Weds 4 – Fri 6 September, 2024

Location: Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

Event Type: In-person

Join us at the MeCCSA Conference 2024, a key gathering for media, communication and cultural studies scholars and practitioners. MeCCSA is the subject association for the field of media, communication and cultural studies in UK Higher Education. 

This event brings together experts from various fields to discuss and explore cutting-edge research, developments and insights in the realm of media and communication.

Conference Highlights

  • Keynote Speakers – Engage with influential figures who are shaping the future of digital arts and media.
  • Panel Discussions – Participate in thought-provoking discussions on contemporary issues and trends.
  • Paper Presentations – Discover ground-breaking research and projects in the field.
  • Workshops – Gain hands-on experience with the latest digital tools and technologies.
  • Networking Opportunities – Connect with fellow scholars, artists, and industry professionals.


To attend the MECCSA Conference, please check back for a ticketing link, which will go live around Easter 2024. The event will be open to both members and non-members, with members receiving a discount.

Call for Papers

2024 conference theme: ‘Transcending the Permacrisis’

Although a crisis is commonly understood to be a temporary state and an exception to ‘normality’, we have entered the state of permacrisis: a continuation of challenges. Living in the permacrisis has consequences for individuals and society at large. The absence of any notion of normality, a lack of certainty about the future, and high levels of anxiety might lead to a notion of political and societal instability that has not been experienced for a long time. Stability and predictability are absent in the face of a poly-crisis: many interconnected crises that affect all aspects of human life. This conference seeks to address the issues related to a permanent state of crisis but it also, and perhaps more importantly, aims to discuss possible solutions.

We envisage the conference to be a mix of scholarly papers, themed panels, posters, film screenings, installations, and other practice-based contributions, and we would welcome submissions across the full range of interests represented by MeCCSA.

Particular focus is placed on interdisciplinary approaches that allow for a multi-faceted interrogation of phenomena related to the permacrisis.

We welcome submissions aligned either with the conference theme or any area covered by MeCCSA and its networks.

Possible topics can include, but are not limited to:

•       Environmentalism
•       Resilience
•       Extremism
•       Populism
•       Culture Wars
•       Resistance
•       Cancel Cultures
•       Wokeism
•       Citizenship
•       Activism
•       Racism
•       Misinformation

Submission deadline: 19 February, 2024

To submit, please refer to MeCCSA’s submission page for guidance.

For any queries, please contact the organising committee:

2024 MeCCSA Conference PhD Bursary Scheme Now Open

MeCCSA is offering a number of bursaries to attend the conference.  Each bursary is worth £500 as a contribution towards the costs of conference attendance including fees, travel, and accommodation. Successful applicants will be reimbursed on production of receipts and bank account details. Please click here for guidance on eligibility, criteria for decision-making, and how to submit your form.

Any Questions

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