We invite submissions to the poster session at the 2015 WiG conference in Banff (Alberta, Canada; Oct.22-25). The purpose of the poster session is to allow scholars to employ visual forms to initiate conversations about their research, teaching, or academic life. Examples of visual forms include: posters, 3-D art, interactive exhibits, and multimedia presentations. “Posters” from past sessions have addressed a great variety of topics such as teaching, literature, film, cultural studies, history, politics, the balancing of career and family. Presentations have taken the form of PowerPoint presentations, websites, dioramas, installations, games, cardboard posters, etc. We encourage participants to be creative in the construction and presentation at this session. Please be advised that presenters must provide their own materials and equipment, including projectors, computers, headphones, and extension cords. To ensure that your information is available throughout the conference, all presentations must be accompanied by a simple explanatory handout.
Many universities support the production of posters as a way of publicizing research. You may want to find out what your institution offers in terms of audiovisual support and travel funds. Get creative – the poster session is a great way to get valuable feedback on your newest, brilliant idea!
Please submit abstracts of 300-400 words describing the project’s content, thesis, and form. This must include a description of the layout, design, material, and technology that will be used. Please send your proposals electronically by March 1, 2015 to the session organizers Lauren Brooks, Pennsylvania State University, and Nicole Grewling, Washington College, at wigposter2015 [at] gmail.com
Nicole Grewling, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of German Studies
300 Washington Avenue
Chestertown, MD 21620