24 July 2018

2018 IFLA Local History & Genealogy Section Satellite Meeting

Local Histories & Genealogies in Multicultural Asia A Satellite Meeting of IFLA WLIC 2018

About this Event

Recent years have seen a flourishing of print and non-print publishing catering to virtual or ‘imagined’ communities based shared identities and cultural interests. Thanks to the internet, local Asian histories and genealogies may draw down on international trends and ideas, while international studies might also pick up on local Asian stories. However, intra-regional cross-fertilisation is unduly limited due to relatively underdeveloped library, public information, and digital resources in various Asian countries.

Leading up to the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 84th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Kuala Lumpur in August 2018, the IFLA Local History & Genealogy Section has organised this satellite meeting in Penang, Malaysia, with a view to bringing the current interest in genealogies and local histories into the Asian context and explore what steps can be taken to build systems, both physical and institutional, that can trace and preserve the multicultural histories of Asia.

The meeting will take place in an early 20th century, U.A.B. building on the historic waterfront of George Town, Penang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its historic architecture, intangible heritage and multicultural traditions.

Registration is RM 90 per participant, except for IFLA members. Please contact your respective organisation for registration.

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