Introduction to the Special Issue on ‘Limits to the Free Expression about History’

Antoon de Baets*

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    In this introduction, the topic of limits to the freedom of expression about the past is presented. Offering a menu of options, I attempt to give an impression of this complicated field revolving around the deceptively simple question : what can we say about the past ? I briefly raise each of the topics of this Special Issue, explaining where they deliver an innovative contribution to this question.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number1
    Pages (from-to)11-18
    Number of pages8
    JournalStoria della Storiografia - History of Historiography
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 5-Nov-2021


    • Commemoration, Denial of crimes, Eternal regression, Freedom of opinion and expression, Framing, Hate speech, Limits to free expression, Limits of limits to free expression, Memory, Memory laws, Minimization of crimes, National security, Privacy, Public health, Public morals, Public order, Reputation, Seized archives, Tradition.

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