28 de septiembre de 2016

Call for Proposals: Global Issues in University Museums and Collections: Objects, Ideas, Ideologies, People

17th Annual UMAC ConferenceHelsinki /Jyväskylä, FinlandSeptember 5–8, 2017Hosted by the University of Helsinki and the University of Jyväskylä                   Global Issues in University Museums and Collections:Objects, Ideas, Ideologies, People University museums and collections are filled with historical treasures, glorious works of art, scientific phenomena, and the wonders of nature that cover the whole scope of the human experience through time. They provide opportunities that ignite the imagination, inspire the soul, and probe the very heart of our shared human consciousness. They are places of investigation, inquiry, and intellectual challenge in an increasingly global society. For university museums and collections to retain their relevance, they must be responsive to the dynamics of contemporary society. ·        How can we increase public awareness of multi-cultural, multi-racial, multi-ethnic values?
 ·        How can we engage faculty and students with our collections when the educational system has been transformed by technology?
 ·        How can we respectfully display human remains within a contextual exhibition?
 ·        How can we protect and preserve our collections when under economic threat?
 The 17th annual UMAC conference will examine the innumerable ethical and ideological issues, challenges and opportunities confronting university museum and collections, and their unique role as agents of socialchange.  Deadline for Submission of an Abstract: January 31, 2017 Formats: panel discussion (3–4 presenters); formal theory-based paper; case study; Inform-All; poster Panel: 15 minutes for each presenter + 10 minutes for discussion Paper & Case Study: 15 minutes + 5 minutes for discussion Inform-All: 5 slides in 5 minutes
 Poster: Posters should be A1 (594mm × 841mm), portrait format Language: the language of the conference is English Submission: Send an abstract via e-mail (in English) to:
Panu Nykänen, Conference Chair (panu.nykanen@taf.fi)
 Abstract Template:Abstracts must show clearly how the presentation relates to the theme of the conference. The abstract template (.pdf attached) is required for all proposals and must not exceed 250 words. Inform-All proposals should be no more than 100 words.Include type of presentation preferred; support equipment required; short biography highlighting research interests (maximum 50 words).Receipt of submitted abstracts will be acknowledged by email. All the abstracts are accepted in *.pdf or *.docx form only.