Last week, members of the Information School attended the 2017 iConference in Wuhan, China. One of our academic staff, senior lecturer Dr Andrew Cox, gives his highlights below, along with some of his photos from the trip.
My highlights of the 2017 iConference included one of our PhD students, Piyapat Jarusawat, presenting her excellent paper "Community involvement in the Management of Palm Leaf Manuscripts as Lanna Cultural Material in Thailand" to a packed audience. The paper was shortlisted for the award for Most Interesting Preliminary Research Paper.
Another of our PhD students, Shuyang Li, also gave an excellent research presentation.
Our Head of School, Professor Peter Bath gave a presentation announcing Sheffield as the venue for the iConference in 2018. We are hosting this event in collaboration with Northumbria University.
We held an informal social dinner with some of our Chinese alumni around the conference proceedings, which was lovely. I also bumped into another alumni, Yidi Jiang, by chance on a train station platform on the way to the airport - what are the chances?
Of course there was also the chance for some good sightseeing. We visited the Hubei museum (above) and the Guiyuan Temple (below).
There was some lovely cherry blossom on the Wuhan University campus tour (above) and we had some great views of the Yangtse river (below, and top).