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Media Studies

ART-AND-LAW  
This list can be used to initiate discussions and post announcements about law and art, or, if you prefer, art and law. It could be used to put questions to the community of people interested in the intersection between art and law; to ask for suggestions, leads, or help; or to let people know about a relevant upcoming event, project, or academic program.

ARTMOBS  
The Art and Mobilities Network supports creative and artistic mobilities research. The list is inclusive and open to discussion of practices, histories, theories, methods, and aesthetics of mobility, and the contribution that creative and interdisciplinary research can make to mobility and social change. The list is based at the Centre for Mobilities Research at Lancaster University.

BAFTSS  
This list is used by the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies to make announcements relevant to teachers and researchers in these areas.

BAFTSS-PRSIG  
The BAFTSS (British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies) Practice Research Special Interest Group (PRSIG) aims to evaluate how practice can contribute new knowledge to the field in terms of its significance, originality and rigour, exploring innovative methods of academic dissemination and peer review; as well as the potential of practice research for public engagement and impact.

BARN  
This list is used to make announcements about British-based audio-visual research events, publications and projects.

BATH-CONFLICT-NETWORK  
A research network devoted to developing research and knowledge exchange on conflict, terrorism and related issues.

BRANDEDCONTENTRESEARCHNETWORK  
The Branded Content Research Network is an academic collaborative project. It explores relationships between marketing communications and media. The network brings together academics, practitioners, and policy actors.

BSA-ALCOHOL-STUDY-GROUP  
This is the mailing list of the British Sociological Association Alcohol Study Group. The purpose of the Group is to look sociologically at the meaning of alcohol use in society.

BSADIGITALSOCIOLOGY  
This is the email list for members of the British Sociological Association's Digital Sociology group.

BYTHEBOOK  
This list allows delegates of the By the Book conference to communicate and develop research ideas and proposals.

CARDIFFUNIVERSITYFILM  
Cardiff University Interdisciplinary Film Studies and Visual Cultural Research.

CCLSHEFFIELD  
Centre for Contemporary Legend - research group for folklore studies in UK Higher Education - list for sharing academic research ideas, events and other relevant information

CRIMESIG  
A mailing list intended for communication between members of the Special Interest Group on Crime and Language research.

CULTURAL-TRANSLATION  
The Cultural Translation and East Asia: Art, Film and Literature mailing list is to encourage and support the development and maintain of this aspect of Asian Studies in the UK and beyond.

DIGITALMETHODS  
A list for those interested in digital methods in the context of teaching and research. This includes updates about publications, tools, methods, approaches, projects, events and activities.

DIGITALSTUDIES  
An email list to support the activities of an interdisciplinary and inter-institutional reading group broadly concerned with issues raised by all things 'digital'.

DRONES  
This email list aims to provide a network for researchers who are utilizing drones to conduct data collection, design research projects. Discussions focus on sharing experiences, project information, new technological breakthroughs, and news that may have an impact on using drone in civilian contexts. It emerges from the Nesta funded project 'Project Daedalus', which explores the creative potential of drones #projectdaedalus Set up by Professor Andy Miah, University of Salford @andymiah New members who are on Twitter will be added to the following list. https://twitter.com/andymiah/lists/drones4research Please email your twitter address to email@andymiah.net

EDUCATIONANDCULTURE  
This list is used by the coordinators of the ESRC Seminar Series 'New Perspectives and Culture' to make announcements about the Seminar Series, related events, publications and projects.

ESA-RN18  
Mailing List of the Research Network 18 (Sociology of Communications and Media Research) of the European Sociological Association

ESPORTS  
Bringing scholars and industry together. The main functions of this email list are to foster collaboration, share news, develop esports as a scientific discipline, and develop conversations around the subject of esports. The list is supported by the University of Salford, Manchester. Follow @EsportInsight http://esportinsight.net

EUPOP2012  
EUPOP2012 is the inaugural conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA). 11-13th July 2012 at the London College of Fashion.

FANSTUDIES  
This list is used by members of the Fan Studies Network, to disseminate information such as calls for papers, publicizing events, and discussion about pertinent topics.

FLAME  
This is a mailing list for academics, researchers and professionals working on the use of film and other media for language learning.

