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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

20 Academic Conferences That Actually Exist

Jasmine Hall has been in touch to remind us about this published article below.


If you’ve been paying attention to news about academic conferences lately, you’ve probably noticed a pretty shocking story: the University of Chicago recently hosted a Jersey Shore conference. Yes, really. We’ve entered an era in which we study the impact of a reality show that glamorizes a rigorous regimen of gym, tan, and laundry. But more on that later. While a Jersey Shore academic conference is certainly unusual, the fact is that it’s not the first of its kind. Strange and obscure, even disturbing academic conferences have existed for some time. Read on, and we’ll take a look at 20 academic conferences you may not even believe exist.

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