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Dear Conference Organizers,

Please post the schedule for your conference online so that I can find them. I'm more likely to attend conferences which aren't part of regular series when I know what papers are being given. This is also useful if I can only show up to part of a conference.

There are three conferences of interest to me going on this month. The first of these, and probably the most important, is the Society for the History of Technology meeting this weekend in Amsterdam, but I knew long ago that it was better for me to stay still, finish the dissertation, and host my sister for her salsa conference and birthday. theengineer is attending, so I'll at least be able to find out what happened.

Vision in the Middle Ages is a graduate-student conference the following weekend at Columbia. CFP announcements for the conference litter the web. If there is any schedule at all to be had for it, my best attempts at website-trawling are not yielding it. I have a few friends presenting, but that doesn't tell me the whole schedule. As someone who studies eyeglasses, there's the potential for relevant papers at this conference.

The week after that is Science, Literature, and the Arts in the Medieval and Early Modern World at Binghamton University, where I've a friend I haven't seen in years. And I could get to it by bus. The University doesn't seem to have posted a schedule online, but thanks to the online archives for the Humanist Discussion Group mailing list, I've still tracked one down. It is full of tempting topics, and there's an interesting amount of overlap with the previous week's conference. And a friend of mine from last year's 'Zoo will be there. If I don't go, I'll at least be writing several of the participants about their papers.


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Oct. 7th, 2004 10:48 am (UTC)
The lack of online schedule is driving me nuts, too. I'm presenting at Columbia, though I don't know when, or what time I might want to arrive to catch other presentations. It's a mystery.

Fordham's email is giving me fits, else I would have had the April version of the bookmarks paper to you by now. It's too large for my other accounts to handle, but I figured I'd give Fordham a shot at it--if I can just log into it!
Oct. 7th, 2004 11:10 am (UTC)
If you're having email problems, you could either temporarily post it to a website and email me the link, then remove it as soon as I've downloaded it - or else sent it throught the mail - I can give you my address.

I suspect going through Fordham will be fastest and easiest for you, if you can get it to work.

After finding the schedule for the other conference via an email archive, I'm now suspicious that I don't know what mailing lists to be on to get the information I'm after. I'm tempted to email the organizers of the Columbia conference and just ask, but it's even more urgent for you and the other presenters than it is for me, since there's really no chance I'm going - I'd just like to know who to contact, if anyone, for dissertation-relevant presentations.
Oct. 7th, 2004 12:59 pm (UTC)
I don't even know whom to suggest you contact, either; the person I sent my proposal to was not the person from whom I heard back about the proposal, and most recently I heard back about it from a third person there.

Yeah, I'm going to give the Fordham mail system another try this evening--I just got back into it today--and see how that goes. If it doesn't work, I'll probably put it online at my old Cornell account and send you a url.

Wouldn't it be nice if there were a mailing list, perhaps a companion to the CFP list, which had conference schedules and publication details for later proceedings?
Oct. 7th, 2004 09:43 pm (UTC)
Well, your better off than me. I sent my proposal for Seeing Things and got the approval, but I haven't heard back a third time. Which is rather frustrating.
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