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.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

CFP/Submissions: SPECIAL ISSUE ON Things That Move: The Material World of Tourism and

From H-Material Culture:

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

SPECIAL ISSUE ON Things That Move: The Material World of Tourism and Travel
/seconds - http://www.slashseconds.org/ - is an online publishing and curation project reflecting contemporary art and its research. Initiated and edited by Derek Horton and Peter Lewis, /seconds is designed by Graham Hibbert, has an international editorial and advisory board of academics, artists and curators.

/seconds is published every three months and comprises text (including creative as well as academic writing), visual material (including moving image) and sound-based work. The content, format and style of /seconds locates it in a hybrid territory between academic research, curatorial strategies and contemporary art practices.


Issue 06, to be published in July 2007, will be a collaboration with The Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change to mark the international conference: Things That Move: The Material World of Tourism and Travel(Leeds, UK, on the 19th to 23rd July) - go to: http://www.tourism-culture.com

We welcome submissions in visual form, text and sound which critique and challenge the relationships between tourism, travel and objects. Themes in which we are interested include:

* Desire and envy in the world of tourist souvenirs;
* Emphemerality of tourist sites;
* Conjectures of place / dislocation through hotel lobbies and airports;
* Angst and ambiguity in the objects of travel;
* Fear of deckchairs;
* Travelling without things;
* Worlds through sunglasses;
* Indulgence in the materials of the foreign;
* Textures of and in travel.

PLEASE SEND ANY MATERIAL TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SUBMISSION, OR ANY OTHER QUERIES, BY EMAIL TO derekhorton@mac.com (NOT to the submissions address found on the '/seconds' site).

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