With the publication of our Autumn 2021 issue, NECSUS will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. The imminent sense of urgency we felt at the time NECSUS was founded has not diminished but rather intensified over the past years. Drawing a connection from our first issue on #Crisis to the present day, we want to re-evaluate […]
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From 14-15 October 2021, the CERILAC and LARCA research institutes at the Université de Paris, will host ‘The Video Essay’, an online conference on the form and future of videographic criticism. Following an introduction by Diane Arnaud, Ariane Hudelet and our editorial board member Martine Beugnet, the conference features presentations by Catherine Grant (Birkbeck, University of […]
On 10 December 2021, the Alternative Research Forum – part of Alternative Film Video 2021, one of the oldest international festivals for new film and video work in Europe– will be hosted as a hybrid online event at Students’ City Cultural Center in Belgrade. For this year’s focus on the Non-Aligned Movement and moving images, […]
Calls to decentre structures of cultural and political power have grown increasingly louder in the pandemic era. The 2021 edition of the Images Festival Research Forum invited different collectives and collective-like bodies of individuals – including Forensic Architecture, the Kinomatics Project and the inaugural curatorial team for the Toronto Biennial of Art – to explore […]
From 28-29 April 2022, Roskilde University will be hosting the conference ‘Media and Publics’. Consisting of a mix of keynote lectures, panels and thematic sessions, the conference aims to explore the shifting notion of ‘publics’ or ‘the public’ from a both theoretical and methodological perspective. Confirmed keynote speakers include Nancy Fraser( Newschool New York), Noortje […]
The Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster continues its exploration of the role of communication in the context of social and media transformations with a new series of research seminars. The first talk – given by Gavin Mueller (University of Amsterdam) online on 6 October 2021 – is based on […]
On 23 November 2021, ‘Digital Intimacies’ – a research project hosted at King’s College London and the University of Edinburgh – will host a series of talks and a panel discussion situating the findings of the research. With an interest in how queer men use smartphones to negotiate intimacy, the symposium will draw connections between […]
To strengthen European collaboration in the fields of media communications and cultural studies in the absence of possibilities for international (offline) meetings, Andreas Hepp (University of Bremen), Giovanna Mascheroni (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore), Göran Bolin (Södertörn University), Johanna Sumiala (University of Helsinki), Nick Couldry London School of Economics and Political Science) and Veronika Kalmus […]
Diane Burgess’ advocates research on something known as ‘buzz’ to film festival and industry insiders. Three major points attracted my attention as an economic sociologist working similarly to incorporate arts non-profit value – including that of all the freely given labor – into valuation theory and practice in order to value the benefits of culture […]
NECSUS is now inviting abstract submissions for the Features section of our Spring 2022 issue. Articles in the Features section are full-length research articles on a variety of themes related to media studies but not necessarily connected to a special section topic. For articles published in the Spring 2022 issue, we accept abstracts until 15 […]
From 12-13 May 2022, the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, and the Waseda University, Tokyo, will be co-hosting the Japanese-German conference ‘Artificial Intelligence and the Human – Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Science and Fiction’. Understanding imaginations about the human and technologies as culturally specific, the conference invites a cross-cultural comparison to explore […]
From 20-21 September 2021, the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona will be hosting the virtual conference ‘Visual Motifs and the Public Sphere’. As part of a larger research project on the production and circulation of images of power in Spain, the conference brings together empirical research and theoretical approaches from cinema and film studies, visual arts […]
From 5-7 August 2021, Ryerson University (Canada), the Glasgow School of Art (Scotland), University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and the University of Texas at Dallas (USA) will co-host the virtual edition of the Interactive Film and Media conference. Dedicated to the theme ‘new narratives, racialization, global crises, and social engagement’, the conference brings together researchers […]
by Linda Kopitz Formed in 2017, The Care Collective – Andreas Chatzidakis, Jamie Hakim, Jo Littler, Catherine Rottenberg, and Lynne Segal – is interested in both understanding and addressing multiple crises of care. Written from an interdisciplinary perspective, their first collective book, The Care Manifesto, moves across different spheres of care – from caring politics, […]
What if videotapes were considered as either waste or commodity – to be forgotten, or sold and reused and re-recorded? This is the question raised by this text, which gives an account of a multi-sited ethnographic project that follows the human and material circulation of amateur analogue video technologies in Romania since the mid-1980s. At the intersection of anthropology and media archaeology, this text aims to show how videotapes have been an important part of a post-socialist Romanian media infrastructure, that distributed pirated media, home movies, and local television productions.