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Graduate Section Events

Writing within and beyond academia

BRISMES Annual Conference 2021 - Graduate Section Event (Session 14)

8 July, 13:00-15:00 (BST)

Event Description:

Have you thought about writing beyond the dissertation and academic audiences? In this event, we bring together a number of academics from an array of disciplines who use their academic research and expertise to engage with public and wider audiences. The event offers an opportunity for graduate students and ECRs interested in pursuing an academic or related career in Middle East studies to engage with established scholars and learn about different writing practices for multiple and varied audiences: engagements with the media; writing in more than one language; accountability to the communities we write for or about; and ethics in writing practices. We invite students to come with questions relating to writing practices beyond academia.

Each panellist will speak for 7-10 minutes on their experiences and expertise. The event will touch upon on a range of themes, including: (1) how to make your research accessible for different audiences; (2) writing in more than one language (3) accountability and ethics in writing for the communities we research; and (4) writing practices broadly.

This will allow 45 minutes for the panellists, followed by approximately 45 minutes for discussion, questions and answers. The event should take no longer than 90 minutes.

Location: Online via Zoom

Registration: This event is open to Graduate Section members of BRISMES who have registered to attend the annual conference. If you are not a member of BRISMES and would like to join, please click here.

Speakers TBC