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Blogging the World of Conferences
In this post Jessica and Deena write about ‘conference clothes’, including their own experiences of using clothing to express themselves at conferences.
In this post Angela Bos, Jennie Sweet-Cushman and Monica Schneider introduce their recent paper: Family-friendly academic conferences: a missing link to fix the “leaky pipeline”?
In this post Emma Becket reflects on the joys and pitfalls of conference question time.
In this post James Burford builds on the Research Whisperer’s recent post on boundary-setting. He reflects on saying ‘no’ to conference opportunities.
Conference Inference co-editor Emily Henderson presents the outputs from her ‘In Two Places at Once’ study on conferences and care.
In this post, the Conference Inference editors discuss what is involved in being a discussant at a conference, and consider the queerness of this role.
In this post James Burford reflects on the magic and mystery of the academic conference disco.
James McCrostie addresses the phenomenon of ‘predatory conferences’ – and how to spot one when it emails us.
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?