AAI/IJA Pre-Conference Symposium

Anthropological Association of Ireland Fall 2020 Conference
Irish Journal of Anthropology Pre-Conference Symposium (Online)
Wednesday, 25 November 2020

As part of the 2020 virtual conference of the Anthropological Association of Ireland (AAI), the Irish Journal of Anthropology is sponsoring a pre-conference symposium on practical academic skills. As the official, open-access publication of the AAI, the Irish Journal of Anthropology seeks to develop and enable anthropologists and others in Ireland and beyond to communicate their research findings and develop their careers.

The pre-conference talks, facilitated by a panel of interdisciplinary scholars, seek to de-mystify different aspects of early-career academia through practical, informal sessions with academics at various stages of their own careers. Each session will be 60 minutes long, with 30 minutes devoted to a lecture-style talk, and 30 minutes to an open Q&A. Questions may be submitted anonymously in advance, or may be posed during the sessions themselves. The pre-conference symposium will be of particular interest to MA and PhD students interested in publishing their work and/or pursuing academic careers.

Sessions and Speakers:

12.00-1.00pm
Turning Your Dissertation into a Journal Article: An Insider’s Guide
Dr Kayla Rush, Dublin City University, IJA General Editor

1.30-2.30pm
Beginning a New Line of Research
Dr Thomas Strong, Maynooth University, AAI Chair

3.00-4.00pm
Reflections of a Postdoc Mentor: Intra-/Inter-Disciplinary Dialogue and Collaboration
Dr John O’Flynn, Dublin City University

4.30-5.30pm
Proposing and Preparing a Special Issue
Dr Sonja Kleij, Utrecht University, and Dr Kayla Rush, Dublin City University

Registration is free. If you would like to attend some or all of the sessions, please register via Eventbrite. If you would like to submit a question anonymously to one of the speakers in advance, please email your question to Kayla.Rush [at] dcu.ie