Post EUPOP2012

2013 Conference

As Pamela Church Gibson discussed in the closing plenary session of EUPOP2012 (13/7/2012), the 2013 European Popular Culture Association conference will take place next summer in Finland. Dates TBC. 

PCA-Finland is the Scandinavian branch of the European Popular Culture Association and a regional affiliate of the PCA and ACA.

For details of the recent PCA-Finland 2012 conference see:

PCA / ACA (Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association)

For further details of the national  PCA / ACA conference in Washington DC (27-30th March 2013) and international conferences  - including POPCAANZ and the East Asian PCA, see:

And lastly, on a personal note - thanks very much to all those who were involved in planning, presenting, organising, supporting, meeting, greeting, feeding and watering during the EUPOP2012 conference. I hope you all had a well deserved rest at the weekend!  There were some excellent, highly engaging papers and it was great fun both catching up with people I know and getting to meet new people. I hope delegates embrace the wonders of social media and stay in touch beyond the conference, wherever in the world you might be.

Best wishes for a productive  and / or chilled out summer filled with smiles.

Sarah Gilligan (@idleponderings)

#EUPOP 2012 Tweets.

Thanks to all those who tweeted during EUPOP2012. Special thanks to Amy Burge (@Cleopes) and Julie Lobalzo Wright (@Dr_JLW) for live tweeting during panel presentations. 

Screen Name: catriona_loner
Text: That’s great! Thanks! :-) “@Dr_JLW: The Stanley Kubrick panel make me want to rush out and spend hours in the Kubrick archives! #EUPOP2012”
Created At: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 14:59:12 +0000

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Text: RT @Dr_JLW: Some thought provoking work on gender and transgender was truly inspiring today at #EUPOP2012. Enjoy…
Created At: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 14:52:17 +0000

Screen Name: idleponderings
Text: #EUPOP2012 day 1 conference blog by @Dr_JLW Issues of audience/reception studies. Looking forward to day 2 & 3 reports.
Created At: Sun, 15 Jul 2012 12:21:19 +0000

Screen Name: catriona_loner
Text: Really enjoyed #EUPOP2012. Met some great people and really enjoyed the panels. Looking forward to next year!
Created At: Sat, 14 Jul 2012 11:41:22 +0000

Screen Name: Superdeim
Text: RT @ComicsGrid: #EUPOP2012 delegates on Twitterland! You are all invited to take a look at our call for submissions #HigherEd
Created At: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 20:55:56 +0000

Screen Name: Dr_JLW
Text: #EUPOP2012 comes to a close. An incredible array of diverse work going on concerning popular culture in Europe. Hopefully, EPCA will grow.
Created At: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 18:45:20 +0000

Screen Name: Dr_JLW
Text: The Stanley Kubrick panel make me want to rush out and spend hours in the Kubrick archives! #EUPOP2012
Created At: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:54:16 +0000

Screen Name: clairemjenkins
Text: Heading home from London after #EUPOP2012 conference. A great event, really interesting papers and discussions.
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Screen Name: luca_barra
Text: #EUPop2012, day two: showtime on Italian popular music and media (US covers and more), then Monty Python…
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Screen Name: ancaanton
Text: Finished presenting my paper at #eupop2012: Dynamic of music consumption in senior Romanians - from Socialist youth to Capitalist seniors.
Created At: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 13:24:07 +0000

Screen Name: ComicsGrid
Text: #EUPOP2012 delegates on Twitterland! You are all invited to take a look at our call for submissions #HigherEd
Created At: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 09:55:26 +0000

Screen Name: ibtauris
Text: Croissant surplus #EUPOP2012! Must deal with this under-eat before lunch arrives…#pressureating
Created At: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 09:44:56 +0000

Screen Name: timarrowsmith
Text: A very naughty Dutch delegate just showed me a filthy postcard. #nobsnknockers #EUPOP2012
Created At: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 09:10:27 +0000

Screen Name: Dr_JLW
Text: Day 3 at #EUPOP2012. Another diverse group of panels to choose from!
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Screen Name: timarrowsmith
Text: Ready and waiting at #EUPOP2012 - putting the earl grey and pastries to use.
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Screen Name: j_ervine
Text: @jeremysmith98 Here’s link to website that’s main focus of my @EUPOP2012 paper: #eupop2012
Created At: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 08:02:43 +0000

