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Museum Studies at Leicester 50th Anniversary Conference Call for Papers

The Museum in the Global Contemporary

Debating the Museum of Now

The University of Leicester invites you to join their 50th anniversary conference and associated events, including a number of pre-conference trips, which takes place on ​20-22 April 2016.

Call for Papers, Poems, Plays and other Performances
This is a conference for museum scholars and professionals, and for students of museums, who want to debate the museum of this new now. Bring along your practice or your research but also consider this as an opportunity to be creative. In addition to accepting papers, we encourage contributors to consider other ways to contribute: a workshop, film, participatory performance, artwork, installation, display, digital and online contributions, a dance and so on. Rather than presenting in one of the sessions, you might want to make a more permanent contribution such as a poster paper, a video presentation, an audio story, and so on, which can be displayed at the conference venue but also online. We want to make space for debate and discussion in the programme and so will adopt the short paper format that has been so successful in previous conferences.

We shall also be offering three NextGen Keynote slots for outstanding early career researchers or professionals, and we welcome recommendations. We want everyone to leave this conference transformed: thinking new thoughts and prepared to do new things.

If you are interested in presenting at this conference, please send a proposal of no more than one side of A4, also tell us something about yourself, and email it to the conference organisers, Simon Knell and Katy Bunning, at at the School of Museum Studies.

Deadline for proposals: 30 November 2015.

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