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.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Careers Day

My London-based spy has passed onto me details of a Careers Day organised by the Institute of Historical Research, to be held at Senate House on the 15th March.

The workshop will address working in:
• archiving and records, publishing, academia,researching, TV and historical journalism

Participants include:

• Tristram Hunt, Queen Mary, University of London
• Greg Neale, BBC
• Michael Wood, Independent Journalist
• representatives from Yale University Press and early career historians from Birmingham and Warwick

Both MA and PhD students welcome

Workshop fee: £15.00, includes lunch and refreshments

Venue: Wolfson & Pollard Room, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House
For a full programme and registration form, please visit the IHR Website: or contact Wendy Birch, tel 020 7862 8755,

A limited number of travel bursaries are available. For further details please contact

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