Call for papers

Call for Papers
Deadline: April 25, 2024 (Paris time, CET)

Key Dates:
April 25, 2024: Submission deadline, midnight (Paris time, GMT +1)
May 31, 2024: Submission deadline for conference grants (see important notes)
May 15, 2024: Acceptance notification of proposals
May 31, 2024: Early Bird bookings open
June 30, 2024: Acceptance notice of grant applications
July 15, 2024: Early Bird booking ends
July 15, 2024: Ordinary booking rate opens
September 15, 2024: Registration for in-person attendance ends

25-29 September, 2024: ICOM Georgia, DEMHIST, ICOM MPR 2024 Conference

  • 24 September, 2024 – Daytime: Pre-conference visits and workshop. Evening: Meet & greet (optional)
  • 25-29 September, 2024 – Opening ceremony, Conference sessions, DEMHIST General Assembly and off-site visits
  • 29 September, 2024: Post-conference tours (optional)

Presentation Formats:

We will be accepting submissions for participation in a number of formats: papers and presentations, posters, workshops, and roundtables.
Proposals should comprise the following:

  • A description (400 words) for reviewers, providing information about the topic and justifying the proposal’s significance for inclusion in the program.
  • An abstract (150 words) to be featured in the conference program and online if the presentation is accepted.
  • A brief biography (100 words) for each speaker.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the conference themes.
  • Feasibility within the specified format and time allocation.

Important Notes:

  • We can accommodate a limited number of live-streamed or recorded video presentations for speakers unable to travel. However, preference will be given to in-person presentations to foster active participation.
  • All proposals must be submitted in English. While the primary language is English, we may consider presentations in other languages, such as pre-recorded videos with English subtitles, if explicitly requested by speakers in their proposals.
  • Proposers selected for the conference program are expected to attend the entire conference, whether virtual or in person, ensuring active participation in the full spectrum of conversations sparked by other presentations.
  • The decision of the program committee is final.

Application Process:
Please submit your proposal: 


MPR members: MPR CFP

For all: Form

Registration Information:

  • The conference will take place in a hybrid format to accommodate all participants. There will be diferential registration fees for both in-person and hybrid attendance.
  • Registration for the conference will open on May 31, 2024. Please follow announcements here and on the DEMHIST and ICOM MPR websites and social media for further information

Important notes:

  • All presenters are required to register for the conference; unfortunately, we cannot provide financial compensation or waive the registration fee.
  • Speakers have the opportunity to apply for a limited number of travel grants: Both DEMHIST and ICOM-MPR offer the ICOM Young Professional Travel Grant; DEMHIST offers the Jeanne Watson Bursary for its members; and MPR has a Travel Grant for its members (please, note that a person getting the ICOM Young Professional Travel Grant will not be able to apply for the Jeanne Watson Bursary or the MPR Travel Grant). Calls for applications will be sent during the paper selection process.
  • Suggested hotels and general information will be updated on the conference website

Contact information: