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, October 14, 2007

Symposium: The Politics of Display

From H-ArtHist:

"The Politics of Display"
Symposium in Honor of Neil Harris, Preston and Sterling Morton Professor of History and Art History, The University of Chicago

Saturday, May 3, 2008

The symposium will explore aspects of American culture central to Professor Harris\' own scholarly interests. The symposium will be free but attendees must preregister.

Speakers will include Daniel Bluestone, University of Virginia; Michele H. Bogart, Stony Brook University; Annie Cohen-Solal, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales; Hanna Holborn Gray, University of Chicago; Thomas Hines, University of California, Los Angeles; Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, New York University; T. Jackson Lears, Rutgers University; Sally M. Promey, Yale University; and Nicholas Yablon, University of Iowa.

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