Screen Name: ComicsGrid
Text: #EUPOP2012 RT @Cleopes @Superdeim @ComicsGrid Indeed: conference has been brilliant so far!
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Screen Name: catriona_loner
Text: Off to #EUPOP2012 to deliver our Stanley Kubrick: New Perspectives panel. Looking forward to the paper on Hunger this morning too.
Created At: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 07:36:33 +0000

Screen Name: Superdeim
Text: @ComicsGrid Yes, but mostly used in breaks and at end of the day - #EUPOP2012. Should be something online too, but I haven’t seen it yet
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 20:01:58 +0000

Screen Name: Dr_JLW
Text: Some thought provoking work on gender and transgender was truly inspiring today at #EUPOP2012. Enjoyed my panel on music, too!
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 18:35:22 +0000

Screen Name: luca_barra
Text: First day over @ #EUPop2012: listened about Sherlock Holmes, True Blood, Jamie Oliver, Rome, Skins, BBC’s Zen, etc. And tomorrow, showtime!
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 17:14:44 +0000

Screen Name: j_ervine
Text: Giving paper at @EUPOP2012 tomorrow about multiculturalism, Islam & humour in France, session 8A on censorship at noon. #eupop2012
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 16:48:41 +0000

Screen Name: LizaJThompson
Text: Abandoning the intellectual rigours of #EUPOP2012 to go eat my own body weight in hummus with @nicklevine #hummusasculture
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 16:07:21 +0000

Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Elliot concludes Rome presents a pan-European past, refusing to endorse single-country nationalism #EUPOP2012
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Screen Name: samueljward
Text: @LizaJThompson Old @Foyles colleague, forgot you work for @ibtauris. I’m an academite now but only following #EUPOP2012 from afar. Looks gd.
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 15:32:43 +0000

Screen Name: ibtauris
Text: Have abandoned stand to man (or, rather, person) reception at #EUPOP2012 I hope there are some books left when I return…#muckingin
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 15:28:42 +0000

Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Elliot arguing Rome presents history as series of chance events rather than epic - audience is part of the crowd, part of history #EUPOP2012
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Screen Name: ibtauris
Text: Don’t forget to stop by our stand at the #EUPOP2012 conference @LCFLondon
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Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Final paper is Andrew Elliot on rewriting history in HBO’s Rome #EUPOP2012
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Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Pollard concludes saying the series serves as a barometer for Anglo-American relations in tumultuous political period #EUPOP2012
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Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Second paper is Finn Pollard talking about Anglo-American relations as represented in The Persuaders #EUPOP2012
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Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Palmieri argues Jamie’s fantasy of romantic Italianness is a symbolic marker in his food campaigns #EUPOP2012
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Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Final panel of the day on TV and national identity. First paper by Antonella Palmieri on Jamie Oliver’s Italian Escape #EUPOP2012
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Screen Name: timarrowsmith
Text: Currently sat at desk while panels happen at #EUPOP2012, thinking about all the spannering I need to do on cars….
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 14:32:56 +0000

Screen Name: LizaJThompson
Text: What’s *isn’t* popular culture? Problems of disciplinary parameters @ #EUPOP2012 #answersonapostcard
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 13:52:49 +0000

Screen Name: ancaanton
Text: Second day at #eupop2012 in London. I present tomorrow :-)
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 13:05:00 +0000

Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Sola & Massot analysing websites and for resistance to stereotypes, especially of women #EUPOP2012
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:23:25 +0000

Screen Name: fashionintofilm
Text: #EUPOP2012 kicked off with a bang yesterday - promises to be a very exciting three days.
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Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Final paper is Nuria Sola and Dolors Massot on stereotypes of Latina body as represented in social media #EUPOP2012
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:10:42 +0000

Screen Name: EricSelinger
Text: @Cleopes @angoris If you have a sec at #EUPOP2012, can you mention JPRS CFPs? Erotic Romance, Love & Religion, Heyer, Latin America, etc.
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:04:13 +0000

Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Turnery argues that appeal of this Italian-based series based upon British social expectations of otherness and stereotypes #EUPOP2012
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Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Consequently, Skins lost viewers as it lost its ‘Britishness’. Now Jo Turney on ‘Dressing Zen’, BBC show starring Rufus Sewell #EUPOP2012
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 11:52:10 +0000

Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Brilliant analysis from Ellison of diffs between Skins seasons, showing how 5/6 tried to make it more internationally appealing #EUPOP2012
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 11:47:50 +0000

Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Second paper: Hannah Ellison on Skins, arguing that loss of ‘Britishness’ in targeting US audience led to viewing figure decline #EUPOP2012
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 11:31:11 +0000

Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Smith argues that Jamie is able to exploit the idea of myth to sell political message (healthy eating, school dinners) #EUPOP2012
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 11:28:55 +0000

Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: After much-appreciated coffee and pastries, now a panel on TV starting with Gilly Smith on Barthesian myth and Jamie Oliver #EUPOP2012
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 11:11:16 +0000

Screen Name: clairemjenkins
Text: Really enjoyed panel on European popular TV at #EUPOP2012 this am. Thoroughly engaging.
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 11:01:26 +0000

Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Pickering concludes has been no public debate about representation of working class in the way has for gender, race, sexuality #EUPOP2012
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Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Shows such as SMA, Honey We Killed the Kids, ASBO teen to Beauty Queen are class aspiration and panoptic vision of middle class #EUPOP2012
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 09:57:43 +0000

Screen Name: j_ervine
Text: @EUPOP2012 Making up for not watching this year’s Tour de France by listening to Dave Platten give paper re. its image & history. #eupop2012
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 09:52:35 +0000

Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Pickering talking about ‘Snog, Marry, Avoid’ (which I hate) and its endorsing of middle class dress aesthetics as universal #EUPOP2012
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 09:51:33 +0000

Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Now Jo Pickering on social class and pregnancy, esp. stigma of teenage mother: a figure where class and gender discourse collides #EUPOP2012
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 09:49:24 +0000

Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Richardson ends concluding female bodybuilding is one of queerest activities in contemp pop culture. #EUPOP2012
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 09:47:34 +0000

Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: But there was a backlash when it was discovered bodybuilder women were making money in muscle worship porn (with clips!) #EUPOP2012
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 09:41:56 +0000

Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Now a paper by Niall Richardson on female bodybuilding, exploring its reputation as feminist resistance to hegemonic gender #EUPOP2012
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 09:39:06 +0000

Screen Name: idril_earfalas
Text: Wish I was at #EUPOP2012 right now… :( …but I won’t miss it for the world next year!!!
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 09:35:34 +0000

Screen Name: idril_earfalas
Text: RT @Cleopes: Examples include Adam Lambert, Freddie Mercury, Michael Stipe and David Bowie’s kabuki-inspired make-up #EUPOP2012
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 09:33:38 +0000

Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Examples include Adam Lambert, Freddie Mercury, Michael Stipe and David Bowie’s kabuki-inspired make-up #EUPOP2012
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 09:22:26 +0000

Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: First paper by Janice Miller on male musicians who wear make-up. Different masking effects of make up, especially gender #EUPOP2012
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Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Lovely reception and evening with EUPOP delegates, although a bit ‘tired’ this morning. First panel today on the body. #EUPOP2012
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Screen Name: Dr_JLW
Text: Looking forward to day 2 at #EUPOP2012. I’ll be talking about Bowie, ‘plastic soul’ and Man Who Fell to Earth in the afternoon!
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 08:46:39 +0000

Screen Name: idleponderings
Text: Are we all ready for day two of #EUPOP2012 ? Day one = some excellent papers, lots to talk about and had great fun hanging out with people.
Created At: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 06:42:13 +0000

Screen Name: clairemjenkins
Text: Fantastic day at #EUPOP2012 heard some great papers, met some really interesting people. Looking forward to doing it again tomorrow!
Created At: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 23:02:39 +0000

Screen Name: jameshyman
Text: Seriously inspired by @Eupop2012 today with @Tory_Turk.Deep ‘academia’ from likes of Ben Whyman, Jolanta Jagiello & @Cristoforou #EUPOP2012
Created At: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 21:52:59 +0000

