Dear friends and colleagues:
In light of the escalating public health crisis, and in order to reduce uncertainty, it is with great regret that the conference committee has decided to cancel Transformations in Celebrity Culture, which was due to run 18-20 June 2020 in Winchester.
The process of reimbursing conference and accommodation fees is already underway, for those who booked via the University of Winchester online store. Details will be confirmed as soon as we have them, but we expect this to be an automatic process.
Of course, we deeply regret any financial losses that might be incurred due to non-refundable travel bookings. As such, if you are an unwaged colleague who will lose money, please let us know asap. If there are such cases, we will aim to set up a fund whereby salaried staff will be able to voluntarily contribute to help cover at least some of the losses of unwaged colleagues.
Take care of yourselves and each other.
on behalf of the conference committee.
Due to the UCU industrial action in the UK, the publication of the conference schedule will be delayed slightly. Thanks to delegates for your patience.
Registration is now available for the conference. Clicking on the Registration tab will reveal a link to the University of Winchester’s online store.
Take advantage of the earlybird rate by booking before 16 March!
Conference registration is due to go live on Monday 3 February.
We will also publish accommodation details along with an outline of the conference schedule.
The full schedule will be published on Monday 2 March.
Congratulations to Kathryn Murphy @kathryndmurphy (Sheffield Hallam) for her abstract “From bedroom to ballroom, from micro- to mainstream: Exploring the celebrity brand of Joe Sugg” which won one of our stipends for best abstract by a postgrad! #celebritystudies2020
Congratulations to Kooshna Gupta (University of Auckland) for her abstract Dancing Celebrities of Hindi Cinema: Enduring Stardom and Fame which won one of our stipends for best abstract by a postgrad! #celebritystudies2020
Due to UCU industrial action in the UK, notifications of acceptance will now be postponed until 8 December.
PLEASE NOTE: CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY 7 OCTOBER 2019