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Future forms of intimacy to be explored at new research conference

28 September 2023

Studio shot of a young woman whispering in her friend’s ear against a turquoise background
New research conference to explore intimacy – in all its forms.

The School of Journalism, Media and Culture has announced an exciting new conference to explore and engage with the subject of intimacy in the media, culture and society.

Set to be held in September 2024, the ‘The Future of Intimacy’ conference will invite international scholars to submit papers that engage with the future forms, contents, orientations, risks and challenges in and around intimacy, both mediated and unmediated.

The event, which has been designed as a multi-disciplinary conference spanning three days and held at the school’s Two Central Square home in the heart of Cardiff’s media quarter, will see a range of range of keynotes, panel discussions and workshops.

Leading the conference will be Professor Paul Bowman and Dr Kerry Moore. Dr Moore said, “Intimacy is a remarkably important part of our lives, media and culture, yet many issues about it remain largely unexplored academically.

“Our Call for Papers, which is now live, invites approaches from one or more academic field of the interdisciplinary arts, humanities and social sciences, such as media, cultural studies, sociology, literature, philosophy and history.

Future of Intimacy Call for Papers

Full details of how to submit your abstract can be found in our ‘Future of Intimacy – Call for Papers”.

“We can’t wait to see how the conference will be shaped and guided by the research themes, areas and impacts revealed in the abstracts and presentations of our speakers.”

Professor Susanna Paasonen (University of Turku) and Professor Céline Morin (Université Paris Nanterre) will provide the keynote presentations.

The conference will take place on 10-12 September 2024 and the conference website will be launched later this autumn. Full details of how to submit your abstract can be found in our ‘Future of Intimacy – Call for Papers”.

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