We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the international conference Collect & Connect: Archives and Collections in a Digital Age (deadline 28th September). The conference will be held at Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden from 23-24 November 2020 although it is anticipated that most participants will attend online with the current restrictions. The aims of this international conference which officially concludes the NWO/Brill Creative Industries Project Making Sense of Illustrated Handwritten Archives are twofold. First, to present results of finished and original research in the field of digitized archives and natural and cultural heritage collections. Second, to promote exchange and discussion between researchers and heritage professionals in the field of digital natural and cultural heritage. Next to specialized paper presentations, the conference will also entail a variety of interactive formats (e.g., round tables or demos). Six to eight papers presented at the conference are expected to be selected for publication in the ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH). All positively reviewed papers shall be submitted as proceedings volume to CEUR-WS.org for online publication. Confirmed keynote speakers are:

Further details are available from the conference website.