Screen Name: LizaJThompson
Text: Living the (bookish) dream @LFClondon #EUPOP2012 *hovers around stand looking awkward*
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Screen Name: Dr_JLW
Text: Last panel- Branding Gotham city, the temptress Eve & ice cream commercials, innovation/innovators in marketing & Czech tabloids. #EUPOP2012
Created At: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 18:14:12 +0000

Screen Name: timarrowsmith
Text: Great 1st day helping out at #eupop2012. Also met some fellow 2012 PhD starter with v interesting project. Looking forward to tomorrow.
Created At: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 17:55:23 +0000

Screen Name: j_ervine
Text: Mediterranean music, costumes in film & tv, comic identities & adaptations… Great first day @EUPOP2012 conference. #eupop2012
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Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Finally a paper on the development of the Czech tabloid press. Relating emergence to social and economic conditions #EUPOP2012
Created At: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 15:19:54 +0000

Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Now a very detailed paper on creativity: how creativity has left the studio and is now in advertising, IT, commerce. #EUPOP2012
Created At: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 15:09:13 +0000

Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Haagen Dazs is one sexy ice cream brand. Mmm, ice cream as body fluid. #EUPOP2012
Created At: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 14:55:17 +0000

Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: So buying ice cream is all Eve’s fault: the temptation myth is used in ice cream adverts. #EUPOP2012
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Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Yummy - now a paper on Haagen Dazs, Magnum and Flake adverts. #hungry #EUPOP2012
Created At: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 14:44:47 +0000

Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Paper: the blend of reality & CGI creates for Gotham a ‘malleable reality’ #EUPOP2012
Created At: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 14:43:28 +0000

Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Argument is that Gotham is a brand marker, but abstract and iconic. #EUPOP2012
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Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Now a panel on branding, advertising and the media. Kicking off with a paper on the batman franchise #EUPOP2012
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Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Exhibition on gentleman cambrioleurs: Chaps ahoy! #EUPOP2012
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Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Look! A virtual museum of pop culture! #EUPOP2012
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Screen Name: Cleopes
Text: Keynote from Jacques Migozzi from pop culture group at Limoges: LPCM. Also featuring catastrophic tech failure! #EUPOP2012
Created At: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 13:57:40 +0000

Screen Name: Dr_JLW
Text: Another great panel on Sophia Coppola, Doctor Who and Downton Abbey. Bodies, costume and female auteurism. #EUPOP2012
Created At: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 13:41:01 +0000

Screen Name: catriona_loner
Text: Preparing to present Stanley Kubrick: New Perspectives panel at #EUPOP2012 on Friday with @KubrickArch and @Ritzenhoffk
Created At: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 12:28:44 +0000

Screen Name: ibtauris
Text: We’re off to the #EUPOP2012 conference @LCFLondon *stuff 300 books, 3 tablecloths & a book stand in a taxi* #workout
Created At: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 10:54:43 +0000

Screen Name: Dr_JLW
Text: Really enjoyed the panel on fan cultures and new media featuring Dr. Who, Maurice and the Orpheus myth. #EUPOP2012
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Screen Name: jegleggott
Text: on way to #EUPOP2012. Had a pasty on train but hungry again.
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Screen Name: merlism
Text: It is! Hello #eupop2012 *waves*
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Screen Name: clairemjenkins
Text: In London on way to #EUPOP2012 promises to be an excellent conference.
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Screen Name: Dr_JLW

Text: On my way to London for #EUPOP2012 . Ready to get my pop culture thinking cap on!
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Screen Name: THochscherf
Text: Danish PSB is better than the BBC - join the discussion tomorrow at our TV panel… #EUPOP2012
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Screen Name: jameshyman
Text: Catch me tomorrow @Eupop2012 speaking about my magazine archive tomorrow, - #EUPOP2012
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Screen Name: notnowlulu
Text: At #EUPOP2012 tomorrow, this will be us.
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Screen Name: KateETaylorJ
Text: #EUPOP2012 Colonial Postcards! Panel 6B: Media Histories: Millennial Reflections, Postcolonial Perspectives!
Created At: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 11:18:15 +0000

It’s almost time for #EUPOP2012

As delegates embark on their journeys to London, it’s an apt time to welcome everyone to EUPOP2012.

