CFP e-Remembrance or e-Oblivion?

International Conference on the Society’s Memory Functions in the Digital World

Organized by the Doctoral Programme Memornet, University of Tampere, Finland

Tampere 23-24 November, 2015



Memornet is a Finnish doctoral program and a research network for the society’s memory functions. It brings together both academia and memory institutions (libraries, archives and museums) to promote research and research education in the field.

To complete its four year period 2012-15 Memornet organizes an international conference on the society’s memory functions in the digital world.  We invite researchers to submit papers and propose panels or other sessions.

Conference Themes

The thematic focus of the Conference is on various aspects of digitization in the Society’s Memory functions. The themes include but are not limited to

  • Society’s memory functions and institutions, e.g.
    • Memory institutions as place and space
    • Making national past
  • Cultural heritage and its preservation, e.g.
    • Effects of file migration in digital preservation
    • Risks in cultural heritage preservation
  • Users of and access to digital resources, e.g.
    • Usability, accessibility and evaluation
    • Integrating access through discovery portals
  • Digitalization, organization and use of research data, e.g.
    • Digital infrastructures in field studies
    • Management of data life cycle
  • Organizational and collective memory, e.g.
    • Corporate Memories in Action
    • Organizing records


The organizers encourage the submission of high quality research papers and proposals for scholarly panels and other sessions. All submissions and proposals should be in English.

Full papers

Contributions should not be previously published or should not be under review for another conference or journal. Submissions will be reviewed by at least two members of the programme committee on the basis of the originality of the research presented in relation to the conference themes, clarity of presentation, the quality of the theoretical contribution made by the research, the validity and rigour of the methodology chosen, the significance of the results presented and the overall contribution to the understanding of memory functions. Research papers containing at most 5,500 words (excluding list of references) should be submitted as a Word-document using a special template (download template from

Short papers

Short papers should be submitted following the instructions for full research papers, but should contain at most 3,000 words. As a general rule, short papers are used for presenting works in progress.

Panels or alternative sessions

The conference welcomes also panels and other sessions for informal scholarly or professional discussions under the conference themes. The proposal should include:

  • Type of event
  • Title of event/session
  • Short Abstract: Approximately 800 words
  • Organizer(s): Names and affiliations of the organizers
  • Length: Recommended length between 45 and 90 minutes.
  • Who should be interested?
  • Purpose, goals and expected outcomes
  • Special requests/equipment needs

Proposals will be reviewed by the programme committee.


  • July 31st, 2015: full and short papers due
  • August 15th, 2015: proposals for panels etc. due
  • August 31st, 2015: notification of acceptance
  • September 30th: 2015: final camera-ready papers

More information

Queries regarding submissions and the conference overall should be directed to the Memornet coordinator Samuel Ranta (

Download the Memornet Call For Papers.