The Case for Twitter at Conferences

It’s 2019 and our tired field is starting to embrace many aspects of the digital age. This year (for the first time!) all presenters at CAMWS will have access to projectors, meaning that all papers can be accompanied with slides and images and not just handouts. So if presenters and management are stepping boldly into the digital age, maybe it’s time attendees do the same.

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CAMWS Code of Conduct

In an email yesterday to presenters on the program for the 2019 meeting, CAMWS made known that the association had approved a code of conduct for its meetings. The code of conduct outlines unacceptable behavior, specifying that “pejorative verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, disability, or... Continue Reading →

So, What Is GSIC?

This blog is produced by the CAMWS Graduate Student Issues Committee, so I suppose it’s worth taking the time to explain who we are and what we do. The Graduate Student Issues Committee (GSIC) assists CAMWS with ensuring that the organization itself as well as its annual meeting are “accessible, welcoming, and productive” for graduate... Continue Reading →

GSIC Programming at the CAMWS Annual Meeting

As rooms start to sell out at the Cornhusker Hotel, it's time to start thinking about your schedule at the upcoming CAMWS meeting. Don't worry, though -- we have some suggestions! One way that our graduate student issues committee supports grad students is through programming at the annual meeting that is specifically geared toward us.... Continue Reading →

Racism in Our Field

It’s the second week of 2019, the second week of our revamped blog, and I had wanted to use this week to provide a lighthearted introduction to GSIC and our goals in order to give some grounding to this project. Faced with some of the racist harassment at the recent AIA-SCS conference, however, I’d like... Continue Reading →

New Beginnings

It’s January 1, the first day of a brand new year, and that means you’re probably inundated with businesses and organizations and every website you could imagine delivering messages of new beginnings. Well, here at the CAMWS Grad Student Issues Committee blog, we’re no different, but our new beginning is perhaps more literal.

Classical Studies and Halloween

As a grad student, this can be a precarious time of year, bringing with it cooler weather, midterms, lengthening nights, paper-writing, falling leaves, and — most importantly — the festivities of Halloween.  Many of you may already have seen costumed revelers or prepared celebrations yourselves; after all, a party in the middle of the semester... Continue Reading →

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