We welcome you all to King’s CMCI Emerging Voices 2019 Conference. We are excited to bring you a day of stimulating discussions for the 6th year. This year, we will have a two-day conference from Thursday, 6th June 2019 to Friday, 7th June 2019 at Bush House, former headquarters of the BBC World Service (1940-2012) and now part of King’s College London. We could not imagine a better venue to have this year’s conference, CMCI Emerging Voices 2019: “Beyond Disciplines.”
A confirmed Keynote Speaker for this year’s conference is Professor Hongwei Bao from The University of Nottingham, with more speakers to be announced shortly.
CALL FOR PAPERS
This year’s conference celebrates new and emerging directions in the research of culture, media and creative industries that challenge how we understand and see technological, environmental, political, institutional and aesthetic developments that are shaping our cultural landscape.
In particular, we pose the question: how does your current research contribute to your field? Whether it is challenging how we think about existing structures, shaping how disciplines intersect through research or revisiting established ideas; the aim of Emerging Voices is to present works that contribute to the research of CMCI in new ways. We are creating a space in which multi- and interdisciplinary research is produced, discussed and valued.
Details and Topics
We invite researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and with a particular interest in Culture, Media and Creative Industries to present original empirical, as well as theoretical research at this year’s CMCI Emerging Voices conference. We especially encourage submissions by PhD students and early career researchers.
Submissions may address, but are not limited to, the following areas:
- Articulations of gender, race, class, age, ability, sexuality, etc. in media, culture and creative industries
- Audience engagement and participation
- Exclusion and inequality in culture and creative industries
- Collaborative practices across the creative industries
- Digital culture and everyday life
- Forming subjectivities through media and culture
- Cultural and social memory
- Semiotic and discursive mediations of culture and media
- Media and culture in a neoliberal age
- Transformations in the research of Culture, Media and Creative Industries
How to Participate
We are looking for 15-minute presentations, which may include alternative and creative formats, such as films, digital artworks, performances, etc.
Please submit an abstract (up to 300 words) outlining the paper’s main arguments, methods, and relevance to the conference theme. Submissions should also include your institutional affiliation, paper title, 3-4 keywords, a short biographical note (up to 100 words) and your contact details.
Costs: The participation to the conference is free.
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This conference is made possible thanks to the work of a team of volunteer PhD students at the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries (CMCI) at King’s College London: Lauren Cantillon, Katrin Schindel, Shir Shimoni, Elena Terranova and Rebecca Young.
The participation is free thanks to the contribution of CMCI, covering catering and venue costs. The pathway 7: Linguistics, Media & Culture (LMC) of London Interdisciplinary Social science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS) has also contributed to the conference supporting the travel and accommodation costs to invite our keynote speakers.