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.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

CFP: Upheavals of Memory: Defining, Imagining, Creating, Contesting

From H-Museum:

Call For Papers
Upheavals of Memory: Defining, Imagining, Creating, Contesting
Humanities Institute, University College Dublin
27-28 April 2007

The aim of this two-day conference is to examine the discourses in which memory is defined, imagined, created, and contested. The focus of the event is to examine the identical, oppositional, complementary, and contradictory boundaries of the powers of remembrance across various disciplines. This event focuses on the overarching theme of the initial HII research programme, Identity, Memory and Meaning in the Twenty-First Century, by tangling the issue of the upheavals of memory from a variety of intersecting discourses including, but not limited to, philosophy, psychology,anthropology, archaeology, sociology, language, literature, linguistics, history, art history, classical studies, film studies, geography, and music. The intention here is to draw together contributions from the wider spectrum of the academic circle in a way that will initiate and foster further fertile research, creative expression, and meaningful collaboration.

For further information, see The conference language will be English, and each paper will be allotted twenty minutes of presentation time. Abstracts of 250 words should be e-mailed to The deadline for submission is Friday, February 16th 2007.

UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland
International Postgraduate Conference
The Humanities Institute of Ireland is funded under the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI), administered by the HEA.

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