CFP: Museums and Their Publics at Sites of Conflicted History

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Call for Papers:
Museums and Their Publics
at Sites of Conflicted History

 International conference
13-15 March 2017
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland

 

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to invite you to propose abstracts for the international conference Museums and Their Publics at Sites of Conflicted History. Attached you shall find the Call for Papers.

Museums of history face a particular challenge in societies that have experienced conflict and violence in recent memory and radical geopolitical and ideological change, not to mention socio-economic and technological challenges. Multiple and rival historical perspectives characterize the dynamics of public memory in these societies. Differing narratives of the past are told either in parallel, or appear in open conflict with each other, while memories still hidden and silent await their midwives for their public articulation at the right juncture.

We would like to invite both scholars in various disciplines (anthropology, sociology, history, memory studies, museology, political science), and museum professionals, including curators and museum educators, to join us in discussing the role of museums in negotiating contested histories in relation to their publics.

Abstracts of max. 300 words should be sent along with a bio to: GEOP@polin.pl

The deadline for the submission of proposals is 15 September 2016.

The conference is organized by POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Birkbeck University of London, Concordia University, New York University, and the University of Warsaw.

For additional information please contact: GEOP@polin.pl.

Please do not hesitate to circulate this Call for Papers among potentially interested participants.

Best regards,

Małgorzata Pakier, Ph.D.
Head of the Research and Publications Department, POLIN Museum
mpakier@polin.pl

The event is made possible thanks to the support of the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland.

Realizacja wydarzeń jest możliwa dzięki wsparciu Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation oraz Stowarzyszenia Żydowski Instytut Historyczny w Polsce.