Challenges and Changes in Academic Publishing – Practical Workshop and Round Table – Wednesday 5th March

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Challenges and Changes in Academic Publishing

Co-ordinated by the MeCCSA PGN in collaboration with the Public Culture Hub and Doctoral School.

Wednesday 5th March 2014, G22 Jubilee, University of Sussex


Workshop, 2.30pm – 3.30pm, followed by a coffee break.

A workshop aimed at postgraduate students that will focus on the basics of getting published while conducting doctoral research. The workshop will address doctoral researchers’ anxieties about publishing by offering practical guidance on ways to disseminate doctoral research in Arts and Humanities (including Media Practice), the impact of the REF and how to respond to the changing publishing environment.

 Chair: Kate Lacey, Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies and Director of Doctoral Studies in Media, Film and Music, University of Sussex

 Helen Webb, Research Support Librarian, University of Sussex

 Joanna Callaghan, Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking, University of Sussex

 Benjamin Litherland, PhD student in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sussex


 Round table discussion, 4pm – 5.45pm, followed by a drinks reception. All welcome.

Academics and publishers that are disseminating research in new ways will address the Challenges and Changes in Academic Publishing. Each contributor will respond to the title for 10 minutes, this will then be followed by a round table discussion and questions from the floor.

 Chair: David Hendy, Professor of Media and Communication, University of Sussex

 Gary Hall, Professor of Media and Performing Arts, Coventry University

 Fern Riddell, PhD student and BBC Radio 3 ‘New Generation Thinker’, King’s College London

Felicity Plester, Film, Culture and Media Studies Publisher, Palgrave Macmillan

  David Berry, Reader in Media and Communication, University of Sussex

 Catherine Grant, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies and Editor of REFRAME, University of Sussex

The event is free but we would be grateful if you could register:


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