COMPASS INTERDISCIPLINARY VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
‘BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS’
19-30 October 2009
Join the largest online meeting of minds in the social sciences and humanities!
In these days of increasing fragmentation and hyper-specialisation in academia, our eight Compass Journals aim to foster connections amongst scholars. To further this cause, Wiley-Blackwell and the Compass Journals Editors-in-Chief are organising this online conference to promote interdisciplinary approaches.
The first Compass conference aims to cut across academic boundaries – within and between disciplines, between theory and practice, approaches and methodologies by providing a space for multi- and cross-disciplinary review
The overall theme of the conference is ‘Breaking Down Barriers’. Around 20 conference papers will tackle one or more of the following sub-themes:
• The Environment/Energy
• Justice/Human Rights
The conference papers aim to showcase Compass’ multi-disciplinary dimension. The Conference features readers and authors from the eight distinct disciplines covered by the Compass Journals – History, Literature, Philosophy, Religion, Geography, Linguistics, Sociology, and Social Psychology.
Each conference paper will be presented and discussed during the conference alongside two commissioned commentaries, leading into a debate between delegates, commentators and the author.
Following the conference final revised versions of the papers presented will be published in the relevant Compass journal.
Keynote speakers include:
* PROFESSOR ROGER GRIFFIN – Oxford Brookes University (History/Politics/Religion)
* PROFESSOR DAVID CRYSTAL – University of Wales, Bangor (Language/Linguistics)
* DR ROY BAUMEISTER – Florida State University (Social Psychology)
* PROFESSOR PETER LUDLOW – Northwestern University (Philosophy)
* DR EILEEN JOY – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (Literature)
* PROFESSOR MARK MACKLIN – University of Wales, Aberystwyth (Physical Geography)
In addition to the conference papers and keynote addresses, we offer a series of publishing workshops, ‘Meet the Keynote Speaker’ Q&A sessions, a book exhibit, musical entertainment and a SecondLife cocktail bar.
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
Register for free at:
During the conference delegates can access all papers, keynote addresses and publishing workshops for free on this website as they go live.
Delegates can discuss all content and participate in the debates by using the comments feature on this website.
Delegates can buy ANY Wiley book with a 20% conference discount.
Delegates are eligible for 60 days free online access to over 200 Wiley-Blackwell journals.
Delegates providing feedback after the conference will also be in the running to win a year’s subscription to a Compass Journal of their choice!
We look forward to welcoming you to this inaugural virtual conference!
- The Compass Conference Team
Rochelle Lieber (Language and Linguistics Compass Editor-in-Chief)
Felice Lifshitz (History Compass Editor-in-Chief)
Jerry Suls (Social and Personality Psychology Compass Editor-in-Chief)
Vanessa Lafaye, Helen Ashton, Kivmars Bowling, Kirsten Claiden-Yardley, Liam Cooper, Philip Smith