Hayden White’s Modernist Events
Keywords:Twentieth century, figuration, historical narrative, modernism
Hayden White’s definition of modernist events constitutes a challenge to historical representation, and in particular to twentieth-century historiography. In this short essay, we will try to follow White’s analysis, identify its shortcomings and propose a way forward, a set of directions through which this potentially decisive concept can be deployed by modern historiography.
How to Cite
Trindade, L. . (2021). Hayden White’s Modernist Events. Práticas Da História. Journal on Theory, Historiography and Uses of the Past, (6), 67–75. https://doi.org/10.48487/pdh.2018.n6.22489