Communicating Change, Graduate School of Arts and Humanities, University of Glasgow, June 8-10

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Graduate School of Arts and Humanities, University of Glasgow

COMMUNICATING CHANGE: Weaving the Web into the Future
7th Annual Conference of the Graduate School of Arts and Humanities
University of Glasgow * 8 – 10 June 2009


Communicating Change is a three-day Postgraduate conference that challenges us to explore the notion of change within individual disciplines and across the interdisciplinary fields of Arts and Humanities as a whole. In a world that is increasingly characterised by interactions between varied, rich, and sometimes conflicting traditions of thought and practice we are faced with a number of questions. How is change understood within our own disciplines? What factors inhibit or promote change? Is the idea of 'continuing change' an inevitable evil or a liberating shift? And how do we communicate these movements and interactions within our own work?

We invite short papers on a range of subjects and interdisciplinary approaches that explore and interpret the idea of change in scholarly studies. Please note that presentation time shall not exceed twenty minutes. Abstracts should be a maximum of 200 words in length, and should be submitted in English with the speaker's name, institutional affiliation and title of the paper. Please note that juried proceedings shall be published from this conference.

Suggested themes include but are not limited to:

• Gender studies • Realism and Myth
• Reception studies and ethnographic research • Interfaith Dialogue
• Communication challenges in the era of Globalisation • Technologies of Change
• Multi-cultural Identities • New trends in Methodology
• Cultural Representations/Perceptions • Interdisciplinary studies

Keynote Speakers include: Dr. Carol Christ – Director of the Ariadne Centre for the Study of Myth and
Ritual, Dr. Christ also holds a PhD from Yale.
Dr. Julia Sallabank – School of Oriental and African Studies, University of

Plus: Film Premiere – Mickey B (Director Tom Magill)
Training Workshop – Art as a Force for Social Change – Tom Magill
Academic Writing Workshop – Embodied Writing – Dr. Heather Walton,Dept. of Theology and
Religious Studies
Please email abstracts to and visit our website:

The deadline for abstracts has been EXTENDED TO 27 March 2009.