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, September 15, 2010

CFP: International Journal of Intangible Heritage

Call for papers Volume 6: all possible discourses on Intangible Heritage

Deadline: 30th December 2010

The International Journal of Intangible Heritage is a refereed academic and professional journal for the intangible heritage sector. First published in May 2006, the Journal embraces theory and practice in relation to the study, safeguarding, interpretation and promotion of the intangible heritage. Over recent years, academics, researchers and professionals in many different parts of the cultural sector have increasingly been studying, systematising, documenting and communicating intangible heritage elements and in particular supporting its traditional cultural expressions.

The need for such an international publication was one of the fruitful outcomes of the 2004 Triennial General Conference of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on the theme of `Museums and Intangible Heritage`. The then Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Korea (now the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism) agreed to provide support for this Journalthrough the National Folk Museum of Korea. Following the establishment of a Journal Secretariat in the Museum and the convening of the International Editorial Board and Editorial Advisory Committee in late 2005, the first volume was published in May 2006. Since then the second, third, fourth, and fifth volumes came out in May 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 respectively. The printed editions are supplemented by an electronic edition in PDF format at http://www.ijih.org.

The Journal welcomes offers of contributions covering all areas of intangible heritage studies and practice.

The Journal usually publishes three categories of contributions as follows:


(1) Main articles (double refereed), normally between 4,000 and 6,000 words, excluding notes, bibliography and illustrations. An A4 size page of plain text averages around 800 words, and the printed paper will normally be allocated six, eight or ten journal pages according to length and illustrations. Prospective authors should consult the Editorial Board through the Editor-in-Chief if a longer contribution is proposed.

(2) Short communications (double refereed), of up to 2,000 words (two to four journal pages).
(3) News and reviews items of up to 1,000 words on conferences, publications or projects (which will be subject to normal editing by not formal refereeing. Publication is subject to relevance to the Journal and the decision of the Editorial Board)

We are now seeking suitable contributions for Volume Six in all three categories: main papers, short communications, and news and reviews, on any aspect of research in intangible heritage studies.

Manuscripts submitted should not be under consideration by any other journal or publisher, nor should they have been previously published elsewhere. If a manuscript is based on a lecture, conference paper or talk, specific details should accompany the submission. There are detailed Instructions to Contributors on the preparation of manuscripts and illustrations in previous volumes of the Journal (in both the printed and electronic editions) and these are available on the Journal website at: www.ijih.org .

Paper proposals for the Journal can be submitted to the Journal Secretariat: (postal address below) at any time. However, to be considered for the next volume (2011) contributions must be received by 1st October, 2010 for consideration by the Editorial Board at its next meeting. Papers should be in electronic format, wherever possible should be submitted via e-mail. The submitted text (including an Abstract except for News and Reviews items), should be sent as an attachment to your e-mail message. Texts should then be saved and submitted in unjustified text alignment in Rich Text Format (RTF). Illustrations should not be `embedded` in the text. Electronic images of the required quality (see the Instructions to Contributors), should be submitted as separate files. Original photographs should not be submitted at this stage, but a list summarising these should be included.

Please provide the full postal address of each author and of any institutional affiliation where applicable, including the country name, and an e-mail address contact address for each Author. Include at the end of the manuscript a short biography (80 words) for each Author.

For manuscript submission contact:
Publication Secretariat
International Journal of Intangible Heritage

The National Folk Museum of Korea

Sejongno 1-1, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Emails: ,

Tel: +82-(0)2-3704-3101,3122,3123

Fax: +82-(0)2-3704-3149

For editorial policy etc. enquiries contact:
Editor-in-Chief: Professor Amareswar Galla
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