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.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Pirates Study Day at the Museum of London Docklands

We here at the Attic like to get behind things like this!

The Pirates Study Day at the Museum of London Docklands will delve deeper into our exhibition 'Pirates: the Captain Kidd Story' as leading academics, including Angus Konstam and Dr Jo Stanley, discuss the history and cultural resonance of pirates and piracy.

Pirates Study Day @ Museum of London Docklands
Delve deeper into our exhibition 'Pirates: the Captain Kidd Story' as leading academics including Angus Konstam and Dr Jo Stanley discuss the history and cultural resonance of pirates and piracy.
Speakers and their subjects:
Dr Jo Stanley on Women pirates
E.T. Fox on Henry Every: The King of the Pirates and History's Biggest Manhunt
Dr David Cordingly on Pirate life and death
Angus Konstam on Blackbeard: A Study in Notoriety.
Dr Tom Wareham, Lead Curator of 'Pirates: the Captain Kidd Story' on Captain Kidd's Big Idea - or what really happened on the Adventure Galley.
Hilary Davidson, Curator of 'Pirates: The Captain Kidd Story' on Pirate Myth.
Ticket price covers tea and coffee and entrance to the exhibition.
Fee £20 (concs £15): advanced booking required 020 7001 9844 www.museumoflondon.org.uk
Dates & times
Saturday, 24 September, 10.30 - 17.00

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