Critical Encounters: An ASSH Conference run for and by Postgraduate Students

Call for Papers

Critical Encounters: A Conference for and by Postgraduate Students 

A one-day event for students in the School of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (ASSH)

Wednesday 4th of November, 8:30am-4:30pm

AGSE Building, Swinburne University of Technology

Hawthorn campus, Melbourne

This conference is for postgraduate students based in ASSH which includes Education, Film and Television, Games and Animation, Languages, Media and Communication (including Writing), Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, and Swinburne Institute. The conference will enable higher degree students at all stages to present their research in a supportive, friendly, inclusive and collegial environment, and foster interdisciplinary research networks within ASSH.

We invite abstracts of 200 words for presentations of 15 minutes duration (accompanied by brief biographical notes of 50 words or less) by Friday the 14th of August, 2015. Presentations can be on any theme associated with your research (including methodology). Please advise the proposed format  of your presentation with your abstract (e.g. PowerPoint presentation, script reading, short film etc.). Successful presenters will be notified by Friday the 4th of September, 2015.

If you would like help with writing abstracts and biographical notes, or presentation techniques, we suggest you attend the workshop ‘Giving Conference Papers’ on Thursday the 30th of July at 1:30pm in AMDC206. Writing and journal article coaching will also be provided after the conference, to assist you with preparing your work for peer-reviewed publication.
Conference registration is free and morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and refreshments will be provided. Further details about registration will be advised upon notification about abstracts.

For more information or to submit your abstract please email

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