Our Words, and Theirs: A Reflection on the Historian’s Craft, Today

24 April 2012, 17:00 - 19:00

King’s College Wine Room

Carlo Ginzburg (History, University of Pisa)  

Anthropologists and linguists are familiar with  the  etic/emic dichotomy, the observers’s  and the actors’s idioms,  put forward by Kenneth Pike.  They are possibly less familiar with Marc Bloch’s reflections  on the relationship  between  the historians’s vocabulary  and the vocabulary  used  in   their evidence. The paper will develop the implications of Bloch’s remarks, arguing that  they may help us  to understand  both convergences  and divergences in the domain of  social sciences.


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Part of the History and Anthropology seminar series.
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