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        Date: 2019-10-31 09:16:30+00:00
        From: Franz Fischer 
        Subject: CfP: History is a common good

'History is a common good' - 4th National Conference of the Italian
Association of Public History (AIPH), Mestre-Venice, 29 May 2020 – 2 June

Proposals submission deadline: 20 December 2019. Full details under
https://aiph.hypotheses.org/8512 (and below).

'History is a common good' [1]

The Italian Association of Public History (AIPH) announces the 4th National
Public History Conference at the Museum M9 for the history of Italy in the
20th century in Mestre, from the 29th of May 2020 to the 2nd June 2020. The
conference will be inaugurated at the Department of Humanities, Ca’ Foscari
University of Venice, on Friday 29th of May 2020.

The 4th AIPH conference - during which the Plenary Assembly of the
Association will also be held on Monday 1st of June 2020 - will continue
the work begun in Ravenna in June 2017, in Pisa in June 2018 and in Santa
Maria Capua Vetere in June 2019, in order to discuss Italian and
international experiences and practices and the many challenges of Public

In line with the Italian Public History Manifesto 
(https://aiph.hypotheses.org/8512), approved after our association's meeting
in Pisa in June 2018, AIPH intends to contribute to the affirmation of a
greater awareness of the value of historical knowledge, an essential
resource for understanding the present, planning of the future and
exercising full citizenship.

The 4th AIPH National Conference of Venice-Mestre will create new
opportunities for discussion and reflection between those who work with the
past. The conference will examine ways in which history is present in
society today, from universities to public places, in schools and learning
institutions, in high and in popular culture and, finally, in the daily
life of our communities. The invitation to participate aims at those who
work in the public history sphere and with various professions aiming at
the production of historical and educational content.

Proposals are invited for many fields:
- Exhibitions and museums of history and, more precisely,
-- Memorials in exhibition environments and memorial museums,
-- Public memories and national identity practices in museum exhibits,
-- Design of exhibitions with a historical theme
-- Museum storytelling
-- Use of photography in history museums
- Public history for the enhancement of the material and immaterial
historical heritage
- Oral history in public history projects
- Gender History and Public History
- Public History in schools and universities
- Digital Humanities, Digital History, Digital public history
- Games and Video Games of History
- Civil rituals, celebrations, commemorations, sites of memory
- Italy and the mafias: history, memories and communities in the context of
organized crime
- June 2: History and Memories of the Republic


Two types of original proposals (not already accepted for previous AIPH
meetings) can be submitted:

- Individual papers, which will be integrated into panels by the Scientific
Committee for AIPH2020. Each proposal must contain a summary in Italian and
English (ca. 2000 characters each) and a short C.V. with address and email
of the proponent.
- Panels with 3 or 4 participants with a coordinator among them (or in
addition). Each proposal must contain an abstract (ca. 1500-2000
characters) in Italian and English, which describes the general theme of
the panel and an abstract for each single paper in the panel in both
languages (about 1500-2000 characters). A short C.V. of each panel
participant and the address and email of the coordinator and of all
panellists, must also be included. Same institution's panels are not
recommended. Comparison of experiences and diversified geographical and
professional origins will constitute positive elements for the evaluation.

Proposals must be received by the 20th  of December 2019 at the address

For further information you should write to the secretariat of the
Association: segreteria@aiph.it

The expected duration for each panel is 90 minutes. At least 20 minutes are
dedicated to discussion with the public.

The first draft of the programme will be public by March 2, 2020.

On 10 January 2020, the following will also be published:

- a call for Poster in which students, cultural and social associations,
companies, individual professionals and other public and private entities
and bodies working in the different areas of Public History, can make their
initiatives and products known and promoted.
- a call for Awards, which aims to select the best Public History projects
carried out in the period from January 2019 to March 2020.
 - a call for Pitch of projects still to be carried out with an exposure of
a maximum duration of 8 minutes (with any type of media)

Instructions for how to present these types of conference contributions
will be announced on 10 January 2020. The deadline common to these three
different calls will be on the 16th of March 2020.

Registration Fees for those who are not AIPH members in 2020

The conference is free for AIPH members in good standing for 2020 and for
students of the Ca' Foscari University of Venice, upon registration and
simultaneous verification of the regular membership of the AIPH in 2020 or
at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

At the time of registration, the registration fee for all participants and
for the public who are NOT members of AIPH in 2020 will be the following:
- Ordinary registration: obligatory by 1st May 2020 for all participants
selected in the panels and in the poster, prizes and presentations
sections, which are not members in AIPH rule: €70 and after May 1st, €80
- Enrolment for students and temporary workers under the age of 35:
compulsory by 1st May for all participants selected in the panels and in
the poster, prizes and presentations sections, € 30 and after May 1st, 

Finally, without attending the conference, it will be possible to register
and pay for some training workshops with a limited number of participants,
the cost of which will be communicated together with the complete calendar,
starting April 2020.

Payment can be made indicating the type of registration by bank transfer to:
AIPH - Associazione Italiana di Public History
Banca Intesa Sanpaolo - Via Bufalini, 4/6, 50122 - Firenze (FI)


Among those selected by the programme committee, the AIPH will offer
scholarships, which will partially cover travel and accommodation expenses.
The scholarships will be reserved exclusively for AIPH members. When
applying for a scholarship, candidates must declare their academic/work
status and current domicile. The application must also contain a short
paragraph of motivations.

[1] In omaggio all'appello-manifesto di Andrea Giardina, Andrea Camilleri e
Liliana Segre disponibile nel sito dell'AIPH. Vedere "L'AIPH aderisce
all'appello: La storia - un bene comune, salviamola" - In homage to the
appeal-manifesto of Andrea Giardina, Andrea Camilleri and Liliana Segre
available on the AIPH website. See "The AIPH adheres to the appeal: History
is a common good, let's save it", https://aiph.hypotheses.org/7505


Franz Fischer
Direttore, Venice Centre for Digital & Public Humanities (VeDPH)
Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici
Università Ca' Foscari
Palazzo Malcanton MarcorÃ
Dorsoduro 3484/D - 30123 Venezia

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