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Associate Professor
Tyson Ashley Retz { "honorific-suffix": "Associate Professor", "fn": "Tyson Ashley Retz", "tel": "Telephone: +47 51833021", "email": "tyson.retz@uis.no" }

Faculty Faculty of Arts and Education
Department Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
Notes Room: HG O-237

I received my first degree in international politics from the University of Adelaide and worked subsequently as a parliamentary researcher. I then completed master's studies at the University of Melbourne while working as a secondary school teacher of history and French. This research provided the foundation for my PhD in history, conducted jointly with philosophy, on the history and function of empathy in historical studies, a dual exploration of empathy's intellectual and educational history and an analysis of its methodological problems. My research since has explored themes such as re-enactment, history as a discipline, and the concept of progress in different varieties of liberalism in the twentieth century.

Research fields

Philosophy of History
European Intellectual History 
History and Philosophy of the Humanities
History Education 

Selected publications

BOOKS

Tyson Retz, Empathy and History: Historical Understanding in Re-enactment, Hermeneutics and Education (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2018).

EDITED WORKS

Tyson Retz (guest editor), Educational Philosophy and Theory 49, 6 (2017), history education special issue. See also the introduction. 

ARTICLES / CHAPTERS

Tyson Retz, 'Limitacions y posibilidades de la reconstrucción histórica', Iber: Didáctica de las Ciencias Sociales, Geographía e Historia 97 (2019), 35-40. 

Tyson Retz, 'Teaching Empathy and the Critical Examination of Historical Evidence', in Tim Allender, Anna Clark and Robert Parkes (eds), Historical Thinking for History Teachers (Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 2019), 89-101.

Tyson Retz and Stuart Macintyre, 'The Honours Conception of History', History Australia 15, 4 (2018), 804-22. 

Tyson Retz, 'Why Re-enactment is not Empathy, Once and for All', Journal of the Philosophy of History 11, 4 (2017), 606-23.

Tyson Retz, 'The Structure of Historical Inquiry', Educational Philosophy and Theory 49, 6 (2017), 606-17.

Tyson Retz, 'At the Interface: Academic History, School History and the Philosophy of History', Journal of Curriculum Studies 48, 4 (2016), 503-17. 

Tyson Retz, 'History, the Philosophy of History and History Education', Agora (Sungraphô) 50, 1 (2015), 4-11.

Tyson Retz, 'A Moderate Hermeneutical Approach to Empathy in History Education', Educational Philosophy and Theory 47, 3 (2015), 214-26.

OPEN ACCESS

Tyson Retz, 'Against Empathy in History?' Public History Weekly 6 (2018) 27.

Research in progress

'Didactics', Routledge Companion to History and Theory, ed. Chiel van den Akker. Routledge 2021.

'Inside Historical Re-enactment', eds Mario Carretero et al. Berghahn 2021.

'Empathy', Bloomsbury History: Theory and Method, eds Stefan Berger et al. Bloomsbury 2021.

Work experience

Scientific publications (from Cristin)

  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2020). Chair and discussant, Powerful Knowledge in Historical Teaching and Learning, guest seminar with Arthur Chapman (UK) and Kenneth Nodgren (Sweden).. Tyson Retz;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2019). A Method for Progress: Popper and Collingwood. University of London, Institute of Historical Research;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2019). Empathy and Perspective Taking. St. Svithun videregående skole;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2019). History, Science and Politics: Collingwood and Popper in the Interwar Years. Tallinn University; 2019-06-07 - 2019-06-08.
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2019). History, Science, and the Concept of Progress in Twentieth-Century Political Thought. Johan Östling;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2019). History's Disciplinary Identity. Stockholm University; 2019-05-13 - 2019-05-15.
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2019). How empathy can help students grasp past and present. AlphaGalileo. [Internet]; 2019-03-12.
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2019). Theories of History: History Read across the Humanities, reviewed by Tyson Retz.
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2018). Colligation in Historical Method. David Goodman;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2018). Emerging Historians Q&A—Tyson Retz. https://ahaecr.wordpress.com/2018/09/28/emerging-historians-. [Internet]; 2018-09-28.
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2018). Inside Historical Re-enactment. Mario Careterro;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2018). The poverty of whose historicism?. Liisi Keedus;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2018). Whose historical consciousness?. 2018-08-31 - 2018-09-02.
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2017). Empathy in Historical Understanding (lecture series 1/7). Daniel Lindmark;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2017). Empathy in Historical Understanding (lecture series 2/7). James Connelly;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2017). Empathy in Historical Understanding (lecture series 3/7). Mark Donnelly and Claire Norton;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2017). Empathy in Historical Understanding (lecture series 4/7). Arthur Chapman;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2017). Empathy in Historical Understanding (lecture series 5/7). Berber Bevernage;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2017). Empathy in Historical Understanding (lecture series 6/7). Stefan Berger;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2017). Empathy in Historical Understanding (lecture series 7/7). Maria Grever;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2017). Introduction to history education special issue.
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2017). The Logic of Question and Answer. School of Historical and Philosophical Studies;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2017). The State of History as a Discipline in Australian Universities. Australian Historical Association;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2016). Academic History and School History. School of Historical and Philosophical Studies;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2016). Struggles over the Teaching of History in Australian Schools. Melbourne Free University;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2015). At the Interface: Academic History, School History and the Philosophy of History. Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2015). Empathy in Historical Method. David Goodman;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2015). Structural Concepts in the Teaching of History. Robert Parkes;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2015). The Logic of Question and Answer: the Twentieth Century’s Answer to Historicist Naïveté.
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2015). The Structure of Historical Inquiry. Australian Historical Association;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2014). Comments on historical consciousness. Peter Seixas;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2014). Manuel Gelman’s Contribution to French Language and Culture in Australia. Alliance Française de Melbourne;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2013). Explaining Human Agency in History Education: Empathy or Rational Understanding?. Philosophy of Education Society;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2013). Historical Empathy or Empathy-in-History? Conceptual Considerations. Australian Historical Association;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2013). Writing and Research. Melbourne Graduate School of Education;
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2012). Doing historical empathy.
  • Retz, Tyson Ashley (2012). Reflections on Practice. Catholic Education Office;