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Why history?

Events • HistoryPolitics • Debate

In the current climate of global political uncertainty, there are serious and hotly contested debates over the role of the arts and humanities in civil society. Has the discipline of history become the handmaiden of contemporary politics? Can history really make a difference to how government policies are made, considering the ‘lessons of the past’? Should valuable public resources be going into preserving our heritage in an era of austerity? A distinguished panel, including Diarmaid MacCulloch FBA, will debate these questions.

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