Virtual Praxis II: Women's International Community in Second Life

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To be held on Minerva, the teaching and research space in Second Life maintained by The Department of Women's Studies, Ohio State University, November 21 and 22, 2009.

You are invited to submit an abstract for an individual 20-minute presentation or group panel discussion on an aspect of women's participation in the international Second Life community.

In 2008 the first Virtual Praxis Conference studied the growing women's community of activists, artists, musicians, educators, librarians, and health care workers in Second Life. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn what others are doing and to build social networks. The conference dealt with a wide variety of Second Life experience, and many of the papers are archived here:

This year we will meet again to discuss the increasingly international nature of our community. If you are using Second Life to work on issues of social or environmental justice, if your group is concerned with globalization, if you are building international communities around issues of sexual orientation, health or ability, if you are teaching with a cross-cultural or international perspective, or if you are working to foster understanding between linguistic communities, please consider sharing what you have learned.

Whenever possible, papers should be presented in voice. All papers should be accompanied by an English-language text to be pasted into chat during the presentation. Slide presenters will be available in Second Life. If you need help in setting up or in giving your presentation, a volunteer will be provided to help you.

Proposals will be selected with a view to giving a broad perspective of our growing community. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent to the address below. Please include your contact information and time zone. The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2009.

E-mail to:
Dr. Sharon Collingwood
Department of Women's Studies
The Ohio State University

Dr. Sharon Collingwood

Department of Women's Studies
Ohio State University
286 University Hall
230 North Oval Mall
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1311

Second Life:  Ellie Brewster
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