Day 4 & 5 of the 2024 DMRC and ADM+S Summer School saw many PhD students tuning into research seminars hosted by their peers, engaging in mentor sessions, and stepping outside their comfort zones to participate in hands-on methods workshops outside their disciplines.
Guest speakers Graeme Turner and Frances Bonner, co-authors of Fame Games: New Rules, new Players, Same Game? (2000) led Thursday’s closing plenary panel. Graeme and Frances were joined in-conversation with David Evan Richard and Crystal Abidin, reflecting on the past in order to consider the new rules and players of how celebrities are produced and managed today, and its role in the broader media industries.
On the final day of the Summer School program, guests industry panelists Yoel Roth, Amelia Rake, Kate Bower and Elliott Bledsoe joined us for a conversationalist panel focussing on Jobs Outside Academia, discussing varied career paths, opportunities and challenges.