Uses of the Past in Past Societies


Tuesday & Wednesday, 11 & 12 June 2013, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Venue: British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH
Convenors: Professor Björn Weiler and Dr Peter Lambert, Aberystwyth University

This conference convenes an international group of experts to ask how societies debated, engaged with and refashioned their pasts. Such issues have come to the forefront in a variety of recent contexts: the Tea Party in the US, the teaching of history in UK schools, or the rewriting of history in countries across Europe, Asia and Africa. Yet to understand modern developments properly, they have to be approached from a truly comparative and global perspective. Speakers will explore areas and periods ranging from Imperial China to medieval Europe, colonial Mexico to Mughal India, and modern Africa.

Uses of the Past in Past Societies – British Academy.