Annual MeCCSA Conference 2012

logo.gifThe Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) is the UK subject association for those researching and teaching in the area, whether in arts, humanities or social sciences departments.

In 2012 the MeCCSA annual conference will be hosted by the Bedfordshire Institute for Media, Arts and Performance at the Luton Campus Centre, University of Bedfordshire.


The conference will be held on 11-13th January 2012, in the Luton New Campus Centre of the University of Bedfordshire. Luton is situated in the county of Bedfordshire in the midst of the Chiltern Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is at the centre of the UK’s transport network.

Plenary speakers include:

  • Steven Barnett on policy
  • Clio Barnard on practice
  • John Downing on alternative media
  • Christine Geraghty on film narrative
  • Stuart Laing on media in higher education
  • Janet Murray on new media

The conference will also feature scholarly papers, presentations of practice, posters and panels across the full range of interests represented by MeCCSA and its networks.

In the call for papers we especially encouraged contributions from scholars with interests in the social and cultural implications of new media technologies; policy making and research practice-led research and media pedagogy.

Please note: deadline for abstract submissions extended to Friday 7th October. See Call For Papers for details.


The ADM-HEA Subject Centre invites MeCCSA conference presenters to submit papers analysing key learning, teaching and assessment issues in media, communications and cultural studies higher education. The selected paper will be published in the ADM-HEA’s online Networks magazine and the author will receive a £500 award presented at the 2012 MeCCSA conference.

There will also be a prize of £100 awarded to the best poster, to be judged by members of the MeCCSA Executive Committee.

Conference Website

Further information about the 2012 MeCCSA Conference on the official website:

Call for Papers: MeCCSA 2012 Conference

The call for papers and deadline for submission of abstracts has now passed.

Further information

For all information about the MeCCSA 2012 Conference go to:

Registration for theconference and information on fees will be available from:

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Bedfordshire!




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