The Annual Conference of the Social History Curators Group is being held on 27-28 June 2013 at the Ulster Museum, Belfast and Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra, Co. Down.
'Local stories, global identities' will explore, in a globalised society, how should museums define ‘local' history? Should social history museums try to tell national or even global stories or is the primary duty of social history curators to serve the local communities where we are based? What exactly does ‘community' mean and how does the definition of this term impact on what we collect and who we work with?
This year's conference will examine the interplay between the global and the local in our museums, exploring how these concepts shape our visitors, our services and our practice.
Click here for the call for papers and further details.
Deadline for submissions is 28 January 2013