9 de marzo de 2018

CfP: Memory and transformation

The National Archives and Research Libraries UK are delighted to invite submissions for this year’s Discovering Collections Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference, which will take place between 19 – 21 November 2018 in Birmingham.

The theme of DCDC18 is ‘Memory and Transformation’. We will seek to examine how, through developing new points of entry to collections, archives, libraries, museums, and galleries, we can work collaboratively with each other and academic organisations to meet strategic ambitions.

Proposals for papers or workshops from heritage and cultural organisations and the academic community might include, but are not limited to, the following:

·       Commemoration: anniversaries, statues & memorials and national memory.
·       Physical memory: production, materiality and physical engagement with collections.
·       Artificial memory: deception, forgery and fake news.
·       Institutional memory: cross-sectoral skills, hidden knowledge and ‘memory institutions’?
·       Cultural transformations on working practice: when, how and why?
·       Hidden memories: minority communities, representation and oral histories.
·       Future memories: digital amnesia, the cloud and missing collections.
·       Immersive memories: 3D modelling, multi-sensory engagement and virtual reality.
·       Health and culture: dementia, mental health and wellbeing.
·       Spatial memory: landscapes, journeys and buildings.
·       Fundraising and cultural memory: collaboration, public engagement and impact.

Abstracts for papers or workshops should be received by Friday 27 April 2018.

For more information about this year’s theme and how to submit a proposal, please see the full call for papers on the DCDC website.