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travel diary – a mid-conference musing

I’m in Queensland and it’s hot. As you’d expect in a tropical state -it’s hot but not too humid. I go back to England this coming weekend where it’s not exactly warm, so I am not complaining about high 20C. One … Continue reading

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conference blog: the put-down

Do unto others/what goes around/karma and other such truisms constitute the unwritten conference rule. This goes from pushing in ahead of people in the loo line to making rude remarks about people’s work. However, this rule is sometimes broken, particularly … Continue reading

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conference blog: beware the conference app

This is a guest post written by Dr Julie Rowlands from Deakin University, Australia. Greetings from the ECER conference at Porto. As a recently appointed academic after a mid-life career change, this is my first international conference. It is very … Continue reading

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kit for the portable academic…

I’m currently doing a week of intense ethnographic research at Tate. It’s one of my favourite times of the year because I get to be a real researcher for more than half a day at a time. Because I live … Continue reading

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creativity and academic writing – an oxymoron?

I’ve been pondering the question of creativity in academic writing. One of my research interests is creative pedagogies, including but by no means exclusively in the arts. I’ve been thinking that I ought to say more about creativity in relation … Continue reading

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academic writers need a dictionary

When I began my PhD, my partner bought me a dictionary. A very big dictionary. I wasn’t quite sure that I needed it, since I was after all an English major and I read prolifically. However I did use it. … Continue reading

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learning to accept reviewer feedback as a gift

This is guest post from Dr Liz Bennett. Liz is a Senior Lecturer at University of Huddersfield. She completed her doctorate in September 2012 and has submitted a couple of papers to journals based on chapters from her thesis. Here … Continue reading

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