Previous Events

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Gendered Career Paths in Broadcasting

Amid the context of revelations like the huge gender-pay gap in broadcasting, the 50:50 campaign, and the known ‘leaky pipe-line’ of female talent in the screen industries, this latest CAMEo afternoon seminar brings together key thinkers who have been interrogating women’s careers in broadcasting and attempting to understand the ways in which roles have been, and remain to be, segregated by gender.

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Thursday 15 November 2018

Place, Provenance and Cultural Value

A free CAMEo research seminar.

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Wednesday 17 October 2018

Radical Design

A CAMEo Research Salon, part of the Design Season at LCB Depot.

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12-14 September 2018

CAMEo Annual Conference 2018:

Care in the Media and Cultural Industries

CAMEo's annual conference will take place in Leicester in September.

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13 September 2018

'Creating Safe Spaces'

Public lecture with Maureen Beattie (Equity President). This event is part of CAMEo’s annual conference on Care in the Media and Cultural Industries.

This is a free event and all are welcome

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14 June 2018

Creative Places, Co-Working and Community

Join us as we explore, what makes for a creative place in arts, media and cultural production? What are the different ways in which people make creative places more inclusive, collaborative and communitarian?

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7 June 2018

Stories and Use: Mediation, Meaning and Digital Labour

A research seminar with Yujie Julie Chen (University of Leicester) and Vicki Mayer (Tulane University)

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4 June 2018

And the Winner is…? Prizes and Awards in Arts and Culture

One day symposium hosted by CAMEo Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies, University of Leicester

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1-2 June 2018

Under Her Eye: Women and Climate Change

Under Her Eye is an international arts-science summit and festival curated by Invisible Dust, as part of the 2018 Suffrage Centenary and headlined by Booker-prize winning author, Margaret Atwood and previous Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC Christiana Figueres.

Speaker: Paula Serafini

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29 April-5 May 2018

Showcase on Asian radio in Leicester

The important role played by BBC Radio Leicester in the development of Asian radio in Britain is being showcased at an event in the city.

From 29 April to 5 May, the station in St Nicholas Place will offer visitors the chance to learn more about the history of Asian programming and provide feedback.

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8 May 2018

'The Future of Work in the Creative Industries'.

Presented by Ryerson University's Faculty of Communication and Design (Toronto).

Keynote Speaker: Mark Banks

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25 April 2018

Culture on the Fringe: Making-Up and Managing the Arts Festival

Join us as we explore, what is fringe culture? What separates fringe, independent or avant-garde culture from the mainstream? What possibilities and opportunities do fringe festivals give artists and performers?

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12 April 2018

Making It On and Off Screen: Work, Inclusion and Diversity in UK Film

Join us on Thursday 12th April 6:15–8:30pm

Who gets to ‘make it’ in the UK screen sector? How can creators, funders, businesses and cinemagoers encourage more diversity on and off our screens? The CAMEo Research Institute invites you to an evening exploring diversity in the UK screen sector.

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14 December 2017

Research Workshop

The winners of our 2017 funding competition talked about their research at this workshop.

Read more about the projects here

30 November 2017

Bright Lights: BAME Role Models and Leaders in Arts and Culture

The launch of The Pocket Guide to BAME Role Models and Leaders in the Performing Arts took place on 30 November 2017 at Curve Theatre, Leicester.

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14 October 2017

Talking SoundSystems

Join us for a public discussion to launch Let’s Play Vinyl: Celebrating the next generation of UK sound systems on Saturday 14 October, 1.00-2.30pm, at Attenborough Arts Centre

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4 October 2017

Servers of Craft: Making and Teaching Taste among 'Cool' Blue-Collar Workers

A research seminar  with Richard Ocejo, Associate Professor of Sociology at John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).

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28 September 2017
New Horizons in Gaming: Tech, Publics and Politics

Join us on 28 September 6-8pm for a salon discussing the future of gaming, featuring gaming experts from industry and academia.
6-8 September 2017

Conference of the CAMEo Research Institute on Cultural and Media Economies:

Mediating Cultural Work: Texts, Objects and Politics

CAMEo held a conference 6-8 September 2017.

Further details and call for papers

6 September 2017

What was Art School?

Public lecture with Professor John Beck (Westminster) and Professor Matthew Cornford (Brighton).  This event is part of CAMEo’s conference on Mediating Cultural Work.

This is a free event and all are welcome.  Read more and register.

