MeCCSA 5th Annual Conference

The committee discussed the forthcoming conference to be held at Sussex University on 19 – 21 December. Keynote speakers include Professor Eliizabeth Grosz, Rutgers University, USA; Dr Jostein Gripsrud, University of Bergen, Norway and Ian Diamond, Chief Executive, ESRC, UK. It was agreed that the Network should maintain its participation at the conference particularly through …Continue Reading

Response to Joint Funding Bodies’ Review of Research Assessment

November 2002 This Association represents teachers, researchers, and students in its fields within UK Higher Education. Its predecessor body was instrumental in arguing for the formation of a panel within the Research Assessment Exercise that could properly recognise and assess research in our fields. This panel (65) was created for the first time in the …Continue Reading

About MeCCSA

MeCCSA is the subject association for the field of media, communication and cultural studies in UK Higher Education. Membership is open to all who teach and research these subjects in HE institutions, via either institutional or individual membership. The field includes film and TV production, journalism, radio, photography, creative writing, publishing, interactive media and the …Continue Reading

WMSN seminar – Women in Public Life

The event entitled ‘Women in Public Life’ was well attended. Speakers reflected a fresh perspective on the subject of politics and gender and provoked lively debates. Sylvia Shaw, Middlesex University, spoke on “Language and gender in the House of Commons” and showed revealing clips of parliamentary debates. Carol Smith, King Alfred’s College, analysed the media …Continue Reading

HEFCE Consultation paper 2003/42: a preliminary response

HEFCE Consultation paper 2003/42: A preliminary response from MeCCSA November 2003 In 1999 the relevant subject association, then titled the Standing Conference on Cultural, Communication, and Media Studies) was consulted about the formation of an advisory group to assess funding for teaching in cost centre 30. This group, the Communication, Cultural and Media Studies Standing …Continue Reading

WMSN History

The launch of the Network took place in September 2001 at a one-day event at Derby University. This involved two roundtable sessions: Promoting Research – Fund-seeking and Journal Publication and Research Work in Progress. There was also a session on how to develop the Network itself. Since then, there have been two events in 2002. …Continue Reading

HM Treasury ‘Lambert Review’ of Business-University Collaboration

September 2003 This Association (MeCCSA) represents departments and scholars in its fields in UK universities. Our fields extend across both social science and humanities disciplines, and the Association’s members engage in education and research embracing a diversity of approaches, from the intensely vocational to the substantially theoretical. We welcome this opportunity to comment on the …Continue Reading

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