During the twentieth century, traditional concepts of objectivity and narratives of Western exceptionalism have been forcefully challenged. Does that mean that our relationship with the past and the content and purpose of history are now less self-evident than before? Which historical problems appear most urgent for contemporary societies to explore critically? What and how do historians in an age intensely aware of global interconnections teach in universities, and do their interests productively inform school curricula? Following a year of intense debate on history teaching in schools, the panel will discuss the controversies over current visions of the discipline.
Dr Ulinka Rublack, University of Cambridge
Ulinka Rublack teaches early modern European history at Cambridge University and is a Fellow of St John's College. She is editor of the Concise Companion to History, a pioneering volume for readers on global historiography and other topics and issues that interest historians today. Among her monograph publications are Reformation Europe, as well as her recent prize-winning study Dressing Up: Cultural Identity in Renaissance Europe, published by OUP.