The Association of Internet Researchers is organizing its Doctoral Colloquium on October 18, 2012. This event is opened to Ph.D. students working in the field of new technologies study, more particularly, Internet research. If you are doing a dissertation on such topics, this is a great opportunity to make it known to other fellow Ph.D. candidates and professors and to receive their tips, hints and advices to improve your approach. The deadline for submission is set on July 1, 2012. For more information, please visit the website of the Association.
By the way, it is also the occasion to submit yourself to the fire of criticisms, both constructive and destructive (It does exist, but one shouldn’t take it too much at face value….), which is an excellent humbling experience, although sometimes a bit painful. But academic life being really painful, it’s never too early to get used to it! And scholars love to critisize each others, whether to help their fellow researchers or, on the contrary, to depress and discourage those they feel are stamping over their feet (i.e., risking to do a better job than them on a specific topic or project). There is no receipe as to how to go through these processes unscathered, so it is good to start early!