Guest post by Maddie Breeze: Conferences and seriousness – thinking with roller derby about academic legitimacy

What do roller derby and academic conferences have in common? Maddie Breeze discusses issues of ‘being taken seriously’ in both contexts.

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Interview with Nicholas Rowe: Conferences – ‘When you get what you want, but not what you need’

An interview with conferences scholar Nicholas Rowe to mark his new publication in ‘International Journal of Research in Education and Science’.

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Guest post by Gabriela Tonietto and Selin Malkoc: Can scheduling conference time make you less productive?

Gabriela N. Tonietto and Selin A. Malkoc share the results of their recent article ‘When an hour feels shorter’. They unpack what these results might mean for conference delegates and organizers.

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Bodies, difference and learning: Reflections on two Fat Studies Conferences

James Burford discusses a recent publication written with Emily Henderson and Cat Pausé called Enlarging conference learning: At the crossroads of fat studies and conference pedagogies.

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Guest post by Dai O’Brien: The deaf delegate – experiences of space and time in the conference (BSL version included)

In this post, Dai O’Brien discusses spatial and temporal challenges that deaf academics face when attending conferences, and presents some preliminary thoughts from his funded research project on deaf academics. This post is accompanied by a filmed version of this post in British Sign Language.

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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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