A tapestried review of the fully-virtual, non-traditional (un)conference "Making shiFT Happen: Female Academics Creating Personal and Professional alchemy in the Academy," co-convened by Alison Black and Rachael Dwyer

Melinda J. Lewis, Helen Grimmett, Briony Lipton, Susan Walsh, Barbara Bickel, Sandie Elsom, Marguerite Westacott, Claire Green, Amelia Walker

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These storied and aesthetic offerings are presented as an alchemic tapestry ofexperiences and responses to the conference MAKING shiFt HAPPEN. This innovative(un)conference was fully virtual, and connected us across disciplines, countries and timezones. In this review we respond to how MAKING shiFt HAPPEN offered flexible,sustainable and inclusive options for us, women in academia, to engage with meaningfulideas and with other women around the world
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)695-711
Number of pages17
JournalArt/Research International
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Aesthetic responses
  • Academic conference
  • Women in academia
  • Reimagining academia

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