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

Okay, so I know I said I wasn't going to 'blog' for a while, but I've been getting loads of conference alerts and CFPs recently (and I'm feeling MUCH less harrassed now I've worked my way through a 'to do' list over the last couple of days), so thought I should update you all. There's so much, it's going to take a couple or three posts. Here goes...

From H-Museum:

The Feminist Future: Theory and Practice in the Visual Arts
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
January 26 - 27, 2007

This symposium addresses critical questions surrounding the relationship between art and gender, bringing together international leaders in contemporary art, art history, and related disciplines. After the activism of the 1960s and '70s, and the revisionist critiques of the 1980s and '90s, this symposium examines ways in which gender is currently addressed by artists, museums and the academy, and its future role in art practice and scholarship.

Keynote speakers:
Lucy R. Lippard, writer and activist
Anne Wagner, Professor of Modern Art, Department of History of Art,University of California, Berkeley

Panelists:
Ute Meta Bauer, Associate Professor and Director of the Visual Arts Program, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Connie Butler, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings, The Museum of Modern Art
Beatriz Colomina, Professor of Architecture and Director of the Program in Media and Modernity, Princeton University
Valie Export, artist
Coco Fusco, artist and Associate Professor, Columbia University School of the Arts
Guerrilla Girls, Frida Kahlo and Kathe Kollwitz, two founding members of the feminist activist group
Salah Hassan, Professor of Art History and Director of African Studies and Research Center, Cornell University
David Joselit, Professor and Chair, Department of History of Art, Yale University
Geeta Kapur, independent critic and curator, New Delhi
Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture and Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University
Richard Meyer,
Katherine Stein Sachs CW'69 and Keith L. Sachs W'67 VisitingProfessor, Department of History of Art, University of Pennsylvania
Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator of Exhibitions, Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University
Wangechi Mutu, artist
Griselda Pollock, Professor of the Social and Critical Histories of Art andDirector of Centre for Cultural Analysis, History and Theory, University ofLeeds

Respondents:
Catherine de Zegher, curator and art historian
Linda Nochlin,
Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art, Institute ofFine Arts, New York University

Tickets (per day: $12; Museum members $10; students and seniors $5) can be purchased at the Museum lobby information desk and the Film and Media desk.Tickets are also available online at www.moma.org/thinkmodern. An infrared sound amplification system is available for all programs held in the Titus Theaters. The Feminist Future is made possible by The Modern Women's Fund.
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The Feminist Future Symposium Scholarships
DEADLINE: Monday, November 27, 5:30 p.m. ESTA limited number of stipends to help offset the costs of traveling to attend MoMA's The Feminist Future symposium will be offered to qualified undergraduate and graduate students. Only students traveling from outside the New York/Connecticut/New Jersey tri-state area are eligible. Stipends $500 for students traveling within the United States and Canada (outside ofthe tri-state area), plus one complimentary ticket to both days of thes ymposium$1000 for students traveling internationally (outside the United States andCanada), plus one complimentary ticket to both days of the symposium

Please apply by e-mail to Alexandra_Schwartz@moma.org by Monday, November 27, at 5:30 p.m. EST.Your application must include: A letter of interest from you, outlining how attending the symposium would benefit your studies; your resume or curriculum vitae; a letter of recommendation from an academic adviser or department chair at your home institution. (This recommendation must be emailed directly from the referee to Alexandra_Schwartz@moma.org.) You will be notified of decisions by mid-December. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. No phone calls, please.

Alexandra Schwartz
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019
Tel. 212.333.1154
Fax 212.333.1120
Email Alexandra_Schwartz@moma.org
http://www.moma.org

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From H-ArtHist:

Open Call for Papers
Inferno is a journal that prides itself on the publication of original and innovative research being undertaken by postgraduates across the world. For this issue we invite papers from the disciplines of Art History andMuseum and Gallery Studies on any topic, from all periods and all geographical areas. Shorter notices, exhibition reviews and pieces relating to museum or conservation issues within this subject are also sought.

Articles should be a maximum of 5000 words (including all footnotes) and should be submitted in English. Closing date: 31 January 2007. Articles may be submitted as e-mail attachments in a WORD format to: inferno@st-andrews.ac.uk or by post to: Inferno Editors, School of Art History, University of St Andrews, 9 The Scores, St Andrews, KY16 9AR, Scotland. For further information see our website: http://www-ah.st-andrews.ac.uk/inferno/

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