Graduate Conference

We are pleased announce that the Graduate Conference will be at the heart of the SLS Annual Conference this year. It will take place on Wednesday 2nd September at the University of Exeter between 14:00pm and 15:30pm, with a number of sessions running in parallel.

The Call for Papers for the Graduate Conference will be open from 1 May 2020.  Please revisit this page for updates.

Registration for the Graduate Conference will open on 01 June 2020.

Those whose abstracts are accepted will be invited to submit a paper (maximum 12,000 words) by 24 August 2020. Any paper admitted by this date will be eligible for consideration for a new prize that we are offering this year for the Best Paper by a Doctoral Student [link to details].

The Graduate track will also include sessions relevant to graduate research students and early career researchers, such as tips on how to get research published.  If your paper is chosen to be part of the Graduate Track you will be invited to attend the conference on Wednesday 2nd September.

The Graduate Conference is generously funded by the SLS and there will be no attendance fee. One night’s free accommodation will be offered to participants whose abstracts have been accepted, on campus, which is within a short walk the conference location, on either Tuesday 1st September or Wednesday 2nd September. Participants whose abstracts have been accepted will also be invited to attend the annual conference dinner on Wednesday 2nd September which will be free of charge.

In order to maximise opportunities available at the conference, presenters who have had a paper accepted for the Subject Sections programme at the Annual Conference are not able to submit the same paper for consideration for the Graduate Conference. Decisions on the Subject Sections programme will be communicated before the call opens for the Graduate Conference.

Key Dates

Date Activity
01 May 2020 Graduate Call for Papers Opens
01 June 2020 Graduate Call for Papers Deadline
15 June 2020 Submitters Notified of their Proposal Outcome
15 June 2020 Graduate Registration Opens
22 June 2020 Graduate Programme Announced
17 July 2020 Deadline for Graduate Speakers to Register for the Conference
14 August 2020 Deadline for submission paper (max 5000 words)