Instructions for contributors

Abstracts for:

  •  papers
  •  panels
  •  presentations of practice or
  •  posters

should be submitted for peer review via the MeCCSA Open Conference System by Monday 10th September, 2012. Proposers will be notified of proposal acceptance.


Full panel proposals should include a short description and rationale (200 words) along with abstracts for each of the papers (250 words each) and the name of the person chairing, contact details for all panelists and technical requirements.

Panelists should indicate if they are willing to be considered separately.

Practice/ Presentation Guidelines

We are keen to support the presentation of media practice work, in particular when there is insufficient time to present full work during paper presentation. To this endwe will allocate a presentation space for practice artefacts which includes screenings, computer based work and multi screen work (where possible). For practice please include specific technical requirements (e.g. duration, format) and an URL pointing to practice support material. All presentations must run on Powerpoint compatible with Windows 7. We cannot run Keynote or other alternatives. All film/video work must play on a commercial DVD player. We cannot run .AVI, .MOV or similar file types. To avoid disappointment we would ask all delegates to ensure their presentations/films are compatible with the above specifications.


The Higher Education Academy Subject Centre (HEA) are offering a £500 prize and publication for the best paper analysing key issues impacting on media, communications and cultural studies in higher education. Submission details as for other papers but a full paper must be with HEA by 23rd November 2012 (

Posters: The academic poster is highly valued by MeCCSA as an indicator of current research and there will be an open space set aside for poster display. A prize of £100 will be awarded to the best poster judged the MeCCSA Executive Committee.

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