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¿Puede el estudio del pasado ayudarnos realmente a comprender el presente?, por Robert Crowcroft

The Case for Applied History. Can the study of the past really help us to understand the present?, escrito por Robert Crowcroft, fue publicado originalmente en History Today, vol. 68, n. (setiembre de 2018). Agradecemos al autor y a Andy Patterson, editor de History Today, por permitirnos generosamente la traducción del artículo para Historia Global Online. Todos los derechos del artículo original pertenecen a History Today.

En su Autobiografía, publicada originalmente en inglés 1939 [y traducida al castellano en 1953], R.G. Collingwood ofreció una llamativa declaración sobre el tipo de percepción que caracterizaba al historiador profesional. El filósofo de la historia equiparó la diferencia entre aquellos que sabían y entendían la historia de aquellos que no de manera similar a “un leñador entrenado” y “un viajero ignorante” que recorren un bosque. Mientras el segundo lo recorre ajeno a lo que ocurre a su alrededor, pensando “Aquí no hay nada más que árboles y maleza”, el leñador puede ver lo que se esconde. “Mira”, dice, “hay un tigre entre la maleza”.

Lo que Collingwood quería decir era que, dada su familiaridad con las personas, los lugares y las ideas, los historiadores suelen estar preparados para ver cómo una determinada situación puede desarrollarse –o al menos identificar los aspectos relevantes que determinan los asuntos. Las cavilaciones de Collingwood traían consigo una visión expansiva del rol que los historiadores podrían ocupar en la sociedad. Su entendimiento del comportamiento humano, de los procesos culturales y económicos en el largo plazo y las complejidades del orden socio-político de una determinada región del mundo significaba que ellos podían ser más que simples especialistas del pasado. Al ser capaces de identificar al tigre escondido en la maleza, los historiadores pueden aconsejar asimismo sobre los desafíos contemporáneos y los del futuro.

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Por qué soy historiadora, por Lillian Guerra

La versión original de este ensayo apareció como: Why I Am A Historian. A Response to Mary Beth Norton en Perspectives on History (2 de julio de 2018). Queremos agradecer a la Dra. Lillian Guerra por permitirnos traducir su artículo así como a la Dra. Allison Miller, editora de Perspectives on History, por darnos la autorización para dicha traducción.

Recientemente, abrí el número de abril de este año de Perspectives on History para participar de lo que nerds como yo consideramos lectura por placer. Un ensayo titulado “¿Por qué eres historiador(a)?”, escrito por la presidenta de la American Historical Association, Mary Beth Norton, atrajo mi atención. Si bien estaba pensado como un texto ligero y provocador, se basaba en una “encuesta informal” que ella misma había venido realizando entre colegas de su propio campo, la historia de las mujeres durante el periodo colonial de Estados Unidos. Pero las respuestas me decepcionaron profundamente, probablemente como consecuencia del privilegio tanto de clase como étnico así como el poder de elección que acompaña dichos privilegios.

Varios de quienes respondieron la encuesta hicieron notar que “amaban la historia” desde su infancia o que fue gracias a familiares que habían compartido historias personales con ellos. Muchos dijeron haber conocido a un profesor que los “cautivó” mientras otros se habían convertido en historiadores, como decía Norton, “debido a su decepción con otras áreas académicas”. Para decirlo de manera breve, la satisfacción personal provenía de alguna de estas narrativas, no desde el conocimiento de injusticia, la hipocresía política o de nobles luchas contra el imperialismo, como la de nuestra propia Guerra de Independencia contra el dominio británico. Las preocupaciones sociales, creo yo, son las que motivan a la gran mayoría de historiadores a entrar a la profesión.

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Are You Prepared Against A Hack?

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source. Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..”, comes from a line in section 1.10.32.

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: June 2014

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source. Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..”, comes from a line in section 1.10.32.

Hi there! I’m a bike messenger by day, aspiring actor by night, and this is my blog. I live in Los Angeles, have a great dog named Jack, and I like piña coladas. (And gettin’ caught in the rain.)

…or something like this:

The XYZ Doohickey Company was founded in 1971, and has been providing quality doohickeys to the public ever since. Located in Gotham City, XYZ employs over 2,000 people and does all kinds of awesome things for the Gotham community.

.post-title {
	margin: 0 0 5px;
	font-weight: bold;
	font-size: 38px;
	line-height: 1.2;
}

There are many variations of passages of Lorem Ipsum available, but the majority have suffered alteration in some form, by injected humour, or randomised words which don’t look even slightly believable. If you are going to use a passage of Lorem Ipsum, you need to be sure there isn’t anything embarrassing hidden in the middle of text. All the Lorem Ipsum generators on the Internet tend to repeat predefined chunks as necessary, making this the first true generator on the Internet. It uses a dictionary of over 200 Latin words, combined with a handful of model sentence structures, to generate Lorem Ipsum which looks reasonable. The generated Lorem Ipsum is therefore always free from repetition, injected humour, or non-characteristic words etc.

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Faster UI Animations With Velocity.js

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Hi there! I’m a bike messenger by day, aspiring actor by night, and this is my blog. I live in Los Angeles, have a great dog named Jack, and I like piña coladas. (And gettin’ caught in the rain.)

…or something like this:

The XYZ Doohickey Company was founded in 1971, and has been providing quality doohickeys to the public ever since. Located in Gotham City, XYZ employs over 2,000 people and does all kinds of awesome things for the Gotham community.

.post-title {
	margin: 0 0 5px;
	font-weight: bold;
	font-size: 38px;
	line-height: 1.2;
}

There are many variations of passages of Lorem Ipsum available, but the majority have suffered alteration in some form, by injected humour, or randomised words which don’t look even slightly believable. If you are going to use a passage of Lorem Ipsum, you need to be sure there isn’t anything embarrassing hidden in the middle of text. All the Lorem Ipsum generators on the Internet tend to repeat predefined chunks as necessary, making this the first true generator on the Internet. It uses a dictionary of over 200 Latin words, combined with a handful of model sentence structures, to generate Lorem Ipsum which looks reasonable. The generated Lorem Ipsum is therefore always free from repetition, injected humour, or non-characteristic words etc.