Call for Papers — Satellite Meetings
Local History and Genealogy joint with Asia and Oceania
- 19 February 2020, 11:11
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
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 Though they continue to collect, preserve and support the use of historical documents and records, they also engage and participate in the production, publication, and active dissemination of new resources based on their collections serving as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.
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
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.
To encourage interaction and debate at the conference session, we will be using a lightning talk model: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_talk
There will be a maximum of ten presenters, each allowed no more than 7 minutes.
Individual presentations should focus on a few central ideas or theses. Presentations that use visual communication (images, graphics) are recommended. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PechaKucha for inspiration.
The presentations will be followed by discussions at small tables. Presenters will move from table to table, spending about fifteen minutes at each.
The session will be conducted in English. The actual papers may be written in English, Spanish, French, Russian, or in any of the IFLA working languages. The proposals (abstracts), the oral presentations, and the discussions following should be in English, however.
The author(s) should indicate his/her personal full contact details and include a brief biographical note with the paper.
Both abstracts and full papers should be submitted as digital files by email. Fax or post should be used only as a last resort.
Papers should be 5000 words maximum (about 20 pages double-spaced).
Please direct any questions to:
Laila Hussein Moustafa
All proposals must be received by 31 March 2020.
At least one of the authors must be present in Scotland. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s) of accepted papers.
The paper must be an original submission not presented or published elsewhere. All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2020 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.
All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel and accommodation, are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to authors.
Satellite Meeting & Program Committee
Laila Hussein Moustafa, Session Convener, University of Illinois, United States
Cherie Bush, Manager, FamilySearch, United States
Takashi Nagatsuka, Professor Emeritus, Tsurumi University, Japan
Maja Markhouss, Librarian, Almedalen Library, Sweden
Dragon Milosevic, Librarian, Monographic Publications Department, National Library of Serbia, Republic of Serbia
Congress Participation Grants
List of opportunities for support is available on the Apply for Grants & Awards webpage.