Deadline Extended: 7 April 2019 Accept/reject notification: 25 April 2019
To: Yu Homma/Kayoko Ichikawa: firstname.lastname@example.org
A university encompasses diverse cultures. Research and education in various disciplines generate autonomous collections which reflect unique cultural backgrounds of each academic field. A university museum is a place where these collections meet. Practices in museums – exhibitions, conservation, research, learning and so on – further reveal the cultural backgrounds of collections. Museums also gather and connect the members of communities surrounding the university –students, faculties, researchers, alumni/ae, and visitors – and bring them together through the discussion on collections.
In UMAC Tokyo Seminar, we will explore the power of university museums which trigger interchanges of people and knowledge from different cultures. We welcome paper and poster proposals that address the role of university museums as hubs connecting diverse collections, places, and people’s activities inside and outside the university.
We welcome proposals that address new practices, models or strategies to:
Proposals can be submitted to one of the session types below:
10-15 min oral papers followed by in-depth discussion
Papers should deal with substantial research within the seminar’s theme; report the development of significant new arguments, methodologies or results; and present rigorous theoretical, speculative or critical discussion.
Descriptions of projects, activities, collections and museums are welcome. Unlike other conferences where the role of the poster is downplayed, we stress the importance of posters by subjecting them to the same rigorous peer-review as other proposals and by offering a dedicated chaired Poster Session.
Submissions and deadline: