FreshLines 2019


23-25 October, 2019
Griffith University

Important dates

Sunday 8 September – Abstract submissions extended deadline
Tuesday 1 October – Notification of successful abstract submissions
Wednesday 23 October – Day 1: Writing Workshop (Gold Coast Campus)
Thursday 24 October – Day 2: Presentation Day (Nathan Campus)
Friday 25 October –
Day 3: Candidature Day (Nathan Campus)

is an annual multi-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 is Productive Tensions: Working Across Disciplines and Identities.
Productive Tensions encourages scholars to illuminate conflicts and challenges within their research practices. Through curious engagement with and deliberate observation of tensions, we are potentially able to more clearly and productively consider how such tensions may nurture growth, reconfigure ideas or promote a keener insight to differences and similarities. Tensions in research may be intellectual, emotional or disciplinary, cultural or political, historicised or abstract and an awareness of them may persuade researchers to reconfigure, evolve or resolve their approaches. How this might clarify research trajectories and deepen intellectual engagement across boundaries is an example of a productive outcome but there are potentially many others. Tensions are inherent in research and all creative endeavours, so there is an intrinsic challenge to engage productively with conflicts, to recognise, accommodate and validate tensions usefully within scholarly work. The focus of this Symposium is on any positive and productive outcome of explorations across boundaries of any sort. The symposium invites presenters to explore their own stories that fill this transitional place while reflecting upon the theme.

The first day of FreshLines 2019 symposium begins with a workshop on the Gold Coast campus, that seeks to develop writing skills for candidates and work towards publishing goals in a constructive environment. Day two commences at Nathan, bringing insightful presentations from our Keynote Speakers followed by Griffith HLSS HDR Candidates giving 10-minute presentations based on their current research. The third day is an 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. It will be a great three day event.


Abstract Submission

The online Abstract Submission portal for FreshLines 2019 is now closed.

Registration to attend

Registration for FreshLines 2019 is now open. Register your attendance here. Last day to register is Thursday 17th October.


For information about FreshLines 2019, contact Dr. Sue Lovell

Read about FreshLines 2018 here

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