MeCCSA 2008 Conference
- School of Journalism Media and Cultural Studies, at Cardiff University
- 9 January 2008 00:00 - 11 January 2008 00:00
MeCCSA is the UK subject association for those teaching and researching in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies. It joined with AMPE (the Association of Media Practitioners in Education) last year and the new organisation holds its first conference hosted by the School of Journalism Media and Cultural Studies, at Cardiff University (with some locations as featured in Dr Who!) It includes a reception in the Wales Assembly Building (the Senedd) and evening meal in the nearby Millennium Centre, both in the Bay area.
Confirmed plenary speakers:
- Toby Miller (University of California, Riverside)
- George Monbiot (Guardian columnist and environmental activist)
- Greg Philo (Glasgow University)
- Annabelle Sreberny (SOAS).
Other speakers who have said they intend to take part include Martin Barker, Georgina Born, Nick Couldry, Ros Gill, Ian Hargreaves (OFCOM), Sonia Livingstone, Angela McRobbie, Jackie Stacey, Gillian Swanson, Richard Tait (BBC Trust), Keith Tester and Valerie Walkerdine, as well as staff from the Cardiff School.
There will be a poster competition with a prize of £100, to be judged by the MeCCSA Exec.Cttee. (see http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/speaking/poster/pop2a.cfm for advice if you’re uncertain how to present this).
The Art Design Media - Higher Education Academy Subject Centre (ADM-HEA) are also offering a £300 prize, and publication, for the best paper analysing key issues impacting on media, communications and cultural studies in higher education.
see Calls for papers for more information