Much of contemporary Western Historiography and Historical Analysis is dominated by either the Post-Modern or Marxist approaches. Of course, Karl Marx was deeply influenced by George Hegel, however, Hegelian Dialectics is still an independently original school of historical thought and analysis. Can Hegelian-(NON-Marxist) Dialectics regain its influence within contemporary historical discourse or has such a school of a thought gone the way of the dinosaurs?
Hegel still has a great deal of influence in the sub-disciplines of the "History of Ideas." However, Hegels grand theory of History as a philosophical concept has almost no use in contemporary work and the dominant anglophone historically methods. The philosophical concept of "history" doesn't resemble the disciplinary practice of historians. Gyorgy Lukacs is as far from EP Thompson as Hegel is from the history of ideas.
One issue to consider though is the triumphalism present in anglophone "Whig" historians of either the Tory or Whiggish political perspective: America fuck yeah, with your choice of whom "America" is.