“To Clarify an Everchanging Present” – Hyperchronicity, Anachronism and the relationship between history and social science

Reflecting on the interplay of historical and social scientific concepts, Roland Betancourt discusses the extent to which current social and cultural trends influence the study of the past. Responding to critiques of current research being ‘presentist’, he argues for the value of historical research through its ability to enlighten understanding of both past and current … Continued