Conference: Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies 50 Years On
- Arts Building - Main Lecture Theatre
- Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Students, Teaching
To mark the launch of an archive of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham, this conference reflected on the influence and legacies of the CCCS, both inside the academy and beyond.
Following Richard Hoggart’s pioneering decision to embark on the research of popular culture, and the subsequent appointment of Stuart Hall, the Centre became one of the biggest influences on the development of cultural and media studies around the world. The aim of the conference was to bring together former members of staff with all those interested in its work and influence, both inside and outside universities. It examined the global reach of the Centre, the teaching and research methods that were employed and the lessons the Centre can provide in the current political and cultural contexts. Speakers included Geoff Eley, Lawrence Grossberg, Richard Johnson, Jo Littler and Jackie Stacey, and there was a showing of a previously unseen video interview with the late Stuart Hall. A full conference programme is also available here.
The conference took place in the main lecture theatre of the Arts Building at the University of Birmingham (building R16 on the Edgbaston campus map) on 24 and 25 June 2014.
For more information, see our Conference page.
Tickets cost £60 (full) or £20 (concessions).
The event happend in June 2014, but audio from the conference is available to listen to.