Occasional updates from the Nonhuman Narratives Symposium at Bournemouth University, 27th April 2011. Refresh page for updates. [Read more…]
Mediating Environmental Change: Exploring the Way Forward
Please note that there are still some places left for the MeCCSA Climate Change, Environment and Sustainability Network’s symposium “Mediating Environmental Change: Exploring the Way Forward”, held at Bournemouth University Friday next week.
The event is scheduled to run from 09:00 – 18:30, 4th March 2011.
The programme is available online and contains links to abstract for all papers.
The symposium will debate emerging and established forms and practices of environmental communication, including:
- Global Issues and Local Contexts
- Climate Activism and Citizen Conversations
- The Power of Mediation
- Conservation, Media and Pedagogy
James Painter (University of Oxford / formerly BBC World Service)
Rupert Read (University of East Anglia / The Green Party)
Adrian Newton (Bournemouth University / formerly the United Nations Environmental Programme)
Dan Glass (Plane Stupid)
Alex Lockwood (University of Sunderland / Save Our Forests)
Julie Doyle (University of Brighton)
Michael Goodman (King’s College London)
…plus an exciting array of speakers from universities across the UK and overseas.
If you wish to attend, please register using our online system.
The symposium fee is £25 for all delegates. Vegetarian buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Our website has information on travel to Bournemouth and accommodation.
If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
We look forward to welcoming you in Bournemouth on 4th March!
All the best,
Einar Thorsen and Jenny Alexander
Conference Organising Committee
Media and Climate Change at Annual MeCCSA Conference 2011 #meccsa2011
The MeCCSA Climate Change, Environment and Sustainability Network is hosting a panel at the 2011 Annual MeCCSA Conference, 12-14th January at Salford.
Our panel Media and Climate Change is scheduled for Friday 14th January at 13:30 – 15:00 in Studio 3, with the following lineup:
Chair: Muhammad Shabir Khan
- Mass media role for climate change communication and global environmental sustainability
Ronju Ahammed, Sustainable Environment & Climate Change Programme, Bangladesh
- Mediated Climate Change: Scepticism on the Web and on Television Around Copenhagen
Neil Gavin, University of Liverpool and Tom Marshall, University of Aberystwyth
- Towards a (Re)Materialisation of the Spectacular (Celebrity) Objects of Climate Change
Mike Goodman, King‘s College, London
- Cosmopolitanism and Justice in British Newspaper Coverage of COP15 Copenhagen 2009 and COP16 Cancun 2010
Unn Laksa, University of Liverpool
There is also another panel that might be of interest, on Wednesday 12th January at 15:45 – 17:15 in Studio 3, entitled Mediating animals: exploring commodification and affect. [Read more…]
We will march: Staff and students from Bournemouth protest against education funding cuts
Staff and students from Bournemouth University, Arts University College Bournemouth and Bournemouth and Poole College will take to the streets of London today (Wednesday, 10 November) to protest against cuts to education funding and higher student fees.
The National Union of Students (NUS) and the University and College Union (UCU) are jointly organising the mass demonstration in the wake of huge cuts to colleges and universities and the government’s plans to raise tuition fees and charge students more interest on that debt.
Bournemouth University UCU branch secretary, John Brissenden:
The planned cuts to further and higher education will have a devastating impact on learning in Bournemouth. It is essential that staff and students take a stand against these regressive plans that will put the future of local education provision at risk and that we speak out against saddling future generations with thousands in debt.
Bournemouth University students’ union president, Toby Horner:
Students and lecturers here at Bournemouth University are making the journey to London in order to defend education against the disastrous cuts that are being imposed on our community. Together we will let politicians know that we will not tolerate their failure to fund our future or force students to pick up the bill for others’ mistakes.
More information on the demo can be found at www.demo2010.org
Protestors will assemble at Horse Guards Avenue from 11:30 and the march will begin at 12:30 through Central London and past the Houses of Parliament.
A rally and speeches will take place on Millbank outside the Tate Britain from 13:15.
Note: above text from UCU Bournemouth University branch press release.
Call for Papers – extended deadline:
Mediating Environmental Change: Exploring The Way Forward
Friday 4 March, 2011
Symposium organised by the
Centre for Journalism and Communication Research at
The Media School, Bournemouth University
In collaboration with the
MeCCSA Climate Change, Environment and Sustainability Network
Call for Papers
The Mediating Environmental Change symposium will facilitate a debate on emerging and established forms and practices of environmental reporting – including climate change, conservation and sustainability. We aim to provide a lively discussion forum evolving around pertinent issues arising from a series of panels and keynote speakers.
You are invited to express interest in contributing your reflections or findings from relevant research as outlined below. [Read more…]