Guest post by Pauline Reynolds: #theacademicconference: the hot and the not in representations of conferences in social media…and coffee

In this post, Pauline J. Reynolds analyses the uses of social media that pervade conferences – and focuses in on the ways conferences come alive in the world of @legogradstudent.

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“Being the only audience member at a panel, the grad student pities everyone in the room”

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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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Conferences and Caring Responsibilities – Individual Delegates, Multiple Lives

Emily Henderson introduces her new funded research project, ‘In Two Places at Once: The Impact of Caring Responsibilities on Academics’ Conference Participation’

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