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Association of Hispanists
of Great Britain & Ireland
Association Website: http://www.hispanists.org.uk/




                                 CALL FOR PAPERS, PANELS & POSTERS

                           AHGBI Annual Conference: University of Oxford
                            Monday 25th to Wednesday 27th March, 2013


Members of the Association are invited to submit a proposal for an individual paper, a panel, or a
poster, for the Annual Conference to be held at the University of Oxford, 25th-27th March, 2013.

                                    CALL FOR INDIVIDUAL PAPERS
Proposals (in the form of an abstract of 150-200 words) are invited from AHGBI members for individual
papers of 20-30 minutes on any area of research relating to Spanish, Latin American or Lusophone
Studies. All proposals should be received by the 28th September 2012 and, with the exception of those
panels listed below, should be sent to the Conference Secretary: c.harris@liv.ac.uk. Abstracts for the
panels listed below should be sent directly to the panel organisers. Please note that for Linguistics
proposals, correspondence should be sent simultaneously to both Dr O’Neill and Dr García-Bellido.
Where appropriate, the conference organisers will then group proposed papers into coherent panels.
Due to time constraints it may not be possible to accept all papers.

                 Panel                                            Panel Organiser(s)

Golden Age                                 Professor Isabel Torres:
                                           i.torres@qub.ac.uk

Medieval Studies                           Dr. Barry Taylor:
                                           Barry.Taylor@bl.uk

Linguistics                                Dr. Paloma García-Bellido (Genetic and Biological bases
(including Translation Studies,            of language):
and Genetic and Biological                 paloma.garcia-bellido@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk
bases of language)
                                           Dr. Paul O'Neill:
                                           paul.oneill@sheffield.ac.uk

                                           Dr. Javier Muñoz-Basols (Translation Studies):
                                           javier.munoz-basols@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk
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                                           CALL FOR PANELS
Proposals are invited from AHGBI members for panels, consisting of either three papers of 25 minutes
or four papers of 20 minutes, on any area of research relating to Spanish, Latin American or Lusophone
Studies. All proposals should be received by the 28th September 2012. The panel convenor should send a
set of three or four abstracts (150-200 words) to the Conference Secretary: c.harris@liv.ac.uk. The
participation of non-members in panels should be agreed in consultation with the conference
organisers before invitations are offered. If the proposal is accepted, the panel convenor will organise
a Chair for the session. The conference organisers will liaise with the convenor and it will be the latter’s
responsibility to ensure that the members of the panel are kept informed of all conference details. Please
contact the conference secretary in advance of proposing a panel.

                         CALL FOR POSTERS & GUIDELINES FOR PREPARATION
Proposals (in the form of an abstract of 150-200 words) are invited from AHGBI members who wish to
display a poster on any area of research relating to Spanish, Latin American or Lusophone Studies. All
proposals should be received by the 28th September 2012 and should be sent to the Conference
Secretary: c.harris@liv.ac.uk.

General Information
A poster presents results of research that can be communicated using graphical representations, such
as maps, photographs, screen shots, line graphs, pie charts or tables. These are mounted on an A1
page/card, where appropriate, together with short texts. Poster sessions facilitate direct, informal
discussions between researchers and their audience. If a poster is well laid out it should be self-
explanatory, so that the presenter is able to discuss particular points without needing to (re-)state the
obvious. A good poster should combine subject coverage with clarity of presentation.

Subject Coverage
Does your poster contain the necessary background details? Does it convey to the casual observer a
good grasp of your key findings? Does the poster provide enough detail for the more thorough
observer to raise informed questions? Posters should contain a presentation title, name and affiliation
of the author, and an abstract. It may be useful to organise the material under headings such as
introduction/research question(s), sources/methodology, location/subjects, research process, summary
of findings, and evaluation/conclusions.

