Screen Studies Conference

13 March 2020. The board regrets to announce that the Screen Studies Conference scheduled for June 2020 has been cancelled in the light of the Coronavirus public health crisis and resulting uncertainty around travel restrictions and venue closures. The editors are considering the feasibility of rearranging the conference, and will update speakers and recipients of our mailing list at the earliest opportunity.


Friday 26th-Sunday 28th June 2020

University of Glasgow

The keynote speakers for the 30th International Screen Studies Conference are Dr Song Hwee Lim (University of Exeter), Professor Sarita Malik (Brunel University London) and Professor Ravi Vasudevan (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi) 

Papers on all aspects of screen studies are programmed, with a thematic strand focusing on the impact that recent calls to decolonise, de-centre or de-Westernise established creative canons and intellectual approaches across academia and beyond have had on the practices of and ideas in screen-based media. SSC2020 panels.

The deadline for proposals has passed and decisions have been circulated. 

To receive an alert when conference registration goes live in April 2020, email, with "subscribe to mailing list" as header and your details in the body text.

Fees and registration

Registration will open in April 2020. Student and standard conference fees are £95 and £200. 

Shortlisted speakers and mailing list subscribers will receive an email alert when registration goes live. 

The fee includes entrance to all talks, lunches and refreshments over the weekend and the Friday evening wine reception.

Student bursaries

Screen offers ten student-speakers a bursary (£150) to facilitate attendance. 

Students can enter by ticking a box on their speaker acceptance form.

Bursaries are assigned by lottery after shortlisting has taken place, then paid across following the conference.

Opportunities for publishers

The conference features a publishers display in the hall where lunches, refreshments and Friday evening's reception take place. Delegates naturally congregate here during breaks.

The publisher fee is £200+VAT. This includes one display space (a six-foot trestle table) and one delegate place. 

Inserts may also be booked in delegate packs for £25 (sheet) or £40 (catalogue), plus VAT.

A booking form will be circulated to publishers on Screen's mailing list when registration opens in April 2020. Stands can be reserved in advance by emailing


Student accommodation may be booked during registration. If you wish to book your own accommodation, please see recommendations below, or you can try Visit Scotland's accommodation search site. The venue postcode is G12 8NN.