Conference Theme - Post-Discipline: Moving outside our academic silos

Paper: Students can express interest in presenting in one of three sessions, on: human-environment interaction, social organisation, and identity and difference. Expressions of interest can be submitted here until 14 September 2018. The format is flexible to support mid-candidature and final theses review presentations.


Poster: This option is usually reserved for Honours students. Students must be available during the lunch break to stand with, and discuss your poster. Submissions for posters will be called for shortly.


Register for the 2018 Postgraduate Conference here:


About Postgraduate Conference

The School of Social Science Postgraduate Conference is held annually, in November. 

Organised and run by Higher Degree Research (PhD and MPhil) students, the aim of the Conference is to showcase the work of our postgraduate students, provide a forum for the delivery of HDR milestone papers, and create opportunities for discussion, debate and exchange across the four cognate disciplines of our school: Archaeology, Anthropology, Sociology and Criminology. 

The Conference is also an important forum for Honours students considering further higher degree research to display their recent work in poster form and hear what postgraduate students are currently researching within the School.

There are two main components for displaying student work:

1. Papers – 10 minutes, with a 30 minute ‘mini-panel’ of all presenters in the session. Longer papers can be arranged for those giving milestone presentations 

2. Honours posters – displayed in the foyer of the PG Conference 

The Postgraduate Conference also displays entries to the School of Social Science Photography Competition with winners announced on the day, and a panel discussion on issues of interest to HDR students.

Prizes are also awarded to the best paper presented in each session and the best Honours poster.


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