Friday, 18 December 2009

Call for Papers and Example Storyboard

Not PowerPoint Again! Presenting research on women in popular culture differently.

University of York, 2nd July 2010

Are you bored of the traditional conference paper? Tired of watching a presenter stand and read off a script while pointing to an ill thought-out PowerPoint display? Nervous of presenting in a way that feels alien or doesn’t support your research?

Then come along to our Day School where we are experimenting with different and alternative ways of presenting research.

Our aim for the day is to encourage participants from all disciplines to deliver research in inspiring ways. By thinking of different ways to present our research we can spark new perspectives, imagining different angles and approaches that we may never have considered before. We hope to attract presenters from a range of disciplines and thus intend to question the rigid lines of disciplinary thought that we so often become constrained by. The day school will facilitate this interdisciplinary integration by providing an atmosphere of experimentation and questioning.

We want to encompass presentations from as many disciplines as possible; the topics may include, but are not limited to:

Sporting women
Representations of weddings, marriage and divorce
Women on film and TV
Magazine culture
Representations of religion
The Internet

We hope to encourage discussions around how presenting differently may lead to thinking differently about research in academia; how presenting differently helps the researcher and the audience to engage with ‘papers’; and whether experimental presentations really can have a place in traditional academic circles.

As the day is geared to presenting in innovative and engaging ways you may wish to present your paper using, for example: performance art, workshops, short films, live experiments, music, dance or other interactive methods. The design is entirely up to you.

To take part in this Day School please submit a summary of your presentation or a Storyboard (both of which must outline your proposed topic, the mode of your presentation, how long it will take, and what equipment you will need) to by 12th April 2010.

An example storyboard appears below.

We look forward to seeing you there!
Julia Carter and Rosemary Hill
Centre for Women’s Studies
University of York

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous said...

    Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth

    presenting research differently: maths and philosophy in graphic novel

    admittedly this is after the event, not w-i-p, but exciting:

    Ann K