Conferences are (not) holidays

In this post, Emily F. Henderson delves into the thorny issue of whether conferences are in fact holidays, and why we might wish to deny or confirm this allegation.

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Not a Holiday by Rhiannon Nichols
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Bodies, difference and learning: Reflections on two Fat Studies Conferences

James Burford discusses a recent publication written with Emily Henderson and Cat Pausé called Enlarging conference learning: At the crossroads of fat studies and conference pedagogies.

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Guest post by Dai O’Brien: The deaf delegate – experiences of space and time in the conference (BSL version included)

In this post, Dai O’Brien discusses spatial and temporal challenges that deaf academics face when attending conferences, and presents some preliminary thoughts from his funded research project on deaf academics. This post is accompanied by a filmed version of this post in British Sign Language.

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Guest post by Lilia Mantai: Conferencing for Early Career Academics and Doctoral students – Four key lessons

In this post, Lilia Mantai reflects on the four key lessons she learned about academic conferences as a doctoral student.

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Guest post by @fergusgeocat: Conferencing with Fergus Cat

Fergus Cat, an early career researcher and part-time lecturer in Geography, was delighted to have an abstract accepted for a large, prestigious conference a few months ago. Join him as he embarks on his latest conference adventure.

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Guest post by Tai Peseta: Keynotes: Starting conferences with a bang or a whimper?

In this post Tai Peseta re-considers the conference keynote, and introduces the cultural history project she is leading on the International Academic Identities Conference.

 

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Guest post by Metaxia Pavlakou & Helen Walkington: Multidisciplinary undergraduate conferences – A new pedagogy for student learning?

In this post Metaxia Pavlakou and Helen Walkington introduce the ‘Get Published!’ project and discuss the possible learning gains of participation in multidisciplinary undergraduate research conferences by capturing the students’ voice.

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