Call for Papers: MeCCSA Postgraduate Network Annual Conference 2018

Canterbury Christ Church University
5-6 July 2018

Theme: Media, Communities and Cultures

Following on from the successful MeCCSA 2016 conference, the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network now warmly invites you to attend its next annual conference, to be held at Canterbury Christ Church University on 5 and 6 July 2018.

The conference will be based around the theme of media, communities and cultures. Topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Community and the Media
  • Gendered Communities
  • LGBT Community
  • Postcolonial Communities
  • Communities of Protest
  • Disability Communities
  • Subcultural Communities
  • Postgraduate Community
  • Online Communities
  • Communities and the past
  • Community, Research and Impact
  • Local and Global Communities
  • Methodologies to research communities

The MeCCSA Postgraduate Network and the local organisers at Canterbury Christ Church University are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for all postgraduate students in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies. Therefore, papers around other themes are also welcome and encouraged.

In addition, the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Journal, Networking Knowledge. In order to mark this special date, we will publish a guest edition of the journal with papers delivered during the conference.

Please send your abstract, of no more than 250 words for a presentation lasting 20 minutes, to by 16 February 2018.

For panel proposals, please include a brief rationale for the panel and abstracts for all papers, including authors and affiliations.

You will receive a notification from the conference organisers confirming whether your abstract has been accepted by the end of March. We would like to encourage delegates to write the full version of their papers for further peer review and potential inclusion in the anniversary edition of Networking Knowledge. In addition, full papers submitted by 28 June 2018 will enter the Best Paper Award competition. The paper that receives this award will be included in the guest edition of the journal.

We look forward to reading your abstracts. For any queries, please contact:

Conference Organisers: Nick Furze, Emma Graves, Aurora Patera

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