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, September 20, 2011

CFP: International Conference on the History of Records and Archives

ICHORA 6: International Conference on the History of Records and Archives 6

Exploring Shared Heritage in the History of Archives with Libraries, Information Science/Documentation, Preservation/Conservation, and Museums

Conference dates:
August 2-4, 2012

Austin, Texas, USA

Call for Papers Deadline:
2011 December 12

Further information:

Twenty-first century archivists and librarians, information scientists and documentalists, preservation administrators and conservators, and museum professionals share a common rich enterprise of managing information. Yet the fields of each through time have included work that others stake as their province. Consequently through the centuries this shared heritage often has been honored in rivalry grounded

• in the different purposes archivists and librarians, museum curators and administrators, information scientists and documentalists, and preservation administrators and conservators have claimed as their work,

• in the different traditions of practice grown up to deliver the special contribution of each field to society, and

• in the education appropriate to practicing in each tradition.

We invite proposals for papers for this international conference to explore work in progress, theoretical perspectives, and needs and opportunities for research in the broad area of the history of the shared, conflicting, and complementary heritage of archival enterprise with these related fields.

Proposals for papers should be made in the form of abstracts of 500-750 words.

Please submit proposals as an RTF e-mail attachment to

Professor Patricia Galloway,
School of Information, University of Texas at Austin, at:

Deadline for submission of proposals is
Monday, December 12, 2011.

Announcement of papers to be included on the program will be made no later than February 3, 2012.

Professor Patricia Galloway
School of Information
University of Texas at Austin
1616 Guadalupe, Suite 5.202
Austin, Texas 78701-1213
Phone: 512-232-9220

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