FreshLines 2018: From where to where?


8-9 November, 2018
Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus
Day 1 | Day 2 | Keynote Speakers | Registration | Abstract Submission | Contact

*** Download the FreshLines2018 Program ***

Important dates

Sunday 30 September – Closing date for abstract submissions and registration
Friday 12 October – Notification regarding the success of abstract submissions
Thursday 8 November – FreshLines Day 1: Oral papers
Friday 9 November – FreshLines Day 2: Summer School

FreshLines is an annual two-day symposium run by postgraduates for postgraduates, comprising oral presentations, keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and opportunities to network.

The event is specifically designed for Griffith HLSS HDRs (Honours students welcome), and is funded jointly by the School of Humanities, Languages & Social Science and the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research.

This year’s theme From Where to Where? gestures towards the liminal spaces that researchers and their subject matters inhabit. At its core, research is a story that travels from one place to another. Reseachers also tell stories through their research. We discover, uncover, and indeed shape the journeys of the people, places, and ideas that we study. The researcher’s own journey is a dance between past experiences and unknown futures; a constant moving from one question to another, from one thought to the next, always reaching for the place of better understanding.

Day 1: Oral Papers – 8 November 2018

The first day of FreshLines 2018 is a day of research paper presentations where Griffith HLSS HDR Candidates present papers-in-progress drawn from their current projects.

We encourage submissions from current HDR Candidates (Masters and PhD) as well as Honours students, and are seeking papers on a wide range of topics from various disciplines across the humanities, languages, and social sciences. Papers co-authored by staff and students will be considered favourably.

Day 2: Summer School – 9 November 2018

The second day of FreshLines 2018 is our HDR Summer School, open to all Griffith University HLSS HDR Candidates. The Summer School is an excellent opportunity for HDR Candidates at any stage of candidature to come together with peers and academics to discuss the PhD process and pick up some valuable research skills.

Guided by this year’s theme – From Where to Where? – workshops at this year’s Summer School will explore various aspects of the HDR journey. A full program will be released shortly. For now though, here’s a preliminary list of workshops that will be offered on the day:

  • Planning your project
  • Balancing life and emotion through the PhD
  • Non-Traditional PhDs
  • A day in the life of a PhD
  • Troubleshooting your PhD
  • Regaining momentum and motivation
  • Field work, interviewing and ethics
  • Conferences and presenting
  • Tutoring, marking and money during the PhD
  • Publishing
  • De-mystifying completion – what do I do with my PhD?

Keynote Speakers

Professor Greg Noble – Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University

Professor Noble has written extensively on the concepts of identity, ethnicity and multiculturalism in Australia. His current research focuses on transformations in cultural participation and production, and the connection between habits and techniques of mundane urban governance. 

Topic: TBC
Abstract: TBC

Dr Clare O’Farrell – School of Teacher Education and Leadership, Queensland University of Technology

Dr O’Farrell has written extensively on Michel Foucault. She has produced two books about the french philosopher, edited a large volume on his work, and co-founded the international peer-reviewed journal, Foucault Studies.

Topic: TBC
Abstract: TBC

FreshLines Registration

While there is no fee to attend FreshLines 2018, for catering purposes everyone wishing to attend must register. Participants may choose to attend both days (recommended), or just one of the two days, depending on interest.

Register for FreshLines 2018 has closed.

Abstract Submissions

The online abstract submission for FreshLines 2018 is now live.

We are inviting Griffith HLSS HDR, Masters and Honours students to give 10-minute presentations (approx 1000-1400 spoken words; 10 slides max) based on their current research. We are seeking papers and papers-in-progress on a wide range of topics from various disciplines across the humanities, languages, and social sciences.

This year’s theme From Where to Where? invites us to examine the journeys inherent in our research. Papers will be grouped under themes such as:

  • Positionality / identity
  • Conceptual / theoretical transitions
  • Travelling through time
  • Moving across space and place
  • Towards a deeper understanding

Accepted papers will be presented on Day 1 of FreshLines (Thursday, November 8). The day will consist of multiple, parallel sessions of papers grouped by theme. Presentation times will be held to ten minutes, whether this is a powerpoint supported address, or a short paper (approximately 1000-1400 words). After the presentations, speakers will form a panel to respond to questions and participate in discussion.

Accepted abstracts will be included in the conference program.

Abstract submission for FreshLines 2018 has closed

Day 1 | Day 2 | Registration | Abstract Submission | Contact

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