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.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Announcement: New Edition of Exposition and Worlds' Fairs Bibliography, 1851-2005

From H-ArtHist:

New Edition of Exposition and World's Fairs Bibliography, 1851-2005

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the availability of the new and improved "International Exhibitions, Expositions Universelles and World's Fairs,1851-2005: A Bibliography." This is the third edition of the most current and complete bibliography of secondary sources on international expositions anywhere, whether online or in print. You will find the expanded bibliography here

On the same web site, you will also find lists of exposition films and fiction, for your reference.

In addition, we would like to announce that the two major web-based world's fair bibliographies (ours and the one from the Smithsonian InstitutionLibraries), are about to be merged into one comprehensive, fully indexed,searchable online bibliography which will be made available in the nearfuture. As soon as it is complete and fully functional, we will send out a widespread announcement. Judging from people's responses in the past, the bibliography has been a tremendously useful resource to researchers, students and scholars. We hope to keep it as vital and up-to-date in the future, with your help. Please send any comments, questions, suggestions, or additions to the bibliography to Alexander Geppert and Jean Coffey at

Yours sincerely,

Alexander Geppert, Jean Coffey and Tammy LauFreie Universität Berlin/California State University, Fresno

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