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Humanist Archives: May 7, 2021, 9:37 a.m. Humanist 35.1 - events: diagrams; research writing

				                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 1.
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    [1]    From: Mikkel Willum Johansen 
           Subject: Diagrams 2021: 2nd Call for Graduate Symposium (119)

    [2]    From: Ken Friedman 
           Subject: Research Writing Workshop 2021 (65)

        Date: 2021-05-06 14:48:32+00:00
        From: Mikkel Willum Johansen 
        Subject: Diagrams 2021: 2nd Call for Graduate Symposium

Dear all

The Diagrams 2021 conference hosts a free graduate symposium. Deadlines
for submission is June 21, so there’s still time!
Please find more information in the call for papers attached below or on
the conference webpage
- and do pass on the information if you know students or recent
graduates for whom it may be relevant.

I hope to see you at the conference!

Mikkel Willum Johansen
Publicity Chair
Diagrams 2021

Call for Graduate Symposium: Diagrams 2021

12th International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams
September 28 – 30, 2021
Virtual Event

 Highlights of Diagrams 2021 

- Graduate Symposium proceedings will be available online
- Inspirational ECR Speaker: Francesco Bellucci, University of Bologna
- Three Conference Tracks: Main, Philosophy, and Psychology and Education
- Conference proceedings published by Springer
- Best Paper and Best Student Paper awards

- Graduate Symposium submission deadline June 21, 2021.
- Conference paper submission dates in April 2021.

Diagrams is the only conference series that provides a united forum for
all areas that are concerned with the study of diagrams and has a
multidisciplinary emphasis.

The goal of the Diagrams 2021 Graduate Symposium is twofold. Firstly,
the Symposium will provide senior graduate students and recent Masters
and Doctoral graduates with the opportunity to present their research.
Established researchers will provide feedback and comments on each of
the presentations. Secondly, the Symposium will provide students with an
opportunity to network with each other as future colleagues.

In previous Diagrams Graduate Symposiums, lively and useful discussions
have enabled students to receive suggestions about their on-going
research and allowed more experienced participants to hear some fresh
ideas and view some of the new trends in the field.

The Graduate Symposium will include an Inspirational Early Career
Researcher Invited Talk 
The invitation to deliver this talk is reserved for an active Diagrams
researcher, within approximately ten years of their PhD, who has
demonstrable potential to be a major leadership force within the
community. The Inspirational ECR talk will be open to the entire
Diagrams delegation.

Submission Requirements

Submissions that focus on any aspect of diagrams research are welcome.
Topics of interest are the same as those given in the calls for papers
for the three conference tracks:

Students who wish to present their work at the symposium must submit a
3-page report describing

– their thesis topic,
– the approach being taken,
– the work that has been completed,
– the expected contributions of the research
– any necessary acknowledgements (for example, supervision team and
source funding).

The student should be the sole author of their submission and the
supervisor names should be included in the acknowledgements section.

The report must be submitted in Springer LNCS format.

Authors of accepted submissions will be expected to be in attendance at
the virtual conference to present their research and respond to
questions presented by delegates. All presenters must accept that it is
not within the power of the organisers to prevent delegates from
recording  talks. However, when registering, delegates will be asked to
confirm that they will not record any part of the conference.
More details can be found at

Supervisor Support

Students who submit to the graduate symposium must ask their main or
lead supervisor to submit a short supporting statement, by email to
Mohanad Alqadah, msqadah ‘@’

The supporting statement should confirm that the supervisor supports the
student’s participation in the symposium and briefly explain why the
student will benefit.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that their supervisor
submits the supporting statement.

Mikkel Willum Johansen
Associate professor
Department of Science Education
University of Copenhagen
Tlf: (+45) 28 72 84 41

        Date: 2021-05-06 08:44:10+00:00
        From: Ken Friedman 
        Subject: Research Writing Workshop 2021

Dear Colleagues,

To prepare for a lecture next week at Tongji University, I have prepared an
update of the Research Writing Workshop slide deck. If you’d like a copy, you
will find it in .pdf format at this URL:

As with all previous editions, this document is released under the Creative
Commons license. You are free to use it in teaching, to reprint, and circulate
it as you wish.

When I use it as the basis of a seminar, it requires about three hours.
Sometimes, it may require a little more time when students have many questions.
With the new Zoom technology, I can deliver the seminar remote.

For those who want to go deeper, Prof. Helen Sword has one of the world’s best
web sites. Along with a host of free resources and useful information, there is
a members-only web site called WriteSPACE.

Prof. Sword’s (2012, 2016, 2017) three books are among the best available on
good writing for academic and scholarly purposes. Her web site is quite useful,
and the members-only site provides valuable resources for those who work with
doctoral students. The bookstore also provides valuable suggestions for library
acquisition — and for your own bookshelf.

While Helen Sword’s work is the best, the Research Writing Workshop remains
useful — and it is free.

A special tip of the hat to Humanist, where I harvested a very good quote from
Robert Amsler.


Ken Friedman



Sword Helen. 2012. Stylish Academic Writing. Cambridge Massachusetts: Harvard
University Press.

Sword Helen. 2016. The Writer’s Diet. A Guide to Fit Prose. Chicago: University
of Chicago Press.

Sword Helen. 2017. Air & Light & Time & Space. How Successful Academics Write.
Cambridge Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.


Ken Friedman, Ph.D., D.Sc. (hc), FDRS | Editor-in-Chief | 设计 She Ji. The Journal
of Design, Economics, and Innovation | Published by Tongji University in
Cooperation with Elsevier | URL:

Chair Professor of Design Innovation Studies | College of Design and Innovation
| Tongji University | Shanghai, China ||| Visiting Professor | Faculty of
Engineering | Lund University ||| Email |
Academia | D&I

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