Philip Smith has worked for Wiley Blackwell since May 2007. He is the associate managing editor for Literature Compass and Social and Personality Psychology Compass. He manages Sociology Lens.
Phil is doing a PhD in English Literature (Art Spiegelman and representing history since you ask) and is a member of a closed-door kung fu family (really!).
We are very excited to announce that on November 15th 2010 (just a few days from now) the Wiley Blackwell Exchanges: Wellbeing Conference will begin at http://wileyblackwellexchanges.com/. To sign up as a delegate (for free), click here. For those who have signed up we recommend that to do the following:
The second day of the conference has been filled with three more interesting and innovative papers. David Crystal’s (University of Bangor) keynote lecture entitled ‘Language Death: A Problem for All’ highlights the troubling statistics that ‘96% of the world’s languages are spoken by just 4% of the people’. Given the interdisciplinary nature, and the methodology of this virtual conference, Crystal’s paper draws attention to the use of language as a way to ‘break down barriers’.