Attending Academic Conferences as a PhD Student

I presented at three conferences in three different countries within a five week period. No, this is not common or even recommendable. It was a lot of work, travelling, and jet lag, but I met inspiring scholars and learned a lot as a freshman PhD student. I thought I would share, in the event it might help other PhD students, strategies for attending an academic conference as a PhD student.…

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Take-aways from the Inaugural Transmedia Earth Conference 2017

I recently presented my PhD research at the Inaugural Transmedia Earth Conference in EAFIT University, Medellin, Colombia from October 11-13, 2017. As transmedia is an area of study that has become very popular in the past ten years, I was excited to see what areas of research scholars are engaging in. The ethos of transmedia content is what today’s audiences follow Keynote speaker, Mathew Freeman from the University of Bath…

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Trinity College Dublin Public Humanities Workshop – May 2017

Over the past two days (May 23-24, 2017) I attended the Public Humanities Workshop at the Long Room Hub in Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Ireland, funded by the DARIAH-EU project and the ADAPT Centre. It brought together academics, librarians, cultural heritage specialists, industry professionals and public administrators from Ireland, Belgium and Poland to discuss many themes in the area of public history and digital humanities. The sessions involved a balance…

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Writing Interactive Fiction on Twine

As part of my PhD, I’m taking a computing science master’s course on contextual media that involves game design, narrative, and critical studies. One of the assignments was to write an interactive fiction story and being a writer, I couldn’t help but reflect on this experience. I have to admit that my first thought was one of dread when I learned we would need to write an interactive fiction narrative on…

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Describing What I Do Again – PhD-Style

I moved to Dublin, Ireland to start a PhD at Trinity College Dublin. So stay tuned for more European travel adventures and posts about how I adjust to another culture. So a PhD in what you might ask? What a good question! My brother was really good at summarising the topic of my proposed research because, not only is he very intelligent, but he is a teacher and knows how to…

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