The 29th of June 2022 saw nine emerging voices, from across the UK, present at the CMCI PGR Symposium at King's College London. At the symposium Venia presented her paper 'The second generation of Afro-Greeks: The case of ‘Negros tou Moria’ and his contribution to a new cultural space'. Biography Born in Athens, Greece, I… Continue reading CMCI Emerging Voices: Meet the Panellists – Venia Polychronaki
CMCI Emerging Voices: Meet the Panellists – Dr. Blessing Chapfika
The 29th of June 2022 saw nine emerging voices, from across the UK, present at the CMCI PGR Symposium at King's College London. At the symposium Dr. Chapfika presented his paper 'On the return to humanity: A case for Africanisation'. Biography Dr. Blessing Chapfika is a recent Ph.D. graduate from the University of Hull. In… Continue reading CMCI Emerging Voices: Meet the Panellists – Dr. Blessing Chapfika
CMCI Emerging Voices 2022
CALL FOR PAPERS“RETURN”‘To come or go back to a place, person or condition’ The PhD student community at the Department of Culture, Media andCreative Industries (CMCI), in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King’s College London (KCL) is pleased to open the call for papers for this year’s PGR Symposium. When: Wednesday, 29th June 2022Where: Strand Campus, King’s College London WC2B 4BG, LondonAbstract submission… Continue reading CMCI Emerging Voices 2022
CREATIVE LABOUR AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS
Day Two: Friday 2nd July, 10am-15.15pm (BST) Panel 1 - Transformations in cultural institutions 10.15-11.15am Chair: Kirsty Warner, King’s College London Stella Toonen, King’s College London Co-creation in Covid time: Opportunities for change in museums Abstract: Co-creation has become a prevalent term in the museum sector, but many museums are still hesitant to share power with communities, give away control and work without predetermined outcomes.… Continue reading CREATIVE LABOUR AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS
CONSUMPTION, DIGITAL CULTURE AND MEMORY
CMCI Emerging Voices Conference 2021 Programme Rethinking Culture, Media and Creative Industries in the Era of Covid Day One: Thursday 1st July, 10am-15.15pm (BST) Keynote speaker: Dr Wing-Fai Leung, King's College London 10.00-10.45 am Asian Body and the Virus: Decolonisation of Knowledge Production as a Method Abstract: The global pandemic has changed the academia from e-conference, curtailed and cancelled fieldwork to numerous… Continue reading CONSUMPTION, DIGITAL CULTURE AND MEMORY
Rethinking Culture, Media and Creative Industries in the Era of Covid
CMCI Postgraduate Conference, King’s College London, 1-2 July 2021 CALL FOR PROPOSALS The Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries of King’s College London will host its first online postgraduate conference – Rethinking Culture, Media and Creative Industries in the Era of Covid – in July 2021. This year, the CMCI PGR conference will set… Continue reading Rethinking Culture, Media and Creative Industries in the Era of Covid
Oral evidence: The future of Public Service Broadcasting
On Tuesday 17th November 2020, CMCI Professor Jeanette Steemers offered oral evidence to the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee for its inquiry on the future of public service broadcasting. In a panel together with Dr Caitriona Noonan, Senior Lecturer, Media and Communication in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies… Continue reading Oral evidence: The future of Public Service Broadcasting
Trans-Disciplinary Fieldwork and Post-Fieldwork at CMCI
Camilo Sol Inti Soler Caicedo When I mention that I do research on dance, I am always pleased to see faces of interest, curiosity and intrigue. What is even more enthralling for me, and seemingly for those who listen to my doctoral accounts until the end, is the diversity of approaches I used during fieldwork… Continue reading Trans-Disciplinary Fieldwork and Post-Fieldwork at CMCI
The Second’s Out
Out now: the second edition of news on the CMCI Microsite. This new edition includes five new blog posts which explore the research and thinking from staff and research students working in the Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries, here at King's College London. There are contributions from Dr Bridget Conor, Dr Roberta Comunian and Lauren England, Dr… Continue reading The Second’s Out
