- Mar 2010
- New Orleans, LA (well in August anyway)
As an undergrad, I double majored in both history and English, and most of my cultural theory grounding comes from literary studies. As I am about start my MA/PhD coursework in history, I am wondering why historians have been generally so reluctant to take more theoretical approaches to the subject. I think everyone by now accepts that the study of history is an interpretive field and not scientific. Am I missing something. Also I think this could naturally evolve into a discussion of foucault, so what do you think of his theories of language structuring reality and systems of order, etc.?