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.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

CFP: Visualizing Culture: The Politics of Community and Citizenship in Asia

From H-Material Culture:

Visualizing Culture: The Politics of Community and Citizenship in Asia

This panel for the 2007 AAA meetings seeks papers that broadly explore the relationship between the visual and claims for citizenship by marginalized communities in Asia.


While studies on the politics of citizenship have traditionally focused on participation in civic and state-sponsored activities, the influence of the arts and visual cultures in conferring a sense of belonging remains to be addressed. The intersection of visual culture and citizenship can be harnessed to offer a particular vantage point to analyze the links between access to state representation, power,and capital for marginalized communities. Papers that also engage with citizenship in relation to globalization are particularly welcome.

Please email 250-300 word abstract by Tuesday, March 20th to:

Ritu G.Khanduri: prgk@mail.utexas.edu and Jennifer Esperanza: esperanj@southwestern.edu

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