Historical Memory and Professional Ethics

Reading for Tues 12/6: Loewen, Ch 10 and Elliott, “Our Memorials, Ourselves” (PDF)

What is historical memory? How do historians contribute to it? What is the responsibility of historians and what does it mean for them to act ethically in their profession? What good is history, anyway? What is “good history” anyway? History is, in part, a public trust; what will you do with it? Continue reading