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.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

CFP: Early Modern Women and Material Culture

From H-Asia:

Call for Submissions: Forum II: Early Modern Women and Material Culture
From: emwjournal


*Forum II: Early Modern Women and Material Culture

Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal (EMWJ) invites submissions to an interdisciplinary Forum Early Modern Women and Material Culture, slated for publication in Volume IV (2009). Contributors to the forum will explore the nature of the material culture of early modern women and girls from different socioeconomic levels and from regions across the globe. Which objects - garments, manuscripts, jewelry, toys, housewares, tools, furniture, and musical instruments - - did they own or use? How did such objects construct identity, strengthen social ties, teach social or economic roles, or perform other cultural functions? What objects were commonly associated with women and girls? What unusual objects did they own or use? Were specific objects associated with certain times in a woman's life, certain places, or particular rituals? What values, ideas, and assumptions were linked to the material culture of women and girls?

Submissions should be 1300 words in length (plus footnotes). Building on such recent exhibitions as the Victoria and Albert Museum's /At Home in Renaissance Italy /(2006) and on such recent books as Jacqueline Musacchio's /Art and Ritual of Childbirth in Renaissance Italy /(1999) and/ /Ann Rosalind Jones and Peter Stallybrass's /Renaissance Clothing and the Materials of Memory/ (2001)/, /contributions may focus on a single object or group of objects that still exist, or on references to objects in images, literary texts, or archival documents. Submissions that explore a range of socioeconomic groups and regions across the globe are especially welcome.

The deadline for forum submissions is *October 31, 2008.*

Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies
Taliaferro Hall 0139
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-7727 USA,

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