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.
ICS PhD students are making their mark in the academic world with a flurry of publications to mark the beginning of 2013.
Katrin Voltmer to Deliver Keynote on Communication Technologies and Anti-Regime Movements at Oxford Conference
The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford has invited Dr Katrin Voltmer to give the keynote speech at their forthcoming conference, ‘Audiences, Media Environments and Democratization After the Arab Spring’.
The Annual Media, Communications, and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) - Postgraduate Network Conference will take place at the Institute of Communications Studies in July 2014.
Call for Papers: The Non-Financial Crisis: Politics, Media and Culture in the Present Economic Context
The call for papers is now open for doctoral students who wish to submit to the Annual ICS PhD Conference, to be held at the Institute on 31 May 2013.
The closing date for ESRC Doctoral Scholarship applications is 1 February; prospective students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Dr Anamik Saha will be one of the speakers at the forthcoming conference, New post-migrant socialities: Rethinking urban leisure politics in the context of diversity and dominance.
The third edition of Professor David Hesmondhalgh's seminal text, The Cultural Industres, is now available.
Giorgia Aiello has been awarded the 2012 Outstanding Essay or Chapter Award by the Visual Communication Division of the National Communication Association.
Dr Katy Parry, Professor John Corner and Dr Kay Richardson (University of Liverpool), have just published their new book ‘Political Culture and Media Genre: Beyond the News’ (Palgrave 2012).
Professor Kate Oakley will speak at the launch seminar for the book Cities, Cultural Policy and Governance. She will reflecton the role museums can and must play in today’s novel interweavings of art, craft and commerce.
Professor Jay Blumler has published an essay looking back on his career in communication and political communication research.
The Institute of Communications Studies will host a one-day conference, Advancing Media Production Research, on Monday 24 June 2013. The call for papers has now been issued.
Dr Katrin Voltmer has been elected Treasurer and member of the Executive Board of ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association).
The Communities & Culture Network+ is now inviting proposals for pilot projects and networks. The deadline for applications is 30 November.
Dr. Ufuoma Akpojivi, who completed his doctoral work at the Institute of Communications Studies earlier this year, is this week taking up a Postdoctoral Fellowship at North West University in South Africa.
The Call for Papers has been issued for a forthcoming special issue of the Visual Communication Journal on Difference and Globalization, guest edited by Dr Giorgia Aiello of ICS and Professor Luc Pauwels (University of Antwerp).
Dr. Chris Paterson of ICS and Dr. David Domingo (ULB Bruxelles) have been invited to present the conclusion to the two-day conference “Towards Neo-Journalism? Redefining, Extending or Reconfiguring a Profession” in Brussels today.
ICS doctoral student Christiaan de Beukelaar is the winner of the 9th Cultural Policy Research Award 2012 (CPRA). He received the Award, worth 10,000 EUR for the best innovative research proposal in applied, comparative, cross-cultural research in Europe.
You are invited to register for a half-day symposium addressing the practical, theoretical and conceptual issues and challenges arising from researching public engagement, which will take place at the Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds on the 20th September.
Submissions are invited for this international conference, to be held 14-15 June 2013 and organized by the Urban Communication Foundation and the Institute of Communications Studies in association with the ECREA Media and the City Temporary Working Group.
Professor Gary Rawnsley's article, 'Approaches to soft power and public diplomacy in China and Taiwan', has been published in the Journal of International Communication (18:2).