When I was younger I can remember being told that it’s always best to tell the truth – no matter what. Telling the truth meant that you wouldn’t get in trouble; on the contrary, lying meant the consequences would be worse. There was also an implied understanding that when you told the truth you would be believed and that no one would question the validity … Continue reading Voice. Treaty. Truth.
The third and final instalment of the determining race series is here! I’ve decided to cut out a section of the original essay because a) I think we’re all ready to move on, and b) it really is a dry section about the origins of race and racial ideology. In short, racial thinking emerged in the late 17th C and coincided with the development of … Continue reading Determining Race pt.3
In the construction of history, it is often individual and collective memory which conjures an understanding of the historical figure or event, yet it is historically accurate details that authenticate such representations. Tension exists between academic history and memory as historians have traditionally handled oral testimony and other less traditional sources with scepticism. Some of the common arguments against using sources like oral testimony and … Continue reading Remembering the Past
I know what you’re thinking… What’s this? A blog?!? Are you sure you want to invest time in a project that only you and your close friends and family will read? Yes. The answer is yes. I know I’m a little late to the blogging phenomenon, but sometimes its OK to be late. Don’t be late to things like birthday parties and the movies (you … Continue reading Welcome!