Katharine presenting paper at LSE symposium in London

The Media and Communications Department of the London School of Economics (LSE) is organising a conference entitled “We, the People: Political, Media and Popular Discourses of ‘Us’ and ‘Them’“.

The two-day symposium will be held from October 26-27, 2018 in London (UK) and deal with the issue of rising populism across the world. Katharine will participate and present her work on “Media and citizens in Greece and beyond: Resistance and domination through Euro-crisis“.

Keynote at international conference in Eckartsau, Austria

1918-1938-2018: Dawn of an authoritarian century?” is the title of an international conference, which will take place at Schloss Eckartsau (Lower Austria) from September 5-7, 2018.

The year 2018 sees the commemoration of several important historical events in Austria and Germany that continue to have an influence on our society. The Federal Agency for Civic Education, Bonn and the Department of Contemporary History of the University of Vienna will hold a conference that focuses on the events of 1918 and 1938 as well as their extensive effects and possible influence on the course of future events.” *

Katharine is invited to deliver the keynote “Media as the fourth estate? Between agora and tyranny in the authoritarian century“, scheduled for Friday, September 7, 10:30.


Katharine at 5th IHSA Conference on Humanitarian Studies

The conference “(Re-)Shaping Boundaries in Crisis and Crisis Response“, to be held in The Hague (NL) from August 27-29, is organised by the International Humanitarian Studies Association. Katharine is invited to present her work entitled “Securitising humanitarianism: Nationalized responses to protracted refugee ‘crisis’ in the EU“.

More information about the conference can be found here.

Katharine gives keynote lecture in Zagreb, Croatia

The Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO) in Zagreb (Croatia) is organising a round table on April 20, 2018.

Katharine is invited to give an introductory keynote speech on “Culture and the (new) single market: Reproducing regimes of dominance or rebooting the New Europe?” during the International Round Table “Digital Single Market and its Impact on Culture and Media in Croatia“.

Further information on the keynote and the round table can be accessed here.

Katharine at University of Minnesota Twin Cities

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication of the University of Minnesota is organizing a symposium entitled “Journalism and Refugees: Media coverage and public discourses about refugees’ flows and integration in the EU and the Americas“.

The symposium will be held at the Minneapolis Campus of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities on November 10-11, 2017. Katharine is invited as a key expert and speaker to provide expertise on media governance, particularly from an European perspective.

Keynote talk at ECPMF17 in Leipzig, Germany

On October 5, the European Centre for Press & Media Freedom (ECPMF) is organising a conference entitled “Defending journalists under threat: Solidarity, support and safe houses” at the Leipzig School of MediaKatharine is invited to give a keynote talk on “The Assault on journalism – Building knowledge to protect freedom of expression“.

The full programme of the conference can be found here.

FIAT/IFTA Conference in Mexico

The Annual Conference of FIAT/IFTA will be held in Mexico City from October 18-21, 2017.

Katharine will present the results and findings of the FIAT/IFTA funded research project “The Governance of cultural memory through audiovisual broadcast archives: Preservation and accessibility in four European countries“, which was conducted by the Media Governance & Industries Research Lab over the last few months and executed within the framework of the FIAT/IFTA Media Studies Grant.

Katharine at Gikii Workshop in Winchester, UK

Katharine is participating in the 2017 Gikii Workshop, to be held in Winchester, UK, on September 15.

As part of the session “Rage against the Machine – Algorithms, AI and Machine”, she will present her work on “Ghostbusters, the sequel or regulating the algorithm as a counter balancing act to lies, bubbles and informational/self/social sorting“.

The full conference programme can be found here.

Katharine at ICA Annual Conference in San Diego, USA

The International Communication Association is organising its 67th annual conference entitled “Interventions: Communication Research and Practice” in San Diego, USA. Katharine will chair several panels, participate in board meetings and present her work on “The place of policy principles in legitimacy and contestation in Europe” and “Crisis and intervention in small places: Nonprofessional live theatre as popular communication at the borders of Europe” (together with Olga Kolokytha).