Determining Creative Practice – A practice-based research symposium

The University of Bedfordshire, University of Derby and the MeCCSA Practice Section present a one day practice-based research symposium for media practitioners and academics. The contribution of practice-based research within arts and humanities has become increasingly recognized and indeed inter-disciplinary collaborations are creating recognition outside of the field. A key criteria of practice-based research is …Continue Reading

Shelley Thompson

Shelley Thompson is the Chair of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network and a co-opted member of the Executive Committee since July 2009. Shelley Thompson is a PhD student at Bournemouth University studying how nanotechnology is reported in The Guardian and The New York Times newspapers, both their print and online editions. Before returning to an academic …Continue Reading

Meeting AHRC-subject associations, 28 May 2009

On 28 May 2009 a representative of MeCCSA attended a meeting at the Royal Geographical Society to discuss a number of key issues in relation to the AHRC and the arts and humanities academic community in the UK. The AHRC has collated all of the notes made on that day, along with a number of …Continue Reading

Letter from the Director of the BFI

Dear Members, attached below the full text of the letter of the Director of the British Film Institute (BFI), Amanda Nevill , regarding the possible merger of the Institute with the UK FIlm Council (UKFC). The MeCCSA Executive Committee will be discussing the Association’s initial response on 18 September  2009, at its next meeting. Colleagues, …Continue Reading

Call for papers for March 2010 issue of Networking Knowledge

The 2009 MeCCSA-PGN Conference Committee requests that interested delegates submit their completed conference papers for publication in the March 2010 edition of Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA-PGN . Paper Guidelines The submission: – should be 5,000-8,000 words excluding references and bibliography – should as closely as possible match abstract originally submitted and presented – …Continue Reading

2009 MeCCSA Postgraduate Conference

The conference was organised by postgraduate students and designed for Masters and PhD students, as well as early years postdoctoral researchers, and was an excellent opportunity for postgraduate students to present their work to likeminded individuals in a supportive and productive environment. The event was held within the School of Creative Industries and Media (SCSM) …Continue Reading

Report of Policy Network Meeting, London, 26 June 2009

Report by Máire Messenger Davies , MeCCSA Policy Network Co-ordinator 28 people attended this meeting, from universities all over the country. The meeting, including lunch and refreshments, was hosted by the School of Journalism at City, organised by Ivor Gaber and Howard Tumber – many thanks to them; the Dean of Arts and Social Sciences …Continue Reading

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