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, July 13, 2008

CFP: Sharing Cultures 2009

Sharing Cultures 2009
International Conference on Intangible Heritage
Pico Island – Azores – PORTUGAL
30 May – 1 June 2009

Call for papers now open at:

- Description (short): Sharing Cultures 2009 aims at gathering in an International Conference worldwide experts and scholars on Cultural and Intangible Heritage. One of the main goals of the Conference is to promote significant discussion on these relevant issues, now that the General Assembly of UNESCO approved the Operational Directives and that the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage is fully operational.

The Scope of the Conference is available at:

- Contact person: Sérgio Lira (Prof.),

- Organiser:
Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development
Av. Alcaides de Faria, 377, S.12
4750-106 Barcelos
Telephone: + 351 253 815 037
Fax: + 351 253 824 730

- website of the event:

- Steering Committee:
Brian Osborne, Emeritus Professor, Queen's University
Gregory Ashworth, Professor of Heritage Management and Urban Tourism, University of Grönigen
Tomislav Sola, Director of European Heritage Association, Professor of Museology, University of Zagreb

- Scientific Committee:

- Keynote Speakers (confirmed):
Susan Pearce, Emeritus Professor, University of Leicester (UK) Department of Museum Studies
Andrew Hall, Member ICOMOS International Executive Committee, President ICICH (International Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage)

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