Ph.D. Seminar How to … Master Academic Conferences

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
940MDSAK exam 6 English academic year

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This seminar will offer a practical introduction to academic conferences in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. We will discuss the many types of conferences, their role in an academic career, how to search and apply for them, and how to maximize the experience. A focus of our work will be the writing involved in applying for and attending conferences. Students will learn how to write an abstract and a panel proposal, and they will practice these skills individually and in small groups. We will also discuss the writing involved in presenting at a conference, and optimal ways to frame one’s research for an audience.

Class sessions will be in English; written work may be completed in English or Czech.

Instructor: Dr. Alice Lovejoy, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota


Office hours on-line: 18:00 – 19:00 on class days

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Evaluation methods and criteria

Individual paper abstract, 300 words (40% offinal grade)

• Group panel proposal (panel proposal, 300 words; individual paper proposals, 100 words;

keywords; bibliography) (40% offinal grade)

• Attendance and participation (20% of final grade)

• Assignment (due 30th October by email to Final versions of your individual abstract and group panel proposal.

Further information

This course is an elective for all AMU students

Schedule for academic year 2022/23:

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