Join us for SHCG’s 2020 conference

POSTPONED Challenging Social History: Navigating difficulties and caring for contested collections

National Justice Museum

National Justice Museum

This year's conference has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A new date will be confirmed in due course. 

The conference will be held in the National Civil War Centre, Newark-on-Trent and the National Justice Museum, Nottingham on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th June 2020.

The call for papers for Conference 2020 is now open! Revised deadline: 14 February, 5pm.

The conference theme is “Challenging Social History: Navigating difficulties and caring for contested collections". The museum sector continues to face great challenges in 2020. We are looking again at our collections to find hidden histories traditionally left out by past narratives. We increasingly turn to partnership working to enhance our knowledge, open up collections and access essential funding. 

SHCG would like to receive proposals of activities, round table discussions, presentations, and workshops on the theme of challenging social history in museums and how to navigate, curate and interpret difficulties in social history collections. 

You can download the Call for Papers (Word doc) below. See here for PDF version. 


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