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

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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





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
www.blackwell-compass.com





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!





Publishing Workshop: The Joys and Sorrows of Writing an Undergraduate Textbook

28 10 2009

By Catherine Sanderson, Associate Professor of Psychology at Amherst College

In this podcast Catherine shares with us her knowledge of writing an undergraduate textbook and answers some commonly asked questions about the experience.

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: Sociolinguistics and Sociology: Current Directions, Future Partnerships

28 10 2009

Christine Mallinson
(University of Maryland)

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Conference Paper: Cultural Sociology and Other Disciplines: Interdisciplinarity in the Cultural Sciences

28 10 2009

Diana Crane
(University of Pennsylvania)

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Meet the Speakers in Second Life

27 10 2009

Snapshot_012We would like to invite you to join Ms. Vanessa Lafaye, the Compass Team and your fellow conference attendees in our Second Life conference cocktail bar for a meet and greet session. The SLUrl is http://slurl.com/secondlife/Abracadabra/189/67/36 and the session starts at 9.00-10.00am GMT (15 hours from now).

See you there!





Publishing Workshop: Teaching with Compass

27 10 2009

By Devonya Havis, Assistant Professor of Philosophy Canisius College

In this podcast Devonya talks about the challenges of using online resources in the classroom and how to tackle these barriers.

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: Equal Representation of Time and Space: Arno Peters’ Universal History

27 10 2009

Stefan Müller
(University of Duisburg‐Essen)

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Conference Paper: Text as It Happens: Literary Geography

27 10 2009

Sheila Hones
(University of Tokyo)

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Second Life Event

27 10 2009

We would like to thank everyone who attended our Second Life Cocktail event yesterday.  We had a very impressive turnout and hope that everyone enjoyed themselves.

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Conference Paper: A Hybrid Model of Moral Panics: Synthesizing the Theory and Practice of Moral Panic Research

26 10 2009

Brian V. Klocke
(State University of New York, Plattsburgh)
and
Glenn Muschert
(Miami University)

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What Compass is All About

26 10 2009

At the start of week 2, we thought it was time to introduce ourselves properly. Click here to meet the team. Compass is a unique set of online journals published by Wiley-Blackwell, covering the disciplines which this conference addresses: History, Literature, Philosophy, Religion, Geography, Language/Linguistics, Sociology, and Social Psychology/Personality. Compass only publishes review articles, which are accessible to non-specialists, which includes people from other disciplines. All of the journals are cross-searchable, leading to fascinating connections between disciplines, hence the theme of this conference. Click here to see all the journals. Your library can save 40% on a subscription if you use our recommendation form,  which you get by clicking on the journals in Book Exhibition. The journals are also available on personal subscription, click here for information, and individual articles can be purchased for $1.99 each. And if you take part in our post-conference survey, you will be entitled to a free personal trial of Compass.  The conference papers will go through a final revision before being published in the relevant journals.  We hope that you’ll find the journals of interest – and enjoy the rest of the Compass conference!





Conference Paper: Beyond ‘Good’ and ‘Evil’: Breaking Down Binary Oppositions in Holocaust Representations of ‘Privileged’ Jews

26 10 2009

Adam Brown
(Deakin University)

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Publishing Workshop: The Secret to Online Publishing Success

26 10 2009

By Vanessa Lafaye,  Publisher, Compass Journals

In this podcast Vanessa shares with us essential knowledge for anyone wanting to publish in the digital age.

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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Publishing Workshop: 10 Things New Scholars should do to get published

23 10 2009

By Duane Wegener, Professor of Social Psychology, Purdue University

In this podcast Duane provides tips for those starting out in their academic careers and wanting to get published. This advice is indispensable no matter what your discipline!

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: Fertility and Inequality Across Borders: Assisted Reproductive Technology and Globalization

23 10 2009

Eileen Smith‐Cavros
(Nova Southeastern University)

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Reminder of presentations so far

23 10 2009

It’s the end of week 1 and we’ve got a great line-up for you today, but unlike with ‘ordinary’ conferences, you can still access all the previous presentations and add your comments at any time. There are some great discussions going on, so why not join in – and maybe win a free book for the best comment of the day!





Conference Paper: Full Disclosure of the “Raw Data” of Research on Humans: Citizens’ Rights, Product Manufacturer’s Obligations and the Quality of the Scientific Database

23 10 2009

Dennis J. Mazur
Oregon Health and Sciences University

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Conference Paper: Recycling Modernity: Towards an Environmental History of Waste

22 10 2009

Tim Cooper
(University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus)

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