Prof. Kevin Robins is a very prolific media/communications studies academic; his current project is ‘Europe in Motion’ (on European media spaces and policy) and he has written extensively about British and European culture for some time. (My OU course had loads by him). He’s coming to DCU to give a public lecture, European Media and Cultural Policy: The Challenges. (He’s also been at DIT)

Date: Thursday, 3 April 2008 (Time: 7.00pm / refreshments at 6.30pm)
Venue: Room HG22, Nursing Building, Dublin City University

This lecture will explore issues relating to media and cultural politics in the contemporary European context. It will offer a critique of prevailing approaches, arguing that they are too nation-centric.

Current developments across the European space – associated particularly with new migrations and mobilities – mean that we have to radically re-think European cultural agendas. The lecture will put forward ideas within a European cosmopolitan frame.

Alas the news page on the School of Communications website hasn’t been updated since 2006 (oops), but Activelink has the details. I can’t go, but you should. And if you want to do work in this area, they need PhD students to work on Europe in Motion in London!