PoH would like to thank the Schools of History at the University of Leicester and the University of Leeds for their generous funding.
Philosophies of History presents:
A Post-Narrativist Philosophy of Historiography
Guest lecture by: Professor Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen (University of Oulu, Finland)
14 May 2015, 4pm
University of Leicester, Attenborough Seminar Block 2nd Fl. SR 210
Philosophies of History (PoH) is pleased to announce our new relationship with the University of Leicester. We are inaugurating our new presence at the University of Leicester with a special preview meeting. On the 14th of May, Professor Kuukkanen will be delivering a formal lecture on the topic of his new book, Postnarrativist Philosophy of Historiography, set to published by Palgrave Macmillan that month. In his book, Prof. Kuukkanen argues that narrativism has contributed greatly to contemporary theories and philosophies of historiography, but that now is the time to move beyond, to post-narrativism. Confronting the historical realist versus historical relativist debate as a narrativist dialectics, Prof. Kuukkanen suggests that post-narrativism promotes rational historiography in transcending the truth-functional evaluation of interpretations and allowing history, as informal argumentation, to embrace the subjective and objective.
Philosophies of History meetings are typically informal gatherings in which we discuss chosen topics related to the philosophy of history. The regular meetings are held in a seminar style meant for heavy discussion, with a break in the middle for refreshments. There is usually a guest speaker that introduces the topic of the evening, as a way to open the discussion. At this special meeting of Philosophies of History, Prof. Kuukkanen will deliver a longer, formal talk, followed by a break for refreshments and then discussion.