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 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 Genine Hook: Academic conferences: overrated, exclusionary and compulsory for sole parent postgraduates

In this post Genine Hook analyses the conditions of account for sole parent postgraduate students attending academic conferences. While conferences can offer valuable opportunities for networking and advancing careers, Hook reminds us that making them almost compulsory can have exclusionary effects for students who are also full-time parents.

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Guest post by Ali black: Connection, companionship, caring, conversation… and ‘confer’-encing

In this post Ali Black describes her longing for connections with other academics that are based on care and conversation. Grounding her desire within her own story of academic becoming, Ali then outlines her own initiative to create an alternative type of academic gathering.

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Guest post by Mark Dunford: ‘UnTold’ – Lessons from an Unconference

What are ‘unconferences’, and how might they differ from traditional conference formats? In this post Mark Dunford reflects on his experiences leading UnTold, a participant driven Unconference about Digital Storytelling.

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