Turbo Talks

This term ASEN Edinburgh is organising a series of student-led panels focusing on various themes related to nationalism research (some in coordination with other research groups across the University), but with a twist from the usual panel structure.

Each presentation will be a three-minute turbo talk, and each panel will proceed straight through the presentations and follow up with a break-out session where the audience comes to you, the presenter, to have a more informal discussion about your work. Panel size is variable, but we would like 5-8 presenters on each. This method has been tested in various conferences across the social sciences and has been received as a wonderful opportunity to open up wider conversations about research and to receive and discuss feedback, especially for budding scholars.

The themes we are proposing for these panels include “nationalism beyond the West”, “digital nationalism” and “memory of the nation”. If you are interested in participating in any of these panels, please submit a 200-word abstract with a brief biographical statement to edinburgh@asen.ac.uk by Wednesday, 31 January 2018. Panel groups will be arranged in the following week, and you will receive confirmation if your proposal has or has not been accepted by 7 February 2018. Please specify which panel you are applying in your abstract.

The current schedule, subject to change, for these panels is as follows:

  • Nationalism beyond the West – Thursday, 15 February 2018, 4:00pm, CMB Seminar Room 2
  • Digital Nationalism – Thursday, 8 March 2018, 4:00pm, CMB Seminar Room 2
  • Memory of the Nation – TBD, late March/early April (we are hoping to collaborate with the Connecting Memories research group in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures and will settle on a date in the near future)

If you are interested in moderating any of these panels, please contact us at edinburgh@asen.ac.uk.