FREE SPECIAL ISSUE: Papers from the 2009 Compass Interdisciplinary Virtual Conference

27 10 2010

We are delighted to announce the publication of a Special Issue made up of papers presented at the 2009 Compass Interdisciplinary Virtual Conference. The following papers are now AVAILABLE FOR FREE until January 2011!

Communicating about Communication: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Educating Educators about Language Variation (pages 245–257)
Christine Mallinson and Anne H. Charity Hudley

Abstract | Full Article (HTML) | PDF(99K) | References

Beyond ‘Good’ and ‘Evil’: Breaking Down Binary Oppositions in Holocaust Representations of ‘Privileged’ Jews (pages 407–418)
Adam Brown

Abstract | Full Article (HTML) | PDF(92K) | References

Language and Communication in the Spanish Conquest of America (pages 491–502)
Daniel Wasserman Soler

Abstract | Full Article (HTML) | PDF(87K) | References

Equal Representation of Time and Space: Arno Peters’ Universal History (pages 718–729)
Stefan Müller

Abstract | Full Article (HTML) | PDF(168K) | References

Recycling Modernity: Waste and Environmental History
Tim Cooper

Abstract | Full Article (HTML) | PDF(86K) | References

A Hybrid Model of Moral Panics: Synthesizing the Theory and Practice of Moral Panic Research (pages 295–309)
Brian V. Klocke and Glenn W. Muschert

Abstract | Full Article (HTML) | PDF(105K) | References

Borderlands Studies and Border Theory: Linking Activism and Scholarship for Social Justice (pages 505–518)
Nancy A. Naples

Abstract | Full Article (HTML) | PDF(101K) | References

Cultural Sociology and Other Disciplines: Interdisciplinarity in the Cultural Sciences (pages 169–179)
Diana Crane

Abstract | Full Article (HTML) | PDF(90K) | References

Fertility and Inequality Across Borders: Assisted Reproductive Technology and Globalization (pages 466–475)
Eileen Smith-Cavros

Abstract | Full Article (HTML) | PDF(80K) | References

Battle of the Bands Result

30 10 2009

Fracture PatternWe are pleased to announce that the votes are in and the results are as follows:

Lychesis 7 votes

The Real Roscoes: 9 votes

London James: 12 votes

Housepopes: 25 votes

and our winner

Fracture Pattern: 60 votes

Congratulations to Andy and the guys, and thank you to everyone involved for taking part.

The Conference Ends without Closing…

30 10 2009

Final sunsetNow that we’ve come to the end, the Compass team would like to say a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to everyone who has participated and made our first virtual conference an overwhelming success. The authors and presenters have been, without exception, engaging and professional to the last. We’d also like to extend a special note of thanks to our virtual attendees, who have kept the discussions alive with insightful commentary, and their openness to explore issues across disciplines.

There will be no new content uploaded to the site after Friday 30th October, but there is still much to discuss. All of the presentations and comments will remain on the website indefinitely, and we’d encourage you all to keep engaging with the content so long as there are issues to be explored, and interdisciplinary barriers to be broken down! If you sign up to receive email alerts of new comments, you can keep up with any ongoing conversations.

We sincerely hope you have enjoyed the conference – here are some things that you can do to stay in touch:

  • Check out the Compass journals and recommend to your librarian. Researchers, teaching faculty, and advanced students will all benefit from the accessible, informative articles that provide overviews of current research. Personal subscriptions are now also available.
  • Complete the post-conference opinion survey, coming to you next week. Your thoughts will help us make decisions about future conferences.
  • If you have suggestions, or even just a short comment, you can pop it in our Suggestion Box or Email us
  • Access the Publishing Workshops and Keynotes via iTunes (as from the conference website). The raw feed for the podcasts can be found here.
  • Share our keynote video lectures via our Vimeo channel
  • Tell others about your experience of the conference!

Final reminder: your 20% book discount token is valid until 15th November, so visit the book exhibit before then.

Until next time…?

Thanks again,

The Compass Team

Winning Comment 29th October

30 10 2009

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We are pleased to announce that our final winning comment comes from Vicky Nesfield on Adam Brown’s essay Beyond Good and Evil. Congratulations to Vicky, who wins a free Wiley-Blackwell book.

Publishing Workshop: How to Survive the Review Process

29 10 2009

By Greg Maney, Associate Professor of Sociology, Hofstra University

In this podcast Greg shares his experiences with the review process and offers practical suggestions to help make your experience a constructive and rewarding one!

Once you have listened to our podcast let us know what you think!

Do you have any questions or comments for our speaker? If so please comment below…and don’t forget to take part in our poll!

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Conference Paper: Constructing an interdisciplinary concept of sustainable urban milieu

29 10 2009

Nicole Mathieu
(CNRS, University of Paris)

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Winning Comment 28th October

29 10 2009

compassmedal smallWe are pleased to announce that yesterday’s winning comes from Sharon Chong on Diana Crane’s paper entitled Cultural Sociology and Other Disciplines: Interdisciplinarity in the Cultural Sciences. Congratulations to Sharon, who wins a free Wiley-Blackwell book. Today is your final chance to win, so make your views heard!


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