The first academic conference highlighting research in the interdisciplinary field of Phish Studies will take place on July 21, 2018 at 1pm in the Gorge Amphitheater Campground. The event is hosted by Oregon State University’s School of History, Philosophy, and Religion.
An exciting lineup of scholars from across the country will present their research to OSU students attending the Philosophy School of Phish field trip to Phish’s three night run at the Gorge Amphitheater. The conference will also be open to the public.
For more information, or to request accommodation for disability, contact conference organizer, Dr. Stephanie Jenkins (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Phish Studies Colloquium
1:00pm | July 21, 2018
The Only Rule is it Begins
Dr. Natalie Dollar, Opening Remarks
Department/Program Lead & Associate Professor, Speech Communication, OSU-Cascades
We Must Inquire, Wilson: What is Phish Studies?
Dr. Stephanie Jenkins, “Concepts We’ll Ponder: Why Phish Studies?”
Assistant Professor & Philosophy School of Phish Instructor, Philosophy, Oregon State University
Dr. Jnan Blau, “A Performance Studies Scholar on Phish and Phandom: Some Useful, Generative Key Terms and Concepts”
Associate Professor, Communication Studies, California Polytechnic State University
We’re All In This Together: Exploring Community
Dr. Christina Allaback, “What’s With Wooks?”
Denise Goldman, “Phamily Ethos: An Exploratory Analysis of Communication and Community Building on the Social Media Site ‘Phish Chicks’”
Adjunct Professor, English, Hofstra University & Long Island University
Dr. William “B.J.” Roy Gaddis III, “To Maslow and Beyond: Reflections on Surrendering to the Flow and a Proposal of Collective Self-Actualization”
I Saw It Again: Assessing the Phish Experience
Peter Sforza, “More Than a Concert: Exploring Sense of Place at the Phish Experience”
Director, Center for Geospatial Information Technology, Virginia Tech
Dr. Paul Jakus, “That was Awesome! Predicting a Show’s Rating Using Setlist Information”
Professor, Economics, Utah State University
Gorge Amphitheatre Campground
Exact location TBA via Twitter (@phishedu) & Facebook (@philosophyschoolofphish)
For questions, or to request accommodations for disability, contact conference organizer, Dr. Stephanie Jenkins at email@example.com.
Philosophy School of Phish
School of History, Philosophy & Religion, Oregon State University
School of Arts & Communications, Oregon State University-Cascades