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The NECS 2018 Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS  The University of Amsterdam, the Free University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University are happy to present   The NECS 2018 Conference Media Tactics and Engagement 27-29 June 2018 Hosted by the University of Amsterdam and the Free University of Amsterdam  Pre-Conference Media in Transition 26 June 2018 Hosted by Utrecht University Post-Conference […]

NECS 2018 in Amsterdam

The NECS 2018 conference will take place at the University of Amsterdam, organised by NECSUS editorial board members Patricia Pisters and Jaap Kooijman, among others. Kooijman has created a short video to announce the conference. More details coming in the months to follow.

NECS 2017 Paris, preliminary program released

The preliminary program of the 11th annual NECS Conference, which will take place from June 29th to July 1st 2017 in Paris, is now available online. Keynote speakers for the conference include Mark Hansen (Duke University, USA), Deborah Chambers (Newcastle University, UK), and Elizabeth Price (artist). NECS Conference activities will take place this year in three different […]

Black Film British Cinema Conference 2017

The Politics of Race in Contemporary Film and Digital Practice, 18-19 May 2017. Goldsmiths, University of London (Day One) and Institute of Contemporary Arts (Day Two) Whether we consider the rise of the concept of diversity, the on-screen representation of identities, the off-screen workforce, the production trends of film institutions, new forms of independent production opened up […]

Alternative Film/Video Research Forum 2016, Documentary Intersections

Alternative Film/Video Research Forum 2016, Documentary Intersections Alternative Film/Video, 7-11 December 2016, Belgrade Regarding the active fault line between modes of expression in cinema, Bill Nichols wrote about ‘blurred boundaries’ in 1995. Twenty years later Erika Balsom and Hila Peleg wrote about ‘documentary across disciplines’ with a specific focus on alternative forms. Notwithstanding these important recent critical […]

Songs in European and Latin American Cinemas

The trilingual (French-Spanish-English) international conference Songs in European and Latin American Cinemas (1960-2010) gathers European and Latin American specialists around this rarely-discussed theme. The conference is the result of a collaboration between Free University of Brussels (ULB), Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), University of Buenos Aires (UBA), and the Belgian Film Archive (Cinematek). It will […]

National Deleuze Conference 2016, Machinic Ecologies

The Annual National Deleuze Scholarship Conference (19-20 May 2016) is a conference intended to bring together scholars, students, activists, artists, and others working on the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. In 2016 the conference is organized by the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) of the University of Amsterdam. This year the conference will specifically focus […]

Popular Music in Eastern Europe

The Department of British Studies at the University of Debrecen (Hungary) is hosting the conference Popular Music in Eastern Europe on 2-3 June 2016. Papers are invited that discuss all aspects of popular music in Eastern Europe (excluding Russia), particularly pop-rock during the period of state socialism and postcommunism, including its political dimensions, relationship with music produced […]

SCMS prize for Central/East/South European cinema and media studies

The Central/East/South European Cinemas Scholarly Interest Group within the Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS) announces the second annual prize for an outstanding published essay in the field of Central/East/South European Cinema and Media Studies. Submissions will be judged by a panel of experts and the winner will be announced at the upcoming 2016 SCMS meeting in Atlanta […]

26th Screen Studies Conference

The 26th Screen Studies Conference will take place at the University of Glasgow, 24-26 June 2016, and will be programmed by Dimitris Eleftheriotis for the journal Screen. There is no specific theme to this year’s conference. Proposals are invited on all topics within film and television studies. The deadline for submissions is midnight (GMT) on Sunday, 10 […]

Animal Publics in Australia

The Australasian Animal Studies Association conference takes place from 12-15 July 2015 at the University of Melbourne. The title of this edition of the biannual gathering is Animal Publics: Emotions, Empathy, Activism. The conference is convened by the Australian Center and the Human Rights and Animal Ethics Research Network. Professor Barbara Creed, co-editor of the […]

NECS steering committee election 2015

At the NECS 2015 conference in Łódź new members of the NECS Steering Committee will be elected. Candidates include Skadi Loist, co-editor of the NECSUS film festival review section; Francesco Pitassio, editor of NECSUS; and Alena Strohmaier, co-editor of the NECSUS book review section. Other candidates include Sophie Einwachter, Judith Keilbach, Antonio Somaini, and Petr […]

Touching the Screen, University of Oslo

The one-day conference Touching the Screen aims to trace the genealogies and implications of today’s touchscreens and their formatting of images and the senses. The conference will explore media archaeological, media theoretical, and artistic ramifications of current practices of screen touching. Speakers include Michael Bell-Smith (New York), Wanda Strauven (Amsterdam), Susanne M. Winterling (Berlin/Oslo), and others. The […]

The Berkeley Conference on Precarious Aesthetics

In spite of technological advances striving for greater clarity and resolution, visuals that counteract such perfection may never have been more appreciated. This conference will explore the delineation of precarious aesthetics to understand the operational logics of precarious mediation. It will be hosted from 15-17 October 2015 by the Berkeley Center for New Media in […]

NECS 2015 notifications sent

Acceptance and rejection letters for the NECS 2015 conference in Łódź were sent on Monday the 2nd of March.  A preliminary draft of the conference program will be available on the NECS website by the end of the month. In May a second online registration form for attendees will be posted in order to collect […]