Registration opens at 9.15am on Wednesday 11th July and day passes are available on the door.

If you are presenting a paper, please make sure that you keep to your time limit of 20 minutes (including clips) in order to allow enough time for all the papers on the panel and for questions at the end.

There will be lots of opportunities for networking and getting to know people at and beyond the conference - so please mingle and introduce people to one another. Please try to look after the conference newbies, postgrads and anyone looking lost or overwhelmed! Many students and academics are prone to conference nerves, so please be supportive of one another.

So, here’s to an interesting, engaging, fun and friendly conference. I’m looking forward to meeting up with people and hearing an exciting range of papers.

Please feel free to tweet via: #EUPOP2012 I will collate and curate tweets onto the blog for prosperity.

Wishing you all a safe and hassle free journey to London.

See you all v. soon… Sarah Gilligan

Reminder EUPOP2012 registration

Further to Pamela’s email earlier in the week - today, Friday 29th June is the deadline for confirming whether or not you plan to attend EUPOP2012.

If you have not registered already, please contact Pamela today  - including providing details of when you will be able to pay your registration.

The programme cannot be finalised and published until all delegates have confirmed whether or not they will be attending.

Register and pay for EUPOP2012 via Paypal

In order to make payment easier for delegates, you can now pay your EUPOP2012 registration by credit / debit card via Paypal - as a ‘send money’ transfer.

How to pay for EUPOP2012 via Paypal:

1: Go to

 If you haven’t already go one, you’ll need to sign up for a free PayPal account for your ‘personal use’.

You will need an email address, and to choose a password,  and to provide your contact details and either a credit or debit card (you’ll need your card details to hand in order to set the paypal account up).

2: Login to your account and click on the ‘send money’ tab. 

-          To:

-          Then input the amount : a) £150  for a full fee  or £100 for postgraduate students.  Day rates are only to be paid with the prior agreement of PCG.

-          Click services

-          Click continue

-          You may receive an automated call requesting that you confirm that it is indeed you / with a code on screen to input via your telephone. This is standard practice for money transfers, so don’t panic.

-          On the next step you are advised to clearly indicate in the subject:  

-                           YOUR FULL NAME:  EUPOP2012 PAYMENT

-          And ADD A NOTE indicating your institutional affiliation and contact details in case there is a problem.

-          Once payment has been processed you should receive an email copy of your transaction details. You are advised to keep a copy for your records.

If you have any difficulties you can either contact Pamela, or send Sarah Gilligan a direct message @EUPOP2012 on Twitter.

Digital EUPOP2012: pitch your panel in 140 characters

Instead of lugging around unwieldy booklets of abstracts on a hot summer’s afternoon in London - at EUPOP2012 we’re planning to go digital as much as possible. That way there’s less to carry, less to print and you’ll all be able to access the information before and after the conference from home, the office or on the move.  We’re hoping it means that there will be online records of the conference, which is great for citations, networking, collaborations and future publishing opportunities.

Don’t panic though - there will of course still be hard copies of information for delegates and everyone will be issued with a programme (and various other bits and bobs in their conference packs).

We’d like you to ‘pitch your panel in 140 characters’ - ideally via Twitter (@EUPOP2012 / #EUPOP2012), but over the coming week or so we’ll also be emailing you to ask for:

  • A couple of sentence summary of your paper.  This might simply be the title or a micro abstract. It should both inform and lure delegates to your panel!
  • Confirmation of contact details, institutional information and key publications / projects (ideally with links too). 

The information will then be collated and available both as a programme booklet and available online with live links. 

So if you haven’t signed up to Twitter, or similar, now is the time to do so.  Remember those of you who use you can add your full abstract onto your ‘talks’ section and tag it to maximise its reach at and beyond the conference.

Beyond EUPOP2012: Sightseeing, exhibitions & nights out

As excited as we are about the panels at EUPOP2012, for us the conference experience is also about the conversations, networking and having space to think and reflect on what you’ve heard that day.

