Spaces of (Dis)location is a multidisciplinary postgraduate conference run by students from the College of Arts at the University of Glasgow. The conference will take place on the 24th and 25th of May. One of our main aims is to provide a space for current postgraduate students as well as early career researchers to  share their research and to network.

Please note, there is no fee for this conference.

On this site you will find information about the conference’s theme and format as well as details of how to submit an abstract for a paper if you would like to take part.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information.

Spaces of (Dis)location Organizing Committee

Alison Burns, PhD Candidate in English Language
Mikela Fotiou, PhD Candidate in Film, Theatre and Television Studies
Rachael Hamilton, PhD Candidate in English Language
Emma Gascoigne, PhD Candidate in Humanities Computing
Allison Macleod, PhD Candidate in Irish Queer Cinema
Jenny Munro, PhD Candidate in French Cinema
Philip Phillis, PhD Candidate in Film, Theatre and Television Studies
Leila Riszko, PhD Candidate in Contemporary Performance Practice
Emily Ryder, PhD Candidate in Italian History

15 responses to “About

  1. Kate Allan

    Hi – sounds very interesting. Is it only open to current postgraduates?
    Kate Allan

  2. Manal Elshihry

    I’d love to attend the conference but as I’ll come from Aberdeen and not intending to sleepover the night in Glasgow, I’d like to know when will the sessions probably start and end every day to book a bus?
    Also, if I want to take part in the conference and present a paper, is there any particular format like minimum words, etc?
    Thank you,

    • Hi Manal,
      Thanks for getting in touch. The formats that we will accept papers in are detailed in the call for papers which you can read here.
      We will not be able to finalise timings for the conference’s sessions until we have put together the programme. We will probably start at about 10 and finish between 5 and 5.30 on each of the days, but please bear in mind that this is just a rough estimate for just now.
      If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

  3. Ann

    Is this conference open to international professionals (independent) as well?

  4. This looks fantastic! Great idea to have a conference for those just starting out in academia. Will be in touch!
    Kind regards,

  5. Denise Maior-Barron (MA European Heritage)

    Hello! My name is Denise Maior-Barron and I am currently completing my doctoral studies with the University of Plymouth, School of Architecture, Design&Environmental Building. I would like to take part at your conference, but unfortunately as I am based in Versailles, France it is impossible to attend those dates. Would you be interested however in publishing my work in your post conference publication? (obviously after deciding whether my research would be of any interest to you).
    Looking forward to hearing from you!
    Many thanks!

    • Hi Denise,
      Unfortunately the post-conference edition of eSharp will take the form of conference proceedings, so the papers that will be published therein will be chosen from those presented over the two days.
      I’m very sorry you will not be able to attend.
      Best wishes

  6. Annabel

    Is it possible to attend without preseting a paper?

    • Hello Annabel,
      It will be possible to attend without presenting a paper and registration will open at the end of April, so keep watching this space for more information!
      Alternatively, you might like to consider presenting either a poster or at one of the Pecha Kucha sessions. one of the main aims of the conference is to share research interests and network.
      Thanks for getting in touch and best wishes.

  7. Samar M. Abdelsalam

    my name is Samar Abdelsalam, from Egypt. I’m interested in the proceedings of the conference and whether it would be peer reviewed.
    do you have you any announced criteria for accepting/choosing a paper for publication?

    • Hello Samar,

      Thanks for your interest in Spaces of (Dis)location.

      The proceedings of the conference will be published in a special issue of eSharp, the University of Glasgow’s international online journal for postgraduate research in the Arts and Social Sciences. You can check out the journal here: http://www.gla.ac.uk/departments/esharp/.

      All articles will be double-blind peer reviewed. In terms of the criteria for accepting papers for publication we’ll be looking for originality and rigour of scholarship, how well the paper aligns with the conference and special issue theme, and we’ll also be looking to represent a variety of different fields.

      Hope this helped in answering your question. Let us know if you have any other queries.

  8. Chris

    Dear Conference Organisers,

    When will you be letting unsuccessful applicants know they have not been selected?

    Yours Truly,


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