Coming to Terms with the Past
Markus Bauer hopes that Romania’s membership of the European Union will enable it to face down the ghosts of its troubled twentieth-century past.
Michael Simmons has been back to Budapest as it prepares to commemorate the anniversary of the 1956 Uprising, and finds many questions still unanswered.
Gary Baines explains that the ANC government has institutionalized memories of the Soweto uprising in its efforts to build a new national identity in South Africa.
Kendrick Oliver revisits the scene of a massacre that became a watershed in public perceptions of the Vietnam war.
Rachel Sieder considers the role of ‘memory politics’ in Guatemala’s uncertain path to democracy as government and society attempt to come to terms with the brutality of the counter-insurgency war.
Ben Kiernan points out the progress, and difficulties, in recovering history and justice after genocide.
Latha Menon deplores the effects of religious extremism on Indian society and the writing of history.
Richard English argues that historians have a practical and constructive role to play in today’s Ulster.
Dejan Djokic pinpoints the baleful influences of historical distortion and myth in a troubled area.
Helen Graham reveals the key role historians are playing in the aftermath of Franco’s ‘Uncivil Peace’.
Ann Matear examines the continuing pursuit of justice after Pinochet’s dictatorship.
Rikki Kersten extols the example of an unlikely hero, the historian Ienaga Saburo, who singlehandedly challenged Japan’s official view of responsibility for its behaviour in the Second World War.
David Cesarani examines the effects of a long history on a new nation state.
Steve Smith shows that those who control the present are sometimes able to control interpretations of the past.
Peter Furtado introduces the series.
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