CMCI Emerging Voices Conference 2019
Lauren Cantillon On Thursday 6th and Friday 7th June, the CMCI department was delighted to welcome over 100 speakers and delegates from around the world to our annual postgraduate conference, CMCI Emerging Voices. Held in Bush House, this year’s conference theme was ‘Beyond Disciplines’ – chosen by the organising committee to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of… Continue reading CMCI Emerging Voices Conference 2019
CMCI Emerging Voices 2019: “Beyond Disciplines”
Elena Terranova and Rebecca Young CMCI Emerging Voices is an annual conference led by PhD students at the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries (CMCI), in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King’s College London (KCL). The CMCI conference offers an opportunity for creating stimulating discussions around latest research and practices in the… Continue reading CMCI Emerging Voices 2019: “Beyond Disciplines”
The programme and final details are out for our Emerging Voices Conference 2019, under the theme “Beyond Disciplines.” The conference is organised by a team of volunteer PhD students here at the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries (CMCI), led by Lauren Cantillon, Katrin Schindel, Elena Terranova, and Rebecca Young. It takes place from… Continue reading Beyond Disciplines
Going “Globital”: Beyond Digital Memory in Brazil
Five researchers from CMCI have just returned from Brazil after playing a leading role in a British Council funded Researcher Links initiative between six UK academic institutions and the University of Sao Paulo. The fully-funded three-day workshop entitled ‘Beyond the Digital: Collective Memory and Conflict in the Digital Age’ intensively developed research collaboration between British… Continue reading Going “Globital”: Beyond Digital Memory in Brazil
The Titanic in Modern Memory
Richard Howells gave the keynote lecture at IAMHIST XXIV, the 24th conference of the International Association for Media and History, held this year in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference theme was ‘Media History and Cultural Memory’, Dr Howells lectured on ‘The Titanic in Modern Memory’. He anticipated next year’s 100th anniversary of the sinking by showing… Continue reading The Titanic in Modern Memory
New Journal, new paper
Andy is pleased to announce the publication of a new article, in a new journal: City, Culture and Society. Copies can be downloaded from this web site. The article is entitled "Creative cities: Tensions within and between social, cultural and economic development. A critical reading of the UK experience." City, Culture and Society 1:13-20. The… Continue reading New Journal, new paper
Andy in Donostia, Gipuzkoa
Andy gave a paper at the World Urban Development Congress INTA 34 held in Oct 25-26 in San Sebastián, the Basque Country, Spain (or as the Basque locals call it Donostia, Gipuzkoa). The conference took place at the Kursaal Palace, one of the architectural highlights of the Basque country (aside from Bilbao). His paper was… Continue reading Andy in Donostia, Gipuzkoa
Lost in CCI bloggers are proud to welcome back Toussaint Nothias from presenting a paper at the International Conference on Media and Sport in Portugal. Toussaint based the paper on his MA CCI dissertation on afro-pessimism in French and UK newspapers during the 2010 South African World Cup. Encouraged by his MA supervisor, Dr Hatty… Continue reading Toussaint Optimism
A busy time for Dr. Ruth Adams…
Dr Ruth Adams has had a busy couple of weeks, squeezing in a conference paper and two publications either side of the start of the academic year. On 10 September 2010 she gave a presentation at the 9th International Colloquium on Arts, Heritage, Nonprofit and Social Marketing, which was organized by colleagues in the Department… Continue reading A busy time for Dr. Ruth Adams…
Andy presented a paper at the Work employment and society conference, Brighton, 7-8th September. The paper was entitled ‘Reputation work/the work of reputation’ and was part of a whole day ‘strand’ to the conference on cultural work. The paper argues that this provides us with a way to discuss the diverse ‘values’ of work that… Continue reading Reputation
