Interdisciplinary and International Conference: Historical Consciousness and Historiography (3000 BC - AD 600) | University of Oxford

Interdisciplinary and International Conference: Historical Consciousness and Historiography (3000 BC - AD 600)

17 Sep 2014 to 19 Sep 2014
9:00 - 12:30
Merton College
Merton Street
Oxford
OX1 4JD

T S Eliot Theatre

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£65 / £15 Oxford staff and students
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Despite ancient and modern critical attempts to separate formal historiography from other conceptions and representations of the past (e.g. myths, legends, folktales), the interpenetration between these strands of historical thinking has been observed in many fields of antiquity. For example, mythological and legendary materials are often present in historiographical sources, while historical events or characters are frequently mythologized in literary traditions. Much in early relations and ongoing interactions between formal historiography and other cognitive and interpretative registers of human reckoning with the past, as well as in the implications of these interactions, is yet to be explored.