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, February 25, 2010

Star Detectives

I came across this today - forensic astronomy, which attempts to locate historical events through investigation of the celestial phenomena that records of them (art, literature and the like) describe. There's two extensive articles here about it. I think the idea is so phenomenal. It made me tingle. Very strange indeed. We can see their stars...

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