FAQ

Does NEWSA have money to help pay for my travel/lodging?

NEWSA has very limited funds to assist participants with travel or lodging costs. Learn more about the Glen Elder Travel Award here.

We also provide reduced registration and lodging rates for participants travelling from southern Africa, non-tenure track scholars, and graduate students. NEWSA makes every effort to keep costs for the participants and fees are very reasonable.

We encourage participants from southern Africa to seek external funding and to try to arrange talks at other northeast US institutions in order to justify such funding. We are happy to facilitate connections with local universities if interested.

Whom do I contact for questions or information about the program or accommodations?

Please visit our Organizing Committee page.

What is the difference between a workshop and a conference?

NEWSA is explicitly a workshop that emphasizes camaraderie and intense discussion. All participants are expected to come having read the papers so that they can offer thoughtful and helpful suggestions. Unlike a regular conference, the questions and comments come from knowledge of the papers that were precirculated. Participants are encouraged to keep their presentations short so that the emphasis is on discussing the papers.

How do I subscribe/unsubscribe to the NEWSA listserv?

NEWSA currently uses a listserv to send out announcements regarding workshops and other pertinent information. If you would like to be informed about upcoming workshops, receive the call for papers etc., please send an email with “Subscribe NEWSA Listserv” or “Unsubscribe NEWSA Listserv” in the subject line to Peter Alegi at alegi AT msu DOT edu. He will add you to the list and give you access to send out emails.

What is the NEWSA listserv email address?

Please address all questions to mailman-owner@list.matrix.msu.edu.