Guest post by Kate Carruthers Thomas: Conference with confidence…?!

In this post, Kate Carruthers Thomas presents a searing pastiche of ‘top tips’ guides on attending conferences, illustrated with her own cartoon sketches.

Advertisements

Check in your baggage by Kate Carruthers Thomas Continue reading “Guest post by Kate Carruthers Thomas: Conference with confidence…?!”

Guest post by Roma Smart Joseph: Participatory conferences as collaborative learning hubs in large-scale research projects

In this post, Roma Smart Joseph reflects on the integration of participatory conferences for regional research partners into a national study of diversity and discrimination in higher education in India.

Roma Smart Joseph 1 Continue reading “Guest post by Roma Smart Joseph: Participatory conferences as collaborative learning hubs in large-scale research projects”

Guest post by Liz Jackson: Theorising Grabs: The gendered experience of unwanted touch at conferences

In this piece Liz Jackson explores the gendered nature of unwanted touching at conferences and reflects on the publication of her recent article “The Smiling Philosopher: Emotional labour, gender and harassment in conference spaces”

Liz conf
Liz conferencing

Continue reading “Guest post by Liz Jackson: Theorising Grabs: The gendered experience of unwanted touch at conferences”

Thoughtful conferencing: critically engaged conference practice

In this post, Emily Henderson sets out a framework for more critically engaged conferencing, and reflects on how to ‘infiltrate’ professional development sessions with conferences research.

Henderson Conferences Session ESRC Conf 2017 slide 10

Continue reading “Thoughtful conferencing: critically engaged conference practice”

Guest post by Anita Perkins: Moonlighting at academic conferences

In this post Dr. Anita Perkins reflects on what it’s like to find yourself returning to academic life via conferences, and the peculiar joys of forming ‘conferenceships’ with new contacts.

18057857_10154252969621829_285471298709297313_n
Anita Perkins at a mobilities conference at Lancaster University 2017 

Continue reading “Guest post by Anita Perkins: Moonlighting at academic conferences”