An Academia Obscura lecture is not your average academic lecture.
Academia is a veritable bazaar of bizarreness, and the talk has something to please every taste. Younger academics will enjoy exploring the inner workings of the academic twittersphere, from hilarious hashtags to parodying professors, while seasoned academics will appreciate a tongue-in-cheek critique of the traditional publication process: journals charging for blank pages, sharp-tongued peer reviewers, and chronic self-citation.
A silly lecture must be accompanied by a silly powerpoint. Academia Obscura powerpoints are guaranteed to be written in 100% organic comic sans and to keep faculty talking for weeks to come. The usual sleep-inducing graphs and charts are foregone in favour of pooping penguins, falling pandas and unicorns.
Ditch the suit and tie (and the elbow patches) for an evening, straighten out your h-index, and prepare to see the Ivory Tower you know and love (to hate) in a whole new light.
Academia Obscura lectures are currently on offer for £100 as part of the crowdfunding campaign for the Academia Obscura book. Travel and accommodation costs within Europe are covered.
- If there is free beer, the lecture may continue indefinitely. ↩