Systemic Functional Linguistics and its application to the study of academic conference presentations (Carolina Viera & Maite Taboada)

In this post, Carolina Viera and Maite Taboada analyze the language of conference presentations, focusing on their structure and linguistic characteristics. They find that presenters of linguistics and literature academic presentations in Spanish shape their discourse around social and professional expectations, with the more experienced presenters following the conventions of the genre more closely when the social function of the language is considered.

Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash
Continue reading “Systemic Functional Linguistics and its application to the study of academic conference presentations (Carolina Viera & Maite Taboada)”

Zoom Lunches and Tiffin Feasts: Inclusivity, Community and the Conference Dinner (Jyothsna Latha Belliappa)

In this post Jyothsna Belliappa considers why conference organisers might experiment with conference meals to enhance inclusive community building.

Image by: bandita, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Continue reading “Zoom Lunches and Tiffin Feasts: Inclusivity, Community and the Conference Dinner (Jyothsna Latha Belliappa)”

Gender, Definitional Politics and ‘Live’ Knowledge Production: Contesting Concepts at Conferences

This post announces the paperback release of the book ‘Gender, Definitional Politics and ‘Live’ Knowledge Production: Contesting Concepts at Conferences’ and discusses how other researchers responded to the book at an online symposium.

Continue reading “Gender, Definitional Politics and ‘Live’ Knowledge Production: Contesting Concepts at Conferences”

The feminist conference panel as a site of revision, collaboration, and connection (Erica Delsandro, Jennifer Mitchell, Laurel Harris, & Lauren Rosenblum)

In this post Erica, Jennifer, Laurel and Lauren describe their experience transforming the academic conference panel in their field into a radically feminist venue.

Cartoon drawn by Jen Mitchell during the 2018 panel
Continue reading “The feminist conference panel as a site of revision, collaboration, and connection (Erica Delsandro, Jennifer Mitchell, Laurel Harris, & Lauren Rosenblum)”

Why feminist frameworks matter when moving conferences online (Kristy Kelly)

In this post Kristy Kelly explains the value of using feminist frameworks as face-to-face gatherings move online.

Continue reading “Why feminist frameworks matter when moving conferences online (Kristy Kelly)”

Conference travel emissions and how to reduce them (Stijn van Ewijk)

In this post, Stijn van Ewijk writes about the environmental impact of academic conference travel, options for reducing emissions, and priorities for post-COVID conferencing.

Photo from: https://pixahive.com/photo/passenger-plane-at-airport/
Continue reading “Conference travel emissions and how to reduce them (Stijn van Ewijk)”

Call for papers: ‘Critical and Reflexive Perspectives on Conferencing as Scientific Practice’ (Susanne Koch, Emily Henderson, James Burford, Nidhi S. Sabharwal)

This post announces an upcoming call for papers for an open panel on ‘conferencing as a scientific practice’ for the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Conference, October 6-9, 2021.

Photo by Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash
Continue reading “Call for papers: ‘Critical and Reflexive Perspectives on Conferencing as Scientific Practice’ (Susanne Koch, Emily Henderson, James Burford, Nidhi S. Sabharwal)”

Conference Inference 4th anniversary post: Blogging conferences during the COVID-19 pandemic

In this post, Jamie and Emily look back at the goings-on of Conference Inference during 2020. We share what it was like to blog about conferences over a time where events and the people behind them have been significantly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We also discuss some of our Conference Inference resolutions for 2021.

Blog editing in our thinking hats
Continue reading “Conference Inference 4th anniversary post: Blogging conferences during the COVID-19 pandemic”

“Are all the Speakers Single?”: Organising the first ever Singles Studies Conference during Covid-19 (Ketaki Chowkhani)

In this post Ketaki Chowkhani writes about making space for singlehood research in academic conferences.

Single Studies Conference
Continue reading ““Are all the Speakers Single?”: Organising the first ever Singles Studies Conference during Covid-19 (Ketaki Chowkhani)”