What concept of history are we using to account for the relationship between present and future, (eg. the history of ideas or history proper). Is it understood as continuous or discontinuous in our field? How has history been used by other researchers both past and present? How is the determination of the past understood in our various fields and how do we understand it in our current research? Where do we stand as individual researchers in the debates about the end of history? How can this impact on future projects?