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May 08, 2024

New Episode: In Conversation with Simona Di Martino

Writing about web page https://exchanges.warwick.ac.uk/index.php/exchanges/podcast

After a break the first in a new series of Exchanges podcast episodes goes live.

It’s been a while since our last episode – mainly because I’ve been focussed in supporting our numerous special issues and editors over this time, and also because we’ve been awaiting a new issue of the journal. Now that’s out, I’ve been chatting informally with a few of the authors about coming onto the podcast to talk about their lives, research and publications – so hopefully a few more episodes are on their way.

Before that though, I was delighted to be approached by one of the IAS’ associate fellows to talk about a conference she was recently involved in hosting. While for once this isn’t directly related to any publications or issues of Exchanges, I think you’ll find there’s a strong resonance with a number of the projects we’ve got underway for future special issues.

Listen in here (or on most major podcast platforms):

Voices of Transnational Girlhood(s) on Identity, Gender, and Culture: In Conversation with Simona Di Martino [22:23]

This episode we talk with Associate Fellow Simona Di Martino (⁠@SimoDiMa1⁠) about the ⁠recent conference event⁠ she organised at Warwick which tackled questions of girlhood, transnationalism, identify, gender and culture. We talk about the challenges and delights of hosting such an event, and Simona reflects on the emergent themes and key messages discussed by the participants. Girlhood is, Simona argues, a neglected area of study, making an event such as this not just a crucial forum for current scholars, but a way to energise and enthuse the next generation of researchers in the topic.

Podcasts of the conference talks will be coming soon on the conference site.


April 26, 2024

Issue 11(2) of Exchanges Has been Published

Writing about web page https://doi.org/10.31273/eirj.v11i2

The spring issue of Exchanges is here, bringing with it a wonderful assortment of articles.

As many of you have noticed the new issue of Exchanges was published today. As always this is the end point of many months of effort by diligent authors, reviewers and editors, to whom I’d like to express my thanks.

This issue we are especially excited to be able to bring you many of the papers we hoped to include in a special volume on the effects of plurality on translation. Regrettably for one reason or another many of the papers we had for this issue (submitted a year or two back) didn’t make it to the end. What we do have though in this issue is a wonderful selection of those which have reached publication status. Rather than hold on any longer, we agreed to publish them as a special section in the journal.[1]

On top of this we’ve some other cracking articles outside the theme to share with you as well – here’s the TOC for your ease of access and reading.

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Mark Pope et al. Pushing the Boundaries of Reflection: The Answer’s on a postcard. Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 11(2), 1-28. https://doi.org/10.31273/eirj.v11i2.1245

Rita Augestad Knudsen. Mental Health Exemptions to Criminal Responsibility: Between law, medicine, politics and security. Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 11(2), 29-54. https://doi.org/10.31273/eirj.v11i2.1369

Lisa M Thomas at al. Assembling with VR: Dancing in a more than human world. Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 11(2), 55-83. https://doi.org/10.31273/eirj.v11i2.1498

Cristina Peligra. Voices and/of Places: The English translation of Helga Ruebsamen’s Het lied en de waarheid (The Song and The Truth) as a case study of identity and plurality in translation. Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 11(2) 84-106. https://doi.org/10.31273/eirj.v11i2.1141

Natalia Rodriguez Blanco. Plurilingual Perspectives, Pluricultural Contexts: A case study on Agence-France Presse news coverage about the plurinational State of Bolivia in Spanish, French, and English. Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 11(2), 107-132. https://doi.org/10.31273/eirj.v11i2.1137

Alka Vishwakarma. Translating Ramayana: Plurilingual to pluricultural. Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 11(2), 133-160. https://doi.org/10.31273/eirj.v11i2.1144

Luis Damián Moreno García. Subtitling Hong Kong Code-Mixing and Code-Switching: The case of Netflix English and Spanish official subtitles for Hongkonese audiovisual creations. Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 11(2), 161-187. https://doi.org/10.31273/eirj.v11i2.1155

Jonathan Vickery. Critical Reflections on Universities, Publishing, and the Early Career Experience. Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 11(2), 188-202. https://doi.org/10.31273/eirj.v11i2.1583

Liam Greenacre. Postdisciplinary Knowledge, Edited by Tomas Pernecky. Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 11(2), 203-208. https://doi.org/10.31273/eirj.v11i2.1464

Gareth J Johnson. Five Minutes to Midnight: Editorial, Volume 11, Part 2. Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 11(2) i-xiii. https://doi.org/10.31273/eirj.v11i2.1606

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Of course you could always access the issue as a whole directly:

https://doi.org/10.31273/eirj.v11i2 & https://exchanges.warwick.ac.uk/index.php/exchanges/issue/view/98

The next issue of Exchanges will be one of our summer special issues – which one I can’t say for sure – so watch out for that as the days grow longer, warmer and maybe even drier here in the UK.

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Endnotes

[1] There are two or three more papers for this special issue which are still under review and development, which we hope to be able to share with you in the October issue of the journal.


September 06, 2023

For a Few Board Members More

Writing about web page https://exchanges.warwick.ac.uk/index.php/exchanges/about/editorialTeam

One more new Board member brings us up to strength.

Over the summer we had an open call out to early career researchers based at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia to join our Editorial Board. Monash was the first of Warwick's partner institutions we recruited people to the Board back in late 2017, and over the years the team members there have made a stunning contribution to the journal. A couple of the longer standing Monash-originated members stood down from the Board earlier this year, and so the time was ripe to open the books to see if any new blood could be recruited from our Australian partners.

I am pleased to report that Jacob Thomas (Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science) came forward, and has as of the end of August joined the Board. Jacob's going through their induction and training period at the moment, but you'll be please to know you can read all about their career and research over on the Exchanges Board Profiles. And while you're there, why not refresh your memory about all the wonderful people who help make Exchanges the success it is today!


August 15, 2023

50th Podcast Episode: Across Two Professional Worlds

Writing about web page https://exchanges.warwick.ac.uk/index.php/exchanges/podcast

Exchanges’ podcast hits its 50th episode with a very special guest.

It is with some measure of joy I can announce that we have released the 50th episode of the Exchanges Discourse podcast. I am pleased that over the past three and a bit years we have grown this offshoot of the journal into a thriving and complimentary collection of scholarship, insight and discussion across our contributing community. When we started out I rather feared a lot of the episodes would be me replicating blog posts as a monologue.

While this was initially true as in the early days there were a few of those kinds of episodes, since then we have increasingly transitioned to featuring conversations with our contributing community about their lives, professional work and insights into the broader academic world.

I had originally been planning a reflective 50th episode, looking back over the past few years of the podcast, but then I got an offer to interview someone on the podcast who hadn’t been an author in the journal – but rather the subject of a past paper. It felt rather serendipitous that this rather unusual guest would therefore occupy the 50th episode focus, and despite a few hiccups in arranging a suitable interview time we finally came into sync recently.

Here's the episode details and link

Across Two Professional Worlds: In Conversation with Intissar Haddiya: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/exchangesias/episodes/Across-Two-Professional-Worlds-In-Conversation-with-Intissar-Haddiya-e27v3a1 [24:34]

For our 50th Episode I’m in conversation with Intissar Haddiya (Professor of Nephrology, Oujda, Morocco) about her twin lives as a practicing scholar and fiction author. Intissar featured as the subject of a recent paper in Exchanges – The Doctor-Writer Experience of Intissar Haddiya – and hence that’s why she’s appearing in discussion with us today. We discuss balancing her professional roles, and how the insights from each help inform her work in the differing sphere. We touch too on her experiences with professional publishing, and the advice she has for other scholars and writers of fiction looking towards their first work.

Given we’re into the summer break season, and then heading into the new academic year, I suspect it’ll be a while before our next episode – so a perfect time to listen to this and catch up on any previous episodes you might have missed!


July 19, 2023

New Editorial Board Members Welcomed

Writing about web page https://exchanges.warwick.ac.uk/index.php/exchanges/about/editorialTeam

A new crop of editors has joined our Board.

We are very pleased to announce that three more new Editorial Board members have joined Exchanges. This is as a result of our programme to both continue to bring in new insights to our editorial team, and also to replace some of our long-standing editors who have stood down from the Board in recent months. So, it is a hearty and warm Exchanges welcome to:

  • Dr Bing Lu, Faculty of Arts, University of Warwick, UK
  • Dr Louise Morgan, Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick, UK
  • Dr Ute Oswald, Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick, UK

You can read about all three of these editors, and all our Board members, on our Board Profile page: https://exchanges.warwick.ac.uk/index.php/exchanges/BoardProfiles

These three new editors represent the first time we have directly recruited from Warwick’s Institute of Advanced Study’s early career fellows programme for some years. Given Exchanges longstanding relationship with this community as chief editor I am especially delighted we have strengthened our links here. I am sure Bing, Louise and Ute will have many useful insights and contributions to make over the coming years.

Meanwhile, we are also in the process of recruiting editors from Australia’s Monash University, long time home to our very first international Editorial Board members back in 2017/18. As Monash has become a little less represented on the Board over the past year, I am pleased to have been able to reach out to potential editors over there, through the agency of our mutual International Office colleagues. Hopefully, in a month or two I’ll be able to share more about our next crop of editors!


May 09, 2023

Introducing Book Reviews: New Submission Format

Writing about web page https://exchanges.warwick.ac.uk/index.php/exchanges/guidance#formats

Following interest from a number of authors, Exchanges has introduced a new article submission format.

Exchanges has been approached a few times recently by authors asking if we would consider publishing critical and evaluative reviews of recent or significant texts. Looking back, over past issues, we have had some articles which arguably broadly fell into this category published as critical reviews. However, to date we had not set up a separate book reviews submission format. After a little consideration, and following a brace of recent submissions to the journal, I am happy to announce that from this latest issue of Exchanges onward we are now formally inviting authors to submit reviews of worthy and ideally recently published academic research texts. Such books may be author monographs, multivolume works or even textbooks.

Writing Book Reviews

Owing to Exchanges' audience, many of whom are early career post-graduate researchers, such book review manuscripts should be crafted by their authors to offer an introductory overview of the work under consideration intended for readers less or unfamiliar with a field. As such, as with all our articles, book reviews should seek to explore, clarify and unpick particular domain specific concepts, terms or ideas, rather than assuming automatic peer-familiarity.

Ideally, and initially, Exchanges is more interested in reviews of books published in relatively recent years, given their relative topicality and impact on scholarly discourse. However, we may consider reviews of older, established works or those of a more literary configuration too, but authors are advised to consult with the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) ahead of submission to avoid disappointment. Conversely, authors who are looking to review a spread of literature within a field, would be expected to submit a review article for peer-review consideration rather than a piece under this format.

Selection Guidelines

As per our normal submission review policies Exchanges reserves the right to decline for publication consideration any book review submissions which do not meet our base quality controls, journal scope or other policy requirements. Moreover, while book reviews will be subjected to an editorial review and revisions process before consideration for publication acceptance, they will not undergo external peer review. Authors wanting to discuss a potential book review manuscript ahead of formally submitting it to the journal for consideration, are warmly welcomed to open a dialogue with the EIC at any time. However, such pre-submission discussions are not a requirement or prerequisite for any submission.

We look forward to reading your future book review submissions to this new category with considerable interest.


May 04, 2023

New Issue Published: Volume 10 Number 3

Writing about web page https://doi.org/10.31273/eirj.v10i3

Spring brings with it the next regular issue of Exchanges

Cover of Journal Issue 10.3While it barely feels like five minutes since the last issue (it’s been about 6 weeks actually) we are pleased to announce the publication today of the Spring 2023 issue of Exchanges. This is the regularly scheduled issue of the journal, and contains a variety of articles on various topics. It also includes our first overt book review – of which more in my next blog post.

You can access the issue directly here:

And in case you were wondering what’s in it – here’s the table of contents.

My thanks to all contributors and editors for their work on this issue, and we look forward to seeing you back for our next issue hopefully over the summer with the Pluralities of Translation special issue.


May 03, 2023

New Episode: Presidential History and Digital Pedagogies

Writing about web page https://open.spotify.com/episode/0FSi6N6Uc1lICgk044UgwS?si=bKXxryr4SKiwygwLuCF_8Q

After a short break, we're back with the latest in our series of author interviews on the podcast.

