BAVS Annual Conference: Birmingham 2011
‘Composition and Decomposition’
1-3 September 2011
NEW registration deadline: Wednesday 24th August
To account for holiday times and Bank Holidays, registration for the BAVS 2011 Conference has been extended to Wednesday 24th August. The Conference website is here:
There you’ll find the Conference programme and Delegate Information (downloadable) with details of arrival arrangements, accommodation, travel, and WiFi. We expect to be able to post Conference abstracts of all papers within the next few days.
For those delegates arriving on Wednesday, there will be an informal meeting — drinks and a meal (pay as you go) — at the Selly Soak, 556 Bristol Road, in Selly Oak, at 7pm on Wednesday 31st August.
A Google map of Conference locations (including the Selly Soak) is here:
You can register via the online shop here:
Categories of registration:
Standard registration (at full or PG rate) with accommodation includes all meals from morning tea/coffee on Thursday to afternoon tea/coffee on Saturday, including the Friday night reception in the Muirhead Tower, plus accommodation (en suite, with breakfast) on Thursday and Friday nights. This registration includes the Conference dinner on Friday night.
Standard registration (at full or PG rate) without accommodation includes all meals from morning tea/coffee on Thursday to afternoon tea/coffee on Saturday, including the Friday night reception in the Muirhead Tower, but not campus accommodation. This registration includes the Conference dinner on Friday night.
Day registration at full or PG rate include morning & afternoon tea/coffee and lunch on the day/s of registration, including the Friday night reception in the Muirhead Tower, but NOT accommodation or evening meals. This registration does NOT include the Conference dinner on Friday night.
For delegates opting for the Day rate for Thursday and/or Friday, evening meals can be purchased separately by the registration deadline:
Dinner: Thursday night £15
Conference dinner: Friday night £35
All delegates must be financial members of BAVS. Registration for the 2011 BAVS Conference does not include membership of BAVS. To arrange membership subscription, please click on this link:
The first event on Thursday 1st September is a welcome for postgraduate students at 11:00, followed by Professor Tucker’s opening keynote at 12 noon.
BAVS Postgraduate and Post-doctoral Conference Bursaries
BAVS offers 12 bursaries worth £100 each to help post-graduate students or post-doctoral scholars who are either UK-based or members of BAVS to meet the costs of attending the annual conference at the University of Birmingham in 2011. There are usually 2 bursaries for observers who will report on the conference for the BAVS newsletter, and around 10 bursaries for postgraduate or post-doctoral paper presenters.
Post-doctoral bursaries are available to those who have recently submitted doctoral theses, but do not hold an academic post. Observer bursaries are open to all postgraduate or post-doctoral students including those who are not giving a paper.
Application is via letter, brief CV of no more than 2 pages, and (for paper presenters) the title of your conference paper abstract. Applications are assessed by a panel that includes member(s) of the BAVS Executive Committee and usually member(s) of the conference organising committee.
If you want to be an observer, your letter of application should say what interests you about the conference and what makes you a suitable observer. If you want to apply to give a paper, your letter of application should explain how your paper relates to your research and to the conference theme, and why attendance at the conference will be of benefit to you. The criteria for selection are the relevance of your proposal to the conference theme, the originality of your ideas, the presentation of your argument, and the benefits likely from your attendance at the conference.
Bursary-holders will be expected to pay all registration and other fees for the conference in advance, and will receive their bursary cheques at the conference.
Applicants should send their applications electronically to the conference committee (conference email). The deadline for applications is 16th June 2011.
Preference will be given to those who have not previously held a BAVS conference bursary. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the competition by the end of June 2011.