Recently there has been a lot of chatter on academic Twitter reflecting on the need to decolonize various academic fields. Such impulses go to the heart of what histories of knowledge are: People produce, use, translate, and pass on knowledge in specific socio-cultural contexts. Knowledge has a history, and much of that history is bound up with the histories of fields and professions.
If you are reflecting on the history of your discipline and how that journey has shaped the knowledge and expertise that your discipline produces, please consider contributing your thoughts to this blog. Of course, we also welcome contributions outside of such disciplinary frameworks. Therein lies the power of historicizing knowledge. One can relate knowledge to all manner of human practices and vice versa.