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Navigating an Alien World September 7, 2010 History 300 University of South Carolina
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Knowledge Beyond The Self What can we know about the past beyond our personal experiences? Records Trust in libraries and archives Can we even trust our own memories? Emphasis on trauma and disruption? Do they convey a comprehensive or even useful history?
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The Worlds We Have Lost Destruction of records Library of Alexandria We can’t even agree on when it was destroyed or by whom Revolutions Tax, ownership records destroyed Soviet archives Neglect Some subjects become interesting with age Archives have limited resources: what to include?
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You are tasked with preserving the events that took place in USC this academic year You have a budget of $1000 What are you going to keep? On which medium? How are you going to preserve it? What steps will you take to avoid presenting a biased
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course HIST 300 taught by Professor November during the Spring '10 term at South Carolina.

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