Call for Papers - Deadline extended
Local History and Genealogy Section joint with Asia and Oceania Section,
would like to inform that deadline for submissions is extended to 15
Call for Papers — Satellite Meeting to be hold on 21-22 August 2019,
at the University Library “Svetozar Markovic”, Belgrade, Serbia
1. "Libraries as Mediators, Producers and Partners in the development of
community awareness and cultural understanding"
2. "Local History and Genealogy in Multiethnic Societies, the impact of
genetic mapping and digitized sources"
Call for Proposals and Papers
Today, libraries, archives, museums and documentation centres are moving
from a reactive to a productive 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preserve and support the use of historical documents and records, they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 – as the
«sites of knowledge retrieval». They have become centers of knowledge
production, both in the material and the virtual world.
The growing use of low-cost genetic testing, combined with the massive
scanning and digitization of genealogical records, allows ordinary
families to study both their family trees and their ethnic background in
great depth and detail. The results tend to show more variation
(multiple ethnic backgrounds) than most people are currently aware of.
The first topic reflects a corresponding institutional change: we must
take a more active, and a more collaborative role in bringing the new
knowledge to our publics – in local, national and world-wide
The second topic emphasizes the deep changes in our inputs and how new
technologies allow us to collect, analyze and connect much more data –
much faster – than before.
Session welcomes 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, like
– 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
analysis 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.
New Deadline for submissions is 15 April 2019.
Notification of submitters 21 April 2019.
The full paper due on 15 June 2019.
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