The Work of Art 2016 | Postgraduate Student Day December 1, 2016


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Postgraduate Student Day

The 2016 AAANZ Annual Conference will open on Thursday December 1, 2016 with a day dedicated to recent and current postgraduate student research. Everyone registered for the conference is welcome to attend this day, however, participation in the Postgraduate Student day as a speaker, is specifically open to current postgraduate students and to anyone who has completed postgraduate study (including MA, MFA and PhD) within the last eighteen months. The day will provide a supportive environment in which participants will be mentored in the art of presenting papers at a conference. Depending on time available there will also be a workshop/discussion group focused on how to write an abstract, conference paper and how to present and respond to questions at a conference.

Proposals for papers should address the overall AAANZ 2016 theme of ‘The Work of Art’.

Time will be allocated at the beginning of the day for people to meet each other. Participants will be given the option of either presenting a 10 minute paper with 5 minutes of Q and A or a 20 minute paper with 10 minutes of Q and A. Each paper will be organised into sessions loosely tied to an overall theme. Given the numbers of presenters it will be essential to adhere strictly to time limits. During the Q and A time for each session, experienced academics and the postgraduate group will provide constructive feedback on all papers presented.

Participants are asked to provide a 200 word abstract outlining the topic for their presentation including a title, whether the paper is 10 or 20 minutes long, their name, University affiliation and a one page CV.

Proposals should be sent to by the 26th of August.

Eligible students and recent graduates are invited to apply for one of ten 2016 Student Bursaries sponsored by the School of Art, Australian National University.