The Call for Abstracts is now closed. Please come back later for information regarding the programme of the Workshop.


The European University Institute (EUI), in Florence, the Global History & Culture Centre at the University of Warwick, the CHAM – Research Centre, in Lisbon, in collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Royal College of Art, in London, welcome papers for the workshop Curating History, which will take place at the EUI in Florence from the 10th to the 13th of October 2017.

You are invited to send proposals (max. 250 words, in PDF) for a 4000-word paper of a case study or a theoretical discussion that fits one of the four sessions: History, Responsibility, Mediation and Communication (between Curators & Scholars). The paper will be the basis for a 15-minute presentation at the workshop.

Please ensure that you indicate your name, academic/professional affiliation and which session you are writing your paper for. However, depending on the number of papers received, the organising committee may have to decide to allocate papers to a different session.

Deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to the 1th February 2017. We welcome papers related to pre-20th century history or history of science, and particularly papers in line with the ‘History’ and ‘Responsibility’ sessions. Selection of abstracts will take place during the following two weeks. Once selected, participants will be invited to write their papers and submit them to the organising committee by the 1st September 2017. Papers will be made available so that participants can prepare for the discussion.

The organising committee is applying for funding to help covering travel expenses or accommodation in Florence. However, at this stage, grants for participants cannot be guaranteed.

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