Följande resonemang utgjorde mitt eget korta inspel under loppet av symposiet (Micro)history and the production of images: towards an audiovisual historiography. Mitt inledande anförande – samt ytterligare några ord om evenemanget – återfinns här.
In a recent autobiographical sketch, Carlo Ginzburg declared: “Labels do not interest me, but the impulse that generated microhistory does.”
Although this symposium has already turned the spotlight on two such labels, microhistory and potential history, I trust that you will forgive me for introducing another one – in fact, even two or three of them. Along the way, I will also offer my own point of view on the ‘impulse’ behind both Ginzburg’s and [Ariella] Azoulay’s work.