A matter of time: the uses of memory in History classes

Considering that the theme of memory has now become part of the agenda of movements (or institutions) classified as "cultural", this text reflects on the theoretical base and methodological procedures of the historical knowledge on the so called "right to memory". It thus shows that more careful distinctions should be established between reminding fields and the critical reflection that history can undertake to ensure its educational role.

History teaching; Writing of history; Memory; Time; Literature


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