University celebrates 50 years of media and communication research with international conference

More than 1,000 delegates from around the world are expected to attend an international conference at the University of Leicester next summer as part of the University’s celebrations of 50 years of media and communication research.

Today the University has announced it will host the 2016 conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). IAMCR is the preeminent worldwide professional organisation in the field of media and communication research.

The University has a proud history of media and communication research, founding the Centre for Mass Communication Research in 1966, the first Centre of its kind studying mass communication. The late James Halloran (pictured), the Centre’s first Head, was also President of IAMCR from 1972-1990.

The conference theme will be: ‘Memory, Commemoration and Communication: Looking Back, Looking Forward’ and will take place at the University of Leicester from 27-31 July 2016.

Listen to a podcast with Roger Dickinson and Anders Hansen about the founding of The Centre for Mass Communications at the University of Leicester (compatible with up-to-date browsers):

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