The book ?Historical Currents in France ? 19th and 20th centuries?? is launched in Rio

13 June 2012

On June 5, at FGV's headquarters, the book ?Historical Currents in France ? 19th and 20th centuries? was launched, co-edited by Editora FGV publisher and Unesp, and supported by the French Ministry of Culture ? National Book Center. The work by professors Christian Delacroix, François Dosse and Patrick Garcia outlines a path from the French Revolution to the present, recollecting different moments and historiographical directions. Upon the analysis of notions and practices of the historian's work, the book makes it possible to better understand the meaning of ?making history?. The launch included a debate on what is at stake in writing history, with the participation of Christian Delacroix and François Dosse, and moderated by Marieta de Moraes Ferreira, director of Editora FGV publisher. Delacroix mentioned that since the decades of the 80's and 90's, the interest on the history of history has been renewed, questioning the historian's social role. Following this line of thought, Dosse added: History must be understood as a complex set of factors that produces not only one, but several meanings.