SSC2016, 24-26 June 2016

SSC2016, 24-26 June 2016

The 26th international Screen Studies Conference will take place at the University of Glasgow, 24-26 June, 2016, programmed by Dimitris Eleftheriotis for Screen journal.

For our opening plenary session we are delighted to have keynote papers presented by Chris Berry (King's College London) and Stephen Teo (Nanyang Technological University), whose extensive work on Asian cinemas has been formative in the field.

Equally formative in television studies has been the work of Lynn Spigel (Northwestern University), who will deliver the keynote presentation at the closing plenary. Read more about our keynote talks.

The deadline for proposals passed in early January, with all decisions now circulated. A full list of speakers, papers and panels can be found in the links at right.

The deadline for registration was 12 June, and online registration has now closed. The fee includes entrance to all conference talks, lunches and refreshments over the weekend and a Friday evening reception at the Hunterian Museum. The conference dinner this year will be at Zizzi's West End Italian Restaurant. We hope the lower-priced dinner this year (£22) will allow more delegates to participate.

Publishers should book stands, delegate places and/or and pack inserts directly with the Screen office via a separate form rather than registering online. Please email if you have not received a booking form. Publisher attendance fees are set at the same rate as the standard delegate fee, but with VAT added.


A block booking of student accommodation about ten minutes' walk from the venue, with a choice of standard (£21.70/night) and ensuite (£38.35/night) options has been reserved for delegates. With both options, clusters of 3-5 private bedrooms share a kitchen space. Online booking of student accommodation closed on 12 June.

If you prefer to arrange your own accommodation, a few nearby hotels, B&B's and guesthouses are listed below, or you could try Visit Scotland's accommodation search site.

* For non-UK delegates: A guesthouse is a larger ‘Bed and Breakfast’, typically offering breakfast included in the room rate but not licensed to serve alcoholic beverages. Frequently guest houses are family run so have limited staff, therefore check-in is limited to certain hours unlike hotels which maintain a staff presence 24 hours a day.

** Enter GLASGOWUNI at check out to receive 15% off any room at the Amadeus Guesthouse, subject to availability.


The conference takes place on the Gilmorehill Campus of Glasgow University. Registration will open from 2pm on Friday at the Gilmorehill Centre, 9 University Avenue, G12 8QQ. (View map.) The programme, maps and other orientation information will be emailed  to registered delegates around a week before the conference. Until then, the general Glasgow University travel pages may be of use: