The UNESCO Chair "Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development" held by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schneider at the Department of Cultural Policy, University of Hildesheim welcomes Christiaan De Beukelaer as a visiting researcher during the summer of 2014. From June until the end of September, Christiaan will write up the final stages of his PhD dissertation at this department that works on issues closely related to his research. For more information see here.
On Tuesday 18 March, the House of Lords Communications Committee explored the impact of the broadcast election debates in 2010. ICS's Professor Stephen Coleman was called to give evidence based on the findings of a report exploring the first-ever British televised prime ministerial debates which he edited and which was published in 2011.
Professor Kate Oakley will be delivering a keynote lecture at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver on Friday, 21st March 2014. Her talk, 'Good work? Rethinking Cultural Entrepreneurship', will consider how the figure of the 'cultural entrepreneur' has been invoked in policy discourse to suggest an image of the self-starting, innovative and independent cultural producer — far removed from the image of the publicly-funded artist or the unionised cultural worker.
'New Documentary Ecologies', co-edited by Kate Nash, has just been published by Palgrave Macmillan. It brings together recent research into the ways in which documentary makers are expanding the ‘documentary project’ across digital platforms, developing new documentary practices and providing new ways for audiences to engage with reality
Professor Kate Oakley has written an article on the legacy of New Labour's cultural policies. Read it here.
This week, research by Julie Firmstone, Stephen Coleman and Nancy Thumim will be presented at the following conference:
“Local journalism around the world: professional practices, economic foundations, and political implications”, February 27-28, 2014, The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.
Dr Katrin Voltmer is the Coordinator of a major research project on ‘Media, Conflict and Democratisation’ (MeCoDEM), which started on 1 February 2014 and will run over three years.
Based at the Institute of Communications Studies (ICS) and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Pararchive: Open Access Community Storytelling and the Digital Archive was launched on 1st October 2013 and runs until 31st March 2015.
Professor David Hesmondhalgh and Professor Kate Oakley are both speaking at a forthcoming CRESC event on'Cultural Work/Cultural Value' on Friday, February 21, 2014 at The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, UK.
Dr Lee Edwards has a new article published in the European Journal of Communication, exploring the reasons behind the lack of diversity in the communications industries.
David Hesmondhalgh, Professor of Music and Media Industries at ICS, has appeared on BBC Radio 4's weekly Thinking Allowed programme, joining other guests to discuss why music is so important to our social and cultural lives.
Dr Lee Edwards, postgraduate tutor in ICS and programme leader for the MA Public Relations and Society, has been awarded a University Student Education Fellowship.
Stephen Coleman has been invited to chair the International Communication Association's Outstanding Book Award Committee.
The University of Leeds is offering around ten China Scholarship Council-University of Leeds Scholarships, which are available for high quality international students who will be commencing PhD research study from October 2014/15 for study in any Faculty at the University of Leeds.
The ICS research team for the ESRC-funded project Communicating Copyright: An Exploration of Copyright Discourses in the Digital Age has published an article about user perspectives on copyright in New Media and Society.
Dr Anamik Saha has an article published in the new issue of Ethnicities, exploring how the conditions of the cultural industries steer the work of minority cultural producers in directions that can undermine the radical potential of the counter-narratives of difference.
The MeCCSA postgraduate network invites submission of abstracts for its 11th Annual Conference. The theme is 'Global Interdependence: Knowledge, Experience and Theory', and it will take place at the Institute of Communications Studies on June 23-24, 2014.
Dr Julie Firmstone has been invited to speak at International Journalism Week at the University of Sheffield, on 13 November. In her presentation entitled 'Journalism and local democracy in the 21st century', she will focus on the range of ways in which journalists and media outlets more generally encourage civic participation at the local and regional level.
Dr Giorgia Aiello has been invited to give a research seminar at the Centre for European Research (CERGU) of the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) on November 19, based on her research about how the conceptualization and display of cultural difference and distinctiveness is influenced by and interacts with global capitalism and consumerism.
Francisco Seoane Perez, a former doctoral student at ICS (2006-2011), has been awarded the THESEUS 2013 Award for Promising Research on European Integration for his thesis 'A communications gap? A comparative study of regional engagement with EU politics in Yorkshire and Galicia'.
Professor David Hesmondhalgh is giving a keynote talk today, at the opening of the prestigious conference 'Creativity In Front Of And Behind the Screen', held at the Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School.
Palgrave Macmillan has just published Dr. Ian W. Macdonald’s new book Screenwriting Poetics and the Screen Idea.
Dr Helen Kennedy has been awarded a prestigious AHRC Fellowship to complete, write up and disseminate research which develops understanding of the current phenomena of social media monitoring, social media data analysis and the role they play in the production of social life.
A successful collaboration between the White Rose universities of Leeds, York and Sheffield has received a £19m Doctoral Training Partnership award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
ICS PhD student, Christiaan de Beukelaer, will be traveling to Cape Town next week, following an invitation to present his views on culture and sustainable development at the 2013 African Creative Economy Conference.
Professor Stephen Coleman has published two articles on his latest research.
'Letting Pathos into the Public Sphere': Stephen Coleman to Deliver Keynote Address at ECREA Conference
Stephen Coleman, Professor of Political Communication at ICS, is the keynote speaker for this year's ECREA Political Communication conference, to be held in Milan from 19-20 September.
Renewing Feminisms, a new collection of feminist texts, edited by Dr Helen Thornham, Research Fellow at ICS and Dr Elke Weissmann (Edge Hill University), is now available from publishers IB Tauris.
Why Music Matters, the latest book by Professor David Hesmondhalgh, is now available. In the book, Hesmondhalgh explores the role of music in our lives, and investigates the social and political significance of music in modern societies.
Dr Helen Kennedy, senior lecturer at ICS, has warned against 'work creep' in a Daily Telegraph article about the spread of Wi-Fi in Britain's coastal resorts.