[H-verkko] CFP: Alternative histories: methodologies, facts and visions

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To Kesä 8 13:30:54 EEST 2017

Agricolan artikkelipyyntöihin on lähetetty uusi ilmoitus:
Alternative histories: methodologies, facts and visions
Alternative histories: methodologies, facts and visions

Venue: University of Tampere, Finland

Date: November 13–14, 2017

Paper proposals due: August 31, 2017

The sixth meeting in the international seminar series Finland in Comparison,
organised by the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Historical Research, will
explore and discuss national histories in comparative perspective. The special
theme of the 2017 conference is the role of alternative histories in explaining
the past. The keynote speakers are:

Pekka Hämäläinen (University of Oxford): Dark Matters of History: Toward
Alternative Histories of Nations and Empires.
Christabelle Sethna (University of Ottawa): The Handmaid's Tale Is Not An
Instruction Manual: Dystopia, "Ustopia" and the Prospect of Reproductive
To be announced.

As with the past seminars, the Alternative histories: methodologies, facts and
visions seminar welcomes papers ranging from theoretical reflections and
historiographical discussions to case studies. In particular, we invite
contributions that discuss challenges of methodological nationalism, including
transnational and global history. Presentations are not restricted to the
history of Finland.

The topics might include but are not limited to the following:

contrafactual history
narratives as alternative histories
alternative approaches (queer/gender history, minorities, forgotten and unknown
the relationship between history and popular history
the relationship between history and mass communication

Researchers interested in presenting a paper at the seminar are asked to send a
short abstract of no more than 300 words in English by August 31, 2017 to the
following email address: johanna.annola[at]uta.fi. Please attach your
affiliation and contact information to the proposal. Accepted speakers will be
notified by September 20, 2017.

There is no registration fee for the conference. Accepted speakers are provided
with meals and accommodation in Tampere.

Ilmoituksen lähetti: Johanna Annola <johanna.annola at uta.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 1.9.2017
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