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.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Material Culture Review - Call for papers

In support of my own country's culture field:

Material Culture Review  (MCR) solicits articles for publication. MCR a
peer-reviewed journal published twice a year under the auspices of Cape
Breton University Press. MCR publishes original articles in English and
French that encompass a wide range of approaches to interpreting culture
through an analysis of people's relationships to their material world. The
journal also publishes research reports and notes, and critical reviews of
books, exhibitions, and historic sites (see page counts below).

MCR invites submission of new research from the field of material culture,
including cultural history, public history, art history, geography,
archaeology, anthropology, architecture and intangible cultural heritage.
The editors encourage submissions from graduate students and scholars at
any phase of their professional career, professionals and historians from
the art and museum world, and from independent scholars with an interest in
material culture.

We are currently seeking articles on any topic related to our mandate. Page
counts are as follows:
 * article (roughly speaking, 20--30 double-spaced pages, including
 * research report (10--20 pages, including endnotes)
 * exhibition reviews (10--15 pages, including endnotes)
 * research notes (5--10 pages)
 * book reviews (notes and comments less than 5 pages)

The next deadline for complete manuscripts is November 15, 2012.

Please visit our website for complete submission details:

We also invite potential guest editors to suggest special themes for future
issues of MCR.

Submit manuscripts or questions, or suggest future special topics to:

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