5th Global Conference


Saturday 1st November – Monday 3rd November 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Due to the extraordinarily serendipitous confluence of research agendas amongst the submissions for this year’s Making Sense of Dying and Death, and Making Sense of Suffering projects, we have decided to convene both projects together in November. The intimate, overlapping, and amplifying inter-disciplinary connection between this years submissions for both events was so compelling that we decided to host an unprecedented single convocation with a very select group of delegates. Consequently we are re-titling our conference for this year, Making Sense of: Suffering, Dying and Death and it will convene between Saturday 1st November – Monday 3rd November 2014. For updated information and details please follow this link: Making Sense of: Suffering, Dying and Death



Outline Timetable of Dates
Friday 27th June 2014300 word abstract to be submitted
Friday 22nd August 2014Latest notification of Acceptance
Friday 5th September 2014Booking Form to be submitted
Friday 26th September 2014Payment of Invoices – last possible date Hotel releases discounted rooms and rates
Friday 26th September 2014Submission of 3000 word (max) draft paper
Saturday 1st November 2014Conference Commences

The conference will commence at 13.20 on Saturday 1st November 2014 and finish at 18.00 on Monday 3rd November 2014. Registration will be from 12.30 on the opening day of the conference.

Important – Please Note: The ethos of the Making Sense Of: Suffering, Dying and Death project places strong emphasis on dialogue with the issues raised by the conference as a whole and engagement with the people attending the conference. These two elements are essential to the inter- and multi-disciplinary nature of the event. Over the past few years the success of our projects has rested on the continual interaction between delegates for the duration of the conference and beyond. The Steering Group feel it is essential that delegates should be present for the duration of the conference so as to facilitate the exchange of perspectives for which the conference strives, and which any publication should clearly demonstrate. Failure to attend for the duration of the meeting will automatically exclude eligibility for inclusion in any of the project publications. Full details can be found in the delegate handbook by following this link:

Delegate Handbook v.1.3

Papers should be of no more than 20 minutes duration (3000 words max). Responses to Papers should be of no more than 10 minutes duration. Work-in-Progress presentations should be of no more than 15 minutes duration. The time allotted to workshops will be considered on an individual basis. Other forms of presentation will be considered on request.

Projection of Images: Our events are very much about the creation of dialogue between delegates and so we ask that whilst preparing your presentation you consider the most appropriate way on conveying your idea and engaging with the audience. The Steering Group strongly feel that powerpoint and projected text do not facilitate this but do encourage, where necessary, visual presentations and the projection of images. Presenters are also strongly encouraged not to read their papers verbatim: draft papers will be available on the web site prior to the conference beginning. We hope that presenters will instead speak to the significant points raised in their papers.

Abstracts are to be submitted by Friday 27th June 2014. These should be emailed either as an attachment or in the body of an email to the Organising Chairs: Nate Hinerman and Rob Fisher. Attachments may be in Word or RTF formats. Papers will be minimally double blind peer reviewed (where appropriate); in practice our procedures usually entail that by the time an abstract is accepted, it will have been triple and quadruple blind peer reviewed.

Both the 300 word abstract and the draft paper will be available on this web site before the conference commences. Papers will made available in downloadable .pdf format.

All conference papers will be eligible (subject to conditions) for publication in an ISBN eBook with the Inter-Disciplinary Press.

Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into 20-25 page chapters for publication in a themed ISBN hard copy volume. Our standard model is for such volumes to be strongly dialogical, with chapters showing awareness of and interacting with each other. The decision whether to proceed to hard copy publication will be taken by the Organising Chairs and Steering Group within four weeks of the conference close.

Style Sheets
In preparing your papers, please pay strict attention to the following style sheets


The November conferences will be held in the 4-star Angelo and Andels Hotels Prague, Czech Republic. Discounted accommodation will be offered in the venue shortly. For a guide to the venue and the city of Prague please download the Discover Inter-Disciplinary.Net in Prague PDF below:

Discover Inter-Disciplinary.Net in Prague

Delegates are, of course, free to find alternative accommodation.

The details of the registration fee are as follows;

The cost for attending the conference is £297. This includes;

  • conference registration fee
  • a copy of the eBook
  • discounted rate for an edition of the hard copy themed volume or volumes (should one emerge)
  • discounted rate for any Inter-Disciplinary Press or Fisher Imprints publications
  • access to the email discussion group and conference project initiative support materials
  • Saturday afternoon tea and biscuits
  • Saturday evening wine reception
  • Sunday morning coffee and biscuits
  • Sunday 2 course waiter served lunch
  • Sunday afternoon tea and biscuits
  • Monday morning coffee and biscuits
  • Monday 2 course waiter served lunch
  • Monday afternoon tea and biscuits

All registration and accommodation costs are to be paid by Friday 26th September 2014.

Delegates must complete the online booking form by Friday 5th September 2014 at the latest. After the deadline has expired, an invoice will be drawn up and sent to you; the invoice will contain all the necessary information for you to pay by bank transfer, cheque or credit card. The invoice must be settled by Friday 26th September 2014. It is the responsibility of delegates to ensure that payment is made by this date. Failure to receive payment will result in your booking being cancelled.

There are a number of ways payment can be made.

Payment can be made by cheque, in pounds sterling (gbp) only. Cheque’s in pound sterling must be drawn against a bank with headquarters in the United Kingdom. Cheque’s should be made payable to ‘Inter-Disciplinary.Net’ and sent, with the booking form, to:

Dr Rob Fisher
Priory House
149b Wroslyn Road
Oxfordshire. OX29 8HR
United Kingdom

We cannot and will not accept cheques made payable in currencies other than GBP Sterling.

Bank Transfer
Payment may be made using bank transfer. Full details to enable a bank transfer are made available on your conference invoice. If paying by this method, you must agree to pay all charges at the sending and receiving banks.

Credit Card
Payment may also be made using credit card. Please Note: card payments are subject to a 3% transaction fee, except for debit cards which are charged at 0.75GBP/ 1.00 Euro per transaction: this is the amount we are charged by the credit card company. We cannot accept American Express or Discovery as a form of payment.

Payment may also be made using Paypal. Please note: a 4% charge applies to all items and services paid for in this way: this is the amount we are charged by Paypal. Please send us your Paypal account email so that we can send a payment request to you if you are paying by this method.

Please Note: We strongly recommend that all delegates take out some form of  insurance against any travel arrangements or accommodation they book in regard to the conference.

All fees are payable in advance. No delegate will be permitted entry to the conference if an invoice is still unpaid

Simon Bacon
Conference Manager
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