“Local Histories and Genealogies in Multicultural World”

23 August 2018 (One Day Conference)

George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Bangunan UAB, Event Hall (ground floor), No 21-25 Gat Lebuh China, George Town World Heritage Site, 10300 Penang

Genealogy and Local History Section joint with the Asia and Oceania Section

Host organization
Areca Books/Think City  in  cooperation with the following institutions/organizations: Penang Heritage Trust, Wawasan Open University and Penang State Public Library Corporation

Persons responsible for the pre-conference
Chihfeng P. Lin, Takashi Nagatsuka, Rashidah Begum and Khoo Salma

The main session welcomes papers that discuss:

  • saving and promoting historical and cultural memories
  • supporting contacts and understandingbetween different local and regional communities
  • the role of libraries, museums and archives in participatory projects based on multi-ethnic and multi-generational collaboration

Participants are encouraged to discuss both successes and failures in their papers.

We encourage evidence based practice and invite presentations and analysis of projects which can be of practical value to others. Submission in other formats than academic papers *such as reports and essays are welcome.

Submission Guidelines

The deadline for submitting a detailed summary (up to 250 words) and full author details is 28 March 2018. Click here for more information.

Chihfeng P. Lin
Email: [email protected]

Bozena Rasmussen
Email: [email protected]