1st Edition

Manifestos for History

Edited By Sue Morgan, Keith Jenkins, Alun Munslow Copyright 2007
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    256 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Written by some of the world’s leading historians and theorists of history, Manifestos for History draws together a series of manifestos that address the question of what kinds of histories we ought to be considering and making in and for the twenty-first century. With a foreword by Joanna Bourke and an afterword by Hayden White, these manifestos – critical, innovative, reflexive, inspirational – are absolutely essential reading, not just for those embarking on the study of history, but for all those who would think seriously about ‘the nature of history’ in its present and possible future forms. This collection establishes a benchmark for all future considerations upon the discourse of history.

    Notes on Contributors.  Foreword Joanna Bourke.  Introduction Keith Jenkins, Sue Morgan and Alun Munslow  1. Space for the Bird to Fly Robert A. Rosenstone  2. History-Writing as Critique Joan W. Scott  3. Manifesto for a History of the Media Mark Poster  4. The Closed Space of Choice: A Manifesto on the Future of History Elizabeth Deeds Ermarth  5.‘Humani Nil Alienum’: The Quest for ‘Human Nature' Beverley Southgate  6. History and the Politics of Recognition Dipesh Chakrabarty  7. The Gift of the Past: Towards a Critical History Patrick Joyce  8. Performing Cross-Culturally Greg Dening  9. Historical Fiction and the Future of Academic History David Harlan  10. Alternate Worlds and Invented Communities: History and Historical Consciousness in the Age of Interactive Media Wulf Kansteiner  11. Being an Improper Historian Ann Rigney  12. Resisting Apocalypse and Rethinking History Dominick LaCapra  13. Manifesto for an Analytical Political History Frank Ankersmit  14. Historiographical Criticism: A Manifesto Eva Domanska  15. The Past of the Future: From the Foreign to the Undiscovered Country David Lowenthal.  Afterword Hayden White


    Keith Jenkins is Professor of Historical Theory at the University of Chichester. He is the author of six books on historical theory including Rethinking History (1991/2003 – a Routledge Classic) and Refiguring History (2003).

    Sue Morgan is Reader in Women’s and Gender History at the University of Chichester. She is the author of several works on the history of gender and religion and feminist historiography. Her most recent book is The Feminist History Reader (Routledge, 2006).

    Alun Munslow is UK Editor of Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice and the author of several books on the nature of history. His most recent is Narrative and History (2007). He is Visiting Professor of History and Historical Theory at the University of Chichester.