Care in the Media and Cultural Industries -- CAMEo Annual Conference 2018

Leicester, UK, 12.-14. September 2018

Registration is now open for the CAMEo Annual Conference 2018

Care in the Media and Cultural Industries

12-14 September 2018, Curve Theatre, Leicester, UK

Keynote speakers:

    Professor Sarah Banet-Weiser (USC, Annenberg)
    Maureen Beattie (incoming President, Equity)
    Professor Radhika Gajjala (Bowling Green State, Ohio)
    Professor Bev Skeggs (London School of Economics)

Other confirmed speakers to date: Mark Banks, Karen Boyle, Shelley Cobb, Doris Eikhof, Jo Littler, Jen Smith Maguire, Jack Newsinger, Kate Oakley, Heather Savigny, Lynne Segal, Helen Wheatley, Linda Ruth Williams, Helen Wood.

The media, arts and cultural industries present a positive image of good and fulfilling work whilst the artistic products of those industries are often imbued with moral and cultural value. Yet, we have become increasingly aware of the inequalities and injustices integral to these industries. These include the ways in which opportunities to participate in such work are unequally distributed, and how the material and immaterial rewards of doing so are unevenly spread, socially, as well as geographically, at national and global scales.  Arts, cultural and media industry work has been further tarnished by recent and high profile revelations concerning the systemic abuses suffered by cultural workers from within powerful organisations which in turn must encourage us to reflect upon on the lasting legacies of the objects of this cultural work. Far from being ‘good’, work in culture, media and the arts increasingly appears as damaging, and divested of care or concern for others.

A full draft conference programme is available here. To register to attend this conference, head to the University of Leicester event shop here.

If you have any questions about the conference, please do not hesitate to drop us a line at

Best wishes,

Dr Stevie Marsden

Research Associate
CAMEo Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies &
School of Media, Communication & Sociology
University of Leicester, UK