BCMCR Research Events


The Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research (BCMCR) engages in collaborative work across five research areas:

Popular Music Studies

Screen Cultures

History, Heritage & Archives

Journalism, Activism, Community

Cultural Industries

Jazz Studies

Since our inception in 2009 we have grown swiftly, and our researchers generate work of internationally excellent standard.

We have delivered, or participated in a number of major, externally-funded, research projects, including projects with organisations such as the BBC, British Library and Arts Council. In total these projects were built on inter-disciplinary partnerships with other universities and a number of arts and cultural institutions.

We supervise research degrees to MPhil and PhD level, and our postgraduate researchers play an important part in the centre’s research culture. We also deliver the 12 MA programmes which were established on the basis of the research work generated within the centre.

These cover music industries, radio, jazz, social media, journalism, screen studies, activism, and cultural industries. Research from centre members is also prominent in the curriculum of BA programmes associated with similar media sectors.

We welcome visiting researchers from across the world and hold regular research seminars which mix presentations from staff, students and speakers from a range of our collaborative partnerships. Please feel free to contact us if you have a research enquiry.