Five College Consortium

Writing the Past

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Amherst College

This course offers an opportunity for history majors to reflect upon the practice of history. How do we claim to know anything about the past at all? How do historians construct the stories they tell about the past from the fragmentary remnants of former times? What is the connection of historians’ work to public memory? How do we judge the truth and value of these stories and memories? The course explores questions such as these through readings and case studies drawn from a variety of places and times. Two class meetings a week.  Required of all history majors.

Not open to first-year students. Limited to 45 students. Spring semester: Professor Epstein.

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Writing the Past
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Catherine Epstein

MW 12:30PM-01:50PM

CHAP 101