Taming the butterflies

This event took place on 15 January 2024. See past webinars at IAMCR's Webinars Channel on Vimeo >>

How to write good abstracts and constructively review for Early Career Scholars

Date & time: 15 January, 2024 @14h00 UTC / 14h00 London / 15h00 Paris / 17h00 Nairobi / 19h30 Kolkata / 22h00 Beijing.

Co-sponsored by: IAMCR Media Education Research (MER) and Emerging Scholars Network (ESN) Sections.

This webinar aims to support people who might be submitting to and reviewing for the IAMCR annual conference for the first time. It provides an introduction to IAMCR, the submission and review process, guides to what makes an effective abstract and a good, constructive review, and direction to useful resources.

It also seeks to:

  • familiarise the audience with IAMCR and MER & ESN sections and their key interests and values, 
  • identify resources available to support participants for submission and review processes, and
  • discuss the nature of good abstracts and reviews to set expectations for the upcoming annual conference.


Steph Hill, PhD, is lecturer, University of Leicester, UK. She is co-chair of Emerging Scholars Network and chair of Spinning Climate Change Working Group, Climate Social Science Network.

Devina Sarwatay, PhD, is Presidential Fellow at City, University of London. She is part of leadership at IAMCR, ICA, and Media Education Lab.

Location: The meeting will take place on Zoom. Pre-registered participants will receive personal invitations 24 hours before the webinar begins.

Who can participate: This free webinar is aimed at masters (research) students, doctoral students and candidates, early career researchers, and anyone submitting to or reviewing for an IAMCR conference for the first time. The number of participants is limited and pre-registration is available for IAMCR members. 

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If you are not a member of IAMCR, you can join here. A limited number of guest invitations for non-members may be available. Send an email to register4iamcrwebinar@gmail.com to request to be added to the guest list. Please indicate the name of the event, "Taming the butterflies", as we have more than one webinar being organised.

About the series: The IAMCR Webinar Series aims to open-up channels for engagement and participation in addition to the annual conference, while echoing the great work that is done by Sections, Working Groups and IAMCR members. The series includes presentations, debates, book and project launches. The format is flexible, the connection is what matters. Join us!