Creative and Speculative Writing in Cultural History **EXTENDED

deadline for submissions: 
January 24, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
International Society of Cultural History
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Call for papers: Creative and Speculative Writing in Cultural History

Proposed panel for the International Society for Cultural History (26-29 June 2019)

Tallinn, Estonia


What is the place of creative and speculative writing in history? Are these distinct or related practices? Should one or both be employed? What are the methodological and theoretical underpinnings of writing history creatively or speculatively? What ethical issues do each of these modes of history writing raise?

This panel will include cultural historians from across the disciplines, including history, literature, and the arts. We seek papers exploring the methodological, theoretical, and practical ways of understanding and making cultural history. How are you wrestling with issues of craft, imagination or speculation in your own work? How have you used creative writing or speculation as part of the academic research process? How can methods of creative and speculative writing be used in the process of analysing data as well as the writing process or the presentation of one’s results?


Please send 250-word abstracts and brief bios (80 words) to Prof. Kevin Morrison ( AND Dr. Pälvi Rantala (

DEADLINE 24 January 2019