The 2019 Annual MeCCSA Conference will be hosted from 9—11 January 2019 by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling. This will be the first Annual MeCCSA Conference in Scotland. 

The conference theme ‘Continuity & Change – Media, Communications & Politics’ is designed to speak to different academic fields represented within MeCCSA, whilst also speaking to specific anniversaries significant to Stirling/Scotland, including the 20th anniversary of the Scottish Parliament. We will bring together academics, practitioners and media and communications professionals to question the role of traditional and digital media and communications in maintaining continuity and advocating for political change.

The topics we will address include: media activism and civic engagement; digital cultures; media in devolved political contexts; media archives and pedagogy; documenting political change; ways of witnessing; crisis and change communications; media representation of marginal groups; ethics, power and responsibility; and cultural histories of film, media and communications education. These themes will be addressed in a range of plenaries, roundtables, panels, screenings, archival visits and exhibitions during the conference.

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Dr Shohini Chaudhuri (University of Essex)
  • Prof Hannu Nieminen (University of Helsinki)
  • Prof Philip Schlesinger (University of Glasgow)
  • Dr Leshu Torchin (University of St Andrews)

The conference is the annual presentation of the best work across the whole range of MeCCSA interests, and is also an opportunity to hear about and discuss important topics in both media and HE policy relevant to MeCCSA members.

Call for proposals is now closed. 

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MeCCSA Conference Proposal Guidelines

The MeCCSA Executive Committee welcomes a detailed proposal including a provisional budget for running the annual conference. The proposal should be based on the following general guidelines.