History is not a factual report but a discourse, often written by those who benefit the most from it. However, in a globalised era of ever-growing communications, new voices have begun to arise, putting the dominant historical discourse into perspective. In a conversation chaired by Prof. Filippo de Vivo, historians Patrick Boucheron and Olivette Otele discussed the new ways in which history can be written, going beyond the bias of national histories in order to put forward a more complete – yet complex – picture of our past.


This talk is part of our series of discussions on current issues, Books for Thought, in partnership with EUNIC.