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[ecrea] Media Change and Social Theory conference

Thu Jun 15 21:41:59 GMT 2006

Dear all,

You can register for the following conference (and find fuller details) by going to this address...

.. or by going to the CRESC website via a search engine, and then clicking on the link to the conference details. The deadline for registration at the reduced rate is 23 June. There are concessions for students, and for unwaged and retired people. 


Dave Hesmondhalgh

The Open University


"Media Change and Social Theory"

6-8 September 2006

St Hughs College
Oxford, UK

Conference Outline	

Media Change and Social Theory is a major international conference organised by the ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC) at The Open University and The University of Manchester (in association with the Centre for Media, Culture and History, New York University).

This second CRESC conference will focus on how to enrich the intellectual resources we draw upon to understand the media. The conference brings together some 250 media and cultural studies scholars and social theorists to try to push forward media theory. 

Confirmed plenary and keynote speakers:
Tony Bennett (The Open University)
Nick Couldry <>  (London School of Economics)
Faye Ginsburg <> (New York University)
Daniel Hallin <>  (University of California San Diego)
Toby Miller <>  (University of California Riverside)
Purnima Mankekar <>  (Stanford University)
Philip Schlesinger <>  (University of Stirling)
Annabelle Sreberny <>  (School of Oriental and African Studies, London) 
Karel Williams (The University of Manchester) 
Liesbet van Zoonen <>  (University of Amsterdam)

Conference Convenors: David Hesmondhalgh and Jason Toynbee

Conference Planning Group: Marie Gillespie, David Hesmondhalgh, Jason Toynbee, Farida Vis, Helen Wood 

Conference Administrator: Catherine Austin <mailto:(CRESC /at/>  and Conference Organiser: Josine Opmeer <mailto:%(20josine.opmeer /at/> 

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