2nd Global Conference


Monday 16th May – Wednesday 18th May 2011
Warsaw, Poland


Outline Timetable of Dates
Friday 26th November 2010 300 word abstract to be submitted
Friday 17th December 2010 Latest notification of Acceptance
Friday 21st January 2011 Booking Form to be submitted
Friday 25th February 2011 Payment of Invoices – last possible date Hotel releases discounted rooms and rates
Friday 1st April 2011 Submission of 8 page draft paper
Monday 16th May 2011 Conference Commences


The conference will commence at 13.30 on Monday 16th May 2011 and finish at 17.30 on Wednesday 18th May 2011. Registration will be from 12.30 on the opening day of the conference.

Important – Please Note: The ethos of ‘The Gothic’ project emphasises 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.


Papers should be of no more than 20 minutes duration (circa 8 pages). 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.

Please note: Power point presentations are neither encouraged nor desired. Power point has been banned from all the projects we organise. You are advised to take note of this as you prepare your submission. 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.

300 abstracts are to be submitted by Friday 26th November 2010. These should be emailed either as an attachment or in the body of an email to the Organising Chairs: Sorcha Ní Fhlainn, Stephen Morris and Rob Fisher. Attachments may be in Word, WordPerfect, 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 initially be available in downloadable .pdf format; if time permits, they will also be available in Word format as well.


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 three weeks of the conference close.


The May conferences will be held in 4 star Holiday Inn, Warsaw, Poland. The hotel is located in the heart of the city, opposite the Palace of Culture and Science and just across from Zloty Tarasy, a new shopping complex.

Discounted rates have been negotiated at the hotel for conference delegates. Delegates should book directly with the hotel using the special conference code which we will supply on submission of booking form to access these rates.


The details of the registration fee are as follows;

The cost for attending the conference is £245. 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 off any Inter-Disciplinary Press or Fisher Imprints publications
    • access to the conference project initiative support materials
    • coffee/tea on arrival
    • Monday afternoon coffee break with coffee, tea, fruit juice, fresh fruits, cakes
    • Monday Wine Reception
    • Tuesday morning coffee break with coffee, tea, fruit juice, short cakes, small sandwiches
    • Tuesday buffet lunch
    • Tuesday afternoon coffee break with coffee, tea, fruit juice, fresh fruits, cakes
    • Wednesday morning coffee break with coffee, tea, fruit juice, short cakes, small sandwiches
    • Wednesday buffet lunch
    • Wednesday afternoon coffee break with coffee, tea, fruit juice, fresh fruits, cakes

      All registration and accommodation costs are to be paid by Friday 25th February 2011.


      Delegates must complete the online booking form by Friday 21st January 2011 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 25th February 2011. 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) or in Euro. The Euro rate will be fixed at the bank buy-back rate current at the point of issuing the invoice. Cheque’s in pound sterling must be drawn against a bank with headquarters in the United Kingdom; cheque’s may also be in Euro currency. 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 or Euros.

      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.

      By Invoice
      You may request that an invoice be sent to you and/or your institution. It is your responsibility to ensure that the invoice is paid prior to the start of the conference.

      Credit Card
      Payment may also be made using credit card. Please note: a 3.5% charge applies to all items and services paid for in this way: this is the amount we are charged by the credit card company.

      Payment may also be made using Paypal. Please note: a 3.5% charge applies to all items and services paid for in this way: this is the amount we are charged by Paypal.

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