University of Texas at Dallas
Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association
March 6th and 7th, 2015
Keynote: Sophia Roosth, Assistant Professor in the History of Science at Harvard University
Theme: Public Scholarship
Submission Deadline: December 6th, 2014
The Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association of the University of Texas at Dallas will hold its seventh annual RAW: Research, Art, Writing Graduate Symposium on March 6th and 7th at the UT Dallas campus in Richardson, TX. Organized by and for graduate students, RAW’s goal is to continue to expand the scope of the humanities to all those interested.
In its seventh year, the RAW Symposium continues to promote the humanities as a shared space for thinkers of all disciplines. Accordingly, the theme for this year’s RAW is public scholarship. Public scholarship strives to advance intellectual and creative pursuits beyond the academy and the gallery, into public spaces and conversations. Exemplary public scholarship includes the work of thinkers like Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Gore Vidal, Melissa Harris Perry, Carl Sagan, Camille Paglia, Edward Said, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Neil deGrasse Tyson.
RAW welcomes papers, presentations, works of art, and performances from every discipline as long as they reflect the fundamental concerns of the humanities. We are interested in works ranging from the examination of German Romanticism through a social-sciences lens to the exploration of Star Trek from the perspective of theoretical physics.
Interested participants may submit 200-word abstracts for 15-minute individual presentations of papers from across the academic spectrum: art, biology, film, physics, photography, computer sciences, sculpture, environmental sciences, games, etc., as well as submissions of full panels that may include three to four individual presentations. There are no limitations on field, genre, or methodology, as long as the presentation is inclusive and demystifying and holds the humanities close to its metaphorical heart.
Submissions may include, but are not limited to:
- excerpt of an M.A. paper or thesis
- excerpt of a seminar paper
- excerpt from a dissertation
- animation, video, or film projects
- excerpt from a novel, play or short story
- M.F.A. final project
- selection of poetry
- dance or other performance piece
- art work (paintings, ceramics, drawings, etc.)
Proposals are due by December 6, 2014. All proposals must include the following:
- A complete mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, field, and affiliation of participant
- An abstract of no more than 200 words for the proposed presentation that includes 3 to 5 keywords
- For creative pieces: please also include medium, space requirements for the work/presentation,
Panel proposals must include the above information for each participant.
Send submissions and questions to email@example.com Registration information will follow. For additional information see www.utdgsa.com.
GSA meeting Tuesday October 14th at 5pm in the graduate lounge.
On Tuesday September 9th, GSA is having its first general meeting. Any A&H grad student is welcome to attend.
GSA is hosting a graduate student mixer
Thursday August 28th 6-8:30 pm
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
1101 N. Central Expressway
Plano, Tx. 75075
Appetizers will be provided by GSA
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to keep checking GSA’s website for the new CFP!
GSA Officers 2014:
President: Jacob Crawford
Vice-President: Poe Johnson
Secretary: Jessica Braccio
Membership: Teri Campbell
Member-At-Large: Elizabeth Ranieri
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Charissa Terranova
If you want to improve your conference presentations, or if the upcoming RAW conference is your first opportunity to present your work to your colleagues, you may want to check out the links below.
The Art of the Conference Paper at Inside Higher Ed
Preparing for Conference Presentations: advice from Fernando Delgado, 2003 program planner for NCA’s Critical and Cultural Studies Division.
Presenting Conference Papers in the Humanities by Claremont Graduate University
In addition, if you have a copy of Turabian’s A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (Chicago Style/Turabian Manual), the 7th edition has, in addition to a wealth of other materials, a spectacular chapter on presenting your ideas (chapter 13). This chapter is one of the best I’ve read on presenting at a conference.
Even if you normally use another citation style, the Turabian 7th edition is truly an excellent resource for writing academic papers. The UT Dallas McDermott Library has two copies of this book available at the reference desk. You can also buy used copies very inexpensively, or a Kindle edition (currently less than $5).