Table Of Contents
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Introduction: the bonfire of the humanities?
Chapter 1 Going forward by looking back: the rise of the longue durée
Thinking about destiny and free will
Chapter 2 The short past: or, the retreat of the longue durée
Chapter 3 The long and the short: climate change, governance, and inequality since the 1970s
Long-term thinking about the climate
Thinking about international governance
The proliferation of mythology
Chapter 4 Big questions, big data
The rise of big data
How then should we think about the future and the past?
How the age of big data will change the university
War between the experts
The research university is reborn … with an ethical slant
Conclusion: the public future of the past