Queering Memory: ALMS Conference Berlin 2019 is an international LGBTIQ+ conference that will explore the potentials of generating publicities for queer archives, libraries, museums, and special collections, with a special focus on the arts and artistic interventions.
What does ‘queering memory’ mean under the political, social and cultural conditions of the present? The conference will address the main topics of queering memory and rewriting history; collecting queer art and artistic perspectives on queer history; archives and libraries as armouries against homophobia and transphobia; collecting, connecting, and documenting in the digital age; and queering public history and education in museums. ALMS is a series of international conferences focused on public, private, academic, and grassroots archives collecting and preserving materials of all types from LGBTIQ+ communities. The series was initiated in 2006 in Minnesota and the last two conferences took place in Amsterdam in 2012 and in London in 2016. These conferences provide an opportunity for archivists, activists and scholars from around the world to gather, share their stories and discuss the issues around documenting LGBTIQ+ lives. ALMS 2019 Berlin also commemorates the 100th anniversary of the world’s first queer archive, library, museum and special collection, taking place at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
Call for papers: Passed
Price: 200 EUR (Full registration for institutions); 150 EUR (Full registration for freelancers); 45 EUR (Full concessions registration)