Call for Papers
Call for Papers für die „2019 Universeum annual conference in Brno“
Mendel Museum of the Masaryk University in Brno, Charles University in Prague and Comenius University Bratislava
The theme of the 2019 Universeum annual conference in Brno will be „University museums & collections as networks for understanding the world: shaping narratives of knowledge for the past, present, future“.
Universeum is concerned with academic heritage in its broadest sense, including university collections, museums, archives, libraries, botanical gardens, astronomical observatories, and university buildings of historical, artistic and scientific significance.
This year the conference is hosted by the Mendel Museum of the Masaryk University in Brno, Charles University in Prague and Comenius University Bratislava and it is going to take place in Brno. Its main theme focuses on how the university perceives the role of university museums and how new interpretative approaches in sociology, museology, heritage management studies, history and the sciences etc., define and shape the relationship between universities and their museums.
Under the main theme of „University Museums & Collections as Networks for Understanding the World”, they invite proposals for a 5 or 15-minute talk on one of the following two sub-themes or for a poster session addressing the overall theme:
- 1. Difference makes the difference: University museums, Museology and the value of interdisciplinary interpretation of museum collections
- 2. New media and their role in the participatory curation and interpretation of academic heritage
Abstracts can be submitted until the 1st February 2019 to the following email address: