Deadline to Submit Abstract of Proposed paper: 1 July 2021.

To submit a proposal, you have to first create an account with the UM conference website.  After creating an account, you will be able to register for the symposium.

You will be able to upload an abstract after you have registered for the symposium

Proposed presentations can be in the form of individual papers and panel presentations.

If you want to register as a member of the public without presenting at the symposium, you can register as a Participant.


You can find a detailed step-by-step video on how to create an account here.

You can find a detailed step-by-step video on how to register for the symposium here

You can find a detailed step-by-step video on how to submit an abstract here.




Individual Papers

Paper presentations must be unpublished research or interpretation and must be designed for oral delivery within 20 minutes, including the use of audiovisual aids. Papers running eight double-spaced pages are ideal. The programming committee will arrange individual paper submissions into panels of three with a moderator.



Panels are 90 minutes in length and should consist of three 20-minute papers and 30 minutes for questions/answers. Panel proposals should consist of one document that contains a 150-word summary of the larger panel topic and individual paper proposals as outlined above for each presenter. The title of the proposed panel and the panelists' names should be included in the appropriate fields of the submission form only. Only one member of the panel needs to submit the panel proposal. Proposed panels will not be assigned a moderator. If panels would like a moderator, they may include their own moderator with their proposal if they wish.


Remote Participation

Participants may apply to present remotely - indicating at the time of submission - and will be curated with other remote presentations. The curation of these Zoom events will depend upon how many applicants, types of applicants, and length of presentations.



Other important dates:

Announcement of acceptance/rejection of abstracts: 1 September 2021