Welcome to MeCCSA
Welcome to MeCCSA, the subject association that represents all who teach or research in Higher Education in media, communications and cultural studies, whether in arts, humanities or social sciences departments. This includes practice-based work as well as more ‘academic’ disciplines.
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Dear colleagues – those of you who attended, and also those who couldn’t attend, our 2013 conference in Derry, may be interested in looking at some of the pictures, tweets and responses arising from the event. Many of the sessions were live streamed, and there are recordings and podcasts of some of them, and there will be more, on the website.
Twitter feeds for conference: https://twitter.com/cmr_ulster
Flickr feed http://www.arts.ulster.ac.uk/meccsa2013/flickr.php
Twitter hashtag: #meccsa2013
There’s an interesting little interview with James Nesbitt, the University Chancellor, on UTV at http://www.u.tv/utvplayer/video/149775/122873 – might intrigue Hobbit fans, but also those seriously concerned with ‘space and place’ and ‘voice’.
Thanks to all who came, gave presentations, gave responses, gave keynotes, provided good company, shared research ideas, shared meals, and we hope you all got home safely. We hoped you enjoyed your taste of Derry. Bournemouth next year!
Máire MD and the Ulster team
In view of the wide diversity of disciplinary orientation, methodological approach, and conceptual foundation of research in our field, MeCCSA does not publish a detailed code of research practice. Instead MeCCSA has published a statement that outlines a broad set of principles and links to a range of research practice guidelines from various associations, which we believe may be of value in the conduct of members’ research.
You can read more about the background to this initiative in Peter Golding’s article in Three-D Issue 15 [PDF], and also in Martin Barker’s article in Three-D Issue 10 [PDF].
At the recent AGM at the University of Bedfordshire, 12th January 2012, the following resolution was passed:
This AGM supports the initiative of the Coordinating Committee for Media Reform in its submission to Leveson, and further public forums, as a proper and fruitful stimulus to well-informed debate.
Brochure: Media programmes at university
Studying Media, Film and Communication at University: choosing the right course for you (PDF, 268k) new!
Here is the new, updated version of the MeCCSA leaflet for schools and colleges aimed at prospective university students of media, film, and communication studies. All institutional members will be receiving copies of the leaflet, and you are of course free to download further copies for your own use. We hope that you will find it helpful. You can also find more detailed information here, in the FAQs.
MeCCSA on JISCmail
MeCCSA and its Networks operate discussion and information lists through the JISCmail system. Click the following links for information or to join:
The MeCCSA Radio Studies Network encourages interested colleagues to subscribe to the Radio Studies list, a forum for teachers, researchers and broadcasters active since 1998.
Comments and suggestions to Einar Thorsen
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