The Science of History

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The science of knowing

Asking questions

Knowledge is a jigsaw puzzle and watching the world change over time is a journey. But are we seeing a picture that is accurate? What are our methods to see it as objectively as possible and from different angles? In the vast complexity of intertwined sequences of events, what are the lessons and insights we can get?

In your region, what are the events that shaped it into what it is today? 

What are the footprints in the physical world - buildings, structures, monuments - and in people's lifestyle?

Investigating the past, where can you find clues? What can a language reveal? What influences can we trace in local customs and cuisine? 

Cross-referencing facts

Do you have access to literature? Do you have access to primary material in museum, university, or any other type of archives?

What methodology would you choose?

Seeing threads

How many timelines can we create to follow the sequence of events in different parts of the world at the same time?

When did history start?

Today, are we doing better when we face circumstances similar to those in the past? What are the lessons we have learned about sharing resources and space? 

When did history start? When do we have the first written record?

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