Audiences: a cross generational dialogue. A faculty-mentored cross-generational doctoral workshop on audiences and audience research

Organised by YECREA and COST Action IS0906 Transforming Audiences Transforming Societies. Presented in collaboration with ECREA (Audience and Reception Studies section)

Brussels, 11 April 2012

What is new and unique about being an audience researcher in contemporary media environments? Are old questions, challenges and concepts still of worth? What do we envisage in the next few decades of audience studies, and where does our own work fit into that narrative? Addressing, these questions, the ARS section of ECREA, YECREA (the young scholars' network of ECREA) and COST Action IS0906 brings together three generations of audience researchers in an intensive day-long workshop in Brussels on 11th April 2012.

For this, we invite abstracts from graduate students (preferably in advanced stages of doctoral research) who see themselves contributing to audience studies, including print, radio, film, television and internet audiences and users. The proposed workshop is intended as a cross-generational space where audience scholars from three distinct generations come together to discuss the work of the doctoral students participating in the workshop and also broader questions for the field.

The workshop will bring together Professors Denis McQuail, Kim Schroder, Sonia Livingstone, David Buckingham and Martin Barker. With a diverse range of approaches to audiences between them, they will spend a day listening and responding to doctoral research and addressing questions raised by their projects especially as they fit into the narrative of audience research in the future decades. The intensive day long workshop will feature opening and closing statements from each faculty mentor, organised in a plenary, and parallel workshops focusing on student work during the day.

Website of the workshop:
(provides information about the participants, the mentors, and the programme)

Organizer: Ranjana Das

Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis (FUSL)
Boulevard du Jardin botanique, 43
BE-1000 Brussels


See the programme and the practical guide (including recommended hotels) in attachment to this webpage.

Revised final programme for Brussels workshop.pdf146.56 KB
COST_Practical_guide_Brussels_2012.pdf3.98 MB