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, February 14, 2012

CFP: New journal MIDAS - Museum Interdisciplinary Studies

MIDAS – Museum Interdisciplinary Studies invites everyone who works in museums or their work is about the museum world to contribute to MIDAS’s first issue. MIDAS is a new interdisciplinary and reflexive journal dedicated to the study of museums, with peer-review, published twice a year and is fully open access. MIDAS has an international scope, and is particularly committed to enhance and promote dialogue between professionals and researchers from Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries.

MIDAS will publish articles that foster the problematization of themes, transposing different disciplines, territories, perspectives and visions, and result in investigations of cross-fertilization with hybrid boundary borders. It presents itself as an unconfined questioning space in which knowledge is understood as being impermanent and open to the other.

MIDAS is edited by Alice Semedo (Departamento de Ciências e Técnicas do Património da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto), Paulo Simões Rodrigues (CHAIA – Centro de História da Arte e Investigação Artística, Universidade de Évora), Pedro Casaleiro(Departamento de História Arqueologia e Artes da Faculdade de Letras, Museu da Ciência da Universidade de Coimbra e CIBIO), Raquel Henriques da Silva (IHA - Instituto de História da Arte, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa) and Ana Carvalho (CIDEHUS – Centro Interdisciplinar de de História, Culturas da Universidade de Évora) as Assistant Editor.


· Articles should not exceed 6 000 words (without bibliography) or about 40 000 characters (with spaces).

· Reviews (books or exhibitions) should not exceed 1500 words or around 10 000 characters (including spaces)

· Articles in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French

· System author-date of the Chicago Manual of Style

More about the publication guidelines:

Submission deadline: 31st of March 2012

The e-mail for submission is: (Ana Carvalho)

For more information about the journal see:

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