The Future is Now: Emerging Perspectives in Museology and Museum Anthropology–A Council for Museum Anthropology Virtual Symposium

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed significant pressures on students and early career museum professionals, as well as limited opportunities to connect with fellow scholars at conferences. The Council for Museum Anthropology (CMA) will be delaying its own in-person conference until 2023. With this in mind, the CMA will be hosting a virtual symposium in Spring 2022 focused on the ongoing work of students and emerging professionals.

 Understanding the roles that students and emerging professionals play in helping to change the landscape of the museum field, the CMA seeks proposals from undergraduates, graduate students, and early career professionals for its 2022 Spring Symposium, The Future is Now: Emerging Perspectives in Museology and Museum Anthropology. The virtual symposium will take place March 25-26, 2022, and will provide opportunities for participants to share their research in a supportive environment with fellow scholars and professionals.

The symposium will be held virtually on Zoom. Papers can be submitted individually or as organized panels. Individually submitted papers will be organized into thematic panels. Each paper should be no longer than 15 minutes long; organized panels are provided a total of 75 minutes (4 papers + Q&A). Two papers selected for excellence by the CMA board will be awarded prizes of $500 each.

 To submit: Please submit proposals with the following information to by December 31, 2021.


Email address

Bio (100 words or less, including institutional affiliation if applicable, job title/student status)

Paper title

Abstract (250 words or less)  

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