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.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Andrew Wulf wanted to let the community know that he was proud to represent the School of Museum Studies Department when he gave a paper last month at the "Culture and International History IV" conference in Koln, Germany. There's a link to the conference, organized by Jessica Gienow- Hecht, here: http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/content/articles/events/caihIV/culture_and_international_history_IV_program.pdf. Andrew tells me that his paper will become a large section or perhaps the main focus of his dissertation. It's title is: "American Attempts at Cultural Diplomacy through International Exhibitions during the Reagan Presidency, 1981-1989." Thanks Andrew for this information!

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