GAVN  
The Glasgow AudioVisual Network brings together a diverse range of researchers and practitioners who are all interested in the operation of sound within screen media from music and sound in film and television, through new media and audio-visual composition, to contemporary theatrical and artistic work that makes use of sound and moving image.

GSSPN  
The German Screen Studies Postgraduate Network connects UK-based research students working in all areas of German language film, television and other visual media.

HFRN  
The Historical Fictions Research Network aims to create a place for the discussion of all aspects of fictional historical narrative. We welcome people working on prose, drama, visual art, reception studies, musicology, museum displays, film, tv, gaming, wargaming, graphic novels, transformative works and any other areas engaged in the narrative construction of the fictional past.

HISTTHEDIG  
A list for discussion, resources, and scholarship on investigating language, identity and social practices in old and new media.

I-NTERNET  
Open debate on creative and powerful ways of dealing with the Web for people involved in social and political development of knowledge. Talking about information technology to improve ways of sharing the knowledge, promoting networks, and having an impact into public debates via the WEB.

JISCMEDIAHUB  
This list is used by JISC MediaHub Advisory Board members to discuss requirements and future developments to the JISC MediaHub platform.

LESBIANLIVES  
This email list provides a forum to discuss lesbian lives in the ethos of the Lesbian Lives conference. We aim to be an international social, cultural, political and artistic venue for sharing ideas and information of relevance to Lesbian Lives. We hope to develop dialogues and discussions that understand that 'the lesbian perspective still continues to be a critical gaze from a charged margin and the Lesbian Lives Conference continues to be a friendly experience of energetic engagement' O'Donnell, 2008.

LOCATIONBASEDGAMES  
Mailing list for researchers and practitionaires that are interested in location-based games. Please note that we use 'location-based games' here as a catch-all term that aims to describe all type of games that are: (1) played "in the wild", (2) use mobile technologies, and (3) incorporate location as part of the gameplay in one way or another. Examples of location-based games include: Pokemon GO, Harry Potter Wizards Unite, etc. The list is open to anyone. Posting to the list is lightly moderated to avoid spam, irrelevant posts, and subscription queries. The list is archived and searchable on the web. The owners do not necessarily approve or endorse content shared on this list. The views expressed in messages are the personal views of the author. The owners accept no liability for any errors, corruption or omissions that might arise. The JiscMail Service Policy document: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/policyandsecurity/ describes the way in which we expect the service to be used by subscribers. It sets out (S9) JISC handling of personal data obligations under the Data Protection Act (1998).

MECCSA-LCM  
The MeCCSA Local and Community Media Network aims to promote research into Local and Community Media in the UK. It is one of a series of networks in the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies (MeCCSA) subject association in the UK. The aim of the network is to draw together those scholars interrogating this landscape to raise the profile of research in this field and strengthen its future trajectory. The network also offers the opportunity to increase collaboration between industry and academia and emerging innovators and disruptors in the field. An increasing number of academics working in the area of local and community media, including both the executive members above and suggested members below, come with a background in relevant industries.

MECCSA-REAPN  
This list is used by the Network to share information, help develop and promote research and opportunities. Research areas include but not limited to issues of race, media and culture.

MEDIAGENDERUOL  
This list is hosted by the members of the Media and Gender Research Group at the University of Leicester, to make announcements about upcoming meetings and events, and other information of interest to group members (eg. projects, publications etc).

MEMORYANDMIGRATION  
The elist aims to allow collaborations and communication amongst academic working in the fields of memory studies and migration studies

MIDEASTGENDERMEDIA  
This is a list dedicated for researchers and scholars studying the intersection of media and gender (broadly defined) in the Middle East to share resources, news, events, and to network.

MORAL-PANIC  
This is the mailing list of the Moral Panic Research Network. The purpose of the Network is to bring together: scholars from a variety of disciplines who share an interest in moral panics; media practitioners, including journalists; and anyone else with an interest in moral panics. #The network is intended to be as open as possible, in order to stimulate discussion from a variety of perspectives; anyone who is interested in moral panics is very welcome to join the network.

