The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0288 Friday, 7 June 2009
Date: Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 16:29:40 +0100
Subject: Interdisciplinary Virtual Conference
Blackwell Compass Interdisciplinary Virtual Conference
19-30th October 2009
Breaking Down Barriers
Location: ONLINE | Free registration
The first Compass online conference aims to help break academic
boundaries - within and between disciplines, between theory and
practice, approaches and methodologies - by providing a space for multi
and cross disciplinary review on the theme of Breaking Down Barriers.
Keynote Podcast Papers
We are happy to announce that the following keynote addresses will be
given throughout the conference, in the form of audio podcasts and
Speaker: Professor Roger Griffin, Oxford Brookes University
Title: The Rainbow Bridge': Reflections on Interdisciplinarity in the
Speaker: Professor David Crystal, Bangor University
Title: Language Death: a Problem for All
Speaker: Dr Roy Baumeister, Florida State University
Title: Human Nature and Culture: What is the Human Mind Designed for?
Discipline(s): Social Psychology
Speaker: Professor Peter Ludlow, Northwestern University
Title: Virtual Communities, Virtual Cultures, Virtual Governance
Speaker: Dr Eileen Joy, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Title: Reading Beowulf in the Ruins of Grozny: Pre/modern, Post/human,
and the Question of Being-Together
Discipline(s): Literary Studies
Speaker: Professor Mark Macklin, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Title: Floodplain Catastrophes and Climate Change: Lessons from the Rise
and Fall of Riverine Societies
Discipline(s): Physical Geography
NOTE: These interdisciplinary keynote addresses will be approximately
20-25 minutes in length, and will be released at regular intervals
throughout the conference. Please be sure to check in regularly for updates.
Throughout the conference we will hold seven workshops to help guide
young scholars through various aspects of publishing. These will be in
the form of pre-recorded podcasts presented by a variety of academics
and publishing professionals:
Our presenters will be on hand during the conference to answer
questions; you can submit your questions using the 'blog software that
will run alongside the podcasts.
The Secret to Online Publishing Success
Professor Mike Bradshaw
University of Leicester
Why Write a Review Paper? And how to do it!
Dr. Devonya Havis
How to survive the review process
Senior Compass Managing Editor
The Online Author's Survival Guide
Professor Regenia Gagnier
University of Exeter
Professor Duane Wegener
Top 10 mistakes New Scholars Make When Trying to Get Published
Dr. Greg Maney
How to Survive the Review Process
Dr. Catherine Sanderson
The joys and sorrows of writing an undergraduate textbook
Musical Entertainment Programme: Call for Rock (and any other) music
There will be a Battle Of The Bands running during the conference, which
is open to any musical group made up of academics (including grad students).
All styles/genres and all levels of proficiency are welcome. If you are
a Professor of Rockology, a Don of Skatistics, a Tutor of Jazzology...
or otherwise belong to a band which includes an advanced degree (or one
in progress), we would love to hear from you.
All we need is a link to a place on the web (YouTube is ideal) where
people can find your music (for free) and a brief explanation of who you
are and what you are about.
Once the conference is underway, we will feature a poll on the site
where attendees can vote for their favourite.
Register here: http://www.blackwellpublishingsurvey.com/survey/149278/29a8/
Conference delegates will receive a 20% discount on books featured in
the conference book exhibit. There will also be the opportunity to get
sample issues of a range of journals that relate to the conference themes.
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