83rd IFLA General Conference and Assembly
Call for Papers : Satellite Meeting Vilnius 2017
The Genealogy and Local History Section joint with the Asia and Oceania and the Information Technology Section
Theme: “The Challenge of Multiple Identities.
Multiethnicity in Genealogy, Local History and Regional Memory – Challenges and Opportunities for Libraries and other Memory Institutions”
16-17 August 2017
Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, Vilnius
We would like to invite presenters from a wide range of countries to discuss what they have learnt from projects with a multi-ethnic component.
The main session welcomes papers that discuss:
saving and promoting historical and cultural memories
supporting contacts and understanding between different local and regional communities
the role of libraries, museums and archives in participatory projects based on multi-ethnic and multi-generational collaboration
Participants are encouraged to discuss both successes and failures in their papers.
We encourage evidence based practice and invite presentations and analysis of projects which can be of practical value to others. Submission in other formats than academic papers *such as reports and essays( are welcome.
The deadline for submitting a detailed summary (up to 250 words) and full author details is
15 February. Proposals should be submitted using the following web address.
If this web site is unavailable, please contact the convener Cherie Bush directly by
or Bozena Rasmussen Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
18 March 2017 Deadline for submitting proposals for papers. The proposals will be reviewed by representatives of the three sections. 15 April 2017 Presenters will be notified whether they have been successfull. 15 June 2017 Deadline for submission of the full paper.The paper should be an original submission not published elsewhere.
The full papers will be published on the IFLA web site. We encourage authors to submit their papers to relevant professional journals after the conference.
To encourage interaction and debate at the session we will be using a lightning talk model. There will be a maximum of ten presentations, each allowed seven minutes.
Presentations should focus on a few central ideas or thesis. Presentations with visual slides are recommended. See https://en.wikipedia.org./wiki/PechaKucha for inspiration.
The presentations will be followed by discussions at small tables, together with individual presenters. Presenters will circulate between tables, spending about fifteen minutes at each.
The session will be conducted in English. The actual papers may be written in English, Spanish, French or Russian. The proposals (abstracts), the oral presentations and the following discussions should be in English, however.
The author(s) should indicate his/her personal full contact details and include a brief biographical note with the proposal.
Both summaries and full papers should be submitted online. Fax or post should be used only as a last resort.
Papers should not be longer than 5000 words (about 20 pages double-spaced)
Please direct any questions to the session convener:
All proposals must be received by 18 March 2017.
At least one of the authors must be present to deliver the lightning talk and to participate in the discussions in Vilnius.
Proposals should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to authors.
Congress Participation Grants
List of opportunities for support is available on our Conference Participation Grants webpage.
23 February 2017, BR