Satellite conference IFLA 2023 - Empire, Indigeneity, and colonial heritage collections: confronting difficult pasts, enabling just futures
The IFLA-Section Rare Books and Special Collections committee and the Indigenous Matters Section, in collaboration with Leiden University Libraries (UBL) organize a satellite conference in Leiden – Friday August 18th and Saturday August 19th – prior to the IFLA World Library and Information Congress.
The satellite conference is devoted to a very relevant topic in the world of libraries and heritage: ‘Empire, Indigeneity, and colonial heritage collections: confronting difficult pasts, enabling just futures.’ The two-day programme includes keynote speakers, twelve papers and a panel discussion, with much room for questions and debate.
The conference takes place on Friday August 18th and Saturday August 19th. The programme includes library tours, a pop-up exhibition, and visits to the Bibliotheca Thysiana, lunches, drinks and a conference diner on Saturday August 19th. Sunday August 20th is a special excursion day for participants of the conference, with the possibility to visit the Bibliotheca Thysiana, to join a bookhistorical city-walk and a guided tour at the exhibition Maps: Navigating and Manipulating at Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden. Admission is free, for both physical and digital attendance.
The conference is physically fully booked but you can still register and take part in the conference digitally. Admission is free. Register for the conference by sending an e-mail to: Registration conference (online participation only). You will receive a link by e-mail a few days before the start of the conference.