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, September 03, 2008

CFP: MW2009

MW2009 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Deadline September 30, 2008.

Museums and the Web 2009
the international conference for culture and heritage on-line
April 15-18, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
http://www.archimuse.com/mw2009/

Museums and the Web addresses the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science and heritage on-line. Taking an international perspective, the MW program reviews and analyzes the issues and impacts of networked cultural, natural and scientific heritage.

Proposals are invited from professionals and researchers in all areas actively exploring the creation, on-line presentation and use of cultural, scientific and heritage content, and its re-use and evaluation.

The bibliography of past MW papers (all on-line since 1997) can be searched at http://conference.archimuse.com/researchForum/

* PROPOSAL FORM *
On-line proposal submission is required. Use the form at http://www.archimuse.com/mw2009/papers/mw2009.proposalForm.html

Please co-ordinate your proposals with your collaborators. Multiple proposals about the same project will not be accepted.

Proposals are peer-reviewed individually by an International Program Committee; full sessions are rarely accepted. Proposals for sessions should be submitted as individual papers with a covering note. The committee may choose to accept some papers and not others.

* DEADLINES *
Proposals due September 30, 2008
- for papers, workshops, mini-workshops + professional forums (written paper required by Jan. 31, 2009)

Proposals due December 31, 2008
- for demonstrations (written paper optional)

* PROGRAM SUGGESTIONS *
The Museums and the Web program is built from the ground up, from your proposals. Add your ideas to the on-line discussion at http://conference.archimuse.com/forum/mw2009_ideas

* NEED FURTHER DETAILS? *
Review the MW2009 Call for Participation on-line at
http://www.archimuse.com/mw2009/call.html

Contact the MW2009 Conference Co-Chairs
David Bearman + Jennifer Trant, Archives & Museum Informatics
mw2009@archimuse.com

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