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, April 05, 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS: 'A Survey of Emerging Research'

Museums & Social Issues is currently accepting submissions for Volume 8
that focus on provocative and recent university-based thesis or
dissertation research. The growing body of research on ways museums
think about and engage with social issues is indicative of the field's
consciousness and participation in cutting edge topics that are relevant
to contemporary public discourse.

Examples of potential topics might include, but are not limited to:
* Global Climate Change/Environmental Sustainability
* Pursuit of Happiness
* Spirituality or religious tolerance
* National and Global Economic/Budgetary Crisis
* War, Conflict and Trauma
* Public Health or Mental Health
* Energy Issues

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2013 (or earlier, if possible)

Download the full CFP:

Visit the journal webpage:

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