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.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

CFP/Publications: Material Culture Review

From H-Material Culture:

Call for Submissions:

Material Culture Review invites submission of new research from the field of material culture including, cultural history, public history, art history, geography, archaeology, anthropology, architecture and intangible cultural heritage. The editors encourage submissions from graduate students and scholars at any phase of their professional career, professionals and historians from the art and museum world and from independent scholars with an interest in material culture.

The editors are currently interested in developing theme issues around the following topics:

Labour and Material Culture
Religious Material Culture
Needle Work: Knitting, Embroidery and Crocheting
Material Culture of Agriculture
First Nations Material Culture
Intangible Cultural Heritage
Inventorying Culture
Cultural Tourism
The Virtual Museum
Vernacular Architecture

We would welcome expressions of interest in guest editing an issue relating to any of the aforementioned themes.

MCR is distributed to more than 250 universities, research institutes, museums and libraries, in thirty countries. Submission information and guidelines can be found on-line at

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