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, October 29, 2008

Facebook for Academics

Thanks to our correspondent 'Down Under' (Hey Jeanette!), I've recently joined up to Academic.edu, which can - as this title suggests - be best described as a Facebook for academics. When you sign up to your University and Department network, you add your academic interests, and other info such as publications, CV, websites, etc., the idea being that you can search for and network with academics in other institutions (world-wide) researching similar areas. Although it's early days (and the site is still a little slow and awkward), Academic.edu looks like it could prove to be a very useful tool. Looking forward to meeting you all there very soon!

2 comments:

J said...

See, but this lacks all the benefits of Facebook, like the ability stalk your exes, and have silly status updates! ;-)

Amy said...

Absolutely! ;)