Linking the different Areas of Knowledge (AOK) with different Ways of Knowing (WOK) can be quite challenging at times. I now attempted to link History with Language, Logics, Emotion and Sense Perception.
History and Language:
- Does the way (the language) that certain historical events are presented in history books influence the way that the reader understands these events?
- What role does loaded language play when talking about historical events?
- What role do connotation and denotation play when talking about historical events?
- How can language introduce bias into historical accounts?
- How does language help or hinder the interpretation of historical facts?
History and Logics/Reason:
- What role does logics/reason play when organizing historic events into cause-and-effect relationships?
- (How) can a logical approach in dealing with historic events be a problem?
- (How) can a logical approach in dealing with historic events be an advantage?
- Can every historic event be explained using logics and reason?
- Is the use of logics in history a guarantee for objectivity or not? To what extent does reason contribute to objectivity in history?
History and Emotions:
- To what extent are emotions necessary in understanding historic events?
- To what extent are emotions problematic when talking about historic events?
- Can different emotions about a certain historic event lead to different conclusions about the event?
History and Sense Perception:
- What role does personal observation (an eye witness account) of a historical event play?
- What advantages and problems do eye witness accounts offer?
- How is the lack of sense perception of historic events and advantage or a problem for understanding these events?
- How do historic films and documentaries help or hinder the undersanding of historic events?