The School of Social Science Postgraduate Conference is an annual event showcasing the work of our postgraduate students and creating 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 platform for Honours students considering higher degree research to display their recent work in the form of posters or lightning talks, and hear what postgraduate students are currently researching within the School. Our Conference also provides a pivotal opportunity for HDR and honours students to gain conference experience, attain milestones, and to expand their professional development and networking skills.

The conference is open to researchers and interested students across all stages of university learning, with sessions including:

  • 30min milestone presentations (for Mid-Candidature or Final Thesis Review)
  • 20min presentations (formal presentation in the style of academic conference papers)
  • 5min lightning talks (presentation with no more than 5 slides to share key ideas or findings from your research or work)
  • Poster presentations
  • Photography submissions
  • Panel discussions

HDR students and academics are invited to participate in all forms of presentations. Honours students are invited to participate in poster presentations and lightning talks.

Students and researchers from other schools and institutions are also welcome to attend and submit abstracts to participate.

2019 Conference Theme – "Social Science Without Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Integration, and Celebration"

This year's theme reflects the diverse work we do using approaches, theory, methods, and partnerships across the Social Sciences and other outside disciplines.  In line with our set theme for this year, presentations can reflect interdisciplinary work in any area of one's research. This could include, but is not limited to:

  • Methodology:  Incorporating research techniques from another field or specialty.
  • Theoretical approaches: Making use of theories or ideas that stem from other disciplines. For example, applying or adapting a theory from the natural sciences
  • Cross-discipline collaborations: Sharing the work you have accomplished with others across the Social Sciences, other disciplines, industry, and more  
  • Interdisciplinary implications: Highlighting the interdisciplinary implications and contributions of your work, as well as future opportunities for expansion and collaboration between disciplines

Prizes are also awarded to the best presentations in each session.

Submissions

Invitation to Submit Your Abstracts for 30 / 20 min presentations, 5 min lightning talks, and poster presentations

We invite those who are interested in presenting to submit an abstract via this submission portal LINK: https://forms.gle/N4hmsyLSiF5qeGj58

Abstracts for the 2019 School of Social Science Post-Graduate Conference should be a maximum of 250 words and include a title. While it is preferable and highly encouraged that your abstract aim to address the conference theme in some way (even a brief mention of interdisciplinary implications), we welcome all submissions from interested individuals.

The call for abstracts will close on 27th September 2019. Notification of abstract acceptance, session themes, and invitation for photography submissions will occur in October 2019.

Questions and Further Information

If you have any questions or queries in the meantime, please email Suady at sosspgc2019@outlook.com

 

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.