Museum and Society

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November 2016 Volume 14 No. 3, 2016


Museum & Society was launched in March 2003 by Gordon Fyfe, Kevin Hetherington and Susan Pearce as an independent peer reviewed journal which brings together new writing by academics and museum professionals on the subject of museums. It is both international in scope and at the cutting edge of empirical and theoretical research on museums. museum and society is edited by Gaynor Bagnall, University of Salford, Manchester, Dr Stacy Boldrick, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, Dr Helen Graham, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds, Dr Paul Jones, Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, University of Liverpool, Professor Amy Levin, Northern Illinois University, Dr Manon Parry, Assistant Professor of Public History, University of Amsterdam, Dr Sheila Watson, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, Dr Andrea Witcomb, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Professor Albena Yaneva, Director of MARC, Manchester Urban Institute, University of Manchester, Prof. Eric Gable, University of Mary Washington Fredericskburg, VA. (Advising Editor), Jim Roberts, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester (Production Editor), Dr Jennifer Walklate, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester (Copy Editor), Dr. Stephanie Bowry, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester (Reviews Editor).

Museum & Society is an interdisciplinary journal with a wide ranging interest in all issues associated with museums and other places of public culture concerned with collecting, exhibiting and display. The journal is a successor to the series New Research in Museum Studies which was published by Athlone Press from 1990 to 1997.

Museum & Society normally appears three times a year (March, July, November), though occasionally extra issues may be published, and is open access and free to all individuals and institutions. However, we request that users who wish to take advantage of the free access facility register with us first. Those wishing to receive e-mail updates on forthcoming volumes, events and associated publications may also wish to register.

Museum & Society will publish articles covering a wide range of social science, humanities and practitioner research including:

  • Museums in society
  • Museum practice, funding and management
  • Conservation
  • Collecting and collections
  • Museums, identity and difference
  • Museums and social inclusion
  • Audience research
  • Access provision and practice
  • Museums and education
  • Politics and display
  • Heritage studies
  • History of museums/collections
  • Government policy and museums
  • Reviews of temporary exhibitions
  • Book reviews

We welcome submissions of articles and reviews in these and related areas of museum research. All articles submitted to the journal are peer reviewed before being considered for publication. Submissions must comply with the requirements set out in the Notes for contributors (see below)

Notes for contributors

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ESRC funded PhD studentships with the Midlands Graduate School.
Available for entry in 2017 for PhD projects in Social Research in Museum Studies.

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The AHRC Midlands 3 Cities PhD Funding Competition is now open. The School of Museum Studies welcomes expressions of interest from outstanding prospective applicants. For enquiries contact Dr Giasemi Vavoula (PGR Director external) or Christine Cheesman (PGR Administrator).

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EU applicants for 2017-18 entry please note the UK Government's announcement of 11 Oct 2016 that EU students applying for a place at an English university or further education institution in the 2017-18 academic year will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants - and will be for the duration of their course

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