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ICOM / 15th International Symposium on School Life and School History Museums & Collections / Creating links in education

datum početka/završetka: 26.06.2013. / 29.06.2013.
organizator: Slovenian School Museum, Historical Association of Slovenia and ICOM - Slovenia

The aim of the symposium, which connects school museums and researchers into the history of education, is to present and explore the professional historical contribution of male and women teachers and particularly their associations to the development of schools and pedagogy, as well as to cultural and general development. Teacher associations united the teaching profession in the establishment of their (trade union) interests, had a significant influence on the development of teacher education (including their adult and continuing education) and, through teaching and educational publications of different ideological orientations, helped to shape the development of education. Teachers’ gatherings, publishing activities and the appearance of school museums were among the most important forms of activity.

Teacher associations and their regional, national (ethnic), state and international connections went beyond the local importance of frequently very diverse activities. They were marked in particular by individual teachers who were important for a particular village, town or wider region. Through changes that took place over time, we can also discern the differing importance attributed to the teaching profession, which is why we also encourage comparative analyses of the role of teachers and their associations. Contributions offering an overview of a wider region or even a whole country are particularly welcome, as are presentations and analyses of archive and museum material and, above all, insights into our museums through an analysis of exhibitions on this subject.

The theme of teachers, teacher associations and their work and other connections in education is directed at specialists working in museums both large and small and in other collections related to school and education, as well as at researchers and lecturers who are involved in the history of education at universities, institutes and in archives.

The presentation of museological news of the family of education / school museums and successful museum projects regards to the history of education are welcome.

The working language of the conference is English. Paper presentations should last between 15-20 minutes, including 3-5 minutes discussions after presentation at plenary sessions and 90-minute parallel sections.

The “Babel Section”: Only one 90-minute session of the parallel sections (each with a maximum of 4 to 5 presentations) will take place in three groups for participants from the Germanic, Romance and Slavic language areas in one of these languages.

Please note that the 'Babel Section' is designed first of all for the colleagues who work at small school museums without earlier experiences with English, the lingua franca of the modern era.


Conference fee:

All participants , including paper presenters, are expected to cover travel and accommodation costs as well as the conference fee with their own resources.

Conference  fee cover all symposium sessions, program materials,  coffee breaks, two lunches and receptions. Conference registration will open 20th February 2013.

Early bird registration: 150 EUR / 100 EUR*; Standard registration: 200 EUR / 135 EUR*

Early bird registration will start on 20th February  and end on 20th April. On 21th April, the standard registration starts.

Deadline for registration and payment: 31th May 2013.

*low budget countries; see: http://www.eera-ecer.de/ecer2012/submission-registration/registration/low-gdp-countries/

Conference fees must be paid by bank transfer to the conference series account at bank:  NLB d.d. Trg republike 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

IBAN: SI56  0201 0001 2083 935  
Swift code: LJBASI2X   

Please use this reference code:  99-2013

(account holder: Zveza zgodovinskih društev Slovenije / HAS Historical Association of Slovenia; the account holder address:  Aškerčeva cesta 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia).

Please write the participant's name in the subject of the bank form. A receipt for payments will be given at the registration desk during the conference.

Refund policy for symposium fee. Any cancellation must be requested in writing by e-mail to the Organising Committee (2013symposium15@gmail.com) no later than 1 June 2013 to be eligible for a refund of the total payment minus a 40 EUR processing fee.  For cancellations after 1 June 2013 there will be no refund. In case of no show refund is not available.


Venue:  Main Lecture Hall at Srednja zdravstvena šola / Secondary School of Nursing in Ljubljana, Poljanska cesta 61.   http://szslj.si/index.php/kje-smo


Wednesday, 26th  June 2013   Opening at 16:00 hrs.

Thursday,  27th  June  and Friday, 28th  June 2013 full day programme with lectures and workshops.

Saturday,  29th June lectures and workshops, in the early afternoon official conclusion of the symposium,  optional excursion.

Only basic information (with shorter invitation) are avaliable in Slovenian (POVABILO), German (EINLADUNG) and Spanish (INVITACIÓN), for all details see this detailed Call for papers (in English) - http://www.ssolski-muzej.si/slo/symposium2013.php

The proposals of abstracts (use THIS FORM).
They will have to be a Word document of no more than one page (Times New Roman 12, single spaced), including the following: Title of the paper, Author, Institutional belonging, Personal details: address, country of residence, phone number, e-mail address; A summary of approximately  250 to 300 words, which shall contain the object of the paper, the methodology which was used, the corpus or the data which were analysed and the results.

The proposals of abstracts (in English!)  should be sent to the following e-mail by 20th January 2013:  2013symposium15@gmail.com

Notification of acceptance by Programme & Scientific Committee : 20th February 2013
Responsible coordinator:  Dr. Branko Šuštar (Slovenian School Museum, Ljubljana) branko.sustar@guest.arnes.si
Contact  post-address: 15th Symposium 2013, Slovenski šolski muzej / Slovenian School Museum, Plečnikov trg 1, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia; www.ssolski-muzej.si
Contact e-mail: 2013symposium15@gmail.com

Post-symposium publication: Authors will have to send their written papers (in English) by 20th September 2013, for publication of the proceedings. This special issue of the Museum's journal Šolska kronika / School Chronicle ( http://www.ssolski-muzej.si/slo/schoolchronicles.php ) will be later published containing peer-reviewed extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the conference.

Programme & Scientific Committee:

dr. Branko Šuštar (Slovenian School  Museum, Historical Association), responsible coordinator
prof. dr. Annemarie Augschöll Blasbichler, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Faculty of Education, Brixen-Bressanone (Italy)
mag. Marjetka Balkovec Debevec, (Slovenian School Museum)
doc. dr. Aleš Gabrič (Institute for Contemporary History / University of  Ljubljana)
Dominik Joos, School Museum Amriswil (Switzerland)
prof. dr. Uwe Krebs (University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany)
prof. dr. Juri Meda (University of Macerata, Italy)
prof. dr. Zdenko Medveš (University  of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts))
prof. dr. Mojca Peček Čuk (University of  Ljubljana, Faculty of Education, Ljubljana)
dr. Marija Počivavšek (Museum of Recent History, Celje / Slovene museum society)
prof. dr. Edvard Protner (University Maribor, Faculty of Arts)
Elizabeta Serdar (Croatian School Museum, Zagreb, Croatia)
doc. dr. Ljiljana Stankov (College of Professional Studies, Šabac, Serbia)
dr. Mojca Šorn (Historical Society of Ljubljana/ Institute for Contemporary History)
prof. dr. Tadej Vidmar (University of  Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts / Association of Slovenian Educationalists)

Organising Committee
dr. Branko Šuštar, responsible coordinator;  Maja Hakl, secretary of committee; mag. Marjetka Balkovec Debevec,  Mateja Ribarič, Ksenija Guzej, Anton Arko, mag. Stane Okoliš (all from the Slovenian School Museum); mag. Tanja Rožemberger Šega (ICOM-Slovenia); Martina Škrabec (Secondary School of Nursing in Ljubljana)

Symposium Website: http://www.ssolski-muzej.si/slo/symposium2013.php