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.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Conference Alert: Traditions and Transformations

From the icme listserv:

Traditions and Transformations: Tourism, Heritage and Cultural Change in the Middle East and North Africa Region

4 - 7 April 2009, Amman, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

We are pleased to send you the link to a brochure for the above event which outlines the programme as it presently stands:

We hope that you will agree that we have put together a fascinating conference which, as well as providing an important forum for research, also allows you to network with a truly international group of academics and professionals involved with tourism, culture and heritage. The conference will also allow delegates to see at first hand some of the issues being discussed in Jordan.

We would recommend that you register for the conference as soon as possible to avail yourself of the 'early bird' registration rate. The registration form can be downloaded at

Please check on the conference web pages for updates -

For any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact us via email at

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