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, December 16, 2009

Blog Round-up

Some interesting things I've recently spotted in the blogosphere...

The New History Lab has its own advent calender. Colin Hyde from EMOHA is blogging a daily post about historic Leicester. Highlights so far include a Victorian photograph of a family once resident at 1, Salisbury Road and the foundations of Leicester Civic Society.

Also over at the NHL blog Matt has written of the current state of Raw Dykes - Roman earthworks adjacent to Aylestone Road. And you thought Jewry Wall was neglected! Shocking.

For the knitting obsessives amongst us, Ysolda - knitwear designer extraordinaire - has written about a recent visit to the V&A and specifically the museum's collection of lace-knit baby garments. I wonder where in the building they are on display - any ideas?

1 comment:

Malcolm said...

Thanks for this. I admit it was your idea! Colin's done a grand job thus far. I have a framed print of the Salisbury Road picture in my office (which is in the same building). Brilliant work!