We are in some sense or other present at a large number of academic conferences around the world, big and small. We either have representatives in associations like the Library of Social Sciences or include advertising materials with conference packs or display posters, flyers or simply our books. Efficiently maximising our exposure to and presence in the academic community is our primary objective in the case of our attendance of such events, rather than the direct increase in sales.
Among the various ways in which we have tended to contribute to conferences apart from presence are included:
Direct cash contribution;
Taking on organisational expenses;
The printing of posters;
The printing of programs, badges, etc;
A list of some of our forthcoming program with Library of Social Sciences can be found here:
The following is a sample list of recently attended conferences.
National Multicultural Conference and Summit (NMCS): "Advancing Our Communities: The Role of Social Justice in Multicultural Psychology"
NMCS presents and discusses research on multicultural psychology and diversity. This exciting BIENNIAL conference attracts over 1,000 attendees and is the best meeting of the year to promote your titles on ethnic studies, women's studies, gay and lesbian studies, and cultural-specific aspects of counseling, psychology, social work and teaching.
Joint Spring Meeting of the Society for Psychological Anthropology (SPA) and the Society for the Anthropology of Religion (SAR): "Moments of Crisis: Decision, Transformation, Catharsis, Critique"
Psychological anthropology has emerged as one of the most innovative and exciting areas in the social sciences. SPA's meetings embrace a wide range of fields and topics: medical and linguistic anthropology, child development, cognitive and cultural psychology and mental health.
SAR studies the place of religious institutions in society and compares beliefs and practices across cultures.
U. of Massachusetts - Boston
The Sixth Annual Social Theory Forum: “Integration, Globalization & Racialization: Theories & Perspectives on Immigration”
The Social Theory Forum evaluates classical and contemporary social theory in a cross-disciplinary framework. This year’s conference will explore immigration and the changing social, political and cultural landscape of the global North. This is one of the best meetings of the year to promote your titles in Sociology, Immigration Studies, national security and law, ethnicity, globalization and human rights to leaders in the field.
U. of British Columbia
Joint Conference of the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) and the American Ethnological Society (AES): “Transnational Anthropologies: Convergences and Divergences in Globalized Disciplinary Networks"
CASCA is Canada's largest and most prominent organization promoting anthropological research and teaching. The conference presents a wide range of the latest scholarship, examining the profound effects that growing internationalization and blurred national boundaries are having on the field. With nearly 500 expected to attend, this is one of the most exciting anthropology meetings of 2009.
Founded in 1842, AES is the oldest and most important professional anthropological organization in the United States. AES focuses on socio-cultural topics: ecology, ethnicity, ideology, cognition, ritual, symbolism and social organization.
U. of South Carolina
Eighth Southern Association of Women Historians (SAWH) Conference on Women's History
SAWH builds on the idea that women's contributions to history have largely been ignored, and that writing their stories produces a fuller understanding of events. Publishers cannot afford to miss this exciting conference—with over 400 attendees expected—which meets only ONCE EVERY THREE YEARS.
George Mason U.
8th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS): "The New Face of Genocide in the 21st Century"
IAGS is the pre-eminent organization examining genocide's nature, causes and consequences and advancing polity studies on intervention and prevention. Held at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), this is the best opportunity of the year to reach an audience of international scholars and professionals with titles on the Holocaust, genocide, mass murder, racism and international law.
U. of California, Berkeley
8th Biennial Conference of The Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY): "Children and Youth at Risk and Taking Risks: Historical Inquiries in International Perspective"
SHCY is the premier organization supporting research about childhood, youth cultures and the experience of young people across diverse times and places. SHCY studies how cultural differences have shaped conceptions about children, as well as their lived experiences. This exciting BIENNIAL meeting is the best opportunity of the year to promote titles on children's literature, sociology, education, labor history, medicine and psychology.
New Brunswick, NJ
Annual Conference of the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society (APCS) Download Reservation
APCS is an international, interdisciplinary organization promoting socially beneficial applications of psychoanalysis to important cultural issues. This is one of the best opportunities of the year to promote your titles to scholars in the fields of cultural studies, literature, philosophy, and politics exploring the relationship between the psyche and society.
Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa Annual Conference (ASMEA): “The Middle East and Africa: Historic Connections and Strategic Bridges” Download Reservation
ASMEA, led by Bernard Lewis and Fouad Ajami, promotes the highest standards of academic research and teaching in the fields of Middle Eastern and African studies and related disciplines. This year’s conference will discuss the history of religious and communal conflict and coexistence; how current strategic, political and economic concerns are reshaping old regional rivalries; and issues related to genocide, terrorism and democratization. This is the best conference of the year to promote titles on Middle Eastern, African and Islamic studies.
November 5-7, Houston, TX
Annual Convention of the Texas Psychological Association (TPA)
The Texas Psychological Association (TPA), founded in 1947, is devoted to meeting the continuing education needs of the state’s mental health professionals. The TPA convention brings together scholars, psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers and students seeking the latest titles on the full range of psychology and mental health topics.
November 21-24, Victoria College, University of Toronto
Origin of Species at 150: Biological, Historical and Philosophical Perspectives, Hosted by the Institute for the History and Philosophy.
Other events and conferences we attend regularly or have attended:
15th ISFNR Congress Book Exhibition, Greece (International Society for Folk Narrative Research), 2009
Annual Conference of Studies in Applied Linguistics and Language Learning, Australia, 2009
Annual Conference of the International Byron Society
Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America
BACS - British Association for Canadian Studies annual convention, UK 2009
CCCC - Conference on College Composition and Communication, USA, 2009
Changing Childhood Conference, UK, 2009
International Conference on Romanticism, USA, 2009
National Women's Studies Association, USA, 2009
North East Modern Languages Association, Boston, 2009
SPELT/ Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers Conference, Pakistan, 2009
UK Sartre Society conference, UK, 2009