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 28, 2009
Bosworth Field: Not where you think it is
I love it when people get all up in arms about whether something is "authentic" - it's so much fun ina schadenfreude sort of way to watch them debate what is or isn't real when it comes to heritage. Apparently, Bosworth Field isn't quite where we all thought it was: new research suggests it was 2 miles south-west. Now, your dreams of re-enacting "My horse! My horse! My kingdom for a horse!" will have to be moved...