The Importance of the Past

What's Old is News by Sean Graham

Episode notes

For as long as people have been doing history, there have been debates over how to best share the stories of the past. In recent years, this has revolved around discussions over teaching history and ways to better engage people with the history that shapes our daily lives. In this episode, Sean Graham explores these themes with Trilby Kent, author of The Vanishing Past: Making the Case for the Future of History. They discuss the ways in which history is taught across Canada, the importance of historical knowledge within public life, and ways historians can move beyond the insular discussions that too often define the discipline.

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