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Re: Relationship between History and Future Studies?

I’m not convinced that the following “Are these not both merely facets of continuing processes, so that the same body of theory should apply equally well looking forward as backwards?” is self-evidently the case. Process-talk, in my view, is something of an historiographical red herring: It tends to make the past sound less chaotic and more organized than it was experienced by historical actors. This is not to say that we shouldn’t engage in process-talk.

Relationship between History and Future Studies?

On the H-World site, there has been a lively discussion exploring the relationship between world history and global history.

In a similar vein, I am attempting to better understand the relationship between history and future studies. Are these not both merely facets of continuing processes, so that the same body of theory should apply equally well looking forward as backwards?

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