24 February 2020

Call for Papers — Satellite Meetings Local History and Genealogy joint with Asia and Oceania

Theme: "Challenges and Opportunities for Genealogy, Local History and Regional Memory Fields in Libraries and Other Memory Institutions in a Highly Mobile Society"


12-13 August 2020


The National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom


Local History and Genealogy Section joint with Asia and Oceania Section


Libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions are moving from a reactive to a productive and participatory role. Though they continue to collect, preserve and support the use of historical documents and records, they also engage and participate in the production, publication, and active dissemination of new resources based on their collections serving as sites of knowledge retrieval. They have become centers of knowledge production, both in the material and the virtual world.

At the satellite meeting, we will focus on papers that discuss:

  • Innovative use of historical and genealogical collections
  • Collaborative work with historical and genealogical societies
  • Local History, Local Community and use of social technologies
  • Genetic genealogy and the promise of DNA
  • Responses to new demands from the well-informed users
  • Multi-ethnicity in local history and culture, avoiding more traditional nationalistic and regional perspectives

We encourage evidence-based practice and invite presentations and analyses of projects which can be of practical value to others.

Submissions in other formats than academic papers (such as reports, multimedia presentations and essays) are welcome.

Submission Guidelines

The deadline for submitting a detailed abstract (up to 250 words) and full author details is 31 March 2020.

Proposals should be sent to:

Laila Hussein Moustafa
Email: lhoussei@illinois.edu

Cherie Bush
Email: BushCD@familysearch.org


Takashi Nagatsuka
Email: nagatsuka-t@tsurumi-u.ac.jp

Important dates

31 March 2020: Deadline for submissions
15 April 2020: Notification of submitters
15 June 2020: The full paper due

The full paper is due on 15 June 2020. It should be an original submission not published elsewhere.

Call for papers and session complete description: https://2020.ifla.org/cfp-calls/local-history-and-genealogy-joint-with-asia-and-oceania/

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