Universeum 2020

Universeum Annual Conference 2020

22-26 June 2020

Université Libre de Bruxelles, KU Leuven, Belgium



The theme of the 2020 Universeum Annual Conference in Belgium will be :

University museums and collections in the vanguard of contemporary societal debates

This main theme echoed the debate on the definition of museum in ICOM community.  During the 2020 Universeum Annual Conference in Belgium, we would like to continue this debate and focus it specifically in relation to university museums (U-museums) and collections, questioning their role as actor of social and political change on one hand ; and how they deal with the challenges of their past on a second hand? 

Read more in the full Call for Papers.

Abstract template

We invite you to contribute to this collective reflection and submit your abstract  to the following email address using the abstract template by Friday 28 February 2020.

Contact: universeum2020@ulb.be

Programme Committee :

Nathalie Nyst, Université Libre de Bruxelles – ULB (Belgium), Chair

Geert Vanpaemel, KU Leuven (Belgium), Vice-chair

Frédérique Andry-Cazin, Sorbonne University (France)

Esther Boeles, University of Amsterdam (NL)

Mélanie Cornelis, Université de Liège – ULiège (Belgium)

Marjan Doom, Ghent Universiteit (Belgium)

Maria Economou, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow (UK)

Marlen Mouliou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece)

Sébastien Soubiran, Jardin des sciences, University of Strasbourg (France)

Kevin Troch, Université de Mons – UMONS (Belgium)