Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture

CfP: Rethinking Museums and Heritage

25 January 2017

The Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH) of the Humboldt University in Berlin welcomes applications from early career stage researchers for the World Café section of the 2017 conference entitled “Otherwise. Rethinking Museums and Heritage”, which will be held in Berlin on 26th-28th July 2017.

For this call for contributions, CARMAH is seeking proposals that explore currently underused concepts, especially those drawn from ethnographic theory or practice, which are productive for analysing or rethinking museums and heritage. It therefore invites abstracts of 250 words that set out a chosen concept, explaining its source (including your own work if relevant) and why you think it should be taken up in the theory and/or practice of museums and heritage in the future. Applicants should be at least in the third year of PhD and within less than three years after completion.

Selected participants will become table hosts during a world café, a format that aims to facilitate open discussion and link ideas within a larger group to access the collective intelligence in the room. World café participants move between a series of tables to  join into a discussion in response to a set of questions, which are predetermined and focused on the specific topic of the table. The discussions of the day will be summarized at the end by table hosts.

Deadline call for proposals: 15 February 2017.

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