The Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness invites applications for the position of Visiting Scholar.
Visiting Scholars will generally spend one week in residence at the University of British Columbia, during which time they give one public lecture and one seminar for Centre Faculty and Student Associates. They are provided with a desk for the week. Please send as a single document e-mail attachment: a curriculum vitae, titles and 200-word (maximum) descriptions of the lecture and seminar, and names, positions and contact information of three referees. Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis throughout the academic year.
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School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne
Tyson Retz is a PhD candidate in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. His research looks at the ways in which the problems surrounding empathy in history education manifest in the philosophy of history and hermeneutics, particularly in the writings of R.G. Collingwood and H.-G. Gadamer. Empathy is used as a register for considering notions of reflexivity: how it is possible to remain committed to the disciplinary procedures of history, formulated in the Rankean tradition, while also fulfilling the educational obligation of applying historical knowledge to the contemporary world. In this respect, Tyson’s purpose at the CSHC is to investigate the consequences of Gadamer’s hermeneutics for history pedagogy.