CFP: “Museums as Spaces for Anti-Racism” – SIEF International Congress: Breaking the Rules? Power, Participation, Transgression (Online), 21-24 June 2021

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The theme for SIEF’s 15th Congress (hosted by the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore and the University of Helsinki) is “Breaking the Rules? Power, Participation, Transgression” – taking place as an online event, 21-24 June 2021.

SIEF (Société Internationale d´Ethnologie et de Folklore) organise an international gathering every two years to encourage interdisciplinary dialogues on themes related to social anthropology, ethnology, folklore, cultural heritage, etc.

CALL FOR PAPERS (CfP): proposals for the Panel “Museums as Spaces for Anti-Racism” (DUE BY: 26/11/2020)

The conference panel “Museums as Spaces for Anti-Racism” – co-convened by Dr Anna Rastas (Tampere University) and myself (Dr Carol Ann Dixon, University of Sheffield) – will explore and critique empirical studies on anti-racism within museums and museum work covering a wide range of activities and interventions: from research and curating, to planning and organising cultural programmes and collaborative partnerships.

For further details about the panel, please follow this link to the SIEF2021 website:

Anna and I welcome expressions of interest from correspondents wishing to present research papers (or alternative interventions, performance installations, artworks, etc.) that address the core themes of anti-racism, activism and decolonial practice within museums. SIEF’s call for papers/contributions runs from 23 October to 26 November 2020. Short abstracts of 300 characters and long abstracts of up to 250 words should be submitted online (no later than Thursday 26th November) via the following cfp page link:

For an informal discussion about the panel, please feel free to write to us (in advance of the deadline) c/o: and

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