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, April 20, 2008

Seminar: Rethinking museums, memorials and monuments

From H-Museum:

We're happy to announce the third in the Cultural Memory Seminar Series for the year 2007-08: "Rethinking museums, memorials and monuments"
Saturday 10th May, 2008, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, Room 274, Stewart House (adjacent to Senate House, University of London)

The speakers:

Dr Mary Stevens (University College London), "Towards the hybrid museum? The aesthetics and politics of the memory of immigration in the Cité nationale de l'histoire de l'immigration".

Dr Beverley Butler (University College London), title tbc

Professor Bill Niven, (Nottingham Trent University) "On the dangers of the abstract in Holocaust memorials".

Dr Richard Benjamin (Head of the International Slavery Museum, Liverpool),"The International Slavery Museum: issues and concerns".

Lunch (own arrangements) is provisionally scheduled for 1 p.m.
All are welcome and there is no fee.


For details on finding the Institute, please see the IGRS website:

The Cultural Memory Seminar Series is co-hosted by the Institute of Germanicand Romance Studies (University of London) and the Raphael Samuel Centre(University of East London). It is organised by Rick Crownshaw (Goldsmiths,University of London), Carrie Hamilton (Roehampton University) and Susannah Radstone (University of East London).

Please contact Rick ( ), Carrie(C.Hamilton@RUS.ROEHAMPTON.AC.UK) or Susannah ( ) for further information.

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