Tales of the world episode 28 (part I) – Of memory and DNA – Richard III, Henri IV, and the Timbuktu manuscripts

We have grown fond of confirming the existence of our selves and others’ via DNA proof and traceability. As societies increasingly rely on physical evidence required to ascertain and entrench what we believe to be the “true” stories of our lives, what of the non DNA – traceable memory that makes up our humanity?

This is the first part of a theme explored by Tales of the world, involving historical memory and the way it is constructed. In the next episode: how (historical) news travels…

Meanwhile, here is a piece of good news, related to part of the Timbuktu manuscripts