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 30, 2011

CFP: Popular Culture

Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association

Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture Area

The Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association annual
conference will be held April 11 - April 14, 2012 in the Copley Marriott
Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Scholars from numerous disciplines will
meet to share their Popular Culture research and interests.

The Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture area is soliciting
papers dealing with any aspect of Popular Culture as it pertains to
libraries, archives, museums, or research. Possible topics include
descriptions of research collections or exhibits, studies of popular
images of libraries or librarians, analyses of social networking or web
resources such as Wikipedia and YouTube, Popular Culture in library
education, the future of libraries and librarians, or reports on
developments in technical services for collecting Popular Culture materials.

Papers from graduate students are welcome.

Prospective presenters should email a one-page abstract with full contact
information by December 20, 2011, to:

Allen Ellis
Professor of Library Services
W. Frank Steely Library
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY 41099-6101
USA
859-572-5527
Email: ellisa@nku.edu

For more information see the associations' website at:
http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/national.php

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