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Revista da Faculdade de Letras : História
Ser historiador e cidadão hoje
Judite A. Gonçalves de Freitas
AbstractThis study aims at questioning the Historians’ civic and professional participation within the context of an activity that requires a particular set of professional duties and rules of procedure. Within this context, one will focus on the nature and validity of the knowledge of the past, built upon epistemological, methodological and ideological factors, whose philosophical debate is being conducted by post-modern theoreticians and philosophers. One also wants to stress some of the advantages, both of introducing and conquering “new” research fields, as well as, of the present day methodological perspectives of History as a serious and academic subject. Our goal is to follow the path of questioning, searching for an explanation of the ethical value of Clio’s priests’ work and, obviously, of its civic dimension. Actually, one wishes to think over the impact of the study of the human past on the 21th century’s society, asking us what History Today is (and what it is for?) (using as a motto the title of a book recently published in Portugal).
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