Call for Papers!
If you are interested in participating in the Humanities Panels, email Jonathan Silverman by Tuesday, April 1 with the following information:
- Your Name
- Title of Paper
- 250-word abstract of paper/research project. An abstract is a summary of the work you want to present.
- Professor/Advisor's name
- Your email contact information
Students will be informed of their panel assignment and time/location by April 10. The panels will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. followed by the poster session on April 22 at the ICC.
Two workshops will be held on how to present a paper at a conference. The first workshop will be conducted by Todd Avery and Jonathan Silverman. Please email Jonathan_Silverman@uml.edu or Todd_Avery@uml.edu for more information including date, time and location.
The second workshop will be conducted by Christopher Carlsmith and for additional details (including location, date and time) email Christopher_Carlsmith@uml.edu.
If you have a short paper, fictional work, a poem or video that is not in a formal academic paper, email Jonathan_Silverman@uml.edu to inquire about possible inclusion in a panel geared to those formats.
In general, panels have a limited time for each presentation with a question or two specific to that paper and then try to reserve time at the end for general discussion. The time limit will depend on the number of papers per panel.
Here are some resources that might be helpful to you:
- Claremont Graduate University, Presenting Conference Papers in the Humanities.
- Prof. Catherine Cox, University of Pittsburg, Undergraduate Academic Conference Presentations: A “How to” Guide and Some Advice.
- Harvard Graduate School of Education (ppt), How to Present an Effective Panel Presentation (html version).
- Psi Chi, National Honors Society in Psychology, Creating an Effective Conference Presentation.
- Prof. Mark Hill, University of Wisconsin, Oral Presentation Advice.
- Australian Museum Online, Making a Conference Presentation.
- Shephard, K. (2005) Presenting at Conferences, Seminars, and Meetings. Chapter 1, "What Makes Some Presentations Good?" posted on Sage Publishing UK website.
- Texas Tech University Honors College, Tips to Enhance your Conference Presentation.