CALL FOR PAPERS: FASS POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE

CALL FOR PAPERS: Postgraduate Research Conference, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston University

As a postgraduate research student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences you are invited to present a paper at the 2015 FASS Postgraduate Conference, held on Wednesday 17 June 2015.

The conference gives you an opportunity to share your research with other postgraduate students in the faculty in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. It will be an extremely valuable experience that will help prepare you to present your work in conferences and symposiums in your field of study. All postgraduate researchers in the faculty are strongly encouraged to participate, either by giving a paper or by attending to hear the work of other students. As well as papers from students, there will also be a practical workshop session called “From Thesis to Office: Finding your first academic job”.

​As with external academic conferences, if you would like to present a paper you should submit a proposal which includes the title of your paper, up to five keywords, and an abstract of no more than 300 words. The abstract should clearly state the main argument, thesis, or hypothesis of your paper and indicate the main ground you intend to cover. You should also include your name, email address, your department and field of study, and the name of your supervisor.

In accordance with standard academic practice, papers when delivered should be no more than 20 minutes long (around 3000 words). You may make use of any appropriate audio or visual technology that is available in a Kingston University classroom. When deciding on the topic of your paper, remember that there will be students present from across the faculty, so if possible do try to draw out and communicate areas of broader interest from your thesis.

All proposals should be sent to Prof Brycchan Carey (b.carey@kingston.ac.uk) by the deadline: 5pm on Monday 1 June.

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