Delving Deeper into History with OxNet

The latest OxNet seminar was led by Giles Gasper from Durham University where students questioned what ‘History’ actually is and more specifically how we really know things happened in the past.  Students discussed how fragile sources can be and how evidence often comes from specific groups.  Students discussed what ‘science’ meant in Medieval times – whether it was about knowledge, understanding the world, or proving God’s creation through nature.