"Session 1 (Politics) - History Textbooks and the Profession: Comparing National Controversies in a Globalizing Age" (video)

published 13 years ago by The Center for International Studies at the University of Chicago

A symposium panel featuring the following papers: "Historical Memory, International Conflict and Japanese Textbook Controversies in Three Epochs" — Yoshiko Nozaki (SUNY Buffalo) and Mark Selden (SUNY Binghamton); "The Politics of History Textbooks in India" — Neeladri Bhattacharya, (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi); "Weapons of Mass Instruction: How Schoolbooks & Democratization Destroyed Multiethnic Central Europe" — Charles Ingrao, (Purdue University); Discussant: Prasenjit Duara, University of Chicago. This one-day symposium was convened to compare the controversies surrounding historical texts that emerged during the last fifteen to twenty years with the onset of the post-Cold War era and the acceleration of globalization, multi-culturalism and the neo-liberal order. Sponsored by the Department of History, Center for East Asian Studies, Center for International Studies, South Asia Language and Area Center, Morris Fishbein Center for the Study of History and Medicine, and the Franke Institute for the Humanities.

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