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, October 04, 2008

CFP: Material Culture and Geography

From H-Material Culture:

Call for Papers
Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting
Las Vegas, NV
March 22-27, 2009

Material Culture and Geography
Session Organizers:
Sara Beth Keough, PhD Saginaw Valley State University
Jason Combs, PhD University of Nebraska at Kearney

Sponsored by the Cultural Geography Specialty Group and Material Culture: The Journal of the Pioneer America Society

We are seeking papers that examine any aspect of material culture in a geographic context. For the purpose of this session, material culture is defined as any tangible or artistic aspect of culture. Contributions could include, but are not limited to, papers on folk and popular culture, the visual and performing arts, culture and technology, historical and present-day analyses of human imprint on the landscape, and topics in historic preservation. Regional focus is open, and papers on international topics are welcome.

Interested presenters should register for the meeting and submit an abstract for consideration by October 10th (following the AAG guidelines) to:

Sara Beth Keough ( ) or Jason Combs ( )

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