April 26-27, 2013

Humanities PhD Graduate Student Conference
Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture
Concordia University, Montréal, Canada

Pressing [against] Methods invites graduate and post-doctoral students from all disciplines in the social sciences, fine arts and liberal arts to present on the issue of methods. Presentations can take the form of traditional research papers, as well as artistic, multi-disciplinary and multi-format presentations. Presenters are encouraged to think about how they define, combine, employ, reject, subvert and create methods in their own work. Presenters can address issues related to ethics, politics, epistemology, creativity, disciplinarity, funding, pedagogy, etc.

The conference program is now available here.

This conference will also include opportunities for group discussions on methods, including conversations on methodological pedagogy in graduate programs, research ethics, understanding interdisciplinarity, research-creation, and contemplating the future of research in the university. We encourage presenters who are interested in contributing to these discussions to submit. All participants are encouraged to be creative in their topic selection and choice of presentation style, though priority will be given to proposals most closely associated with the topic of methods.

Interested individuals can submit proposals of 300 words or less in either English or French. Proposals can include a list of up to five key words that define their project. Applicants should also include a brief biography of 100 words or less, which outlines their research areas. Proposals for panel discussions and workshop sessions are also encouraged.

The deadline for submission is March 1, 2013 at midnight. Applications can be sent to

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