Another department event:
Here is the URL for The Museum 2011 conference website which also includes the call for papers. The conference is entitled 'Building Identity: the making of national museums and identity politics' and is a partnership between the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, the National Taipei University of Education, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the National Museum of History, Taipei. The conference will be held in Taipei 16th-18th November 2011 and the organizers would be extremely grateful if you could circulate this url as widely as possible so that they get a good response to the call for papers.
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.