Clarity of Lay-Out
Is it obvious in what sequence the poster should be viewed? Numbers, letters or arrows provide useful
pointers where necessary. Has the information been set out clearly? The best strategy is to keep the
display simple. The poster should present key points; other detail is best reserved for the discussion.
The final element of the poster should provide a concise summary and interpretation of the key
findings. To get the best out of a poster session, you should aim to make your interaction with the
audience stimulating for both parties.

Title and Author’s Details
A poster display must include the full title of the presentation and the name(s) of the
author(s)/presenter(s). Please provide details in the format in which you wish them to appear (e.g.,
institutional affiliation). The conference organisers at Oxford will ensure the preparation of head
boards for all posters to a uniform lay-out.
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Information Content
A major point of any poster presentation is the imaginative use of photographs, drawings, graphs or
other visual material, accompanied by suitable captions, to report on a piece of research. Merely
mounting the text of a paper does not turn it into a ‘poster’. At poster sessions the audience moves
around freely between displays. Text other than brief and pointed captions should be limited to four or
five sides of A4, set in 16pt minimum using double spacing. The letters must be large enough to be
comfortably readable from a distance. Hand-lettering should be clear and even, using a regular marker
pen. Small tables for handouts or other materials can be provided; please inform the conference
secretary if you require one. Please do not mount the elements of your presentation on heavy board;
not only will this add to the cost of your flight, it may also be difficult to attach the elements to the
display board. The different sections of your presentation must be clearly labelled.

Materials
We will provide pins, a display board with a surface area equivalent to no more than A1 portrait, and on
request a small table. Please bring any other materials you may require. Please note that the display
boards are not suitable for writing or drawing on. You may therefore wish to have some sketch paper
and drawing materials handy to provide additional information in discussion with your audience.

Location and Time
Dedicated space has been set aside for the poster presentations. Posters are scheduled to be on
display continuously with specified times for the presenter to be present for discussion. Please set up
your presentation 15 minutes before the time your poster is scheduled for discussion. Conference
helpers will be at the venue should you require any assistance.

            CONFERENCE GRANTS FOR POSTGRADUATES & EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS
A limited number of conference grants are available for postgraduates and early career researchers
who are proposing to deliver a paper and/or lead a panel at the 2013 Annual Conference in Oxford. The
only requirement for application is to provide relevant details on the proposal form to be submitted via
the AHGBI website. All postgraduates (those registered as a masters or doctoral student at any time
between the call for papers in July 2012 and the 31st October 2012) and all early career researchers
(those appointed to a first academic position on or after 1 June 2008) will then automatically be
considered for the award of a conference grant.



                                                                        Dr. Chris Harris
                                                                        AHGBI Conference Secretary
                                                                        Department of Cultures,
                                                                        Languages & Area Studies
                                                                        University of Liverpool,
                                                                        Chatham Street,
                                                                        Liverpool L69 7ZR.

                                                                        E-mail: c.harris@liv.ac.uk
                                                                        Phone: +44-(0)151-7942784
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPOSALS
Please read carefully the notes on proposals above. Except where stated, proposals of no more than
200 words in length should be sent to the Conference Secretary: c.harris@liv.ac.uk. Please save as .doc,
.docx or .rtf. Panel proposals should be accompanied by abstracts of the proposed papers.


  The deadline for receipt of proposals for both individual papers and panels is 28th September 2012.



TITLE OF PAPER/PANEL/POSTER
  (DELETE AS APPROPRIATE)
KEYWORDS
NAME
INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION
POSTGRADUATES AND EARLY CAREER
RESEARCHERS ONLY: TO BE CONSIDERED Registered for PhD:
FOR A CONFERENCE GRANT AWARD,
PLEASE PROVIDE DATE(S) OF          Appointed to first academic post:
REGISTRATION OR APPOINTMENT

E-MAIL ADDRESS
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN CHAIRING A    YES / NO
SESSION? (DELETE AS APPROPRIATE)

ABSTRACT (no more than 200 words)

								
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