Whether you fancy a wander in the sunshine for an hour, a spot of culture or are planning on going out on the town until the early hours, we’re hoping that delegates will see what London has to offer and get to know each other. 

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be adding more content here on the blog and via our official Twitter account @EUPOP2012 on exhibitions, places to visit and nights out. We know that for many delegates funds will be very tight, so we’re planning to share where’s cheap / free wherever we can. This by no means will be a ‘must see guide’, more a ‘you might want to visit’ suggestion. We’re especially looking for the quirky and the interesting  - so those of you who are based in  / near London and want to share your haunts, please get in touch…

If you have any suggestions of where to go (or where to avoid), we’d love to hear from you.

Please feel free to share your plans via Twitter @EUPOP2012 #EUPOP2012

In the meantime, also see our previous post on museums and galleries:

EUPOP2012: Registration reminder

The draft EUPOP2012 programme is being compiled this week.  It is VITAL therefore that delegates register for the conference ASAP if you wish to be included in the final programme. 

Panel, rooming and catering plans rely on us knowing how many people plan to attend the conference.  Unfortunately, if you haven’t registered beforehand, then you won’t be able to attend the conference.

Please make sure that you have paid by Monday 18th June.

If you are planning to attend the conference, but are waiting for funding confirmation / payment, then please email Pamela ASAP with details.

We are expecting around 140 delegates - from established international academics to up-and-coming scholars. 

All delegates who have been accepted to present papers at EUPOP2012 should by now have received an email with details of the bank account details to which payment is to be made. Please reference your name on the payment.

If you have not received the EUPOP2012 bank account details, or are having difficulties with processing your payment, then please contact Pamela ASAP.

The conference fee for EUPOP2012 is £150 for three days (11th - 13th July), with meals and refreshments included.

A reduced fee of £100 for the three days is available to postgraduate students.

If you have any queries, then please email Pamela Church Gibson at:

Beyond EUPOP2012: places to eat and drink

Whether you are organising tweet ups, want to drink and natter with fellow delegates, or simply want to avoid ‘conference fatigue’ whilst having a brew and reading a book on your own for a while -  it’s always useful to know where nearby you can eat, drink and chill out.

The conference will be taking place at the London College of Fashion’s John Prince’s Street site:

The building is just off Oxford Street -  and the nearest tube is Oxford Circus

On and around Oxford Street there are numerous shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.  We’re sure you’ll find your own haunts, but here are a few to give you some initial meeting points:

Places to eat and drink on Great Castle Street - 30 seconds from LCF.

Cafe Lido Coffee shop - also serves hot and cold food.

The Old Explorer Pub

Ponti’s Italian Kitchen

Around the corner…

The Phoenix pub

37 Cavendish Square

The Argyll Arms pub

18 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TP

For details of other pubs nearby:

More cafes, coffee shops and cake shops:

Nearby restaurants:

Accommodation - halls and hotels

Accommodation in London this summer will be expensive, but here at EUPOP2012 we’ve trawled the web to find a range of affordable accommodation options to pick from.

We recommend that you book ASAP - especially for halls of residence.  If you have suggestions of other places to stay (or where to avoid), then please let us know via Twitter @EUPOP2012 / #EUPOP2012


University of London Garden Halls of Residence from £40 per night B&B.

The Garden Halls are the nicest of the University of London halls, especially Canterbury Hall. The accommodation is basic, but if you are looking for somewhere cheap, then halls are a good option. Several EUPOP2012 delegates have already booked to stay there. The halls are in the middle of Bloomsbury, near the British Library, Kings Cross, St Pancras and Euston train stations with lots of places to eat and drink nearby.

London School of Economics  - includes twin rooms.

Other London university halls


Imperial Hotels, Bloomsbury

Includes The Imperial, President, Bedford, Royal National, Tavistock and County hotels. Prices from £49 - £140 per night.

Tune Hotel, Paddington

From £60 per night

41-47 Praed Street, London W2 1NR


Travelodge Waterloo is currently the cheapest at £89.95 per night

Premier Inn

Rooms from £79 - £189 per night