For the Love of History: A Conversation with Margaret MacMillan

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Open Agenda Publishing, Apr 16, 2021 - Political Science - 40 pages
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This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Margaret MacMillan, Professor of History at the University of Toronto and emeritus Professor of International History and the former warden of St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford. This wide-ranging conversation examines her research on patriotism and nationalism, which are essential themes of her lifelong work on 19th and 20th history. 


This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, Perpetual Revisionism, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:

I. The Historical Enterprise - Investigating the subtleties

II. Historical Value - Reevaluating the present and connecting with the past

III. Pride and Prejudice - Patriotism vs. nationalism

IV. Professional Insights -  An insider’s view

V. Living Historically - Following your passion


About Ideas Roadshow Conversations:

This book is part of an expanding series of 100+ Ideas Roadshow conversations, each one presenting a wealth of candid insights from a leading expert through a focused yet informal setting to give non-specialists a uniquely accessible window into frontline research and scholarship that wouldn't otherwise be encountered through standard lectures and textbooks. For other books in this series visit our website: https://ideas-on-film.com/ideasroadshow/.



 

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A Note on the Text
Historical Value
Professional Insights
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About the author (2021)

Howard Burton holds a PhD in theoretical physics and an MA in philosophy. For his award-winning initiative Ideas Roadshow, Howard has hosted and filmed in-depth conversations with more than 100 world-leading experts, including 3 Nobel Laureates, through a focused yet informal setting. 

Howard has been able to capture candid, behind-the-scenes insights which offer a detailed portrayal of the world of today's top researchers across all disciplines. Howard was the Founding Director of Canada’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and his experiences at developing the research and outreach mandates of PI were described in his book, First Principles: Building Perimeter Institute, featuring a foreword by Nobel Laureate Roger Penrose.



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