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Talking History — Uncanny Histories: The Invisible, Mysterious and Miraculous

While historians often talk about the ways that the unresolved past continues to influence the present, they rarely speculate about how spiritual experiences have shaped historical figures or events. Typically, historians are disciplined to deal in hard, cold empirical facts rather than subjective experiences and encounters.

Our panel of expert historians advocate for a more curious, critical, and creative way to respectfully research histories and biographies. But how do you do this in a primarily objective industry?

This tantalising talk will challenge and delight those seeking more creative and engaging histories. Hear historical stories of the unexplained, animate objects, uncanny experiences, spiritual forces, unique beliefs, and practices.

Panelists: Professor Penny Edmonds, Dr Jessica White and Dr Peter Cahalan 

Chair: Dr Kiera Lindsey, History Trust of SA’s History Advocate

Presented by the History Trust of South Australia and the University of South Australia.

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