Oxford, United Kingdom

Architectural History

Language: English Studies in English
Subject area: humanities
University website: www.ox.ac.uk
Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil)
DPhil by taught
History
History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the study of the past as it is described in written documents. Events occurring before written record are considered prehistory. It is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of information about these events. Scholars who write about history are called historians.
History
What really happens is that the author discards the human persona but replaces it by an ‘objective’ one; the authorial subject is as evident as ever, but it has become an objective subject … At the level of discourse objectivity, or the absence of any clues to the narrator, turns out to be particular form of fiction, where the historian tries to give the impression that the referent is speaking for itself.
Roland Barthes, ‘Le discours de l’histoire’ trans. as ‘Historical Discourse’ in M. Lane (ed.) Structuralism: A reader, London, Jonathan Cape, 1970, pp. 149–154.
History
Today is Yesterday's Pupil.
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack (1751).
History
Der Historiker ist ein rückwärts gekehrter Prophet.
The historian is a prophet facing backwards.
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