The Macquarie and Newcastle Universities' Humanities Postgraduate Symposium 2013
Saturday 2nd March, 2013.
The NewMac Annual Conference is returning in 2013! With the guidance of a staff member, the conference is run by Humanities postgraduate students, for Humanities postgraduate students, from the Universities of Newcastle and Macquarie in conjunction. The conference is hosted by The University of Newcastle. In 2013, the conference will again be held at our University here in Newcastle, on Saturday 2nd March, 2013.
Anyone is allowed to attend but only Humanities postgraduates can present.
Humanities postgraduates submitting an abstract should keep in mind that abstracts are due by Thursday 22rd November 2012.
Abstracts should be 200 words and sent to email@example.com
Interpret the symposium theme, Subjective | Objective, however you will and according to your discipline.
Abstracts will be blind judged by a peer review process and the selected speakers will be notified by Christmas.
Humanities postgraduates can present as a single presenter or as a panel. There will be places for 18 presentations over the day. Presentations will be run in two streams, and will take place in two theatres, with 9 speakers in each theatre.
Panels will have 20-25 minute slot to deliver, and single presenters will each have a 15-20 minute speaking time to deliver, followed by a 5 minute question time, followed for a 5 minute rest break and for those people who wish to change theatres.
All papers are to be academic in nature, and something like you would present at a seminar or symposium, and should be kept to 20 minutes delivery time. Presenters should keep in mind that as they are presenting to a general audience from mixed disciplines, and so should not be too specialised in their terminology-at least as far as is possible.
Prizes will be awarded on the day for Best Abstract-one place only, and Best Presentation a 1st place and 2nd place. There will be two guest speakers at a forum for Humanities postgraduates after lunch. Judges on the day will be academic staff from Universities of Newcastle and Macquarie.
We are all looking forward to a fun day, and hope you will join in.
Cheers from the NewMac 2013 Organisation Committee here at Newcastle: Jo Parnell, Elizabeth Kinder, Maria Luisa Saministrado, and our academic guiding light, Professor Hugh Craig.