Graduate Research Conference - School of Humanities & Social Sciences 2019

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2019 HUSS Graduate Research Conference committee. The conference brings together the academic research community, in celebration of research excellence at La Trobe University. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to invite all Graduate Research students to present their work in an amiable and welcoming atmosphere with a diverse program for personal development and networking opportunities.

Monday 28 October 2019 08:30 am until Tuesday 29 October 2019 05:00 pm (Add to calendar)
HuSS Graduate Research Committee
Presented by:
La Trobe University
Type of Event:
Current Student: Undergraduate; Current Student: Postgraduate; Conference
Conference Committee:

Back Left – Chinmaya Lal Thakur, Dipjyoti Goswami, Justin Charles See
Middle Left – Elizabeth Offer, Natasha Graham
Front Left – Tessa-May Zirnsak, Magdalena Szypielewicz, Beth Radulski

HuSS Graduate Research Conference Program 2019 [PDF 1.8MB]


Presenter Registration

Attendee / Discussant Registration

Supervisor/Staff Registration

Presenters will have 20 minutes to present a conference paper on any aspect of your thesis, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A.

  • Meet, mingle and network with your fellow GR’s
  • Learn amazing things from La Trobe’s diverse research community
  • Share the inspirations that drive your research
  • Hone your presentation skills in a supportive environment
  • Achieve an important milestone in your candidature


Attendance at the following Research Education and Development (RED) Workshop is highly recommended.

Being a Chair – Advice and provocations – Dr James Burford

1pm Tuesday 22 October 2019, Donald Whitehead Boardroom 101, Ground Floor, Donald Whitehead Building, Bundoora

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How to Conference

12.30pm Monday 16 September 2019.

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Presenting your research to colleagues at conferences is both a thrill and a challenge. What are the characteristics of a good abstract, paper and PPT? How can you engage an audience of peers? How can you respond to questions that you may not know the answer to? This session will address these issues and suggest ways you can be effective in presenting to your academic colleagues.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Lawrie Zion

‘What I learned from “History”

11.40am Monday 28 October, Eastern Lecture Theatre 2

‘What I learned from “History” will consider the challenges of completing a PhD and its long term value from a personal perspective of how researching and writing a thesis about pop music in Australia in the 1960s provided unexpected lift-off for a career that’s included media, documentary making and – two decades later – a job at La Trobe.

For more information about Keynote Speaker: Professor Lawrie Zion, click here.

Panel Sessions

The Written Word and Beyond: Traditional and Creative Ways of Disseminating Your Research

11.15am Tuesday 29 October, Eastern Lecture Theatre 2

It is a fairly common occurrence within academia for postgraduate researchers to transform their doctoral thesis into a book or to write journal articles from chapters of their thesis once completed. Yet there are academics who employ other creative and non-traditional ways of disseminating their work to broader audiences. This panel will be an opportunity for you to hear from scholars who have used both traditional and non-traditional outputs, including the benefits and challenges involved with both approaches. Perhaps some of these ideas will inspire you to think outside the box when it comes to publishing and disseminating your own research in the not too distant future.

Panelists: Dr Angie Black, Dr Yves Rees, Dr Larisa Bardsley and Dr Margaret Mayhew.

For more information about our panelists, click here.

Challenges and Successes of Internationally Mobile Academics

3.15pm Tuesday 29 October, Eastern Lecture Theatre 2

Academics and graduate researchers are on the move. It is no longer unique in academia to see someone complete their PhD in a different country or move overseas to work as an academic. Yet researchers who have moved between countries often experience specific challenges in their PhD journey and beyond. This panel session is an opportunity to hear first-hand stories of four internationally mobile academics at La Trobe University. Their stories will revolve around two questions: What challenges did they experience during their PhD and post PhD? And how did they achieve successful careers in academia?

Their stories about how they have navigated academia internationally and built up their careers will be inspirational for anyone who is interested in working in the increasingly globalised academic world.

Panelists: Professor Kaori Okano, Dr Lola Ojelabi, Dr Martina Boese and Dr Raul Sanchez-Urribarri.

For more information about our panelists, click here.

HuSS Graduate Research Committee's inaugural Equity & Diversity Co-Opted Member, Beth Radulski.Equity and Diversity representative

This year we are expanding our Equity & Diversity inclusivity measures by adding an accessibility plan into our conference program.

This initiative is being undertaken with the help of the HuSS Graduate Research Committee’s inaugural Equity & Diversity Co-Opted Member, Beth Radulski.

Beth is an Autistic PhD researcher who specialises in accessible placemaking and disability social (in)equality.

She sits on this year’s conference organizing committee, acting as a point-of-contact and representative for Equity & Diversity students, and those with accessibility needs.

If you’d like your accessibility questions or suggestions considered in the conference planning process, please don’t hesitate to email Beth.

Social media updates

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Previous Conferences

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