Where next? Things to consider when choosing conference format (Katie Tindle)

In this post, Katie Tindle of SRHE shares some behind-the-scenes insights of academic conference organising, in particular the process of choosing a conference format which works.

Helen Perkins introducing Dr Neil Harrison, Dr Foluke Adebisi, Dr Ibrar Bhatt and Dr Elizabeth Hauke at the SRHE International Conference 2019, the most recent SRHE Conference.
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‘Nothing can replace the face-to-face event’ (?): A poetic turn (Sam Illingworth)

What can poetry tell us about the future of academic conferences and our engagement with them?

 EGU General Assembly, April 2017, by Sam Illingworth
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Promoting Gender Equity in International Academic Associations (Catherine Vanner, Emily W. Anderson, Christine Min Wotipka & Kristy Kelly)

In this post, the authors argue that the work of monitoring gender in academic societies and conferences should be expanded to reflect the multiple identities and lived experiences of their members, in order to enable equitable participation for all.

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Conferences, gender and culture: Reflections from the Indian Context (Namrata Gupta)

In this post, Namrata Gupta argues for the importance for understanding gendered conference in/equalities in socio-cultural contexts.

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Conferences as constitutive spaces of scientific fields (Susanne Koch)

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.

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Benefits and challenges of attending academic conferences for doctoral students in Global South contexts (Caroline Agboola, Helen Linonge-Fontebo, Sahmicit Kumswa)

This post includes commentary on the benefits and the exclusionary challenges of attending conferences – as well as the vital importance of funding bursaries.

OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg Departures (by Emily Henderson)
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Conference interpreters: a snapshot of the profession (Antony Hoyte-West)

In this post, Antony Hoyte-West outlines an important but often-overlooked aspect of multilingual conferences… the interpreters!

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Missing objects and silenced voices: Power relations in online conferences (Bing Lu)

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.

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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.

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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.

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