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 01, 2006

Workshop: Books, Scrapbooks and Albums

This might be of interest (something else I received from Art Line today):

Books, Scrapbooks and Albums
A One Day Workshop
Saturday 4 November 2006
10.00-6.00

Convened byThe Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies at the Institute of English Studies, Senate HouseUniversity of London (room ST274/5)

Speakers: Lucy Peltz, Sarah Davison, Brian Maidment, Patrizia di Bello,Vicky Mills, Esther Leslie

Themes: material and visual cultures of books and collecting;extra-illustration or grangerizing; scrapbooking; album-making; binding andunbinding; cutting and pasting; the tactile and visual dimensions of books, scrapbooks, albums; books as collections, paper museums, things;bibliophilia and bibliomania.

Registration: £30; concessions: £20; postgraduates can apply for a subsidy to cover registration

Registration & Registration enquiries: ies@sas.ac.uk Further info:l.cale@bbk.ac.uk

Books, Scrapbooks and Albums
4 November 2006
Institute of English Studies, London (room ST274/5)

Draft Programme

9.30-10.00 Registration

10.00-10.15 Opening Remarks

10.15-12.00 Extra-Illustration
Lucy Peltz (National Portrait Gallery), ŒHydra-Headed Monsters: portrait print collecting and the rise of extra-illustration in the late eighteenthc entury. Sarah Davison (Oxford) on Max Beerbohm's Extra-illustrated books

12.00-12.30 Preliminary perusal of scrapbooks & albums on display. In preparation for this workshop participants are encouraged to read Patriziadi Bellos' article on Mrs Birkbecks' Album (available online at http://www.19.bbk.ac.uk/BackIssuePage.htm)

12.30-1.45 Lunch (own arrangements)

1.45-3.30 Scrapbooking and Album-making
Brian Maidment (Salford), 'Scraps and the Print Trade 1820-1840' Patrizia di Bello (Birkbeck), 'Scrapbooks and albums: visual, tactile and interdisciplinary objects Mike Baron (Birkbeck), ŒResponse: Manuscript albums of the 1820s: a literary perspective

3.30-4.00 Break (further chance to peruse scrapbooks and album)

4.00-5.30 Books in Fiction, Theory, Comic Strip
Vicky Mills (Birkbeck), on Bibliophilia and Bibliomania
Esther Leslie (Birkbeck), ŒFrom Childhood to Hell: Image-Text in Blake,
Benjamin, Alan Moore: Writing in Images

5.30-6.00 Discussion and Conclusion
Dr Patrizia Di Bello LecturerSchool of History of Art, Film and Visual Media

Birkbeck College 43 Gordon SquareLondon WC1 0PD p.dibello@bbk.ac.uk

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