This book scrutinizes the emergence of historians participating as expert witnesses in historical forensic contribution in some of the most important national and international legal ventures of the last century. It aims to advance the debate from discussions on whether historians should testify or not toward nuanced understanding of the history of the practice and making the best out of its performance in the future.

chapter |12 pages


part |2 pages

Part I Inceptions: Preconditions for the Emergence of Historical Forensics

part |2 pages

Part II Improvisations: Experimenting with Historical Forensic Contribution

part |2 pages

Part III Intersections: The Institutionalization of Historical Forensic Expertise