Draft programme: The Museum in the Global Contemporary: Debating the Museum of Now

The draft programme for the forthcoming Leicester Museum Studies Fiftieth Anniversary Conference is now available on the ‘Global Contemporary’ website (where you can also book a place). Me and Malika Kraamer will be presenting a paper – ‘Unplaced heritage: Making identity through fashion’ – on Wednesday, 20th April, which is based on the chapter we’re…

Academic activities: an update

In the last week I’ve: been on four trains; visited London and Sheffield; given two presentations; re-evaluated my future career plans; and eaten some fantastic food courtesy of the AHRC. Last Monday I travelled down to the British Library once more (but hopefully not for the last time) to hand over the final version of the catalogue…

‘From Red Guards to Bond villains’

I was recently interviewed by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore for a BBC online article about the Mao suit (Zhong shan fu 中山服). The article has recently been published and you can read it here. Image from the WBUR Boston’s NPR News Station’s Flickr photostream and used under a Creative Commons license.

Funding success

This last week has brought two pieces of very welcome funding news. The first that an application to the AHRC for an early career researcher training programme (with which I was tangentially involved and which I will help to deliver) has been successful! And then, on Friday, I heard that my application for the Association of Art…

Hersay

I’ve recently signed up to the Hersay network, which aims to raise the profile of female specialists in the broadcast media.  My Hersay profile

Introducing Museum Studies on Dissertation Reviews

I have news! Over the last few months I’ve been through a fairly comprehensive application/interview process to become the Field Editor of a new Dissertation Reviews strand, Museum Studies. And I got the job! Unpaid (naturally), but excellent CV fodder and it will give me the opportunity to do a little bit more editing –…