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, March 04, 2010

Avebury Human Remains Consultation

For those of you with an interest in bodies (you know who you are, and I know you're out there), there is an interesting segment in this edition of NightWaves from Radio 3 regarding the English Heritage Consultation on the reburial issues surrounding ancient British remains. I'd like to hear your views on the issues of pre-Christian - and Christian era, come to that - burial archaeology in the UK. Do the same issues arise when displaying or using a British body that do when thus utilizing remains from a Maori group? How are the issues different?

Just wondered what you thought :)

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