Following on from our 'Materiality and Intangibility: Contested zones' Symposium and Live Art Event in December 2009, we have put together some resources about organising and holding an event for PhD students. They have been based on our experiences of planning and organising the Symposium and Live Art Event, and we have been (brutally) honest about the process we went through, where we encountered challenges and what we would repeat again if we had the chance to go back in time and learn from our successes and mistakes!
If you want to have a look at these resources - and we hope they might be useful as inspiration for any PhD students wishing to hold an event - then you can find them on our 'Materiality and Intangibility' blog or by following this direct link.
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.