BAICE Graduate Student Conference 2019 @ The Open University, Milton Keynes
Jun 26 @ 09:00 – 17:00
BAICE Graduate Student Conference 2019 @ The Open University, Milton Keynes
The British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE) invites masters, (post) doctoral, and early-career researchers to submit abstracts addressing issues related to conducting Comparative and International Education (CIE) research.

Conference Theme: Climbing down to reality: The doctoral fieldwork process, practice and propositions

The BAICE Graduate Student Conference 2019 seeks to provide a space for doctoral students of CIE to critically examine the concept but more importantly, the practice of fieldwork. The Conference will move beyond a narrow view of fieldwork which synonymises fieldwork with challenges, towards a temporal consideration of fieldwork as a seminal point during the doctoral cycle before and after which certain decisions may be made, reviewed, modified or perhaps more common, unmade.

The Conference aims to:

  • Provide the forum for students to reflect upon their pre-fieldwork expectations (and anticipations) and share their post-fieldwork experiences and lessons learned;
  • Facilitate productive and critical discussions about issues relating to fieldwork among doctoral students and members of the BAICE Executive Committee;
  • Offer a combination of specialist inputs from keynote speakers and opportunities for doctoral students to disseminate their own research;
  • Provide participants with a comfortable and supportive environment to receive constructive feedback on their research; and
  • Foster research networks which extend beyond students’ own institutions.

Keynote speakers

John Oates, The Open University
David Johnson, University of Oxford

Abstract Submissions

Abstracts of a maximum 250 words are invited for the following types of presentations:

1) Type I: 20-minute plenary presentations addressing the Conference theme as described above i.e. fieldwork as process or practice or as a critical reflection point

2) Type II: 10-minute small group presentations where an additional 15 minutes of feedback from members of each group will be allotted. In addition to submitting a 250-word abstract, an 800-1000 word synthesis is required and will be shared with small group members and select academics prior to the Conference for more in-depth feedback.

Abstracts (and, where relevant, syntheses) may be submitted using the Abstract Submission Form.

The deadline for submissions is June 10, 2019 (extended)


Participants who only wish to participate (but not present) must register using the Registration Form.

The deadline for registration is June 14th, 2019

Registration is FREE for all participants!

Bursaries of up to £80 are also available but these will be limited to BAICE student members (to register, visit BAICE Student Registration) and priority will be given to students who submit an abstract to present. There will be prizes for the best student presentations, as voted by participants!

Any questions should be directed to students@baice.ac.uk.

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