Call for Papers – CLOSED

PLEASE NOTE. The Call for Papers is now closed.

The Polar Museums Network invites proposals for presentations and discussion sessions for the inaugural conference of the Polar Museums Network to be held 21–23 October 2016 at the Fram Museum, Oslo, Norway.

The theme of the conference is: Polar Partnerships: Working together to spread the knowledge of polar history, science and exploration.

Proposals are welcomed for presentations on all topics that apply to polar museums or collections, from anybody working in a relevant field. Presentations may relate to recently conducted research, projects or content that concerns the field of polar museums. They are typically 20 minutes in length, followed by a 10-minute period for questions.

The conference will also feature discussion sessions to plan the activities of the network, and provide an opportunity for collaboration and exchange of information. We welcome proposals and ideas for discussion sessions themes.

Your presentation or discussion session proposal should include:

  • Your name and email address
  • Title or topic
  • Abstract of no more than 500 words

Please submit all proposals to with PMN1 in the subject line by 3 June 2016.

Please note: Conference registration will be required in order to present a paper or participate in a workshop.

We look forward to your participation.