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, July 26, 2008

Publication/CFP: Material Culture Review

From H-Material Culture:

Material Culture Review / Revue de la culture materielle (MCR) is Canada’s leading journal for the study of material culture. MCR seeks to provide a venue for refereed articles and reports encompassing a range of approaches to interpret culture through an analysis of people’s relationships with their material world. It is our intention to expand the journal to a global audience. Graduate students and scholars at any phase of their professional career, professionals and historians from the art and museum world, and independent scholars with an interest in material culture are encouraged to submit. The scope of the publication is wide and includes new research from many fields of material culture including, cultural history, art history, archaeology, anthropology and architecture. More specifically, current editors are interested in developing themes around:

- labour and material culture
- religious material culture
- agricultural material culture
- intangible cultural heritage
- First Nations material culture
- cultural tourism
- inventorying culture
- virtual museums
- vernacular architecture

Managed by the Center for Cape Breton Studies at Cape Breton University, manuscripts are published in either of Canada’s official languages—French or English—with abstracts in both languages.

MCR is distributed to over 250 universities, libraries, research institutions, and museums in fifteen countries.

For more information, please visit or contact:

Marie MacSween
Material Culture Review
Revue de la culture matérielle
Cape Breton University
PO Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, Nova Scotia, B1P 6L2
Telephone 902.563.1990
Fax 902.563.1910

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