A paper curated by Arthur Aughey & David Hoey.
- The issue is not that ‘history’ is being rewritten, it is that the past is being recruited to serve political agendas.
- Historical truth-telling itself is the truth which historians tell; true to its evidence, true to itself, and true to other historical truths with which it is colligated.
- There is a large canvas of the ‘history wars,’ but there is a connection between ‘the legacy of the past’ broadly conceived and legacy, truth, justice and reconciliation in Northern Ireland.
- History is always being rewritten by historians, but we shouldn’t leave ‘the past’ to those who have no interest in historical complexity.