5th ECREA Radio Research Section Conference


September 12th – 14th 2017

Lublin, POLAND

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Add to My Calendar 2017-09-12 12:00:00 2017-09-14 18:00:00 Europe/London Radio Research 2017 Are you ready? Radio Research is coming to Lublin! Lublin, Poland Radio Research contact@radioresearch2017.org


Seán Street is Emeritus Professor of Radio at Bournemouth University. Prose includes The Memory of Sound – Preserving the Sonic Past (Routledge, 2015, paperback, 2016), a sequel to his previous text on radio and sound, The Poetry of Radio – The Colour of Sound, (Routledge, 2013/14). The third part of this trilogy, Sound Poetics: Interaction and Personal Identity, is published by Palgrave MacMillan this year. He has appeared in many radio and television programmes, discussing the history and aesthetics of radio and sound. As a poet, he has published nine collections, the latest being Camera Obscura (Rockingham Press, 2016).

Richard Berry is a Senior Lecturer in Radio and a Programme Leader at the University of Sunderland and has been working in and teaching radio for over 20 years. He is a graduate of the University of Lincoln and the MA Radio course at Goldsmiths College, London.

He currently delivers radio production, broadcasting and employability  modules to undergraduate and postgraduate students, alongside the management of the internationally award-winning on-campus community radio station, Spark FM. The station is one of only a handful of licences held by Universities in the UK and is an active participant in the community and student radio sectors.

His research interests focus around how new technologies impact upon the radio and audio industries and the opportunities they generate for content creators and listeners.  Published in 2006 by the journal Convergence, the article “Will iPod kill the radio star?” helped to secure his place within the growing field of podcast studies. He has also published on digital radio (in ‘More Than a Music Box’: 2004), visualization (in The Radio Journal: 2013), and the opportunities offered by the Internet for radio broadcasters (In the published proceedings of the ECREA Radio Research Conference on London 2013). He was also one of the first academics to publish on the subject of the much-debated podcast ‘Serial’.

Richard is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is a committee member of the North East branch of the Radio Academy.

You can find him on Twitter as @richardberryuk and online at http://www.richardberry.eu

Katharina Smets is an independent radio producer and audio artist for live performance, audio guides and podcasts. Currently she’s working on her PhD in the art of audio stories to create, experiment and research narrative audio, at the Royal Conservatoire and the University of Antwerp. She is the proud curator of In The Dark in Belgium and in the Netherlands, an organization or rather an international manifesto that strives for adventurous audio stories.
Katharina created audio pieces for theatre and radio (Radio 1 and Klara in Belgium, VPRO in the Netherlands, World Service, BBC Radio 3 and 4 in Great Britain).
History and literature are important guidelines when building her stories, but the heart of every piece is hesitating rythm and melody of the human voice, and the often knotty communication between people.

Enrico Menduni is full professor of “Broadcast Cultures” and “Digital Media” at Università Roma Tre, Italy. Main research interests: radio and TV broadcasting, social networking, connected society.

He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Rai, Italian Public Service Radio and Television, and of the National Council of Communications. He is the chair of University’s Web Radio station (RomaTreRadio); a member of IREN, International Radio European Network, and Editor for continental Europe of “The Radio Journal. International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media”. He is also a professional journalist, a screenwriter and docufilm director.

Among his recent books: “Televisione e radio nel XXI Secolo” [Television and Radio Broadcasting in XXIst Century] (Bari-Roma, Laterza, 2016); Entertainment. Spettacoli, centri commerciali, talk shows, social network” [Entertainment, Show Biz, Malls, Talk Shows, Social Networks] (Bologna, Il Mulino, 2013); “Italy: From State Monopoly to a Private-led Radio Market through Controversial Digitalization”. In: Hendricks, John Allen (ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Global Radio. p. 161-175, London, Palgrave, 2012; “Il mondo della radio. Dal transistor ai social network” [The World of Radio. From Transistors to Social Networks] (Bologna, Il Mulino, 20122), “La grande accusata. La televisione nei romanzi e nel cinema” [The Great Escape Goat. Television in Novels and Cinema] (Bologna, Archetipo, 2012), “Televisioni” [Televisions] (Il Mulino, 2009);

Among his international articles: Four Steps in Innovative Radio Broadcasting: From QuickTime to Podcasting, in “The Radio Journal”, vol. 5, number 1, 2007, pp. 9-18; Petty officers of the political fleet: the impact of personal mobile communication technologies on communicative practices of Italian politicians and the transformations of the public sphere, in “Convergence”, vol. 11, N. 2, 2005, pp. 88-100; An unheard story? The challenge for radio studies in Italy, in “The Radio Journal”, vol. 2, N. 1, 2004, pp. 45 – 56.






Opening Ceremony


Plenary 1


Coffee Break


Plenary 2




Cocktail, Event CC


Parallel Sessions 1


Coffee Break


Parallel Sessions 2


Plenary 3




Plenary 4


Parallel Sessions 3


The Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre Centre


Official Dinner Trybunalska Restaurant, Address: Rynek 4 Street, Old Town


Parallel Sessions 4


Plenary 5


Coffee Break


Prix Italia Prix Europa Winner Presentation




Parallel Sessions 5


Closing Ceremony. ECREA RRS Meeting



Abstract Reception

January – 15th April 2017

Abstract Decision

30th April 2017


31st January – 15th July 2017

Full Papers Submission

31st October 2017


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ECREA members
  • Until 31th May 2017: 150 €
  • Between 1st June – 15th July 2017: 200 €
  • At the Conference site: 250 €

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  • Until 31th May 2017: 200 €
  • Between 1st June – 15th July 2017: 250 €
  • At the Conference site: 300 €

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  • Between 1st June – 15th July 2017: 100 €
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the registration fee?

Inaugural event and reception, all scientific plenaries and parallel sessions, daily refreshments and lunch, evening meal, conference documents, certificate of Attendance and other events to be announced later.

All students can register with reduced fees. If you register as a student, you will be required to show proof of your student status (a student card or a letter from your university) at the registration desk in the Centre for Culture.

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Payments are processed by PayPal and bank transfer. You may also pay at the time of event. But please reserve your seat by contacting us directly.

What is not included in the registration fee?

Registration Fees do not include accommodation, travel and insurance of participants against accidents, sickness, cancellation, theft, property damage or loss. Participants are advised to arrange adequate personal insurance.

When will be closed register?

After 15th July 2017 the online registration will be closed. Those of you who would like to participate in the event are kindly requested to register on-site (depending on availability) and make payment by cash. Payment by card or bank transfer will no longer be available.



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Grażyna Stachyra, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor
Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin
Faculty of Political Science
Department of Social Communication
Plac Litewski 3 20-031 Lublin, Poland


Centrum Kultury
w Lublinie
ul. Peowiaków 12
20-007 Lublin



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