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, February 16, 2007

Colloquium: Heritage, Housing and Home

'Valuing the Historic Environment' is a new, cross disciplinary research cluster for the discussion of frameworks of value in relation to the preservation of historic environments. The cluster will meet at three one day colloquia to take place between January and July 2007 and on an online discussion board, available from the cluster www http://www.le.ac.uk/ms/contactus/valhistenvir.html. Detailed notes documenting the discussion at each colloquium will also be available from the cluster www. We aim for the activities of this cluster to lead to further research connections, collaborations, opportunities and outputs, with the potential to influence academic debate and policy formulation.The second colloquium associated with this cluster takes place on the 20th April 2007. The main focus of the colloquium is 'Heritage, Housing and Home'.

There are a limited number of places available, there is no cost to attend but we are not normally able to pay expenses. It would be usefu lif expressions of interest in attending could briefly describe how the person's experience will enable them to make a significant contribution to debate in the colloquia. The closing date for expressions of interest in attendance for Colloquium 2 is 23/03/07.

There are a limited number of places available, there is no cost to attend but we are not normally able to pay expenses. It would be useful if expressions of interest in attending could briefly describe how the persons experience will enable them to make a significant contribution to debate in the colloquia. The closing date for expressions of interest in attendance for Colloquium 2 is 23/03/07.

Colloquia details are as follows:
20th April 2007- Heritage, Housing and Home

Keynotes: Professor Peter Malpass, School of Housing & Urban Studies:
'Your house, my home, whose heritage?'

Other Speakers: John Pendlebury, Tim Townshend and Rose Gilroy: 'Social
Housing as Heritage, a case-study of Byker'

David Adshead, Head Curator & Architectural Historian, National Trust,
to speak on the 'modest domestic environments of the Trust', title to be
announced

Location: University of Newcastle

You can find further details about the research cluster at
http://www.le.ac.uk/ms/contactus/valhistenvir.html

1 comment:

Amy (aka 'Attic') said...

Just a quick comment. If you're a regular reader you will have seen my post about the last colloquium in this series, 'Heritage and the Recent Past'. I would really urge you take part - it was a really useful day. But, to reiterate the original post, places are limited. So, get to it!