Call for Papers — Open Sessions
Religions: Libraries and Dialogue Special Interest Group
- 21 December 2018, 18:00
Theme: "Document religious conflicts without sustaining resentment"
In line with the theme of the next World Library and Information Congress, “Libraries: Dialogue for Change”, the Religions: Libraries and Dialogue Special Interest Group (Relindial) is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at the IFLA WLIC in Athens, on the theme: “Document religious conflicts without sustaining resentment”
Religious conflicts are, unfortunately, an important aspect of human history. In many parts of the world, they have been and still are being used or even instrumentalized by States or groups for memorial or sometimes identity purposes.
Libraries have an essential role to play in this area. They must preserve and transmit this part of the collective memory. However, as actors in the life of the city, they are not intended to maintain anger and resentment.
- How do libraries of all types document recent or past religious conflicts? Are they under pressure in this area from the authorities or pressure groups?
- How do libraries integrate the conflict dimension and the relationship to the other into the broader issue of religious heritage?
- How do libraries address these issues in a changing religious context? Especially in the context of interreligious dialogue initiatives?
- How do libraries integrate these questions into cataloguing or semantic web issues?
All colleagues and professionals who wish to share some of their experiences among the different aspects listed above are invited to send their proposals before
18 February 2019 the extended deadline 25 February 2019.
The session will last two hours during which debates and exchanges of information can be organized.
Proposals must be sent to:
Relindial communication officer
|25 February 2019:
|Submission of abstracts (with 200-words),
|4 March 2019 :
|Acknowledgement of receipt, with provisional acceptance/rejection,
|11 March 2019 :
|Submission of four pages extended outline of paper,
|18 March 2019 :
|Notification of acceptance or reject,
|6 May 2019 :
|Submission of completed draft paper,
|24 June 2019 :
|Submission of final paper,
|15 July 2019 :
|Submission of Conference Presentation PowerPoint.
All proposals must be received by
18 February 2019the extended deadline of 25 February 2019.
At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Athens. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.
Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.
All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.
Congress Participation Grants
List of opportunities for support is available on the Conference Participation Grants webpage.