Our Words, and Theirs: A Reflection on the Historian's Craft Today – Carlo Ginzburg

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Public Lecture: Monday, October 3, 2011

“Our Words, and Theirs: A Reflection on the Historian’s Craft Today”
Carlo Ginzburg, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles

What is the relationship between the idiom of the observer (historian, anthropologist) and the idiom of the actors, dead or alive? This question, which has been addressed from widely different (and usually unrelated) points of view, provides an oblique approach to the cognitive, moral, and political implications of the historian’s craft today.

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