The World Wide Panorama event of the second quarter of 2021 is a collection of panoramas with the common theme of “History”.
Theme Essay: History (revisited)
The essay conveys the team’s idea of the event. It is usually published together with the Theme announcement and offers a starting point for the contributing photographers.
(by Carsten Rees)
The „Revisited“-series is a new series in the world wide panorama series. And as always, we are taking a close look at the words, squeezing several meanings out of the phrasing of the motto.
So let us start with „Revisited“. For the WWP-veterans the first meaning is rather obvious: Go back to the place, where you took your panorama for the first WWP-event „History” in September 2011 and take a new panorama there. Any notable changes? Any changes in your own personal perception of that spot?
Another approach to interpret the motto: There is a spot I particularly like, dislike, find interesting ... But I have never ever taken a panorama there. I always thought: “I should revisit this place sometime and take a panorama”. Well then, now´s your time – go ahead!
But can you only revisit places? In a more metaphorical sense, you can revisit ideas, concepts, stories et cetera … And you can revisit “History”.
Now then, what does history mean? Wikipedia says: History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning "inquiry; knowledge acquired by investigation") is the study of the past. And that is just the definition of the scientific discipline History.
There is also:
History of the Earth
Philosophy of History
Literature on History, starting with Herodotus.
In Music there are songs, groups and albums called History. There are periodicals, television series, the command History in computing, the History of your web browser, your medical History and there is Pre-History.
There is even a feminist version of history: Herstory - unfortunately a term only English-speaking people can appreciate – or not.
Which history would you like to revisit? Please share your panorama and thoughts with us in the new World Wide Panorama Event – Revisited: History
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