The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

A compendium of calls for papers and alerts

Have received a couple of alerts that may be of interest.

From Artline:


FAST FORWARD: Art History, Curation and Practice After Media
Thursday 9 - Friday 10 November 2006

- PROGRAMME - Since its foundation in 1985 CHArt has closely followed the extraordinary developments in arts computing that have taken place over nearly two decades. The twenty-second CHArt conference will reflect upon the unprecedented ways that media, particularly 'new media', are transforming our understanding of the world and of ourselves. The CHArt 2006 program addresses the possibilities and challenges of these changes, as they affect visual culture.

See the conference website for details of programme and booking form:

Bookings made before 13 October 2006 will be entitled to a discount.


From the Ethnomuseums listserv:

New Researchers in Maritime History Conference 2007

At the

National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Discovery Quay

Friday, 9th March and Saturday, 10th March 2007

The fifteenth New Researchers in Maritime History Conference sponsored by the Society for Nautical Research and the British Commission for Maritime History will be hosted by the award winning National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

The conference provides an opportunity for those who have recently become engaged in academic or private research into maritime or naval history to present a paper to a supportive audience of maritime historians and independent scholars

Proposals are invited for 20-minute presentations. Priority will be given to papers based on archive or other primary source material, and to applicants who do not yet have a substantial record of academic publication. Please send an abstract in the form of a one–page summary and another page giving details of the sources utilised. Plus a brief biographical note and contact details, including e-mail address.

Deadline for proposals for papers 10 November 2006
To register an interest in presenting a paper or to ensure you are on the mailing list for this event e-mail or write to

Helen Doe
Centre for Maritime Historical Studies
University of Exeter
Amory Building
Rennes Drive
Devon EX4 4RJ

All proposals will be considered and will be replied to by email by 30th November.

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