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
Julian Henriques Goldsmiths What’s in a name? A lot, if that name is Stuart Hall. As has been said, there are almost as many Stuart Halls as there are people who know his work or were fortunate enough to know the person. Each of us has made him our own, through his influence on our …Continue Reading
Lee Salter University of Sussex The ways in which the revelations about the NSA/ GCHQ surveillance scandal have been handled by the media have been interesting to say the least. It’s not often that such a clear test of hegemony theory is presented to us by a case study that involves the most sensitive …Continue Reading
Jonathan Hardy University of East London Calls for the break up of large media groups have met with little success in the UK. Official policy has instead relaxed rules on media ownership. The widespread belief among policy makers that any remaining problems were diminishing in an expanding digital universe bolstered long-standing calls for …Continue Reading