CFP: CMCI P.h.D. Conference 2017, 13th June 2017

Just over 2 weeks left now until CMCI PhD Conference 2017. The attendance is free, but it is essential that you register at .

The conference will be held on Tuesday, June 13, from 8.30 until 18.30, at King’s College London Waterloo Campus (Franklin-Wilkins Building, Stamford Street London, SE1 9NH). A full schedule of the day can be downloaded here:

Hosted: Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College London

Location: King’s College London Waterloo Campus (Franklin-Wilkins Building, Stamford Street London, SE1 9NH)

Date: 13th June 2017

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Oli Mould (Human Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London)

Conference Introduction:

In recent times the world has experienced fundamental and ongoing changes of society on a global scale, such as political isolationism, regional conflicts, and the displacement of refugees and/or immigrants. In this atmosphere of uncertainty, culture has a role to play in reflection, diversification, debate, and even reconciliation in transformation processes and the public sphere of communities. Culture and cultural industries can, and should, act as a platform for discussion, analysis and critique of societal shifts. Through this interdisciplinary conference we seek to address questions of resistance and resilience through the lens of culture, media and creative industries. What does the current economic, social and political climate mean for creative industries? How does cultural policy negotiate changes and unpredictability? What is the role of culture in societal shifts? We invite speakers to consider examples of cultural resilience, the instrumentality of culture for resistance or mediation, and the diversity of perspectives that can be used to frame debate. Cultural Resilience / Resilient Cultures is the fourth annual CMCI conference, following last year’s successful event (In)Visible Cultures. We welcome researchers to engage with questions of resilience and resistance in our society, culture, media and the creative industries, and to share their ideas with the colleagues from around the world in a friendly and stimulating environment.
Highlights include:

Keynote:_ Dr Oli Mould (Lecturer in Human Geography, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London) – The Seven Ethics of Creative Subversion
CMCI staff round table discussion_, chaired by Dr Sarah Atkinson:
Reflections on Resistance and Resilience from Culture, Media and Creative Industries, with Dr Wing-Fai Leung, Dr Kevin Milburn, Dr Jessica Rapson and Dr Kate McMillan


Media Intertextuality – Globalized Resistance
Creative Industries in Periods of Change
Instrumental Uses of Culture
The Art of Protesting: Cultural and Creative Modes of Activism
Remembering and Forgetting: Resistance Through Memory and Commemoration
Cultural Politics in Identities: Gender, Ethnicity, Diaspora,  Migration and Transnationalism

We hope you can join us for this day encompassing over 25 presentations from scholars from 10 countries.
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