2008-06-19: Multidisciplinary Media Research Workshop at Royal Holloway - Organised by Professor John Ellis

Professor John Ellis of the Department of Media Arts (and an affiliate of the New Political Communication Unit) has organised a workshop for all Royal Holloway colleagues whose research includes study of the media. The event will take place on 19 and 20 June.
A total of 23 papers and performances will be presented by staff and research students from nine different disciplines from all three faculties. Sessions have been arranged to combine diverse disciplines around common themes.
Lunches and refreshments will be provided on both days, and there will be a drinks reception on the Thursday evening. The venue is the new Management lecture threatre which is an ideal venue for discussions.
The event is open to Royal Holloway staff, research students and close research collaborators from other institutions. The aim is to produce a greater dialogue and closer research collaboration on media issues which clearly interest a wide range of staff.

New Political Communication Unit scholars presenting at the workshop include:

  • Yenn Lee 'Korean Politics: Capitalising On The Internet Metaphor'
  • Chris Perkins 'Media as Trickster and the Representation of Foreignness in Japan'
  • Christopher Boerl 'The Internet, Religion & US Politics'
  • Andrew Chadwick 'Can We Avoid the Deliberative Assumption?: Researching Online Democracy in an Era of Informational Exuberance'
  • Ben O'Loughlin, Akil N. Awan and Mina Al-Lami 'Radicalisation & Media: Legitimising Violence in the New Media Ecology'

Please register your interest ahead of time with an email to: mediaworkshop@rhul.ac.uk

Download the draft programme here