In this post, Geoff Lewis explores some of the challenges that online conferences have posed for the research community as well as the possibilities these virtual events present for the future.
In this post, Namrata Gupta argues for the importance for understanding gendered conference in/equalities in socio-cultural contexts.
In this post Susanne Koch reflects on whether and why it makes sense to study representation and inequalities at academic conferences, even if they do not ‘mirror’ the social structure of scientific fields.
This post includes commentary on the benefits and the exclusionary challenges of attending conferences – as well as the vital importance of funding bursaries.
In this post Kabini Sanga & Martyn Reynolds discuss ideas of the conference as village informed by Oceanic wisdom.
In this post, Antony Hoyte-West outlines an important but often-overlooked aspect of multilingual conferences… the interpreters!
In this post Bing Lu contemplates the new framework of power constituted in online conferences and calls to all conference community members to consider creative ways of practicing inclusive conferencing online.
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.
In this post Jyothsna Belliappa considers why conference organisers might experiment with conference meals to enhance inclusive community building.
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.