ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Where can I find the latest information about the conference? 

All updates can be found on our Conference website, as well as on our social media. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter

 

Can I post about the conference on my social media?

Yes, you can! If you do so please be mindful and use the hashtag #MSANewcastle2023.

 

Does the conference have an online or hybrid component? 

The MSA 2023 Newcastle conference is organized in a fully on-site format, our first in-person meeting since 2019! Online participation is, as of now, not permitted.

 

What is the language of the conference? 

Our conference is organized on an international level and all events will be in English. For technical and financial reasons, we are unfortunately unable to provide translations. 

 

Where can I find the conference program?

The final conference program is available on our Conference website.


Can I change the date/time of my presentation?

Given the challenges of programming such a large conference, we are not able to accommodate any requests to change the schedule. We will take into consideration only (re)scheduling requests resulting from:

1) the chair's request on behalf of the entire panel;
2) the Working or Regional Group chair's decision on the organization of their groups.

 

How long should my presentation be?

Presentations should be approximately 15 minutes. Full details will be sent to all delegates in early June 2023. 

 

Will I be able to use a PowerPoint presentation and other tools?

Yes, all participants will be able to show a PowerPoint presentation. There will be facilities for PowerPoint (including computers, screens and speakers) in all of the conference rooms. If you have any additional technical requirements please let us know at conference@memorystudiesassociation.org.


What is MSA Forward?

The MSA Forward is a pre-conference workshop for postgraduate (PhD) researchers to present their work in a constructive environment, allowing them to engage with other scholars in their field and to receive feedback from established academics. The deadline to apply for the MSA Forward 2023 was Friday 24 March 2023 and we are no longer accepting applications.

 

Are there any travel grants or registration fee waivers available?

While we cannot cover the cost of delegates' participation in the MSA Conference, we appreciate the financial hardship that many of our members are currently experiencing. We have been able to offer a small number of competitive travel grants and conference fee waivers for postgraduate students, low-income researchers and creative practitioners. We have also offered two special Scholars at Risk travel grants, funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation. The deadline to apply for the travel grants and fee waivers has now passed and the awards have already been made, so we are not able to accept late applications. 

 

Will accommodation be provided by the organisers?

Delegates are required to organise their own travel to and accommodation in Newcastle. More details about planning your visit are available here.


Do the organizers provide accommodations for participants who traveled with children?  

Yes, A nursing room is available next to the main reception desk in the Frederick Douglass Centre. We will also have a dedicated multipurpose quiet room in the Newcastle University Business School – room # NUBS 1.14. There is a comfortable chair, a nappy changing station and a sink in the nursing room. For now there is no fridge for storing milk in the room, but there is a fridge behind the reception desk next to the room if needed.    


How long should my presentation be?

Presentations should be a maximum of 15 minutes.

 

Will I be able to use a PowerPoint presentation and other tools?

Yes, all participants will be able to show a PowerPoint presentation. There will be facilities for PowerPoint (including computers, screens and speakers) in all of the conference rooms. If you have any additional technical requirements please let us know.


What is MSA Forward?

The MSA Forward is a pre-conference workshop for postgraduate (PhD) researchers to present their work in a constructive environment, allowing them to engage with other scholars in their field and to receive feedback from established academics. Please note the MSA Forward is for pre-selected applicants only.


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