Local Histories & Genealogies in Multicultural Asia

A Satellite Meeting of IFLA WLIC 2018

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When

23 August, 2018

Starting at 9:00 am

Where

U.A.B building hall

Penang, Malaysia

 

 

Welcome to George Town, Penang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

On behalf of the organisers we would like to welcome you to the IFLA Satellite Meeting for Local Histories & Genealogies in Multicultural Asia. The meeting will take place in an early 20th century, U.A.B building on the historic waterfront of George Town, Penang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its historic architecture, intangible heritage and multicultural traditions. People searching for their own genealogies and local histories are constantly dealing with a diversity of languages, complex naming and genealogical traditions, hybrid cultural identities and different religious worldviews within a plural society. We hope that this meeting in such a historic milieu will inspire you to achieve a new relevance in your important work as a librarian and custodian of knowledge about local histories and genealogies.

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