Histcon.se Time, Memory and Representation Tid, Minne, Representation

A Multidisciplinary Program on Transformations in Historical Consciousness

Ett mångdisciplinärt forskningsprogram om historiemedvetandets förvandlingar


Re-Visiting the Contact Zone: Museums, Theory and Practice

Published on 30 March, 2011

Scandic Linköping Vast, Linköping, Sweden 17 – 21 July, 2011


This international European Science Foundation funded conference seeks to provide a platform for exchange, reflecting on the new EU-wide interest in museums as spaces of cultural encounter that occupy a unique position at the junction between 'the local', 'the national' and 'the global'.


Chair: Sharon MacDonald, University of Manchester, UK


This conference invites early career practitioners in museum studies, anthropology, art history, sociology, architecture, design, archaeology, and all related fields, as well as junior practitioners in museums, galleries, and archives, to submit papers or poster papers. Read more.


Museum 2011 International conference


Tapei, Taiwan 16-8 November


Papers for this conference are solicited on history and theory, empirical research, or reflections on museums in practice as related to national museums and identity politics from academics in a variety of fields. The conference organisers are inviting proposals from delegates wishing to present 30-minute papers, or 90-minute colloquium sessions. Those interested are welcome to submit related papers.




1.Museums, nationalism and national identity

2.Museum history and historiography

3.Architecture and the construction of place and identity

4.The re-making of National Museums

5.Museum management and marketing

6.Audience research and the roles of national museums

Enquiries may be sent to: Dr Yung-Neng Lin, National Taipei University of Education


Email: museum2011.tw@gmail.com



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