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, December 01, 2006

Round-up of Conference Alerts

Here's a quick round-up of conference announcements from (see sidebar for link). Some may have appeared before on The Attic, but I think most of them are new:

Upheavals of Memory: Defining, Imagining, Creating, Contesting
27 to 28 April 2007
Dublin, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Contact name: Organizing committee

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 identity, memory, and meaning

Organized by: UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 16 February 2007

Heritage and the Environment
20 to 23 June 2007
Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom
Contact name: Professor Fiona McLean

This conference will examine the relationship of people and the environment. It is multidisciplinary in scope, covering all aspects of heritage, from natural to cultural and tangible to intangible.

Organized by: Sabhal Mor Ostaig and Glasgow Caledonian University
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 19 January 2007

International Symposium on Studies on Historical Heritage
17 to 21 September 2007
Antalya, Turkey
Contact name: Organizing Committee
Organized by: Yildiz Technical University, Research Centre for Preservation of Historical Heritage
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 26 January 2007

'Fear of the Unknown': Can gallery interpretation help visitors learn about art and material culture?
13 to 15 March 2008
London, United Kingdom
Contact name: Adult Learning

This conference will address the question of how gallery interpretation can help visitors learn about art and material culture, presenting new research and opening up debate about the role of interpretation.

Organized by: Victoria & Albert Museum
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 23 February 2007

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