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, November 22, 2008

CFP: Location/Dislocation

From H-ArtHist:


California State University, Sacramento
Sixth Annual Festival of the Arts Art History Symposium


Symposium date: Saturday, March 21, 2009

Proposal deadline: January 16, 2009

We invite 300-word proposals for 20-minute lectures on the theme of "location and dislocation" in the history of art. The symposium is open to a wide range of historical and contemporary topics on the placement and displacement of artists, identities, artworks, texts, collections, and cultures. "Location" is broadly defined as geographic, temporal, racial, sexual, virtual, invented, or actual. We welcome proposals from historians and theorists of early modern, modern, and contemporary art of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas with research interests in architecture, design, visual culture, and cross-disciplinary studies.

Please email your proposal with a one-paragraph professional biography to or mail them to Elaine O'Brien, Art Department, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6061.

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