CfP: 7th World Conference of the International Federation for Public History

3. September 2024 bis 4. September 2024

The 7th World Conference of the International Federation for Public History (IFPH) will take take place from 3 to 7 September 2024.

The conference is hosted by the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH), the University of Luxembourg’s third interdisciplinary research centre, focusing on new digital methods and tools for historical research and teaching. The C²DH is also the IFPH’s headquarters.

In order to foster more international discussions, the IFPH and the C²DH have decided to offer hybrid opportunities for those presenting and attending the conference. Presenters can choose to present their papers on-site in Luxembourg or online through our video conferencing tool. Sessions will be facilitated to allow discussions between on-site and online presenters and attendants.

Call for papers, panels, and workshops

The field of public history is expanding rapidly. Public history fosters accessibility, engagement, and participation for a wide range of people. The links between “history” and “publics” can take many forms including different audiences, contributors, spaces, projects, and uses of the past. The 2024 event has an open call that invites proposals and discussions on history for, with, by, of, in, or among different publics.

Proposals may include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

  • Museums, archives, collections
  • Displaying, exhibiting, curating the past
  • Cultural heritage (historic sites, monuments, historic preservation)
  • (Video) games, audiovisual production, podcasts
  • Oral history, memories, family and community histories
  • Historical fiction, graphic novels, storytelling
  • Reenactments, pageants, festivals, performances
  • Digital public history (user-generated, crowdsourcing, social and transmedia)
  • Shared authority, coproduction, community-based practices
  • Commemoration, public policy, government, business, consulting, applied history
  • Teaching, ethics, theories of public history
  • Trauma, conflict, and reconciliation
  • Human rights, inequalities and discrimination, social justice
  • Migration, colonialism, decolonisation
  • Environment, landscape, natural resources, climate change

Applicants can propose:

  • a panel (thematic sessions, up to 4 presenters)
  • a working group (to explore in depth a subject of shared concern before and during the annual meeting and working towards the creation of an end output, white paper, publications, reports, guidelines - up to 10 discussants)
  • a workshop (hands-on and participatory experiences that impart practical information or skills)
  • a single paper
  • a poster (a separate call for poster proposals will be announced in early 2024)

Deadline for the submission of proposals: 15 November 2023

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International Federation of Public History


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