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, November 04, 2009

CFP/Workshop: Transcending the Boundaries (Leicester, 30th Jan 2010)

Workshop run by doctoral students for Doctoral Students

On Saturday 30 January 2010 the School of Historical Studies at the University of Leicester will host a one-day workshop on 'Transcending the Boundaries: doctoral research across disciplines'.

The workshop aims to attract research students from a variety of academic disciplines, with the intention of building lasting connections between approaches, projects, departments and universities. There will be sessions on themes such as 'Art, material culture and the built environment', 'Conceptual approaches to research' and 'Sources: old and new'. We would like to hear from PhD students whose work relates to these themes, and whose research engages with material or ideas from outside the obvious confines of their discipline. While the workshop will have a substantial historical focus, speakers should not be hindered by this requirement.

Papers will be 20 minutes long and should discuss research conducted by the presenter and be of interest to historians -but beyond that, be creative!

Abstracts should be submitted to Matt Neale ( by Friday 4 December 2009.

Funding for travel costs incurred in attending the workshop will be available for speakers.

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