There are a couple of papers to be presented at a upcoming conference that I will not be able to attend but that I am very interested in. It is my understanding that they will not be published after the conference. The field is History.

Is there an etiquette about how I could go about getting a copy of the papers or is it even appropriate for me to look for them? Should I contact the conference organisers or the authors?

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    This may depend on the field, and what the presenter intends to do with the results afterwards. I would definitely contact the presenter. (The conference organizers are far too busy with other stuff to do anything, even if they wanted to.) However, be prepared to be ignored. – user3697176 Nov 20 '15 at 17:44
  • Honest question: Why would someone present in a conference with no proceedings or work not being further published? – o4tlulz Feb 10 '17 at 23:45

If the conference publishes a conference proceedings volume than you can buy a copy or get it through your library. You might also request copies directly from the authors.

Other conferences don't publish conference proceedings and there may be no paper corresponding to a particular conference presentation. You can contact the authors but don't be surprised if they tell you there is no paper.

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