To mark the first anniversary of the ‘Conference Inference’ blog, we invited Valerie Hey, seasoned commentator of academic culture, to respond to the collective statement that the posts convey so far…
Today marks one year since we launched Conference Inference Blog! In this post we reflect back on a year of blogging and look forward to where we are going next.
Emily Henderson writes on fulfilling her dream of convening a symposium on conferences research at the Society for Research into Higher Education annual conference
‘Academics in the Arena’: Marie-Pierre Moreau, James Burford, Helen Perkins, Emily Henderson, Pauline Reynolds, Nicholas Rowe, Barbara Read (left to right)
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The editors of Conference Inference are co-editing a new special issue in Gender and Education on… conferences!
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.
Academic conferences involve the coordinated movement (and coordinated stillness) of bodies across various kinds of spaces. Talking about the academic body and the research conference probably conjures images of a brightly lit room, and professionally dressed colleagues engaged in more or less erudite discussion. But, writes James Burford, what happens when the lights go out and the clothes come off?
Conference Inference editors Emily Henderson and Jamie Burford welcome readers to this exciting new blog about the world of conferences
Welcome to Conference Inference!
The idea for this blog emerged from a sense that conferences are part of the fabric of academic life, and yet they have received relatively little attention.
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