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 […]

NECS pre-conference open access roundtable

Prior to the NECS 2013 Prague conference there will be a roundtable titled Towards a Political Engagement with Open Access in Scholarly Publishing, hosted at the Municipal Library of Prague on 19 June 2013 at 16h. The roundtable is organised byNatascha Drubek (Universität Regensburg) and Michal Kosák (Ústav pro českou literaturu AV ČR) and features […]

NECS 2013 final conference program online

The final program for the NECS 2013 Prague conference ‘Media Politics ‒ Political Media’ is available online. The program can be downloaded via and of course via the conference page The brochure contains everything you need to know when coming to the conference, from guidelines for panel chairs to information about public transport […]

Screen industries in East-Central Europe: Cultural policies and political culture (22-25 November 2012, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)

Credit must be given to the academics that created NECS less than a decade ago. After the organization’s first conference in Vienna in 2007 European film scholars finally had an annual venue where new acquaintances could be made and networks cultivated. This process has even facilitated new annual events, most often on a specific subject […]

Go east by southeast: 13th Festival of Central and Eastern European Film Wiesbaden

The Festival of Central and Eastern European Film Wiesbaden,[1] also known as ‘goEast’, is a key event on the German film festival calendar. This is perhaps in no small part due to the fact that the festival is organised by the Deutsches Filminstitut, also because it enjoys a dedicated following among enthusiasts of the larger, […]

Alternative Film/Video Belgrade 2011

Alternative Film/Video Belgrade began as a festival of Yugoslav alternative film and video production, with the aim to document and define trends in film theory as well as to identify the values and new creative possibilities in the field. The themes of the festival often set a mandate for exploring various aspects of the term […]

2nd Annual Screen Industries Conference: Theorizing Screenwriting Practice

The 2nd annual Screen Industries in East-Central Europe Conference on Cultural Policies and Political Culture will be hosted from 22-25 November 2012 at Masaryk University and Moravian Gallery in Brno (Czech Republic). A workshop on theorising screenwriting practice from an East-Central European perspective will be featured. The conference is organised by Petr Szczepanik. NECSUS editorial […]