As part of the one-day conference, we hope to hold an exhibition of cultural artefacts of procrastination: a MAÑANARAMA, if you will. (We tip our hats to Dr Tracey Potts, currently a Visiting Scholar at OCLW and one of our plenary speakers, for this marvellous name.) Come to the post-conference drinks reception—hosted, like the rest of the event, at Wolfson College—and peruse the exhibits.
If you have suggestions or would like your own artefact(s) of procrastination to be displayed, get in touch. These might include everything from doodles and lists to terrifying Isolator-style commitment devices. ‘Analogue’ objects are preferred, but we can display images and audiovisual material too.
The deadline for submissions is 13 June, giving us a little time to learn how to get into a display case. As ever, we’d love to receive items earlier.
So far we have the offer of the shoelaces with which an award-winning children’s author ties herself to her desk, Ulysses-style; the floral washing-up gloves with which one journalist defers his work; and a wonderful anti-smoking cartoon.
We also welcome research posters (samples here) for presentation over a glass of wine. Send an abstract, and we’ll talk.