We welcome you all to King’s CMCI PhD Conference 2018. We are excited to bring you a day of exciting discussions for the 5th year. This year, we will have a one-day conference on June 15, 2018 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 theme, “World in Flux: Exploring Cultural and Media Studies in a Changing World”.

The Keynote Speakers for this year’s King’s CMCI PhD Conference will be Professor Anna Reading from King’s College London and Professor Catherine Grant from Birkbeck, University of London.


Our world is ever-fluctuating, nothing is static, and these oscillations reflect upon Cultural and Media Studies. The confluence of research and its environment calls for new modes of understanding spanning cultural, aesthetic, socio-economic, technological, political and environmental concerns. Consequently, we are witnessing the development of new approaches and methodologies in Cultural and Media Studies. In navigating new fields of study, stimulating modes of research are emerging. The creative nature of the field invites a wide range of practices that are challenging the borders between art and research.

King’s College London, Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries received wonderful proposals for paper presentations as well as alternative modes of presentation for PhD Conference 2018 exploring possibilities for Cultural and Media Studies and how these can help us to understand the fluctuating world we inhabit.