Category Archives: conference

academics behaving badly – calling out the Cleverclogs

Continuing the occasional series on bad academic behaviour.  The Drs Cleverclog are well known in academic circles. A very large extended family of know-it-alls. At least one of them makes their presence known at every conference, meeting and large academic … Continue reading

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live blogging academic writing – an un-conference

This week I am running an academic writing course at The University of Iceland. Ive been running academic writing courses here for some years but usually I just do a week long programme about writing a journal article. This time … Continue reading

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a conference paper? it may be five texts, not one…

Conference season begins again. Well it certainly seems that way – there are lots of calls around for papers, workshops and posters. A conference paper seems like an easy thing to do. Just write the abstract, then write the actual … Continue reading

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choosing a conference

I’ve recently been asked how new PhDers ought to go about choosing academic conferences. Here goes… Because conferences are discipline specific, you really do need to talk with your supervisor and your peers about which are the best conferences to … Continue reading

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viva? conference presentation? it’s all about the ‘improv’

So it’s one of those academic occasions when you have to present yourself and your work  – to people who are there to judge you. Think the viva. The interview panel. The first encounter with a new class. The conference … Continue reading

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conferencing your way through doctoral research

This is a guest post written by Julia Molinari. Julia teaches English for Academic Purposes at The University of Nottingham. Her PhD examines what is ‘academic’ about academic writing. Julia tweets as @serenissimaj and blogs as Academic Emergence What follows … Continue reading

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post conference reflections – on networking and “reporting back”

As always, after coming home from a conference I’m in a swirl of muddled ideas. I have some obligations to contact people and send things, and there’s some further follow up work to do. I’ve also inadvertently been thinking about … Continue reading

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