Observations about “History” [video]

Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri and Prof. Nira Wickramasinghe both from the faculty of arts at the University of Colombo spoke at a Beyond Borders study circle in Colombo on how we interpret the construct called “history”. Following are some excerpts from their remarks.

Dr. Nirmal Dewasiri on the relationship between the past and the present :

Prof. Nira Wickramasinghe on the objectivity of history writing :

Our apologies to Prof.Wickramasinghe and Dr.Dewasiri for the incompleteness of the videos and (at times) wobbly camera work. More about the BB study circle is here.


Posted on 06/17/2008, in Events-Activities-Announcements, Peace-Conflict-Governance, Sri Lanka and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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