Professional Development Workshop: Conference Edition

Presenting original research at an academic conference can be an incredibly rewarding experience. While the extra line on your CV certainly does not hurt, the feedback that you receive is often as illuminating as it is invaluable. Preparing for a conference can be a bit challenging, though, especially when it comes time to condense a 35-40-page research paper or thesis chapter into a 15-20 minute presentation. This month’s PDW will focus on how to best prepare for academic conferences.

The Magna Carta at 800

Join us for a roundtable discussion on the 800th anniversary of this foundational document of democracy, with commentary from experts in medieval constitutional law and in medieval and early modern literature and history from Georgia Regents University and the University of Georgia. Featuring:

Dr. Wendy Turner, Georgia Regents University

Dr. Sujata Iyengar, English, UGA

Dr. Cynthia Camp, English, UGA

Dr. Benjamin Ehlers, History, UGA

Food Chains Film Screening (Latin American Sustainable Agriculture Initiative)

Join the Latin American Sustainable Agriculture Initiative for a screening of Food Chains. This exposé documents the human cost of food by focusing on the lives of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a group of Florida farmworkers, that battle the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their Fair Food program.

After the screening, a panel of discussants will talk about their research and lives as it relates to this important film. Discussants include:

Food Chains (documentary film) at CINÉ

The UGA Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the UGA History Department present this special one-night only screening of FOOD CHAINS: THE REVOLUTION IN AMERICA'S FIELDS, a powerful and shocking expose about what feeds our country, from the producers of FOOD INC and FAST FOOD NATION. This powerful true story of one small group of workers overcoming corporate greed to end slavery and abuse in America’s fields will inspire you to demand your food be fair!

Research Funding Strategies for Graduate Students and Postdocs in the Humanities and Arts

The Willson Center and the Graduate School will host a panel discussion on funding strategies for graduate students and postdocs in the humanities and arts. Panelists will discuss both internal and external research funding strategies. Panelists include Chad Howe (Romance Languages), Mathew C. Hulbert (Ph.D. candidate, History), Scott Nesbit (CED, Digital Humanities), Chloe Wigston Smith (English), and Elizabeth Wright (Romance Languages). Cathy Jones (Romance Languages) will moderate the discussion. Graduate students and postdocs in the humanities and arts are encouraged to attend.


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