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.
A special issue of the journal 'Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture', is now available. Edited by Professor David Hesmondhalgh and Dr Anamik Saha of the Institute of Communications Studies, the issue fills a gap in the burgeoning field of production studies, where there has been a lack of attention paid to race and ethnicity.
Dr Leo Enticknap has authored the first monograph-length work intended to enable the general public and readers with a humanities background to understand what film restoration does and does not involve.
Many of the biggest names in media and communications studies from around the world will be at ICS this month, as the Institute hosts no less than four international conferences within four weeks.
Dr Anamik Saha has a new article published in the journal Ethnicities, focusing on the ways that racialized minorities working in popular culture produce and represent 'race' and ethnicity.
The programme for the “Communication and the City: Voices, Spaces, Media” conference has been finalized. Over 70 papers will be delivered by scholars from 20 different countries, including Colombia, Japan, Russia, Australia and China.
Dr Katrin Voltmer’s new book, ‘The Media in Transitional Democracies’ has just been published by Polity Press.
ICS doctoral student Toussaint Nothias has won a World University Network (WUN) Award to undertake a 3 month academic visit to the University of Cape Town from September 2013. The competitive award is part of the Research Mobility Programme, "a funding scheme to enable staff and research postgraduates in any academic discipline to undertake a research visit to an international WUN partner university."
Dr Giorgia Aiello's work using queer theory is featured in two journal special issues this month.
ICS PhD student Christiaan De Beukelaer has been appointed as a member of the Management Committee of the COST Action "Investigating Cultural Sustainability.
ICS’s Dr Leo Enticknap featured on the weekly BBC radio programme The Naked Science on 21st March to talk about storage issues for media archivists, in a feature entitled ‘The Problems with Digital Data Storage’.
Professor Stephen Coleman has participated in the latest Forum for Debate run by the Speakers' Corner Trust. In New Media - Making or Breaking Connections?, Professor Coleman engages Professor Susan Greenfield (Oxford University) in an online discussion about the ways in which the internet and social networking – and the unprecedented access they provide to information, ideas and each other.
Dr Ming-Yeh Rawnsley has been elected the Secretary General of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS). A specialist on Taiwan's media and Chinese-language cinema, Ming-Yeh was first elected to the Executive Board at the annual conference in 2012.