Making History

A session at CSICON

Thursday 27th October, 2011

4:00pm to 4:30pm (CST)

For many people, history seems to equal “haunted.” The dilapidated old hospital and the overgrown cemetery are obviously haunted. Unfortunately, ghost stories often create pseudo-history. History should record fact, not fiction; when we write history, we shouldn’t invent it. Stollznow will share some cases in which hauntings and ghost hunters have rewritten history and created folklore, especially online. She will also discuss the importance of the historical method to the scientific method. Sometimes, history can solve the case, or even reveal that there isn’t one…

(Part of The Investigators plenary session)

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Karen Stollznow

Linguist, author and investigator of anomalous beliefs and practices. Co-Host of Monster Talk.

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Time 4:00pm4:30pm CST

Date Thu 27th October 2011

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  • Would You Believe It?: Mysterious Tales From People You'd Least Expect
  • Hits & Mrs.
  • Language Myths, Mysteries and Magic

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