Forshung: History Writing as a Jewish Response to Catastrophe

Laura Jockusch

in Collect and Record!: Jewish Holocaust Documentation in Early Postwar Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199764556
eISBN:
9780199979578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764556.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Historiography

This chapter compares Jewish responses to the anti-Jewish violence of the early twentieth century to postwar efforts by survivors to document the Holocaust. Looking at victim testimony collection ... More


Re-Membering Congo

Chérie Rivers Ndaliko

in Necessary Noise: Music, Film, and Charitable Imperialism in the East of Congo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190499570
eISBN:
9780190499617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499570.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter posits that the east of Congo is the site of two simultaneous and equally destructive conflicts, one over mineral resources and one over history. The first is quantifiable in death ... More


Alternative Histories in the Public Realm: Familiarizing and Defamiliarizing the Past

Mark Salber Phillips

in On Historical Distance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300140378
eISBN:
9780300195255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300140378.003.0011
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines the sentimental mode in more popular forms of historical representation. It discusses the notion that an openly affective approach to the past is the sure mark of work written ... More


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

Sebastian Veg (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9789888390762
eISBN:
9789888455614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390762.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Over the past 10 or 15 years in China, there has been unprecedented critical public discussion of key episodes in PRC history, in particular the Great Famine of 1959-1961, the Anti-Rightist movement ... More


Introduction: The Biological Perspective and the Problem of a Modern Nature

in Modern Nature: The Rise of the Biological Perspective in Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226610894
eISBN:
9780226610924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610924.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book addresses the relationship of the emergence of modern society to the construction of a modern vision of nature. It argues that the biological perspective embodied both the challenges and ... More


The Journey Back (Again): The Post-Traumatic Narratives

Tracie Church Guzzio

in All Stories Are True: History, Myth, and Trauma in the Work of John Edgar Wideman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030048
eISBN:
9781617030055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030048.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter describes how Wideman’s dialogue with recorded or popular history illustrates his aesthetic effectively. Through the imagination, he can fill the gaps and silences of African American ... More


Introduction: Queen Boudica and the Idea of Historical Culture

Martha Vandrei

in Queen Boudica and Historical Culture in Britain: An Image of Truth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198816720
eISBN:
9780191858352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816720.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Historiography

This chapter introduces the reader to the story of Boudica, beginning in the early modern period. It also introduces what is meant by ‘historical culture’, and discusses the manner in which these two ... More


‘They that write to all, must strive to please all’: Historians, Playwrights, and the Drama of History

Martha Vandrei

in Queen Boudica and Historical Culture in Britain: An Image of Truth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198816720
eISBN:
9780191858352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816720.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Historiography

This chapter compares the approaches to Boudica taken in the emerging history market of the late seventeenth century, against the backdrop of the emerging national narrative. It explores the ... More


‘Too strange to be popular’: Negotiating Past and Present in Early Nineteenth-century Historical Culture

Martha Vandrei

in Queen Boudica and Historical Culture in Britain: An Image of Truth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198816720
eISBN:
9780191858352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816720.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Historiography

Chapter 4 brings the discussion into the nineteenth century, the period most often associated with the development of both popular history and modern historical scholarship. It focuses on new ... More


Queen Boudica and Historical Culture in Britain: An Image of Truth

Martha Vandrei

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198816720
eISBN:
9780191858352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816720.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Historiography

This innovative and distinctive book takes a long chronological view and a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary approach. It is the definitive work on the posthumous reputation of the ever-popular warrior ... More


“Get excited, people!”: Online Fansites and the Circulation of the Past in the Preseason Hopes of Sports Followers

Matthew Klugman

in Sport History in the Digital Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038938
eISBN:
9780252096891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038938.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines how sport fansites can be mined by sport historians as “a wonderfully rich resource.” Each week, “thousands, if not millions” of sport fans congregate online to “read, chat, and ... More


Paris and the Cliché of History: The City and Photographs, 1860-1970

Catherine E. Clark

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190681647
eISBN:
9780190681678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190681647.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

Focusing on one of photography’s birthplaces, Paris and the Cliché of History tells the story of how photographs came to be imagined and deployed as documents of the past. It uncovers the changing ... More


Selling the Yellow Jersey: The Tour de France in the Global Era

Eric Reed

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226206530
eISBN:
9780226206677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226206677.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The book recounts for the first time the commercial and cultural history of the Tour de France bicycle race in the context of globalization. The Tour was the crown jewel of French cycling and also ... More


Moralists: J. L. and Barbara Hammond, R. H. Tawney, Richard Hoggart, R. M. Titmuss

Stefan Collini

in Common Writing: Essays on Literary Culture and Public Debate

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198758969
eISBN:
9780191818776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758969.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Britain has had a strong tradition of ethical social criticism. This chapter examines the work of four twentieth-century examples: the Hammonds’ radical histories of the Industrial Revolution and its ... More


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