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dc.contributor.authorWessels, Andre
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-14T10:41:42Z
dc.date.available2018-08-14T10:41:42Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationWessels, A. (2009). Om die toekoms van ons verlede te verseker: fasette betreffende die aard en uitdagings vir die geskiedenis-as-wetenskap vandag in Suid-Afrika. Journal for Contemporary History, 34(2), 235-247.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2415-0509 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0258-2422 (print)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/9114
dc.description.abstractAt the beginning of the third millennium, history as a subject at school level and as an academic discipline at universities is facing several challenges in South Africa. Are we, as a country, suffering from historical amnesia? Do we really know who we are, where we came from, and where we are heading? In this study, a brief review of what history is (or should be) is provided, and it is indicated what value the study of history has, what the task of the professional historian is, and a few comments are made with regard to, for example, people’s history and a multiperspective approach to history. Throughout it is indicated what must be done to ensure the future of our past, for example that historians must equip society with a truly historical perspective, so that it will be saved from the detrimental effects of exposure to political and ideological propaganda and historical myths. People must come to terms with their past, so that they can understand themselves (and others) better, and can learn to forgive, without the pressure that all must be forgotten.en_ZA
dc.language.isoafen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectHistory studyen_ZA
dc.subjectProfessional historianen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth African historyen_ZA
dc.subjectHistory at schoolsen_ZA
dc.subjectEducationen_ZA
dc.titleOm die toekoms van ons verlede te verseker: fasette betreffende die aard en uitdagings vir die geskiedenis-as-wetenskap vandag in Suid-Afrikaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderFaculty of Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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