"Session 2 (Boundaries) - 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: "Textbook Controversies and the Limits of American History" — Thomas Bender (New York University); "Testing the limits of historical imagination: Mexico’s history-textbook controversies and the U.S. question (circa 1957-2000)" — Mauricio Tenorio Trillo (University of Chicago); Discussant: Simone Laessig, Georg-Eckert-Institut für Internationale Schulbuchforschung (Braunschweig, Germany). 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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