Conference Resources

James’ and Emily’s work on conferences 

Henderson, E. F. (2016). Eventful Gender: An Ethnographic Exploration of Gender Knowledge Production at International Academic Conferences. PhD thesis awarded by UCL Institute of Education. (Publications in preparation).

Burford, J., Henderson, E. F. (2015). Queer inroads : Two queer higher education symposia reviews written otherwise. Higher Education Research & Development34(4), 801-807, View

Henderson, E. F., (2015). Academic conferences : Representative and resistant sites for higher education research. Higher Education Research & Development, 34(5), pp. 914-925, View

Grant, B., Burford, J., Bosanquet, A., Loads, D. (2014). ‘Of zombies, monsters and song: The third academic identities conference’. Teaching in Higher Education, 19(3), pp. 315-321, View

Henderson, E. F. (September 2013). ‘Leftovers of ‘The Lady Doth Protest’: Reflections of a Conference Researcher’. Feminist and Women’s Studies Association (UK and Ireland) Newsletter, pp. 5-6. View

A selection of academic publications on conferences 

Bell, L. (1987). ‘Hearing All Our Voices: Applications of Feminist Pedagogy to Conferences, Speeches, and Panel Presentations’. Women’s Studies Quarterly, 15 (3/4), 74-80. View

Bruce, T. (2010). ‘Ethical Explorations: A Tale of Preparing a Conference Paper’. Qualitative Inquiry, 16 (3), 200-205. View

Carpay, J. (2001). ‘A Conference That Couldn’t Take Place’. Mind, Culture, and Activity, 8 (3), 268-271. View

Gross, N. and Fleming, C. (2011). ‘Academic conferences and the making of philosophical knowledge’. In C. Camic, N. Gross and M. Lamont (Eds), Social knowledge in the making (pp. 151-179). Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press.

Hodge, N. (2014). Unruly bodies at conference, Disability & Society, 29(4), 655-658, View 

Ravn, I. (2007). The learning conference. Journal of European Industrial Training, 31(3), 212-222.

Saul, J. (1992). Planning a women’s studies conference. Feminist Teacher, 7(1), 22-25.

Srivastava, A. (1997). Anti-Racism Inside and Outside the Classroom. In L. Roman & L. Eyre (Eds.) Dangerous territories: Struggles for difference and equality in education. New York: Routledge.

Rowe, N. and Ilic, D. (2015). ‘Rethinking poster presentations at large-scale scientific meetings – is it time for the format to evolve?’. FEBS Journal, 282 (19), 3661-3668. View

Wulff, S., Swales, J. M. and Keller, K. (2009). ”We have about seven minutes for questions’: The discussion sessions from a specialized conference’. English for Specific Purposes, 28 (2), 79-92. View

A selection of alternative representations of conferences

Bolaño, R. (2009). 2666: a novel. London: Picador.
Kim, J. (2016). Should We Kill The Conference Panel?, Inside Higher Ed (Vol. 2016). View

Lodge, D. (2011). The campus trilogy. London: Vintage Classic.

L.R., E. (2012). ‘Conference sex’. In Meenu and Shruti (Eds), Close, too close: the Tranquebar book of queer erotica (pp. 173-183). Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi: Tranquebar.

Rees, E. (24 April 2014). ‘The secret academic diary of Emma Rees’. Times Higher Education, pp. 30. View