ICOFOM Calls for Papers

Calls in 2024:

To be announced soon!


Current Calls:

We have no current calls at the moment


Previous Calls:

Calls in 2023. (Read below for detailed information)

  1. International graduate student symposium on the exhibition of books and literature, Manchester, due date: 27 February 2023
  2. Increase visibility and attractiveness of islands’ heritage: a 21st-century issue for museology, New Caledonia, due date: 20 May 2023
  3. ICOFOM LAC Annual Symposium: “Histories of Latin American and Caribbean museology: subjects, diversity and plurality of experiences”. due date:  July 15th 2023
  4. 46th ICOFOM Annual Symposium. “The Legacy and Impact of Latin American & Caribbean Museology” . Recife. Due Date: August 23rd, 2023.
  5. ICOFOM ASPAC Annual Symposium. “Museums Towards Community Recovery”. Kuala Lumpur. Due date: October 12, 2023.
  6. Transnational Island Museologies Call for Papers, St Andrews, Scotland, 5-7 June 2024. Due date: Jan 11th, 2024


Transnational Island Museologies Call for Papers

5-7 June 2024 – St Andrews, Scotland

If you would like to submit a paper, please send a brief abstract of about 2000 characters for a 15-minute presentation by 1 January 2024 via the online form https://bit.ly/TransnationalIslandMuseologies – you can submit in one of the three languages of ICOM (English, French and Spanish).

Read the full CFP here


15 – 19 November 2023 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The ICOM International Committee for Museology, Asia Pacific region (ICOFOM ASPAC) and the Department of Museums Malaysia and ICOM Malaysia, in collaboration with ICOFOM, are pleased to invite paper submissions for its ICOFOM ASPAC Annual Symposium to be held from 15th to 19th November 2023 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Read the full CFP here:


Registration form:

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Interested applicants should email their abstracts, CVs, and current photos by 12 October 2023 to janettee01@gmail.com or sittirabia@jmm.gov.my.

International Conference jointly organised by the ICOFOM (International Committee for Museology, part of the International Council of Museums), the AMEPNC (Association of Museums and Heritage Institutions in New Caledonia), and the University of New Caledonia.

New Caledonia, 16-21 October 2023

Increase visibility and attractiveness of islands’ heritage: a 21st-century issue for museology

Call for Papers

Island heritages are inherently more mobile than those of continental spaces. Of course, islands can be stopovers from which things are brought back. Still, island societies, because of their relative isolation and the unavailability of certain resources, have always needed to exchange goods, foodstuffs, materials, and objects made with other populations located beyond the sea. From the time of the Lapita cultural ensemble to the trade routes of the Aegean Sea, via pre-Columbian relations between the islands of the West Indies, the kula of the Trobrianders popularised by Bronislaw Malinowski, or even the maritime traffic of the contemporary era, the ocean space has been a route for the exchange and circulation of both material and immaterial elements. Thus, since ancient times, heritage objects and knowledge have moved, dispersed and left the islands, a phenomenon that has been accentuated since the multiplication of contacts, particularly with the Western world.

NEW Deadline for Proposal Submission is: 20 May 2023

Proposals for papers should be sent to the following address: icofom.pacifique.2023@gmail.com.

Read the full guidelines:

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International graduate student symposium on the exhibition of books and literature

Manchester, Monday 17th July and Tuesday 18th July, 2023

The call for papers will remain open until 27 February 2023

Full guidelines: https://eblsymposium.wixsite.com/exhibitingwords/about-5

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words and a short biographical statement (c. 200 words) to exhibitingbooksandliterature@gmail.com using the subject heading ‘EBL Symposium Proposal’.

Proposals must be submitted in English, the language of the conference.





ICOFOM Study Series Volume 50, Issue 2 (2022)

Open Issue

Call for Papers (in English) 

Appel à communications (en français) 

Convocatoria de ponencias (en español)

Due date extended from November 11, 2022 to November 30, 2022




Short articles for the 45th annual symposium


Taboos in Museology: Difficult issues for museum theory

Call for Papers (in English)

Appel à communications (en français)

Convocatoria de ponencias (en español)


ICOFOM Study Series Volume 50, Issue 1 (2022)

Call for articles

“50 years of the Declaration of the Roundtable of Santiago. Current key readings.”

Dear colleagues,

We are opening a new Call for articles to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of the Roundtable of Santiago de Chile to take place next year.

We accept manuscripts in three languages: English, Spanish and French.

Due date: November 10, 2021. The deadline is extended to December 12, 2021.

Download PDF File with the Call for Articles (in English)

Descargar la Convocatoria de artículos para publicar en ICOFOM Study Series

Télécharger l’appel à publication pour ICOFOM Study Series