We hear much talk, today, about post-truth. Journalists and intellectuals often describe it as a shocking new phenomenon caused by recent electoral campaigns. They point to contemporary political statements as horrendous post-truths. But ‘Historical engineering’ is not a new phenomenon. Nor are the events to which journalists point as exemplary instances of ‘post-truth’ particularly poignant. ‘Historical engineering’ is the intellectual twin of ‘social engineering’ and has been taking place on increasingly large scales since the dawn of the modern world.
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Professor Antonia Arslan (Università di Padova), author of international best-seller La masseria delle allodole (Skylark Farm) and Professor Siobhan Nash-Marshall (Mary T. Clark Chair, Manhattanville College), author of The Sins of the Fathers: Turkish Negationism and the Armenian Genocide will shed light on one of the first and most devastating international cases of the post-truth phenomenon: the Armenian Genocide.