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MeCCSA 2022 Annual Conference

MeCCSA 2022
Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK

Conference Theme – Silenced Voices

7-9 September 2022

Submission deadline: 14 January 2022

The Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association is pleased to invite the submission of abstracts, panel proposals and practice-based contributions for the MeCCSA 2022 Conference, to be held 7-9 September 2022 at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. As per previous announcements, the postponement of MeCCSA 2021 due to the pandemic gave us an opportunity to rethink our annual conference scheduling. It was decided to move the timing of the conferences from January to September, starting with MeCCSA 2022. There will be another online Annual General Meeting in January 2022, to ensure we comply with the Association’s constitutional requirements.

The theme of the MeCCSA 2022 conference is Silenced Voices. Read the full Call for Papers.

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Greg Philo, University of Glasgow

Dr Anandi Ramamurthy, Sheffield Hallam University

Professor Karen Ross, Newcastle University

Dr Miklos Sukosd, University of Copenhagen

Three-D Issue 35

Three-D, issue 35 (PDF, 1.3 Mb) – Latest

In this issue:
1 ‘Slashing taxpayer subsidy’ (Einar Thorsen)

Review of Higher Education
Augar and after (John Downey)
The banker and the basket weaver (Janet Jones)
No more medals: the latest on the TEF (Abigail Gardner)
Free speech on campus (Alison Scott-Baumann & Simon Perfect)

A wake-up call, but who’s listening? (Simon Cottle)
Libertarians under lockdown (Julian Petley)

Black Lives Matter
Listening to legacies of coloniality (Kulraj Phullar)

Media Reform
11 Musical chairs: the phoney war over BBC governance (Tom Chivers)
12 “Distinctly Different”: GB News (Steven Barnett & Julian Petley)
14 It’s only a “conflict” between Facebook and regulators if it’s about the data (Declan McDowell-Naylor)
15 BBC and Beyond: Reimagining Public Media (Deborah Grayson)

16 Jay G. Blumler (1924-2021) (Stephen Coleman)

Reports and Initiatives
17 Chair’s report (Einar Thorsen)
18 MeCCSA responses (MeCCSA response to OfS Consultation on regulating quality and standards in higher education and MeCCSA response to Review of the UK Social Science PhD)
21 Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Network (Mita Lad)
21 Policy Network (Paul Reilly & Phil Ramsey)
22 Local and Community Media Network (Rachel Matthews)
23 Radio Studies Network (Emma Heywood)
23 Social Movements Network (Ruth Sanz Sabido)
24 Postgraduate Network (Sharon Zheng)

Studying MeCCSA subjects at University

MeCCSA has produced a film to answer some of the frequently asked questions about studying subjects in our field at university. Feel free to share and use to promote your own courses as you wish. See also our FAQ section.



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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.

To post a message on the list if you are not a subscriber (subject to approval), please get in touch with Elizabeth Poole.

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For any queries regarding MeCCSA membership, please email the membership secretary, Gillian Mason.

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