Annual Conference on Information Science (ACIS 2022)

Conference Concept

The Dynamics in Cultural Heritage Conference is about past, present and future generations whose rich knowledge and traditions are being transformed and sustained through people, innovations, preservation and conservation programs. The theme of this year’s highly interdisciplinary forum aligns with diverse cultural and historical aspects that are vital to understanding and nurturing local and global communities, organizations and relevant professions. The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognizes cultural heritage in Goal 11 on Sustainable Cities and Communities, Goal 4 on Education, Goal 8 on Work and Economic Growth, and Goal 12 on Consumption and Production. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) continues to champion and implement strategic initiatives like the Memory of the World and other initiatives that protect and promote global cultural heritage. The African Union (AU) highlights culture as its top priority where member states must coordinate and harmonize policies in the domain of educational and cultural cooperation. These, and other forms of dynamism form the backdrop for this conference. It is expected that the conference deliberations will center around man-made and natural threats, and sustainability of human history and culture. The conference is focused on bringing together information scientists (archivists, archeologists, conservationists, curators, librarians and records managers), academics, policy makers, researchers and media experts to network, share and learn about Dynamics in Cultural Heritage. The forum will take place during the Annual University of Nairobi Research week scheduled for 24 – 28th October, 2022. Participation in the conference is sponsored by UNESCO/IFAP under an ongoing project titled: Mapping, Identifying, Documenting and Preserving Kenya’s Cultural Heritage. It will be co-hosted by the University of Nairobi’s Department of Library and Information Science, and the Institute of Advanced Studies, Koszeg (iASK), Hungary.

Conference Aim

Call to action the need for enhanced stakeholder effort towards preservation and conservation of global cultural heritage in the phase of conflicts, pandemics and climate change

Important Dates

  • Submission of Full Papers: 20th Sept. 2022 (Extended)
  • Reviewer Feedback: 30thSept. 2022 (Extended)
  • Submission of Final Papers: 05thOct, 2022 (Extended)
  • Submission of PPT Slides: 08th Oct., 2022
  • Submission of Pre-Recorded Presentation: 08th Oct., 2022
  • Conference Dates: 26th – 28th October, 2022 (Virtual)

Theme: Dynamics in Cultural Heritage

Call for Contributions/Sub-Themes

Prospective authors are encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference discourse through submissions of their original and unpublished papers of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical nature under the following sub-themes (Not Exclusive):

  1. Technologies in excavation, preservation and conservation
  2. Role of Media and Information Literacy
  3. Ethical issues in cultural and historical heritage
  4. Treaties, policies and frameworks
  5. Community involvement and participatory curatorship
  6. Cultural heritage & climate change
  7. Marginalized communities and cultural appropriation
  8. Repatriation of artefacts and the anomalies of heritage capitalism
  9. Securing memory of the world sites, memory institutions and private collections during conflicts and pandemics
  10. Indigenous knowledge, languages & Sustainable Development Goals
  11. Funding cultural heritage initiatives
  12. Gender issues and Cultural Heritage
  13. Ubuntu and heritage communities
  14. Cultural heritage, peace building & education
  15. Emerging issues

Notes to Contributors

  1. All full papers to be submitted through the following email address: dlisconference@uonbi.ac.ke
  2. Each paper should have a 300-word Abstract that highlights the background, the problem statement, objectives, methodology and key findings; and maximum four keywords.
  3. The full paper should be between 3000 and 5000 words.
  4. The paper should include the name(s) of the author(s), affiliations, email addresses; and telephone contacts of the Corresponding Author for co-authored papers. Any other contributors to the work should be appropriately acknowledged.
  5. Paper Format: New Time Romans, Font Size 12, double spaced and MS Word Typesetting. Tables and Figures should be inserted near where they are first cited. All headings and sub-headings should be bold.
  6. All references to adhere to APA 7th Edition Referencing Style.
  7. All presented papers will be published in a Conference Proceedings subject to final review and re-submission.

Conference Fees

  • Students – Kshs 500 or USD 5
  • UoN Teaching and Non-Teaching staff Ksh 2000 or USD 20
  • UoN Research week Institutional/Organizational Partners- Ksh 2000 or USD 20
  • Others: Ksh 3000 or USD 30

All communications/enquiries regarding this conference to be shared through the following WhatsApp Number: +254722278212 (Dr. Hellen Amunga, Conference Coordinator, DLIS, University of Nairobi)