6 July 2017

Do it Yourself: Grassroots Writing and Publishing

A salon hosted by CAMEo on Thursday 6 July, 6:00-8:00pm at LCB Depot, Leicester.

This is a free event and all are welcome, but spaces are limited - read more

12 June 2017

The Money Shot Revisited: Changing Dynamics of Media Spectacle, Intensity and Excess

This one-day workshop will draw together international scholars who are considering the phenomenon of ‘the money shot’ across different media forms and from different disciplinary perspectives.

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24 May 2017

Cultural Industries in Shanghai Modern

A public lecture by Professor Justin O’Connor, Monash University

Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 1

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17 May 2017

Wealth and status in an age of Trump: The cultural production and consumption of the super-rich

14:00-17:30, Council Room first floor Fielding Johnson Building, University of Leicester

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27 April 2017

Creativity, Activism and Social Change

A salon to discuss creativity, activism and social change with publishers, activists, cultural practitioners and academics.

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11 April 2017

Cultural Economy Futures

Mark Banks will open an event on the future of the cultural and creative economy at Monash University, Melbourne. The event is organised by the Culture, Media, Economy research unit, one of CAMEo's research partners, and will feature a range of international academic, practitioners and policy-makers in discussion.

1 March 2017
Workshop on Co-working dynamics and the city

This workshop will bring co-working researchers, and those with a practical or policy interest, together to discuss a range of issues around co-working.

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Workshop on Co-working dynamics and the city
24 February 2017

Literature, Writing and the Creative Economy: New Directions?

CAMEo and the Centre for New Writing are hosting a Research Symposium & Workshop, with guest speakers Claire Squires and Rick Rylance on 24 February.

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25-26 November 2016

Newton Tech4Dev Event

CAMEo sponsored a panel on ‘Digital Sweatshops’ at the launch of the Newton Tech4 Dev Network at the University of Leicester.

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11 November 2016

CAMEo Craft Cultures: Craft Drinks – Research Networking Event

This one day symposium explores the meaning of ‘craft and the artisanal’ in the production and consumption of craft drinks such as natural wine, craft beer, traditional cider and small batch spirits.

Read more about Craft Cultures Week in our Storify report

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10 November 2016

CAMEo Craft Cultures: Craftivism Talk and Workshop

An engaging afternoon featuring a talk by Sarah Corbett (Craftivist Collective) on craft as a tool for activism and a workshop on craftivist responses to gender equality in the workplace.

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9 November 2016

CAMEo Craft Cultures: A Conversation on Craft Culture – Keynote Speech and reception

International experts Kate Fletcher, Susan Luckman and Nicola Thomas discuss craft across the divide between the everyday and the professional. Join us for an evening of exploring craft, sustainability in the fashion sector, craft work and craft micro-economies.

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9 November 2016

CAMEo Craft Cultures: Contemporary Crafts and Textiles Research – Research Networking Event

Join us for a one day interdisciplinary symposium on crafts and textiles in the contemporary context, including amateur craft making (e.g. sewing, dressmaking, knitting, crocheting) as well as (micro) craft enterprises, craftivism, historical craft research, craft groups and communities in a digital context.

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8 November 2016

CAMEo Craft Cultures: Making a Living from Craft – Workshop

Aimed at students and staff, this workshop with local textile artist Ruth Singer explores aspects of employability in the creative sector and includes a hands-on engagement activity. The workshop draws on Ruth’s experience of crafting a varied portfolio career whilst also developing one’s own creativity.

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2 November 2016

Leicester Business Festival: Diversity in the Creative Workforce

CAMEo Director Mark Banks will give a talk on increasing diversity in the cultural and creative industries workforce, followed by a panel discussion with practitioners and policy makers.

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29 September 2016

Bass Culture Launch Event

Please join the Black Music Research Unit and the Bass Culture project team, including, CAMEo Director Mark Banks to mark the start of the AHRC-funded project researching the influence of Jamaican music in the UK.

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16 September 2016

Something Old, Something New: The Wedding Spectacle across Contemporary Media Cultures

The University of Leicester’s Media and Gender research group and CAMEo are co-hosting a one-day symposium on the rise of ‘wedding spectacle’ in media culture.

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26 July 2016

Critical Capacities: Media, Labour and Action

CAMEo is co-hosting a one-day event that brings together leading media academics and activists to critically examine current trends and trajectories in global worlds of media work, and to present strategies and solutions for improving and enhancing conditions of media and cultural production.

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30 June 2016

CAMEo Official Launch

CAMEo was officially launched on 30 June 2016 with a launch event organised by the University of Leicester.

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