Symposium: ‘Past, Present and Future: Reflections on Modern Historiography"
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 at 6:00pm
No booking is required and all are welcome.
ICHS Relaunch Symposium
The Irish Committee of Historical Sciences in partnership with the National Library of Ireland, the Women's History Association of Ireland and the Irish Association of Professional Historians present a lecture by Professor Lawrence Goldman, Director of the Institute of Historical Research in the University of London.
This lecture will consider the development of the subject of History over the past century, from local to global, from whigs to marxists, from British to colonial and post-colonial. It will consider how the aims of historical writing and teaching have changed across this period as the audience for History, both academic and popular, has widened. It will also consider the current state of the discipline: is History fit for the future?
Professor Lawrence Goldman is Director of the Institute of Historical Research in the University of London. He was the Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography between 2004 and 2014 and taught British and American History in the University of Oxford for thirty years. He is the author of books on the history of social science and workers' education, and he published a biography of the historian and political thinker, R. H. Tawney in 2013.
Free admission. Everyone welcome. Wine reception to follow.