A regularly updated list of frequently asked questions.

About the Abstracts

How do I submit an abstract?

Please submit your 300 word abstract via our online platform here: www.universityofbirmingham.submittable.com

Upon submission of your abstract, you will receive an automatic reply to confirm that your abstract has been received. Please check your junk mail folder, because occasionally these emails can be filtered as spam.

What are the guidelines for submitting an abstract?

Please submit a 300 word abstract in word format. Please ensure that your abstract also includes a title and a name. Abstracts should relate to one or more of the themes outlined in the call for papers.

When will I hear about the outcome of my abstract submission?

The final deadline to send an abstract is 11 May 2018. You will receive a response within 4 weeks of the submission deadline.

Please keep an eye on your junk mail or promotions folder (gmail) because occasionally our emails can be filtered as spam.

I have been invited to present my paper at the Conference, will my abstract be listed on the website?

If you have recently received an email from us to confirm your abstract acceptance, your abstract will be uploaded to the web page within two weeks of receiving your invitation.

Abstracts are listed here: Abstracts

Do I need to submit my full paper before the Conference?

We do not require your full paper before the conference. Full papers are due by 31st January 2019.

About the Conference Programme and Presenting a Paper

Where can I find details about the Conference programme and activities?

All announcements about the Conference programme, including keynote speakers, session themes, receptions, social activities and key deadlines will be announced on our Programme page.

I am presenting a paper, how long should my presentation be?

Unless otherwise notified, you will be allocated 20 minutes to present your paper, with a further 10 minutes to take questions. Laptops, projector, and screen will be available in your classroom, and you can load up your presentation in the tea break or lunch break before your session. Please be sure to download any videos/images prior to your presentation, because wifi signal can occasionally be unreliable when a lot of people are accessing the network at the same time.

Do I need to submit my paper or presentation prior to the Conference?

No need to submit anything prior to the conference, you can load up your presentation in the tea break or lunch break before your session. You will be asked to submit your full paper by a specified date after the conference, to ensure that it is included in the proceedings.

Registering for the Conference

What are the Conference fees?

  • Earlybird Rate (deadline 11 June): £235 per person
  • Junior Researcher Rate: £180* per person
  • Full Rate (applicable after 11 June earlybird deadline): £285 per person

Please see our registration page for a full list of what the fees include.

What do the conference fees include?

Registration fees include:

  • Free transport to and from the Villa Decius (conference venue) for the duration of the conference
  • An invitation to the conference opening and keynote session, hosted at the Tempel Synagogue in Kazimierz (3 September)
  • Access to all conference panel sessions and presentations (3-7 September)
  • An invitation to the Welcome Reception at Wielopolski Palace, hosted by the City of Krakow (3 September)
  • All lunches and tea breaks for the duration of the conference
  • A choice of free afternoon study visits to Kazimierz or the Old Town, ending with a special visit to the Galicia Jewish Museum. (5 September)
  • Exclusive access to specially designed pre/post conference tours organised by the Galicia Jewish Museum.
  • Plus more to be announced!

I am presenting a paper with my co-author, who will also attend the Conference. Do we pay for one registration fee or two?

Registration fees are ‘per person’. If you are presenting a paper with a co-author, and both authors are attending, both are required to register for the Conference.

What are the requirements to qualify for a Junior Researcher Rate?

Junior Researcher Rate is applicable to those studying for their PhD or engaged in postgraduate education in academia or toward a qualification in the public sector. You may be required to provide a letter from your supervisor/institution to confirm your status.

How do I register for the Conference?

Visit our ‘Registration’ page and click the registration link at the end of the page.

This will take you through to our secure online shop at the University of Birmingham where you will be prompted to complete the registration details and pay via a secure credit or debit card transaction.

I can’t pay by card, is there another way? 

If you need an alternative payment method, please email Hannah Stretton heritageconference@contacts.bham.ac.uk, who will be happy to help.

About the Conference venue

Where is the Conference venue? 

The Conference Opening Session on the morning of Monday 3 September will take place at the Tempel Synagogue in Kazimierz. Miodowa 24, 30-001 Kraków.  (Map)

The rest of the Conference will take place at the Villa Decius.

28 Lipca 1943 Roku 17a, 30-233 Kraków, Poland

How do I get to the Conference Venue?

Please click here for details of our free bus to the Conference Venue, and public transport to the Conference Veue

Getting here and places to stay

What are the visa requirements for visiting Poland?

As each country is different when it comes to visa requirements, we ask that you check this information on your government’s travel website, and seek advice from your institute or organisation. Some visas can take up to three months to process and will require an invitation letter to the Conference.

If you require a visa to enter Poland, please send the following details to heritageconference@contacts.bham.ac.uk

  • Your full name as it appears on your passport:
  • Nationality:
  • Date of Birth:
  • Passport Number:
  • Passport Type:
  • Home/Mobile Number:
  • Email Address:
  • A scanned copy of your passport


Will the Conference papers be published?

All papers presented at the Conference and subsequently submitted after the event (by 31st January 2019) in accordance with the publishing guidelines* will be included in the official Conference Proceedings.

Discussions are ongoing with publishers regarding journal publication opportunities. Further details will be announced on this page. Please note that inclusion in the Conference Proceedings does not preclude publication of your paper elsewhere.

*Publishing guidelines will be announced shortly.