Holding institutions to account: supporting academic-carers’ conference attendance

In this post the editors of Conference Inference (Emily Henderson and James Burford) consider institutional responses to support academic-carers’ conference attendance.

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“Teach the university”. Teach the conference?!

In this post James Burford outlines how he has applied Jeffrey Williams’ invitation to ‘teach the university’ to the teaching of conferences in his role as Lecturer in Research Education and Development at La Trobe University.

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Getting meta at #ACIDC18: Presenting a cultural history of a conference to that very same conference community

In this post James Burford shares his reflections from the Symposium “Early deliberations from a cultural history of the Academic Identities conference” which was presented at the Academic Identities Conference, Hiroshima, in September 2018.

 

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Conference Inference on Raewyn Connell’s “Surviving and thriving at academic conferences”

In this post Conference Inference editors Emily Henderson and James Burford read alongside Raewyn Connell’s recent blog series entitled “Surviving and Thriving at an Academic Conference”

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Guest post by Gabriela Tonietto and Selin Malkoc: Can scheduling conference time make you less productive?

Gabriela N. Tonietto and Selin A. Malkoc share the results of their recent article ‘When an hour feels shorter’. They unpack what these results might mean for conference delegates and organizers.

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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 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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