CfP: Opening up Social History Repositories

CfP: Opening up Social History Repositories, Sept. 26-28
Thu, 09/26/2013 (All day) - Sat, 09/28/2013 (All day)
OSA is circulating the Call for Papers for the 44th annual International Association of Labour History Institutions conference, Opening up Social History Repositories: New Technologies and New Methods, held on September 26-28, 2013, at the CEU, Budapest, Hungary. The conference is organized by the IALHI in cooperation with the Central European University and OSA.The conference aims at re-opening a dialog between social history research and archival curation by focusing on the ephemeral and scattered nature of transnational, postcolonial and post-communist collections in the digital age. We want to inspire discussions on the new challenges to social history research, curation and preservation of archival sources, especially in the light of recent changes in East and Central Europe and with the advent of the networked information society. The keynote speech will be delivered by Professor Jürgen Kocka.The conference is organized around three thematic sections, detailed fully in the pdf below: (1) Reconnecting Collection Policies and Research Interests; (2) Reusing Social History Data; and (3) Intellectual Property Rights and the Mandate of Social History.Proposals for papers should include an abstract (max. 300 words) specifying which thematic section the paper addresses, a biographical note (max. 200 words) and the full postal and email address of the author. Proposals should be submitted by July 12, 2013 to Piotr Wcislik, Applicants will be notified of acceptance by August 19, 2013, and the deadline for full papers is September 1, 2013.
Auditorium, Central European University, Nádor u. 9, Budapest