History Off the Page

Panel Discussion


RECORDED JULY 14, 2020: The study of the past encompasses many varied fields of research, although not all are given equal weight. The traditional reliance on written documents as the predominant source for understanding the past can overemphasize those whose voices were recorded, passing over narratives that were not committed to paper.

Watch a panel discussion on scholarly disciplines that look beyond the written record for knowledge about the past, including research on language, music, and material culture.