CCSR is pleased to publicise this event which will explore the legacy and influence of the CCCS 50 years after its inception.
To mark the launch of an archive of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham, this conference will reflect on the influence and legacies of the CCCS, both inside the academy and beyond. Following Richard Hoggart’s pioneering decision to embark on the research of popular culture, and the subsequent appointment of Stuart Hall, the Centre became one of the biggest influences on the development of cultural and media studies around the world. The aim of the conference is to bring together former members of staff with all those interested in its work and influence, both inside and outside universities. It will examine the global reach of the Centre, the teaching and research methods that were employed and the lessons the Centre can provide in the current political and cultural contexts.
Confirmed speakers include Geoff Eley, Lawrence Grossberg, Stuart Hall, Richard Johnson, Jo Littler and Jackie Stacey. A full programme will be posted online in due course.
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Our conference for 2013 will address the problematics of space both as concept and as lived social reality, with a particular emphasis on the tension between spaces of control in the context of contemporary neoliberalism, spaces of resistance and the apocalyptic spaces which emerge from war, forced migration and the failures of consumer capitalism.
What are the politics of space in contemporary contexts? How can we re-think space beyond the public/private divide? How do spatial arts re-configure space and the way in which it is experienced? What new configurations of space may emerge from burgeoning forms of community? How do the theatres of contemporary war force a re-assessment of spatial concepts? Is it still possible for the notion of virtual space to function in opposition to the striated space of contemporary cities?
We are pleased to announce that Deborah Dixon and Carl Lavery of Aberystwyth University, Dimitris Papadopoulos (University of Leicester) and the independent artist Joanna Rajkowska have been confirmed as keynote speakers. The conference will also offer the chance to participate in movement workshops and performative explorations of space.
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CCSR’s Jeremy Gilbert, Roshini Kempadoo and Mica Nava will be joined by David Morley (Goldmsiths, CCSR Advisory Board) and John Hutnyk (Goldsmiths) at a spotlight session at the Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden’s forthcoming ‘Current Issues in European Cultural Studies’ conference. Entitled ‘British Cultural Studies’, the session will explore the impact of British Cultural Studies on the formation of the discipline. Jeremy Gilbert will also be a panelist at the ‘Current Issues and Trends in European Cultural Studies’ session. The conference is being held at the University of Linkopings (Sweden) and takes place 15 – 17 June, 2011.