Writing a Great Conference Abstract

Writing a Great Conference Abstract 10-10

Whilst much academic writing, including the PhD itself, is associated with long pieces of work comprising many thousands of words, there is value in being able to complement this skill with more concise writing. This ability is required in preparing abstracts, providing a concise overview of a larger study. Whilst they often accompany articles, abstracts are increasingly used in the selection of conference and seminar papers. Consequently, there is much value in being able to master the skill of writing abstracts.

This workshop begins by identifying the characteristics that distinguish a conference abstract from one that would accompany an article, and the purposes it serves. It then considers the typical format and key components of a conference abstract, before exploring what makes a great abstract, and providing a range of tips for writing a successful conference abstract. In the final part of the workshop, focus will turn to supporting participants in planning and preparing their own abstract.

Writing a Great Conference Abstract

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 from 13:30 to 16:30

Village Hall: Room VH0003

Book now: http://lncn.eu/knvz

To view the entire Researcher Development Programme, click here.

Cumberland Lodge Colloquia Scheme 2017 | Applications Open

Colloquia Scheme 2017 Poster

The Cumberland Lodge Colloquia Scheme 2017 gives postgraduate researchers (PGRs) and early career researchers  (ECRs) the opportunity to design and run a one-day interdisciplinary conference with the support of the Cumberland Lodge team. Since Cumberland Lodge established the scheme in 2012, the subjects discussed have been incredibly varied, yet consistently seek to address topical issues facing today’s society.  The two most recent colloquia titles are listed below:
  • Social Cohesion in Times of Uncertainty, September 2017
  • Population Ethics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Birth and Death, September 2016

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EMDoc Research Conference 2017 | Delegate Booking Now Open

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EMDoc Postgraduate Research Conference 2017: Global Perspectives 

Conference booking for delegates is open, book online via Eventbrite: http://lncn.eu/deu9

Date: Wednesday 13th September 
Venue: The University of Nottingham, Engineering and Science Learning Centre, University Park Campus, Nottingham, NG7 2RD
Keynote speech and prize presentations: B60, Keighton Auditorium

About the EMDoc Conference
This friendly and relaxed conference will be hosted at the University of Nottingham and is a great opportunity to promote your research, and meet and network with other postgraduate research students from around the East Midlands. The conference aims to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue among postgraduate students from a range of disciplines. The theme for the 2017 conference is “Global Perspectives” – how your research impacts global challenges or inspires a better future. This could be by developing a potential solution to a specific problem, discovering a new way of working, opening up a new way of thinking about a subject, or inspiring others to make a change in the world.

For further information please email Tammy Greeno or Shineen Dewil on graduate-school@nottingham.ac.uk

Transport
We’ll organise a return coach journey for all University of Lincoln PhD Research students, please email graduateschool@lincoln.ac.uk for details.

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EMDoc Research Conference 2017 | Delegate Booking Now Open

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EMDoc Postgraduate Research Conference 2017: Global Perspectives 

Conference booking for delegates is open, book online via Eventbrite: http://lncn.eu/deu9

Date: Wednesday 13th September 
Venue: The University of Nottingham, Engineering and Science Learning Centre, University Park Campus, Nottingham, NG7 2RD
Keynote speech and prize presentations: B60, Keighton Auditorium

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Women, status and power in medieval England | 19th June

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What was it like to be a woman in medieval England? What control did women have over their own lives and how did they wield power over others during times of conflict?

These are just some of the questions that will be explored when the Society for Medieval Archaeology’s 60th anniversary annual conference, titled ‘Women, Status and Power in Medieval Society’, is held in Lincoln this summer.

Hosted by the University of Lincoln, the conference will take place at The Collection Museum, Lincoln, on Friday 30th June and Saturday 1st July 2017.

It will bring together specialists from a wide range of disciplines to explore the status of women in medieval society, comparing and contrasting evidence from archaeology, history, art history and literature.

Papers being presented will cover almost 1,000 years of history, spanning the 7th century through to the 15th century. By exploring women’s lives through Anglo-Saxon, Viking, Norman and medieval times, researchers hope to determine whether the ways in which women were able to exercise power in their own right changed over time and why.

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