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CfP. International Conference ‘Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities‘, Lucca, Italy, 19 – 20 June 2015

The Third Euroacademia International Conference

‘Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities’

 

Lucca,Tuscany, Italy

19 – 20 June 2015

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Deadline for Paper Proposals: 15 May 2015

 

Conference description:

 

Re: Relationship between History and Future Studies?

The relation between world history and global history in that case will get sense when the scientific theory of history will be developed, the theory of natural process of evolution. Existence of "any real predictive power" seems incorrect, having in mind diverse real events of the present and the past. But modern achievements of natural sciences assert that qualitative transformations even in the physical phenomena depend on contingencies. In other words, law of all developments includes besides certain preconditions and stages also necessary fortuity.

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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