'It’s not the end of the world' - Political Studies Association: Media & Politics Group Annual Conference 2017
Registration is now open for the Political Studies Association Media & Politics Group Annual Conference, which will take place at the University of Hull on 16-17 November.
The conference explores the radical upheavals and perceived crises which currently plague the political order and media establishment. It examines such phenomena as the rise of Trump, the power of Putin, Brexit, North Korea, Turkey, the European Union, refugee crises, global warming, social media, cyber warfare, the death of trust, the death of truth, economic meltdowns and the complexities of British politics in 2017.
Speakers are scheduled to include Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Professor John Street, Professor Jay Blumler, Professor Dominic Wring, Professor Candida Yates, Professor Mark Wheeler and Professor Philip Norton, Lord Norton of Louth. The conference will also include a range of panels exploring issues relating to cultural politics, political communication and journalism in British, European and international contexts.
The conference registration fee includes tea, coffee and lunch, but does not include accommodation. Pub and guesthouse accommodation is available at venues close to the University campus on Cottingham Road and Beverley Road; a range of hotel accommodation is also available in the city centre.
The conference dinner is not included in the basic registration fee for the conference, but is available as an extra. As is traditional, we will also arrange an alternative meeting for drinks in a local bar (or bars) for those who choose not to partake in the conference dinner; and will also no doubt greet early arrivals over a few drinks in a local bar on the Wednesday evening before the conference.
The conference will take place in the newly refurbished Canham Turner Conference Centre (also known as Staff House) at the University of Hull’s main campus on Cottingham Road in Hull. The campus is a short bus or taxi journey (or about a 45-minute walk) from the railway station in the centre of town. Directions are available here.
The University of Hull is a Principal Partner in Kingston-upon-Hull’s celebrations of its status as UK City of Culture 2017, so what better way to welcome the brave new world of Brexit and Trump (or to usher in the apocalypse)?
Any enquiries should please be addressed to Professor Alec Charles, Head of the School of Arts at the University of Hull at: firstname.lastname@example.org