CMCI Emerging Voices 2019: “Beyond Disciplines”

King's_LogoWe welcome you all to King’s CMCI Emerging Voices 2019 Conference. We are excited to bring you a day of stimulating discussions for the 6th year. This year, we will have a two-day conference from Thursday, 6th June 2019 to Friday, 7th June 2019 at Bush House, former headquarters of the BBC World Service (1940-2012) and now part of King’s College London. We could not imagine a better venue to have this year’s conference, CMCI Emerging Voices 2019: “Beyond Disciplines.”

The Keynote Speakers for this year’s conference are: Suhair Khan director of Google Arts & Culture’s UK partnerships and projects and Professor Hongwei Bao from The University of Nottingham.


Check the conference programme for CMCI Emerging Voices 2019

The registration link is now live !


CALL FOR PAPERS – Please note that the call for paper is now closed!

This year’s conference celebrates new and emerging directions in the research of culture, media and creative industries that challenge how we understand and see technological, environmental, political, institutional and aesthetic developments that are shaping our cultural landscape.

In particular, we pose the question: how does your current research contribute to your field? Whether it is challenging how we think about existing structures, shaping how disciplines intersect through research or revisiting established ideas; the aim of Emerging Voices is to present works that contribute to the research of CMCI in new ways. We are creating a space in which multi- and interdisciplinary research is produced, discussed and valued.

Details and Topics

We invite researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and with a particular interest in Culture, Media and Creative Industries to present original empirical, as well as theoretical research at this year’s CMCI Emerging Voices conference. We especially encourage submissions by PhD students and early career researchers.

Submissions may address, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Articulations of gender, race, class, age, ability, sexuality, etc. in media, culture and creative industries
  • Audience engagement and participation
  • Exclusion and inequality in culture and creative industries
  • Collaborative practices across the creative industries
  • Digital culture and everyday life
  • Forming subjectivities through media and culture
  • Cultural and social memory
  • Semiotic and discursive mediations of culture and media
  • Media and culture in a neoliberal age
  • Transformations in the research of Culture, Media and Creative Industries

How to Participate

We are looking for 15-minute presentations, which may include alternative and creative formats, such as films, digital artworks, performances, etc.

Please submit an abstract (up to 300 words) outlining the paper’s main arguments, methods, and relevance to the conference theme. Submissions should also include your institutional affiliation, paper title, 3-4 keywords, a short biographical note (up to 100 words) and your contact details.

Abstracts should be submitted to by 23:00 GMT by 23.59 on Monday, 1st April 2019.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

CostsThe participation to the conference is free.

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This conference is made possible thanks to the work of a team of volunteer PhD students at the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries (CMCI) at King’s College London: Lauren Cantillon, Katrin Schindel, Shir Shimoni, Elena Terranova and Rebecca Young.

The participation is free thanks to the contribution of CMCI, covering catering and venue costs. The pathway 7: Linguistics, Media & Culture (LMC) of London Interdisciplinary Social science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS) has also contributed to the conference supporting the travel and accommodation costs to invite our keynote speakers.