AWAWS Brisbane Chapter presents 'The Cancelled Conference 2.0'
Last year AWAWS Brisbane hosted The Cancelled Conference, and asked postgraduate students to put their cancelled conference papers to good use. The conference was a great success and one of the most rewarding aspects of the conference was the feedback presenting postgraduate students received from senior academics who attended.
This year, in partnership with the AWAWS Academic Mentoring Program, AWAWS Brisbane is hosting The Cancelled Conference 2.0: a postgraduate conference designed to give students the opportunity to receive feedback on their work from established academics who are invested in supporting and fostering postgraduate scholarship.
There will be a number of AWAWS mentors in attendance and chairing the panels. This will ensure every presenter has the opportunity to receive critical and constructive feedback from leading academics in their field. There will also be a plenary discussion panel about the AWAWS Academic Mentoring Program. This session will highlight the benefits of academic mentoring and showcase positive academic outcomes achieved through the program by past mentors and mentees.
Who is this conference for?
Date and Location
The Cancelled Conference 2.0 will be held between Wednesday 29 September – Thursday 30 September 2021.
The conference will be held virtually through Zoom. Once the program has been finalised information on how to register and attend each session will be circulated. Please save the date in the meantime.
How to apply
To apply for the conference please send an abstract and your completed submission form to AWAWS Brisbane email@example.com - Submissions are due by Monday 26 July.
If you have any further questions about the conference, you can contact us via our email address or Facebook page.
Brianna Sands, MPhil candidate (UQ), Co-chair AWAWS Brisbane Chapter
Tyla Cascaes, PhD candidate (UQ), Co-chair AWAWS Brisbane Chapter
The AWAWS Academic Mentoring Program is now in its second year and we are seeking expressions of interest from potential mentees interested participating in the 2021 program.
The program, based on the Spectrum Academic Mentoring Program, aims to establish a supportive mentoring culture and provide opportunities to connect individuals from diverse backgrounds and with different levels of experience from across the Australasian ancient world studies community.
The establishment of mentoring relationships provides numerous benefits, fostering personal and professional growth. By sharing knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours, a mentoring relationship can:
There are 31 mentors in the program with capacity to mentor over 70 mentees across a broad range of areas, from research and learning and teaching, to career progression within and beyond academia. Check out the Meet Our Mentors page for detailed mentor profiles.
To participate in the program you will need to submit an Expression of Interest form (download below) to the program’s interim coordinator, Sarah Midford, at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no deadline to submit EoIs, but each mentor has a limit on the number of mentees they can take on. If you have a particular mentor you would like to work with, it is advisable to get in earlier rather than later.
You will need to be a current member to participate. If you aren’t sure of your membership status you can email email@example.com to check. If you need to renew, then visit the Membership page to join.
We look forward to welcoming you into the program! If you have any questions at all, just get in touch with Sarah Midford.