‘Rethinking the Cultural and Creative Economy of Cities’
Andy Pratt gave a paper at the International Sociological Association’s annual meeting in Gothenberg on July 12th. Andy’s paper was entitled Rethinking the Cultural and Creative Economy of Cities and was part of a panel called “Creative Cities” after the Fall of Finance as part of the RC21 strand (Urban Sociologies) that Andy co-organised with… Continue reading ‘Rethinking the Cultural and Creative Economy of Cities’
In April, Professor Rosalind Gill gave the keynote at the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists in Perth, Western Australia. The title of a 45 minute plenary address was “Objectification: what is it good for?” Those old enough to remember will recognize this as a play on the song ‘War what is it good for’. Whilst… Continue reading CMCI ‘downunder’
Dr. Ruth Adams gave a paper at the Fourth Annual Comedy Conference
Earlier this month Dr. Ruth Adams gave a paper at the Fourth Annual Comedy Conference in Manchester, 'So Funny It Hurts' - http://www.famss.salford.ac.uk/page/4th-comedy-conference-2010 Ruth gave a paper on Mike Leigh's iconic 1970s play Abigail's Party, in which she discussed - drawing on the writings of the French philospher Henri Bergson - whether this was, as… Continue reading Dr. Ruth Adams gave a paper at the Fourth Annual Comedy Conference
Professor Andy Pratt gave papers at two conferences earlier this month.
The first was on culture and the post-industrial city, and was given at the International Congress "Postmetropolis Cerdà": Governance of the Metropolitan Regions in the 21st Century, held at the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB). Andy’s paper was on Urban policies and the compact city: from social segregation to the economy of culture.… Continue reading Professor Andy Pratt gave papers at two conferences earlier this month.
The Future of Cultural Work
Ros Gill and Andy Pratt (KCL) are organising a special one day conference along with Mark Banks and Stephanie Taylor (OU) on ‘The future of Cultural Work’ to take place in London on Monday June 7th, 2010. The programme is available here. The event is a collaboration between the ESRC research centre CRESC (Centre for… Continue reading The Future of Cultural Work
Andy at the Arts Council
On March 18th Andy Pratt was a member of a round table discussion at the Arts Council England. At the session Andy and other leading cultural policy experts were invited to give their views on the Arts Council's proposed ten-year strategic framework, which is currently out for consultation. A copy of the consultation document can be… Continue reading Andy at the Arts Council
Andy Pratt’s European travels
Germany: CMCI's Prof. Andy Pratt gave a keynote lecture entitled ‘The cultural economy and the creative city’ to policy makers and academics in Mannheim on March 25th. He was speaking at a Creative City Forum organised by the City Council, and was introduced by the Mayor, a key supporter of policy to support the music industry… Continue reading Andy Pratt’s European travels
CMCI hosts Animation seminar
CMCI hosted the "Animation industry in Japan and China: insiders’ views" seminar on 18 March 2010. Prof. Leilei Li from Shenzhen University gave a presentation on the Chinese animation industry from the perspective of media, geography and policy. This was followed by a talk by Mr Daisuke Okeda on current issues of the anime industry… Continue reading CMCI hosts Animation seminar
Animation sympoium reported internationally
CMCI's recent symposium on animation has been discussed in an article on the Taipei Film Commission's website. The symposium was organised by Dr Hye-Kyung Lee. The article can be accessed here.
Can the Arts Save the Economy?
Centre Director Dr Richard Howells' contribution to the Battle of Ideas debate on "Can the Arts Save The Economy" is now available via online audio at: http://www.battleofideas.org.uk/index.php/2009/session_detail/2548/ The event was held at the Royal College of Art in London: joining the discussion with Richard were James Boyle, former controller of BBC Radio 4, Angus Kennedy,… Continue reading Can the Arts Save the Economy?
