Thursday 03/14/2019 by phishnet

FACEPLANT INTO OREGON STATE: PHISH STUDIES CONFERENCE

Oregon State University will host the first Phish Studies academic conference in Corvallis, Oregon on May 17-19, 2019. The conference will showcase research about Phish, its fans, and culture. A wide variety of disciplinary approaches will be represented, featuring scholars from across the country.

Registration is open and a tentative list of presentations is available now. Stay tuned for announcements about schedule details and special guests.

There are a number of ways that you can support the conference and growing field of Phish Studies:

© 2019 Ryan Kerrigan
© 2019 Ryan Kerrigan

Register ASAP: Are you presenting? Attending the event as an audience member? Register now. Organizing an academic conference takes an enormous about of time, effort, and money. Early participant registration is essential for the planning and budgeting of a successful event. You can also take advantage of the early bird registration rate.

Participate in the Exhibition Fair: Are you an artist or business owner? Register as a vendor to display, promote, and sell your work in our Conference Exhibition Fair, located in the OSU Memorial Union, seconds away from the room in which presentations will take place.

Sponsor a conference event: You can promote your business and support Phish Studies scholarship by sponsoring an art exhibit, poster session, or reception at the conference.

Make a tax-deductible donation: If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to support the event and help create a registration scholarship fund for students and underemployed scholars, you may do so via the OSU Foundation’s website. The form is prepopulated with the information necessary for our staff to process and earmark your donation for the Phish Studies conference.

Spread the word: Share conference information on social media. Tell friends and colleagues who might be interested about the event. Help us identify potential sponsors.

This conference is the first of its kind. The event will offer unique scholarship, networking, and educational opportunities for participants. Some examples include:

  • Fan scholars will have the professional opportunity to combine their expertise in and passion for Phish.
  • Student scholars will receive professional mentoring and close-up encounters with faculty research.
  • Revised versions of selected presentations will be published in an edited volume following the conference.

The success of this first conference will legitimize the field of Phish Studies within academia and facilitate future growth in this new and exciting area of scholarship. With your help, the tree of knowledge in our souls will grow.

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Comments

, comment by makisupamikey
makisupamikey Regarding the title of this presentation:
Joel Gershon, “‘Inside This Silence See, All Are Free, All Are Free’: An Assessment of Accessibility Issues Facing Deaf/Hard of Hearing (HoH) Fans at Phish Concerts”

In all due respect, if you are going to choose to be scholarly about this topic please at least get the lyrics right! It's in the liner notes, it's on .net, it's in a google search:
"Inside this Silent Scene"
, comment by Lowspark5
Lowspark5 I may be going out on a limb here, considering I haven’t spoken to Joel Gershon, but I believe the title was intentional as in a way saying those that have hearing difficulties can still “see” through other modes and through the music of Phish

Just an idea. I may be 100% wrong
, comment by makisupamikey
makisupamikey @Lowspark5 said:
I may be going out on a limb here, considering I haven’t spoken to Joel Gershon, but I believe the title was intentional as in a way saying those that have hearing difficulties can still “see” through other modes and through the music of Phish

Just an idea. I may be 100% wrong
He wrote me back. It was a mistake. It will be fixed.
, comment by The_Steiner
The_Steiner There are number of academic Judaic essays on the relationship between the two :)
I believe several have been proposed
I can't wait to see how this develops!!
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