What impact has COVID-19’s interruption of conferences had on doctoral students? Conference Inference editor James Burford asked Carleton University doctoral candidate Brittany Botti-Amell to share her reflections.
In this post Mareike Smolka reflects back over a series of online conferences during 2020, arguing that digital environments offer opportunities for deepening connections.
In this post the reasons why doctoral students attend conferences are contrasted with normative assumptions within institutions, thus illustrating a gap in harmonising three key factors in doctoral education: student motivations, professional expectations and institutional support.
In this post Nicole Brown discusses how conferences exclude disabled and chronically ill academics, thereby disadvantaging them in career prospects.
In a time where question marks hover around the value of traditional scholarly conferences, AskHistorians are experimenting with new modes of gathering that more fully engage the potential of digital events.
In this post the Conference Inference editors review advice on writing conference abstracts and explore the underlying assumptions of this somewhat mysterious form of academic writing.
This post reflects on how conferences, and events more generally, can be planned to ensure and promote diversity of attendance and inclusivity of participation.
Conferences are over so quickly that they are bound to come accompanied by regrets – Xuemeng Cao reflects on the phenomenon of conference regret.
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.
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?