THE INTERFACE BETWEEN HISTORY AND ALLIED SCIENCES: THE CASE OF HISTORY AND CREATIVE ARTS

Elias Eliezar Jengo

Abstract


This paper argues that there is a strong interface between History and the Creative Arts such as Drawing, Design, Painting and Sculpture among other arts. By its very nature, the History discipline acts as a mirror of human existence providing answers to most aspects of human life. Such answers help in drawing lessons from the thoughts and actions of the past to guide us in our present ways of life. As an indispensable field in the humanities, History interacts with a host of other fields such as the arts, aesthetics, philosophy, archaeology and anthropology, to mention only a few, in developing patriotism and awareness in the importance of   cultural heritage. The ways in which History and the Creative Arts affect each other as discussed in this article demonstrate how contemporary art in East Africa has been shaped by different events most of which can be described only historically.

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