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.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Publication: The Public Historian

From H-Museum:

The Public Historian
Volume: 29, Number: 1 Winter 2007
http://caliber.ucpress.net/toc/tph/29/1

Responses to Presidential Libraries: Programs, Policies, and the Public
Interest 5

Across the Great Divide
RANDOLPH BERGSTROM 9

American Memory, Culture Wars, and the Challenge of Presenting Science and
Technology in a National Museum
ROGER D. LAUNIUS 13

Burying Atomic History: The Mound Builders of Fernald and Weldon Spring
JASON KRUPAR 31

Kitchen Conversations: Democracy in Action at the Lower East Side Tenement
Museum
RUTH J. ABRAM 59

"A Wealth of Historical Interest": The Medical Artifact Collection at the
University of Western Ontario
MICHELLE A. HAMILTON, REBECCA WOODS 77


Reviews

Presidential Temples: How Memorials and Libraries Shape Public Memory by
BENJAMIN HUFBAUER. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2006; xvii +207
pp., illustrations, notes, bibliography, index; clothbound, $35.00.
DOUGLAS W. KNOX 93

Urban Memory: History and Amnesia in the Modern City edited by MARK CRINSON.
New York: Routledge Press, 2005; xxi +225 pp., illustrations, notes, index;
paperbound, $44.95.
LEE M. A. SIMPSON 95

The British Slave Trade and Public Memory by ELIZABETH KOWALESKI WALLACE.
New York: Columbia University Press, 2006; xiii +248 pp., notes, index;
paperbound, $27.50.
JAMES WALVIN 97

National Parks and the Woman's Voice: A History (updated version) by POLLY
WELTS KAUFMAN. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2006; xxxviii
+312 pp., illustrations, notes, bibliographic essay, index; paperbound,
$22.95.
VIVIEN E. ROSE 99

"Atomic Platters: Cold War Music From the Golden Age of Homeland Security"
by BILL GEERHART and KEN SITZ. Hambergen, Germany: Bear Family Records,
2005; 291 pp., illustrations, bibliography; clothbound, $195.00.
PATRICK K. MOORE 101

Recording Oral History: A Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences (2nd
ed.) by VALERIE RALEIGH YOW. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press, 2005; xvi +398 pp.,
appendices, index; clothbound, $75.00.
SUSAN DOUGLASS YATES 103

The Archaeology of Liberty in an American Capital: Excavations in Annapolis
by MARK P. LEONE. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005; xxvi + 327
pp., illustrations, appendix, index; clothbound, $39.95.
ANNA S. AGBE-DAVIES 104

Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, Corinth, Mississippi. National Park
Service. WOODY HARRELL, Superintendent, Shiloh National Military Park.
JOHN R. NEFF 107

VOAHA: The Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive. SHERNA BERGER GLUCK and KAYE
BRIEGEL, project directors. A collaborative project of Academic Computing
Services, the College of Liberal Arts, and the University Library at
California State University, Long Beach
www.csulb.edu/voaha
LINDA SHOPES 111

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