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.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sharing Cultures 2011

Sharing Cultures 2011

Following the UNESCO Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage, Sharing Cultures
2011 will welcome papers on:

- Oral traditions and expressions;
- Performing arts;
- Social practices;
- Traditional craftsmanship.

Under "Oral traditions and expressions" Authors may present research
work on language and communication, mainly if considered as means to
express or transmit intangible cultural heritage.

"Performing arts" will accommodate all contributions on music (instrumental and human voice), dance and theatre in their traditional, classical, ethnographic, or other forms.

The topic of "Social practices" will include all forms of social intercourse, corresponding to day-to-day life activities, rituals (religious or non-religious) and festive events that mark the way of life of a certain human group; under this topic gastronomy will also have
a place.

"Traditional craftsmanship" will gather contributions on various forms of material production, having in mind that all material culture has an intangible meaning and that the "know-how" is it-self intrinsically intangible.

http://sc2011.greenlines-institute.org/sc2011website/index.htm

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