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.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Recent Stuff: Conference Alerts and other bits and pieces...part 3

Both from ArtLine:

TELLING STORIES
A series of symposia to be held at Loughborough University School of Art & Design

Cinematic Essay: Friday Feb 9th 2007

Theories and Criticism: Friday 20th April 2007 - deadline for proposals extended to December 31st

Objects and Narratives: Friday 21st September 2007 ­ deadline for proposals 31st March

New modes of critical writing are challenging conventional expectations of meaning and objectivity through narrative/counter-narrative, authorial presence, style, language, and rhetoric. This development is also present inthe visual arts. This series of symposia will examine the manner and structure of narration across a range of contemporary art practices (e.g.art object, film, photography, criticism). A programme of symposia, screenings, performances, and events will address these preoccupations.Keynote speakers include Martha Buskirk (Montserrat College of Art), Stuart Brisley (artist), John Kear (University of Kent), Yve Lomax (Royal Collegeof Art), Jane Rendell (Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL).

Further details can be obtained from Jane Tormey j.tormey@lboro.ac.uk or Dr Gillian Whiteley g.whiteley@lboro.ac.uk

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The Arts and Humanities Data Service (Visual Arts) is running a one-yea rresearch project which aims to map advanced digital imaging technologies to the needs of researchers in the visual arts. The project is called The Hunt for Submarines in Classical Art. It is funded by the Arts and Humanities ResearchCouncil (AHRC) and based at the Farnham campus of the University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester.You can have your say about art historians’ needs by filling in the online questionnaire at http://www.vads.ahds.ac.uk/submarines-ah.html.Whilst the benefits of digital imaging in the fields of conservation and scientific analysis have been apparent for some time, the advantages that digital imaging can bring to other forms of art-historical research are lesswell-known. For many researchers, it is very difficult to find out about the latest technologies, and how to secure access to them. Equally, scientists may well develop technologies which could benefit research, but be completely unaware of how researchers could exploit them. The project aims to bridge this gap by producing a report and a database which will make a series of connections between these two spheres.If you are a researcher in art history or a related field (e.g. design history,history of architecture, etc.), we would like to hear from you, whether or not you use digital imaging technologies in your research, and whether or not you think it might help you in your research in the future - it will be just as important for us to know that there are no art historical needs as it will be to know that there are many.All the data we receive will be anonymous, unless you decide to tell us your name and e-mail address so that we can send you news of the project’s findings, or let you know if we come across any technologies which we think might help you. We will not use the addresses we gather for any other purpose, although we may use comments submitted in our report and other material, where they will remain anonymous. We may also share anonymous comments with the Methods Network,http://www.methodsnetwork.ac.uk,/ who are working on similar issues.

For more information about the project as a whole, please go tohttp://www.ahds.ac.uk/visualarts/projects/submarines/
Thank you for your time – we look forward to reading your thoughts!

Dr Rupert Shepherd
Researcher, The Hunt for Submarines in Classical Art
AHDS Visual Arts
University College for the Creative Arts at Farnham
Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, U.K.T +44 (0)1252 892721 F +44 (0)1252 892725E rupert@vads.ahds.ac.uk
http://www.ahds.ac.uk/visualarts/projects/submarines/

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