MeCCSA PGN Call for Papers

The MeCCSA Post Graduate Network, warmly invites you to attend our Annual Research Conference to be held at Canterbury Christ Church University on the North Holmes Road Campus from the 5th-6th July 2018. This year’s conference will be based around the theme of communities.

The conference will be based around the theme of media, communities and cultures. Topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Community and the Media
  • Gendered Communities
  • LGBT Community
  • Postcolonial Communities
  • Communities of Protest
  • Disability Communities
  • Subcultural Communities
  • Postgraduate Community
  • Online Communities
  • Communities and the past
  • Community, Research and Impact
  • Local and Global Communities
  • Methodologies to research communities

The MeCCSA Postgraduate Network and the local organisers at Canterbury Christ Church University are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for all postgraduate students in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies. Therefore, papers around other themes are also welcome and encouraged.

In addition, the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Journal, Networking Knowledge. In order to mark this special date, we will publish a guest edition of the journal with papers delivered during the conference.

Please send your abstract, of no more than 250 words for a presentation lasting 20 minutes, to by 20th March 2018.

For panel proposals, please include a brief rationale for the panel and abstracts for all papers, including authors and affiliations.

You will receive a notification from the conference organisers confirming whether your abstract has been accepted by the end of March. We would like to encourage delegates to write the full version of their papers for further peer review and potential inclusion in the anniversary edition of Networking Knowledge. In addition, full papers submitted by 28 June 2018 will enter the Best Paper Award competition. The paper that receives this award will be included in the guest edition of the journal.

We look forward to reading your abstracts. For any queries, please contact

Conference Organisers: Nick Furze, Emma Graves, Aurora Patera


Conference registration is now open.

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