The conference schedule for the 2021 MeCCSA-PGN Conference has been released. Please find the link to it below.
You can now register to attend the 2021 MeCCSA-PGN conference to be hosted by the University of Brighton. The conference, which will take place on the 9th and 10th September 2021, will be fully virtual. After registering, links to the conference will be sent to your email address. Please find here the registration link. Don’t …Continue Reading
We all know today is “freedom day”, but we at MeCCSA-PGN are still cautious about holding large events in-person. After meeting with the organising team at the University of Brighton, the PGN Committee has decided that the 2021 conference will be fully virtual. All those who will be presenting and attending should please take note. Meeting links and …Continue Reading
We held the workshop on Academic Publishing today. Thanks to the Film Department at the University of Southampton for hosting. We also thank Prof Tim Bergfelder and Dr Shelley Cobb for leading the workshop. The event was recorded and the link can be found here. Thank you.
We held the first 2021 workshop on Archival Research event today. Thanks to the Film Department at the University of Southampton for hosting. We also thank Prof Michael Williams, Zoe Burgess and Prof Kevin Donnelly for their presentations. The event was recorded and the link can be found here. Thank you.
We at the Postgraduate Network of the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA-PGN) invite you to attend our 2021 training event, run by The Film department at the University of Southampton. This year, we have two training workshops aimed at equipping postgraduate and early career researchers with academic research skills and providing overall professional development. Researchers …Continue Reading
Einar ThorsenBournemouth University In his first speech as Prime Minister, Boris Johnson delivered a rallying cry for Brexit – claiming “the doubters, the doomsters, the gloomsters – they are going to get it wrong again”, and that we should now rejoice as “we level up across Britain”. There was much to celebrate about “the awesome …Continue Reading
John Downey Loughborough University On October 7th Natalie Fenton, Peter Golding and John Downey met with representatives of the ESRC and AHRC to discuss research funding for our field in the light of a MeCCSA commissioned report, which revealed low and inconsistent levels of research funding and a pronounced tendency to fund principal investigators whose …Continue Reading
Máire Messenger Davies University of Ulster The weekend of September 25th and 26th this year was a long-awaited one in the BBC’s TV viewing calendar. All over the country, millions of people1 were settling down with sighs of contentment and anticipation and, no doubt, large glasses of something refreshing, to watch the start of the new …Continue Reading
Bob Franklin Cardiff University Born in 1949, – a first wave ‘Baby Boomer’ – my generation has been nurtured on lashings of cod liver oil, orange juice, milk at school, high quality health care, social and welfare services, the anticipation of full employment plus a higher standard of living and longer life expectancy …Continue Reading