CFP: Post-Colonial Heritage in the Present: Museums, Archives, Art and Activism

Calls for Submissions

Dr. Flaminia Bartolini, Leverhulme Trust Fellow at the Institute for Heritage Science-Italian National Research Council in Rome, is calling for submissions for an upcoming conference on post-colonial heritage. Submissions are due by January 31, 2022.

The conference, which will take place on October 12, 2022, seeks to look comparatively at the deconstruction of colonial narratives both in museums and heritage sites in various part of the world to better understand contemporary dynamics.

The conference seeks to address the following themes:

  • Reading the colonial archive
  • Repair and Restitution
  • Contested heritage sites: monuments, street naming and statues
  • Curating museum colonial collections
  • Artistic practices
  • Cultural activism

Contributors should reflect on, but are not limited to, the following questions:

  1. What are the challenges in an institution dealing with the colonial past?
  2. In what ways cultural practices contribute to creating new decolonial narratives?
  3. What recent political developments have made key changes in academic, artistic and curatorial practices and how these shift influence the dealing with the colonial past?

Those who wish to participate should submit an abstract of max 300 words along with your CV to Flaminia Bartolini ([email protected]).

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