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 **CIDOC 2018**

*** Sept. 29th – Oct. 5th, 2018***

****Iraklio, Crete, Greece* ***


**Call for Paper - EXTENDED DEADLINE**

***NOW OPEN THRU March 14th ***

Visit the CIDOC 2018 Call for Papers page for submission guidelines and
selection criteria: http://www.cidoc2018.com/call-papers

****About the CIDOC 2018 Theme**

Heraklion, the modern capital of Crete, situated about 5 km north of
Knossos, the ancient capital of Minoan Crete, and one of the exceptional
monuments of the Bronze Age, welcomes you to come and enjoy its rich
heritage alongside your participation in the 26th annual CIDOC Conference
of the International Council of Museums in 2018 (CIDOC 2018). This year the
conference, focuses on the topic of *provenance of knowledge*!

Generating and tracing the ‘Provenance of Knowledge’ is a core element of
good practice in documentation and thus, has been chosen as the theme of
CIDOC 2018.

Provenance of Knowledge refers to the attempt to trace the origins of the
information and knowledge about an object, an entity or an idea in order to
reconstruct the whole chain of creation, use, interpretation and
dissemination of the object and our knowledge about it. The ultimate
purpose of this reconstruction is to confirm, illustrate, and validate the
information and knowledge contained in the documentation in order to
facilitate understanding across times and cultures. In this way, it
contributes to scholarly citation in information handling while connecting
all the material evidence kept in museums and other memory institutions.

The possibility to validate and/or disconfirm information and knowledge
held by memory institutions has been greatly aided by the increasing use of
digital technologies in documentation. However, this advancement in
documentation has created new difficulties as the abundance of the
available information makes it difficult to introduce standards and
processes to model and maintain the development and validity of documented

By focusing the issue of provenance of knowledge, the 2018 annual CIDOC
conference aims to support museums by helping deepen our communal knowledge
and understanding of documentation as a means of knowledge preservation,
dissemination and exchange.

We warmly invite you to participate in the conference and to help advance
this important scientific inquiry with your experience and insight. You can
enhance the community’s discussions on the harmonization of the processes
to trace back information by presenting on a wide array of potential topics
focusing on different potential lines of interest:

Theoretical aspects, User experience, Innovative implementations for the
analysis and documentation of information and knowledge.

The overall aim is to work together to produce new insights into the
Provenance of Knowledge in the documentation and memory institution
community considered more broadly. More analytically, the proposed
conference topics are as follows:

·       Object information as historical source

·       Object documentation and archival resources

·       Field research and object documentation

·       Oral tradition and witnessing information in connection with objects

·       Documentation and interdisciplinarity

·       Object documentation and analytical resources

·       Provenance of materials and techniques

·       Documentation for target groups (e.g. special needs)

·       Methods of knowledge verification and documentation of knowledge

·       Ethics of provenance of information

·       Provenance of knowledge and preservation of referred sources

*Important Dates: *

*12 February 2018*: Start date for early Conference Registration

*14 March 2018*: Deadline for submission of abstract

*31 May 2018:* End date for early Conference Registration

*01 June 2018:* Start date for standard Conference Registration

*31 July 2018:* Deadline for final paper

*31 August 2018:* End date for standard Conference Registration

*01 September 2018: *Start date for late Conference Registration

The Local Organizing Committee of the CIDOC 2018 Conference

Trilce Navarrete

m: +31 (0)6 244 84998 | s: trilcen | t: @trilcenavarrete
w: trilcenavarrete.com
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