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, February 17, 2008

New publication: Designing Modern Childhoods

From H-Material Culture:

Rutgers University Press is pleased to announce the publication of 'Designing Modern Childhoods:History, Space, and the Material Culture of Children' edited by Marta Gutman and Ning de Coninck-Smith. In Designing Modern Childhoods, architectural historians, social historians, social scientists, and architects examine the history and design of places and objects such as schools, hospitals, playgrounds, houses, cell phones, snowboards, and even the McDonald's Happy Meal. Special attention is given to how children use and interpret the spaces, buildings, and objects that are part of their lives, becoming themselves creators and carriers of culture.

Contributors include Annmarie Adams, Harriot Beazley, Helene Brembeck, Anne-Marie Chatelet, Olav Christensen, Alison J. Clarke, Ning de Coninck-Smith, Anene Cusins-Lewer, Paula S. Fass, Julia Gatley, John R. Gillis, Rebecca Ginsburg, Peter Gossage, Marta Gutmn, Marry S. Hoffschwelle, Mizuko Ito, Kristine Juul, Zeynep Kezer, Roy Kozlovsky, David C. Sloane, and Abigail A. Van Slyck.

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