Digital Dreams is a joint conference organized by WORKLAB and IALHI in Ghent 7-9 September. Wonderful conference program is published and it is time to register now!
WORKLAB has a General Conference every third year and this event will begin in the wonderful city of Ghent, Belgium in 7th September 2017. At the same time WORKLAB and IALHI are organizing a joint conference called Digital Dreams 8-9 September. Both events are hosted by Amsab-ISH which is the Flemish heritage institution of social, humanitarian and ecological engaged movements.
Conference program includes almost 40 top-class presentations from labour history institutions worldwide. The conference helps us to understand the role of information technology in social history research and the future of museums, archives and libraries. Keynote speakers include Jennifer Edmond from Trinity College, Marten Düring from University of Luxembourg and Chantal Essenfelder from Städel Museum, Frankfurt. Several speakers are from the WORKLAB museums as well!
The Call for Papers is closed but it is still possible to register for the conference on conference website. Conference participation is without a fee, however travel and accommodation costs are at your expense. You can find practical information and the full program at the Conference website. See you in Ghent!
WHO WE ARE
IALHI brings together more than hundred archives, libraries and research centres in the field of social and labour history from all over the world. The network organises an annual conference for its members where expertise on cases and practices is exchanged. IALHI also hosts the Social History Portal, which contains more than two million records of its members’ catalogues and organises a widely read News Service. WORKLAB was founded in 1997 by five innovative museums of labour history. During the last two decades Workload has grown as a lively network of museums specialized in the wide fields of social history, labour heritage and history of work. Today, WORKLAB is bringing together more than 30 member institutions and has strengthened their co-operation. This conference is the first event where IALHI and WORKLAB are working together.