Call for Proposals: Southeastern Region Conference
“Not a Keyhole, but a Doorway:” A Dialogue on Inclusivity and Interpreting to Every Person
Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia, Staunton, Virginia
Feb. 26, 27, 28, 2021
Deadline for proposals: December 19, 2020
The Southeast Region of the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (SEALHFAM) seeks proposals for workshops, sessions, panels, and presentations for the 2021 Conference at the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia.
Diversity is a fact; inclusion is an act. Recent national data indicates that museums are the most trusted of institutions, but are we doing enough to remain worthy of that trust and to maintain that trust? While our field has made great strides toward inclusivity, more can be done. You are invited to share how you or your site has opened doors through which all visitors can find themselves in their respective pasts.
While interaction is the hallmark of the living history museum experience, proposals for workshops, sessions, panels, and traditional presentations often reflect living history museums’ emphasis on the tactile and the tangible. The recent spike of COVID19 cases in Virginia and throughout the Southeast Region has necessitated the need for a totally virtual conference. So, anything goes, from academic presentations, to panel discussions, to screens- on workshops, and everything in between. Please feel free to discuss your virtual ideas with us!
Submissions will be accepted by mail or email. All presenters are expected to register for the full meeting or for the day on which they present. We can’t wait to include you!
The SEALHFAM poll on where to hold our 2022 Conference is now closed and the results are that the conference will be held at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum in Jackson, Mississippi. The folks there are already making plans for a wonderful conference there.