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05/16/2016

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Michel X.

How do you cope with giving so many talks? I gave 8 one year, and it pretty much destroyed me for the summer!

How do you even go about setting up so many? Do you just plan to travel in various places, and ask nearby departments if they'd be interested in hearing you give some material?

Pendaran Roberts

Yea, that number of talks seems totally debilitating to me! But people are different. I'm wayyyy to introverted to enjoy that many talks!

Neil Sinhababu

Usually I ask my friends at prominent departments first about giving talks, since that's where you need the most advance notice. Then I contact smaller departments in the area and let them know that I have my own funding. They're often interested in having colloquium speakers but lack the budget to do so. In the end, I get to talk with an enormous number of philosophers!

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