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.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Museums and the Web 2011 CFP

MW2011 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Deadline September 30, 2010

Museums and the Web 2011
the international conference for culture and heritage online
April 6-9, 2011
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
http://www.archimuse.com/mw2011/


Museums and the Web explores the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science and heritage online. Taking an international perspective, MW reviews and analyzes the impacts of networked cultural, natural and scientific heritage. Our community has been meeting since 1997, imagining, tracking, analyzing, and influencing the role museums play on the Web
- wherever the network may take us.


* CALL FOR PARTICIPATION *
The MW program is built from the ground up. Proposals are invited from professionals and researchers in all areas actively exploring the creation, online presentation and use of cultural, scientific and heritage content, and its re-use and evaluation. There are no pre- defined themes -- just a strong interest in the best work out there!

The bibliography of past MW papers (all online since 1997) can be searched at http://conference.archimuse.com/biblio/
All full texts are freely available online.


* PROPOSAL FORM *
Online proposal submission is required. Use the form linked from http://conference.archimuse.com/mw2011/call.html

Please co-ordinate your proposals with your collaborators. Multiple proposals about the same project will not be successful.

Proposals are peer-reviewed individually by an International Program Committee. Note that proposals for full sessions are rarely accepted.
Proposals for sessions should be submitted as individual papers with a covering note. The committee may choose to accept some papers and not others.


*SESSION FORMATS *
MW sessions vary in format - from formal Papers to informal Birds of a Feather lunches, and from structured Professional Forums to timely Unconference Sessions. Find the best format for your idea, by reviewing the session formats at http://www.archimuse.com/conferences/mw.sessionFormats.html


* DEADLINES *
Proposals due September 30, 2010
- for papers, mini-workshops + professional forums (written paper required by Jan. 31, 2011)

Proposals due December 31, 2010
- for demonstrations (written paper optional)


* PROGRAM SUGGESTIONS *
The Museums and the Web program is built from the ground up, from your proposals. Add your ideas to the on-line discussion at http://conference.archimuse.com/forum/suggestions_for_the_mw2011_program


* NEED FURTHER DETAILS? *
Review the MW2011 Call for Participation on-line at http://www.archimuse.com/mw2011/call.html


Contact the MW2010 Conference Co-Chairs
David Bearman + Jennifer Trant, Archives & Museum Informatics mw2011@archimuse.com

We hope to see you in Denver.

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