This month we are happy to announce the NECS 2012 Conference in Lisbon, 21-23 June, which will be hosted by the New University of Lisbon and the University of Coimbra. Deadline for submissions is the 31st January 2012. “Time Networks: Screen Media and Memory” is the theme of the conference which aim is “to tackle the different issues connected with time in relation to our screen-dominated media culture” and, thus, to encourage and develop the ongoing debates on the crucial role of diverse media practices in the formation of memory, history, and the temporalities of everyday life. Confirmed keynotes speakers are: Andreas Fickers (Universiteit Maastricht), Elizabeth Cowie (University of Kent), and Lúcia Nagib (University of Leeds).
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