[Air-L] Copenhagen Gratitude

Gordon Carlson gordycarlson at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 11:55:50 PDT 2008


"It's the only conference I go to where the most respected of senior
scholars and the greenest of grad students are listened to with equal
respect."

Hi all,

As one of those green grad students I would like to second that comment.  It
is nice to see a community that is open to ideas and not just titles.  Kudos
to the conference, its organizers, and the community members.
-Gordon Carlson
-University of Illinois at Chicago


On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 1:26 PM, Nancy Baym <nbaym at ku.edu> wrote:

> Let me thank again the people in Copenhagen (most especially Lisbeth
> Klastrup, Gitte Stald, Thomas Jeppesen, Klaus Bruhn Jensen, Stine Gotved and
> the many volunteers) as well as Brian Loader and all the reviewers for their
> hard work making the conference such a success.
>
> When Jeremy Hunsinger and I organized the first conference in Kansas in
> 2000, it was only in our wildest dreams that we imagined its becoming what
> it has. I am continuously awed by the internationalism, interdisciplinarity,
> open minds and friendliness amongst scholars that characterizes our
> meetings. It's the only conference I go to where the most respected of
> senior scholars and the greenest of grad students are listened to with equal
> respect.
>
> Plus, on a purely personal level, I think we've got the coolest, best
> looking and easily the best-dressed academic community out there.
>
> Thanks to those who made it happen and everyone who came. See you in
> Milwaukee where we can all honor the coolness that is AoIR with a field trip
> to the statue of The Fonz.
>
> Nancy
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Gordon Carlson
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