The Curse of the Absolutely Astounding Abstract

Paula Hanasz ┬áis currently writing a thesis on the geopolitics of water security in South Asia at The ANU. She is enrolled at the Australia National University but currently spends more time on her couch than in her office or the library. The first time we met Paula she was experiencing PhD lifestyle guilt. Next … Continue reading The Curse of the Absolutely Astounding Abstract

Dear conference organiser…

Like all of you I'm sure, I receive an almost constant stream of invitations to academic events and conferences by email.I rely on mailing lists to keep me informed about what is happening, but lately I have started to get irritated about how difficult event organisers make it for me to share information. I have even started replying with ideas for how they might improve their communications strategy. These replies were, of course, politely worded suggestions. This is the sarcastic letter I wrote in my head.