Órla Meadhbh Murray addresses precarious academic working conditions as the elephant in the room at conferences.
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.
Wearing black, spicy food and not serving wine. In this week’s blog James Burford reflects on cultural questions at international academic gatherings in Thailand.
James McCrostie addresses the phenomenon of ‘predatory conferences’ – and how to spot one when it emails us.
Jennifer Rowland writes about the importance of planning and implementing a collaborative conference strategy for research leaders.
Emily Henderson introduces her new funded research project, ‘In Two Places at Once: The Impact of Caring Responsibilities on Academics’ Conference Participation’
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?