The 2018 Annual MeCCSA Conference will be hosted from 10—12 January 2018 by the School of Arts & Creative Industries, London South Bank University.

The theme of the MeCCSA 2018 conference is Creativity and Agency. ‘Creativity’ is a concept that is, at least implicitly, central to many courses in our subject area, which often entail analysis of ‘creative industries’ and include elements of ‘creative practice’ as part of the curriculum. Yet it remains a highly contested concept, from the official promotion of the ‘creative economy’ through to more recent debates about the commodification of everyday ‘creative labour’ via social media. How has the concept developed in the twenty-first century? How should we interpret today’s creative landscape?

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Prof. David Gauntlett (University of Westminster)
  • Prof. Angela McRobbie (Goldsmiths, University of London)
  • Prof. Andy Miah (University of Salford)
  • Prof. Dinah Birch, the new chair of Main Panel D (Arts & Humanities) for REF2021, will be giving a talk at the MeCCSA AGM.

The conference is the annual presentation of the best work across the whole range of MeCCSA interests, and is also an opportunity to hear about and discuss important topics in both media and HE policy relevant to MeCCSA members.

Deadline for proposals: Now extended to Monday 2 October 2017

Email enquiries:
Twitter: @MeCCSA2018

MeCCSA Conference Proposal Guidelines

The MeCCSA Executive Committee welcomes a detailed proposal including a provisional budget for running the annual conference. The proposal should be based on the following general guidelines.