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.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Conference Alert: Exhibiting Antiquity

From the museum & society listserv:


18th/19th September 2008
Birkbeck, University of London

What place does the exhibited object have in the reception of classical antiquity?

What is at stake in acquiring such objects, in displaying them, in viewing them, in the museum and beyond? This two-day international conference (generously supported by the British Academy) will bring together those working on classical reception studies and English literature, as well as art historians, museologists, curators, archaeologists and intellectual historians to discuss the part played by the display of objects in the reception of the classical world from the eighteenth century to the present.

Confirmed speakers include: Elizabeth Prettejohn, Kenneth Lapatin, Caroline Vout, Athena Leoussi, Stefano-Maria Evangelista, Debbie Challis, Michael Hatt, Katherine Harloe, Alain Schnapp.

For further details and to make a booking, please see the conference website:

Organisers: Catharine Edwards, Kate Nichols, Luisa Calè

1 comment:

Katharine Edgar said...

I'm going to this, if anyone else is thinking of going and wants to travel down together.