Please note: this conference is now fully booked.
Since 2009, the Challenging History group has been working with heritage professionals, practitioners and academics in order to explore and interrogate issues raised in work with difficult, contested and sensitive heritages in a range of museum contexts, within and beyond the UK.
The project acknowledges that all history is - to a greater or lesser degree - challenging, and encourages practitioners to consider how heritage interpretation can better acknowledge this complexity at its core.
In 2012, we wish to bring together those working in disparate and diverse locations and disciplines to help explore the practicalities, limitations and ethical implications of work in this knotty area of heritage interpretation.
The programme will foster collaboration and shared understanding between academia and the heritage sector, and offer opportunities for networking, demonstrating approaches and practice, and presenting empirical research. We anticipate a vibrant and vital range of discussions and keynotes.
Conference fee includes papers, lunch, drinks, entry to the Tower of London on Saturday 25 February, and the conference dinner on Friday 24 February.
Registration will close on 3 February 2012. If you would like to pay by invoice, you must register, and send your invoice request, no later than Monday 16 January 2012.
- For UK delegates (subsidised by the Museum, Libraries and Archives Council), the 3-day conference registration is £120 (to include conference dinner)
- For EU delegates, the 3-day conference registration is £260 (to include conference dinner).
NB: All EU delegates should apply for a Grundtvig Visits and Exchanges grant via their EU national agency which will pay for the conference fee, travel and subsistence (300 Euros). After downloading the application form from your Agency please contact Alex.Drago@hrp.org.uk (at Historic Royal Palaces) to:
- inform him that you have applied for a grant;
- request a letter of support for the application (if required by your National Agency);
- inform him whether you have been successful in receiving a grant, once this has been confirmed.
For reference: The conference is advertised on the Comenius-Grundtvig database, reference number UK-2012-1470-001.
- For International (non-EU/UK) delegates, 3-day conference registration is £260 (to include conference dinner). Please see information about bursaries below.
Delegates attending the conference must make their own arrangements for accommodation.
You can download a list of local accommodation here. Please note inclusion on this list does not indicate recommendation. These hotels and residences are not approved by City University London.
To book your place please click 'Sign up' - places are limited
Blog and programme
See the provisional conference programme, and check for regular updates, at the Challenging History WordPress blog.
For queries about bursaries or scheduling, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need a letter of support for Grundtvig, please contact Alex Drago at Alex.Drago@hrp.org.uk. For other queries contact email@example.com.
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When & where
From Thursday 23rd February 2012 to Saturday 25th February 2012