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.

Friday, November 10, 2006

New material culture weblog

From H-Museum (this looks like it could be a really useful resource):

Material World - a new webspace

Material World is an interactive, online hub for contemporary debates, discussion, thinking and research centered on material and visual culture. Material World is the brainchild of scholars working in the anthropology department of University College London and in the anthropology and museum studies departments of New York University, but it aims to create a new international community of academics, students, curators, artists and anyone else with particular interests in material and visual culture.We will use this digital framework to post exhibition, book and other reviews; discuss key topics; develop online reading groups and symposia;post links to images, objects and collections; highlight cutting edge research and fieldwork, conferences, meetings and other events; develop teaching resources and syllabi; and encourage student participation.Please browse the site, and feel free to send content in the form of reviews, outlines of research projects, commentaries, good links, conference announcements and so on. Information regarding submissions can be found on or email

1 comment:

Will Thomson, said...

Thanks for the welcome! We're psyched to be joining this dynamic corner of the web in museum and material culture blogs. In case people wanted to send something and were wondering why it got bounced back, we may have mistakenly written our address. Our current email is Thanks!- Will, from MaterialWorld