Recent Events

June 2009
 We invited papers to register for the two day conference Porn Cultures: Regulation, Political Economy, and Technology  organised by The Centre for International Communications Research (CICR), the Media Industries Research Centre (MIRC), the Faculty of Media at the University of Athens (Media.UoA), Centre for Canadian Studies and the Institute of Communications Studies at the University of Leeds on: Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th of June in Leeds.


September 2008


SYMPOSIUM: Globalisation Media and Adult/Sexual content: Challenges to Regulation and Research – Athens 2008 


We invited papers for a two-day symposium on the global sexually explicit imagery on 30 September 2008, in Athens.


The symposium explored the ways in which the sexually explicit imagery is socialised through technological, political economic, cultural and other processes. The symposium brought together scholars working on the broader field of pornography in order to explore, analyse and articulate the need to review and revisit academic, political and cultural understandings of pornography and analyse law and policy based responses to its changing nature, as a global media industry, a form of cultural product with global reach and power to shape meaning and values, as well as an actor affecting public policy. The symposium facilitated the possibility for collaborative research agendas and policy analysis and intervention and was organised within the framework of the British Academy funded project entitled ‘The global sexually explicit imagery: challenges to regulation and research’, managed by Katharine Sarikakis (University of Leeds) and Liza Tsaliki (University of Athens).



As part of a first international exploration of the issues emerging from the intensification of production, distribution and consumption of pornography, we organised a symposium on Globalisation Media and Adult/Sexual Content on 29-30 September 2008, in Athens.  

The symposium was co-organised by the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens , the Centre for International Communications Research at the Institute of Communication Studies, University of Leeds, UK and the Hellenic Audiovisual Centre.

The Full Athens Programme is now available.