Upcoming Events

WHIP Humanities & Creative Arts Postgraduate Conference

  • 18-19 April 2018
  • 9am - 5pm

To be held in Oasis, located in the Function Centre, downstairs in the OCE building, opposite Car park 5.  

This is WHIP's flagship event - bringing postgraduates and academic staff together to share their ideas and research with the wider Flinders University community in a relaxed environment.

This years conference takes place across two days (18th and 19th of April) at Oasis (near the Humanities car park) on Flinders University campus.

Want to present? Abstract submissions close on the 30th of March.

Contact for submissions, queries, or more information.

Visit WHIP's website for more conference information


Previous Events



WHIP Humanities & Creative Arts Postgraduate Conference


  • 10-11 April 2017


To be held in Oasis, located in the Function Centre, downstairs in the OCE building, opposite Car park 5.  

Inclusive PhD workshops

Two workshops for PhD students of any area at Flinders. The goal is to foster a wider dialogue and support network for our larger postgrad community.

Workshop 1:

10 April: Today I am going to be in the Moment: Mindfulness for PhD students.

Workshop 2:

11 April: 3 things I wish someone had told me when I started my PhD.


End of Year Celebration

  • Friday, 4 November / 4pm / Humanities tea room

Celebrate waving the stresses of semester life goodbye for another year! Bring a plate of food to share. Drinks and nibbles available.


The 2nd WHIP Around

  • Thursday, 27 October / 10am / Humanities tea room

We'll give everyone who's keen a chance to update us on where they're at with their research. No prepartation needed - it will simply be two or three minutes of checking on your progress.

Light snacks and tea and coffee provided.

Writing Lock-Ins

  • Monday 17 & 31 October

10am - 1pm / Humanities Room 118
(with lunch in the Humanities staffroom afterwards from 1pm)

WHIP Writing Lock-Ins (PDF 417KB)

Preparing for Conferences

  • Thursday 8 September / 10 - 11:30am / SSS Room 153

Conferences are a significant step in the academic research process. Dr Gillian Dooley will lead a round table discussion on postgraduate participation in humanities conferences and discuss some key strategies for preparing and presenting your work.

Preparing for Conferences (PDF 107KB)

 The 1st WHIP Around

  • Monday, 1 August 2016 / 10:30 - 11:30am / Humanities staffroom

Dr Eric Parisot (English & Creative Writing) will discuss his pathway from postgrad to ECR, followed by questions from the floor and informal discussion.

The (Almost) End of Semester Celebrations

  • Friday, 3 June / 4 - 6pm  / The Tavern

WHIP Humanities & Creative Arts Postgraduate Conference

  • 19 - 20 April 2016

The 2016 conference was a roaring success! To learn more about the range of presentations from this year's conference, download the 2016 WHIP Programme.

The WHIP (Work - Honestly – in Progress) Postgraduate Conference is an annual postgraduate conference organised by and for students in the School of Humanities and Creative Arts at Flinders University. The conference aims to foster a dynamic scholarly community in a non-threatening environment where students can present, share and receive feedback on their work-in-progress

WHIP Conference was founded in 2008 by Tully Barnett and Ben Kooyman as a way to foster a postgraduate community in the English and Creative Writing Department. In 2012 the conference was expanded to include all students from the School of Humanities.

Program: Flinders WHIP Conference Program (PDF 437KB)

Zoe Wallin, Alicia Carter and Peter Beaglehole

WHIP 2016 Postgraduate Conference Organisers


 Student feedback


‘Being involved in the WHIP conference as a student from outside the Humanities gave me a fantastic opportunity, not only to engage with other postgraduate students, but to draw inspiration from those working in so many different fields and to look at my own research from new angles’

Ella Stewart-Peters, 2nd year PhD student, 2016

‘I've attended WHIP for a few years. It is the only real occasion for all postgrad Humanities students to spend some time together, sharing ideas and feedback on their projects. You'll find inspiration there. Don't miss it!’

Stefano Bona, 2nd year PhD student, 2014

I'm really glad I participated in WHIP as a commencing student because it gave me a deadline to work to and it helped me focus my project ideas. The unexpected bonus was being able to present to a supportive community that offered me different perspectives and helpful feedback. It's a safe, positive environment and a great way to meet other PhD candidates

Grace Chipperfield, commencing PhD student 2015