The 2020 Annual MeCCSA Conference will be hosted from 8—10 January 2020 by The University of Brighton’s School of Media.
Under the theme of ‘Media Interactions and Environments’ the organisers aim to draw together scholars and practitioners from a range of disciplines and practices. This conference will approach the theme of media interactions and environments in an expansive sense. Interactions might be digital, cultural, emotional, ethical and imaginative. Environments can be spatial, political, urban, rural, local and ecological. This conference theme will enable the MeCCSA community to question how we live ethically and responsibly in a climatically and politically changing world, through an exploration of the central role of media cultures and creative practices in addressing socio-ecological challenges. Our aim is to stimulate discussion and debate about the profound recent shifts which have occurred in the way in which we live with, describe and analyse media practices, technologies and subjects.
As always, the MeCCSA conference will invite proposals from all the disciplines and subject areas covered by MeCCSA, in addition to the conference theme.
The School of Media campus is within easy distance of many iconic Brighton landmarks, including the Brighton Pavilion, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton Lanes, the Palace Pier and the beach. The team is hoping to incorporate walking tours, archive visits, as well as the standard pub quiz, into the event, so delegates get to enjoy everything the city has to offer.
Email enquiries: Ewan Kirkland
Call for papers: will be published in spring 2019
The MeCCSA Executive Committee welcomes a detailed proposal including a provisional budget for running the annual conference. The proposal should be based on the following general guidelines.