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The Uses and Abuses of History

Professor Emeritus Peter Carey, Faculty of Humanities, University of Indonesia

15-Dec-14 15:00

The Uses and Abuses of History

What happens when a people forgets its own history? Professor Peter Carey argues that a people which forgets its own history, like contemporary Indonesia, not only loses its cultural moorings but also exposes itself to huge dangers - the loss of any vital tradition of oral and written history of natural disasters being the most salient.


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