Call for Proposals (World Café): OTHERWISE. Rethinking Museums and Heritage – 2017 CARMAH Conference


The Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage welcomes applications from early career stage researchers for the world café section of our 2017 conference entitled “Otherwise. Rethinking Museums and Heritage”, which will be held in Berlin on 26th-28th July 2017. For this call for contributions, we are seeking proposals that explore currently underused concepts, especially those drawn from ethnographic theory or practice, which are productive for analysing or rethinking museums and heritage. We therefore invite abstracts of 250 words that set out a chosen concept, explaining its source (including your own work if relevant) and why you think it should be taken up in the theory and/or practice of museums and heritage in the future. Applicants should be at least in the third year of PhD and within less than three years after completion.

Selected participants will become table hosts during a world café, a format that aims to facilitate open discussion and link ideas within a larger group to access the collective intelligence in the room. World café participants move between a series of tables to join into a discussion in response to a set of questions, which are predetermined and focused on the specific topic of the table. The discussions of the day will be summarized at the end by table hosts.
Please find further information and the application form via this link:

We kindly ask you to submit your proposal to by 15 February 2017.

We aim to inform applicants of the outcome by 1 March 2017 so that appropriate travel arrangements can be made in advance.

Selected participants will receive a travel bursary up to 300 € (Europe) or 800 € (outside Europe). We gladly provide help with accommodation, if requested.
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Yujie Zhu