Borders & Boundaries

Territories, Technologies, Transgressions

The 14th MeCCSA Postgraduate Network Conference will be held in London on June 26-27, 2017. We are featuring contributions from a wide range of disciplines as well as from artists and activists. This conference is jointly hosted by the Departments of Media and Communications at LSE and Goldsmiths, with additional support by MeCCSA, the LSE Student Union’s Annual Fund and CHASE.

How do we make sense of a world in crisis in which borders and boundaries appear to be reconfiguring?

This conference aims to grapple with our disorienting historical moment, which involves the creation, collapse and reconstitution of borders and boundaries: territorial, socio-spatial, political, personal. We propose taking a fresh look at dynamics of de-territorialisation and re-territorialisation, online and off-line, North and South, then, now and in the future.

To do so, we think it worth re-activating the border-zones between disciplines, between art, academia and activism.

Send us your ideas by 21 March, 2017 and join us in dialogue.

Submissions ⟶

A Cross-Institutional Collaboration, a Multi-Disciplinary Team

Borders and Boundaries is the 14th annual conference of the MeCCSA Post-Graduate Network. For the first time, it is hosted jointly by two leading institutions, LSE and Goldsmiths.

As an organising committee, we have come to media and cultural studies from various backgrounds, and want to build the conference around an ethos of collaboration and interdisciplinary dialogue. Find out more about the team behind the event’s conception and organisation here.

The conference will take place on Goldsmiths campus on June 26 and 27, 2017. Find out more about the London location and about the practicalities of travel and accommodation here.


The conference will bring together leading media researchers and practitioners from the Media departments at Goldsmiths and LSE, from neighbouring universities and from various London organisations. In a twist on the traditional format, keynote speakers will work in conversation with one another, and with post-graduate members of the organising committee. Confirmed speakers include:

Sue Clayton
Natalie Fenton
Myria Georgiou
Jeremy Gilbert
Seeta Peña Gangadharan Seeta Peña Gangadharan
Lina Dencik


Our programme will also include workshops which will provide a space to share knowledge and skills crucial to the post-graduate experience. Expect sessions on developing your career, publishing and pathways between university and the creative industries.

Keynotes & Workshops

London, Living Lab

This conference is an opportunity to explore London, “world city” structured by both inequalities and the vibrant overlap of migrant cultures. Participants will be encouraged to discover the lively neighbourhoods surrounding Goldsmiths campus, while events will take us further afield into the city. We also offer a limited number of travel bursaries to get here, and some accommodation ideas for your stay.

A Multi-Media Event

The conference will foster intellectual discussion through a variety of media. Submissions for panels can be made in several formats, while the events will include a screening, a live musical performance, and a city walk.

Socials & Events