Andy’s Swiss Role
CMCI’s Professor Andy Pratt is recently back from Geneva, where he was attending an expert meeting on “Developing guidelines to assess the economic, social and cultural impact of intellectual property in the creative industries” at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (an agency of the United Nations). It is hoped that this group will develop means… Continue reading Andy’s Swiss Role
CMCI joined with the National Media Museum to present “MediaFest”, which concentrated on the role of women in today’s media. The event as hosted by Professor Ros Gill, and also attended by our Media Liaison Officer, Fernanda Fain-Binda. Fernanda reports a “stirring and provocative” key note speech from Emily Bell of the Guardian, who argued… Continue reading MediaFest
China in Context
Our friends next door at the The Courtauld Institute of Art in Somerset House are holding a two day conference on ‘Modernity's Cultural Politics: China in Context’ . Speakers are arriving from all over the world, and topics include media, film and the fine arts. The organisers are Dr. Julian Stallabrass and Jeannine Tang. The… Continue reading China in Context
Myth, Film and Memory
CMCI PhD student Wendy Burke presented her research paper ‘Myth, memory and re-writing the past in film: The shifting image of resistance and collaboration in Dutch films about World War Two from the 1960s and 1970s’ at the UCL Centre for European Studies Symposium ‘Transitions: European Communities of Experience and Memory’. Lost in CCI understands… Continue reading Myth, Film and Memory
Readers of Lost in CCI may be interested to note that the ‘Contentious Museum’ conference will be held in Aberdeen 20-21 November 2008. The draft programme is now available at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/contentiousmuseum and bookings can start being made.
Duke Ellington in his own words
Dr Harvey Cohen is speaking at the international Duke Ellington 2008 conference here in London, on Friday 23 March 2008 at 4PM. The talk is entitled "Duke Ellington In His Own Words," and features lots of rare interview recordings with Ellington from Dr Cohen's research at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. It also… Continue reading Duke Ellington in his own words
Lost in CCI is proud to announce its involvement in a major international conference, Creative China: Visual Culture, Architecture and Design, taking place this summer, on the 6 and 7 of June, at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). The conference is part of the V&A's current China Design Now exhibition, which illustrates some of… Continue reading Creative China
Kudos from Amsterdam
Kudos to Culture, Media and Creative Industries PhD student Wendy Burke, who is pictured here giving a very well-received paper at the European Identity and the Second World War, 1939 to 1970, conference in Amsterdam. Although she is fluent in Dutch (a rare thing for a British PhD student) Wendy spoke in English on “Re-writing… Continue reading Kudos from Amsterdam
Intellectuals in the media
One of the year's major events in the MA Cultural and Creative Industries calendar took place on Friday 2 November - the conference I'm An Intellectual: Get Me Out Of Here!, jointly hosted by King's College London and the Radio Academy. The day-long conference, held in a plush BBC conference room overlooking Marylebone High Street,… Continue reading Intellectuals in the media
Between Culture and Capital
Between Culture and Capital: Art, Institutions and Corporate Patronage is a two-day conference taking place on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 October 2007 at the Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN. The conference "examine[s] conditions under which cultural capital is produced and traded in relationships between art,… Continue reading Between Culture and Capital
Symposium in cultural policy and management
Lost In CCI recently received this call for papers... REVEALING ALL 2: The second annual symposium for research students in cultural policy and management The Department of Cultural Policy and Management, City University and the Department of Drama, MA Arts Management and Cultural Policy, Goldsmiths College, University of London, are hosting the second annual research… Continue reading Symposium in cultural policy and management
Too many festivals?
The number of cultural festivals and carnivals has seen huge growth in recent years. A free one-day seminar at City University, 9.00am - 7.00pm, Friday 26 October 2007, entitled Exploring Festival Economies, will look into this phenomenon, including • economic impact, tourism, and urban regeneration • management, professionalisation, and commodification • funding, sponsorship, and cultural… Continue reading Too many festivals?
Creative work: all it’s cracked up to be?
Creative Work is the title of a symposium organised by the Cultural and Media Industries Research Centre (CuMIRC) at the University of Leeds for 18th October 2007. The symposium will question the notion that the creative industries are 'not just economically beneficial but represent a new relation between work and individual fulfilment', a 'liberating force,… Continue reading Creative work: all it’s cracked up to be?