Once more we bring you a discussion with one of our past authors. This time I am talking with journal author Rebecca Stone about her paper Scaling Up: The pedagogical legacy of Then & Now, as well as her work on US presidential history – especially pertaining to Harry Truman. The episode moves on to discuss pandemic lessons for effective digital pedagogies - both online and in the classroom, as well as an exploration of why it can be good in the long term for students to learn about trying and failing. As always, we touch on personal publishing experiences - good and bad - alongside offering some advice for early career and first-time academic authors in publishing a journal article.

Listen in here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0FSi6N6Uc1lICgk044UgwS?si=bKXxryr4SKiwygwLuCF_8Q

As it's a long chat - here's the episode index so listeners can jump straight to the bit they're most interested in.

  • 00:00: Opening
  • 00:49: Introductions
  • 02:48: Article Perspectives
  • 06:15: Lockdown Pivot
  • 14:52: Harry Truman & Higher Education
  • 20:55: Post-Pandemic Digital Pedagogies
  • 31:50: Publishing Horror Stories
  • 39:02: Publishing Advice
  • 43:03: Outro

As always, you can find past episodes on the journal pages: https://exchanges.warwick.ac.uk/index.php/exchanges/podcast


March 22, 2023

New Episode – Interdisciplinarity & Publishing – Panel Discussion

Writing about web page https://exchanges.warwick.ac.uk/index.php/exchanges/podcast

A new feature length episode of the podcast arrives to offer a lively insight into interdisciplinary research.

After a brief pause, I’m delighted to announce the launch of a new episode of the Exchanges Discourse podcast. It’s taken a few weeks to find a perfect date for all my guests to appear at once, but I think you’ll agree it was worthwhile. Listen in here:

In this very special panel discussion episode, I talk with four scholars from around the globe about the art, science and everything in between of interdisciplinarity and academic publishing. In a lively exchange the panel members explore their perceptions of what is, and what might not be, interdisciplinary work, with particular reference to publishing research articles. Along the way, the panel also takes a view on what a broader academic reader wants along with considering practicalities of reviewing and publishing articles incorporating an interdisciplinary voice, mode or perspective. We even touch on issues of integration within academic scholarship to a degree.

The episode features guest panellists: Alena Cicholewski (University of Oldenburg, Germany), Sharon Coleclough (Staffordshire University, UK), Huayi Huang (University of Edinburgh, UK) & Kwasu David Tembo (Ashesi University, Accra, Ghana). My thanks to each of them for their time and input to the episode.

As this is – officially- the longest episode we’ve ever produced, listeners might want to avail themselves of the episode index below – so they can jump in to the most relevant moment of the episode.

Episode Index

  • 00:00 Opening
  • 01:00 Panel Introductions
  • 03:00 Defining ‘Interdisciplinary’
  • 09:08 Interdisciplinary Fringes
  • 17:06 Satisfying Interdisciplinary Audiences
  • 27:12 Writing in an Interdisciplinary Mode
  • 34:42 Peer Reviewing Interdisciplinary Texts
  • 42:30 Knowledge & Integration
  • 51:40 Practical Advice on Publishing Interdisciplinary Work
  • 56:04 Outro

As always, for more on publishing with Exchanges, the interdisciplinary research journal, see our online guide for authors.


February 22, 2023

New Episode: Creating Informal & Informative Academic Discussion Articles

Writing about web page https://anchor.fm/exchangesias/episodes/Considering-Conversations-Creating-Informal--Informative-Academic-Discussion-Articles-e1vbokb

Last month we released a podcast episode looking at one of our two non-peer reviewed submission formats: the critical reflection article. Following feedback, it seemed a companion episode looking at the other of the formats was a good idea. Hence, today we launch a lengthy episode of the Exchanges Discourse dedicated to the conversation article. Listen in here:

(Also available on Spotify)

As it is once again a lengthy discussion, there is an episode index to give you an idea of where you might want to dip in – rather than listen the whole thing.

  • Opening: 00:00
  • Context: 01:07
  • Defining Conversation Articles: 03:33
  • Why Conversations Matter: 10:30
  • Writing Conversation Articles: 15:00
  • Conclusion: 23:45
  • Wrap Up: 24:48

The next episode of the Discourse is scheduled to be our panel discussion on interdisciplinary publishing – be sure to listen to that, as I suspect it might be our most exciting episode yet!


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