Guest Post by Órla Meadhbh Murray: Precarity in the Ivory-Tower – Bringing Up Working Conditions at Conferences

Órla Meadhbh Murray addresses precarious academic working conditions as the elephant in the room at conferences.

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Overwhelming Care – Reflections on Recruiting for the ‘In Two Places at Once’ Research Project

Emily Henderson writes about the recruitment process for her research project on conferences and caring responsibilities, where she recruited over double the planned number of participants in two days.

I2PO Recruitment Day 1

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Sex and the academic conference

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?

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