NORTH-AMERICAN-SONGSTER  
A discussion list for those researching vernacular Anglo-American cheap print song and music materials

OJS-USERS  
This list is used by UK OJS (Open Journal Systems) users (or potential users) to share experiences and knowledge about supporting Open Access journal publishing in Higher Education.

ORGANISEDPERSUASIVECOMMUNICATION  
A list for research on Organised Persuasive Communication, including propaganda, public relations, information warfare, psyops, marketing, lobbying and other promotional activities. The list is associated with the Organisation for Propaganda Studies http://www.propagandastudies.ac.uk.

PCWP-ANNOUNCE  
This list, associated with the annual Popular Culture and World Politics conference, is primarily used to circulate calls for papers and other announcements related to scholarship in the field of Popular Culture and World Politics.

POLITICSANDLAWOFDOCTORWHO  
To analyse the political and legal aspects of the BBC's longest running drama series "Doctor Who"

POP-NOSTALGIA  
This network is concerned with how the past is consciously and unconsciously referenced and recycled in historic and contemporary popular cultural forms.

PRINTINGCOLOUR  
News, announcements and discussions about historical colour printing. Part of the Printing Colour Project: writing colour into the history of printing in the west 1400-1920, www.printingcolourproject.com.

PROTEST-MEMORY  
AHRC-funded network of academic researchers, archivists, curators, artists and activists for the discussion of the commemoration and afterlives of protest.

PSPGROUP  
The purpose of the group and this mailing list is to get to know other MA and PhD students who are interested in and work in the field of Psychosocial Studies. We would like to organise events and conferences so we can get to know each other, network and share our research.

PUBLISHING-STUDIES  
This list is a forum for discussion of issues around the development of publishing studies as a discipline in the UK and internationally, and for the dissemination of news about forthcoming events, funding opportunities and publications in this field of study. Included within this topic are publishing culture generally, book, serials and publishing history; economic, political and social issues associated with the development, sale and dissemination of intellectual property; design, typography and production of print and electronic media; audience and reception studies, among others.

SCIENCE-IN-PUBLIC  

SFFS  
This list is used by the Scottish Film Festival Studies network to make announcements relevant to film festival practitioners, scholars and researchers in Scotland and beyond.

SFRA  
SFRA mailing list promotes the study of science fiction literature, film, and other media and serves the members of Science Fiction Research Association as well as researchers not affiliated with the organization.

SFSG  
This is an internal network of academics at the University of Sunderland who are interested in food studies.

SISIG  
This is the mailing list for the Screen Industries Special Interest Group (SISIG) of the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS).

SOUNDCULTURES  
This list is used by the Centre for Sound Cultures, founded at Queen Mary University, to discuss events and research in various disciplines and none, within and outside of higher education institutions.

STORIES-WE-LIVE-BY  
This group is for researchers and students who have registered for "The stories we live by: an online course in ecolinguistics" (www.storiesweliveby.org.uk). The mailing list will be used for discussions about ecolinguistics and announcements of webinar times and new resources.

UNISCREEN-LONDON  
A contact and discussion list for practitioners who teach Screenwriting at university level - London area group

URUGUAYRESEARCHNETWORK  
The Uruguay Research Network (URN) aims to bring together students, academics and researchers from a variety of academic disciplines united by a common interest in Uruguay. The network wishes to draw together people working on Uruguay that may otherwise not know each other; in this way, the network aims facilitate debate and discussion, exchange information on relevant conferences and news on Uruguay, organise events and establish a forum for continued interaction and communication among scholars on Uruguay. The network is open to students (both undergraduate and postgraduate), academic staff and researchers. It is a UK based network but anyone is welcome to join; we particularly welcome members from Uruguay itself. English and Spanish are the working languages of the network.

VISUAL-METHODS-NEWS  
News and announcements associated with the International Visual Methods conferences (see http://www.visualmethods.org)

WFTHN  
This list is for the Women's Film and Television History Network - UK/Ireland, and it is intended for researchers, educators, archivists and independent filmmakers and industry professionals. The list will be used to disseminate information on developing research, education and exhibition programs, academic and industry contacts, and general information related to the history of women working in the film and television industries of the UK and Ireland. It will also be used to publicize the Networks biennnial conference and other related academic and industry events.