Friday Event Lecture at The Glasgow School of Art on 9 Nov 2007. || For some time people thought that history was finished and all that was left were its relics, dead stuff, sitting on the shelves of the supermarkets, ready to be bought, stolen, or, 'appropriated' as they called it. It was the era of the Cold War and the heyday of Postmodernism. Today, history has sprung to life again. A manifold of unresolved historical conflicts haunt the present like unappeased ghosts. How can we deal with these ghosts in art practice? In what ways can we evoke and address them or even live with them? Jan Verwoert is a critic based in Berlin. He is a contributing editor of frieze magazine and also writes for a number of journals including the Dutch magazine Metropolis M, Afterall and Piktogram.