CfP: Missionary Activities and East-Asian Collections (Online symposium)

Date of event:   10/04/2021 − 10/04/2021

Title: Missionary Activities and East-Asian Collections
Duration: 20-21 May 2021
Organizers: Science and Research Centre Koper; Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana; Regional Museum of Celje
Deadline: 10 April 2021

We would like to invite you to participate in an online symposium, inspired by a rare museum object, a late 19th century missionary scroll from the Regional Museum of Celje, Slovenia. The scroll, which has been kept in storage since its confiscation from an unknown owner in 1940s is now finally restored, digitalized, and further developed into an online presentation. It will be physically put on display in the museum for the first time this May along with other Asian objects from the same collection. As a scholarly part of this exhibition an online symposium will take place on May 20th and 21st. The symposium will be divided into three subtopics:

  • Catholic missions in East Asia and related collecting practices;
  • Jesuits in Shanghai, Xujiahui and Tushanwan;
  • Missionary collections in Slovenia and the 1945 confiscation.

We also welcome presentations of your research projects or initiatives connected with the above-mentioned topics. The presentations will be 15 minutes long with a following 5-minute discussion. The schedule will be made to fit the time zones of the participants as comfortably as possible.

Please send us an abstract of up to 300 words before April 10 to For a complete CfP in PDF please see here.