Saturday, 3 October 2009

CFP: Colloquium in Mundaneum - May 2010 Mons (Belgium)

Colleagues doing research on the history of knowledge organization at the beginning of 20th century, including seminal work in the field of documentation by Paul Otlet and Henry Lafontaine, may be interested in the call for papers for the following event:

Colloquium: Transcending Boundaries in Europe in the Period of the Belle Epoque: Organizing Knowledge, Mobilizing Networks, and Effecting Social Change - 20-21 May 2010, Mons (Belgium)

VENUE: Mundaneum
[to learn more about Mudaneum, the origin of UDC and documentation as general see "Paul Otlet - Man who wanted to organize the world" a documentary narrated by W. Boyd Rayward]

The colloquium will explore aspects of network development, information creation, organization and exchange, and related "boundary spanning" activities of individuals and institutions and the scholarly tools and techniques that this enabled them to develop during the period of the "Belle Epoque" in which the Western European world underwent extensive social, political and "epistemic" change from approximately 1880 to 1914 [read more].

Abstracts (in English or French) of not more than 500 words should be sent by January 31, 2010 to Porf. W Boyd Rayward (

Notification of acceptance 28 February 2010.

Accepted papers must be delivered at the Colloquium in English.

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