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Surviving the conference marathon


Wegman, I, Surviving the conference marathon, The Thesis Whisperer, Australia (2019) [Magazine Article]

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So, youíve found the call for papers, and submitted an abstract, been accepted, got your faculty funding or organised some extra shifts to get the cash, registered, booked travel and a lovely/scummy room, and decided which shoes will make your presentation really pop. My first conference outside my university was a big one at a big university in a big city. I was eighteen months into my PhD, and while Iíd presented my research to colleagues, this was new territory. Over the next week I fumbled my way through small-talk with professors and an overwhelming schedule but in the end I was still alive to tell the tale. Since then, Iíve attended conferences around the world and continued to learn not only how to survive, but to thrive in what can seem like a terrifying environment. Your supervisor should be able to help you write an abstract and paper, I want to help you prepare for the social aspect of conferences.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:conference, networking, postgraduate
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Other history, heritage and archaeology
Research Field:Other history, heritage and archaeology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Heritage
Objective Field:Heritage not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Wegman, I (Dr Imogen Wegman)
ID Code:133824
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2019-07-11
Last Modified:2019-07-16

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