Discovering Collections Discovering Communities (DCDC) is the collaborative conference that brings together the academic, cultural, and heritage sectors to explore shared opportunities, collective challenges, and to discuss how each sector can work more effectively with one another.
This year the conference, convened by Research Libraries UK and The National Archives, will take place Monday 19 - Wednesday 21 November 2018 in Birmingham.
Memory and transformation will be the theme of DCDC18, as we 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.
The National Archives and Research Libraries UK invite submissions for papers or workshops from the cultural, heritage and academic sectors. Proposals 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.
The deadline for abstracts is Friday 27 April 2018. You can find out more information on the conference theme and how to submit an abstract here: http://dcdcconference.com/cfp/