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  • Date and time: Tuesday 17 September 2019, 10.30am to 18 september 4pm
  • Location: Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media, University of York

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Audience research is a growing area in many diverse areas of study, from film, television and theatre to music, communications media and gaming. As a developing and inherently interdisciplinary area of academic study, the methodological components of audience research are constantly evolving, inviting innovative approaches to methodologies. This form of research is notoriously demanding, presenting ethical, epistemological and practical issues that need to be considered before any research can begin to take place.

Given both the fast-moving and demanding nature of audience research, it is therefore more than usually suited to input and support from cross-disciplinary researchers, who can share their own experiences and practices. However, whilst collaboration within subject areas is more common, there is little opportunity for researchers working with audiences from different cultural practices to come together and share their practice and experiences.

This two-day cross-disciplinary audience research conference will bring together academics and researchers from across the disciplines of film and television, media and communications, theatre and performance studies to present their research approaches and share their processes and their experiences. 

Draft programme (PDF , 314kb)

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Tuesday 17 September 10.30am to 6pm and Wednesday 18 September 9am to 4pm.

Attending the event

The event will take place at the Department of Theatre, Film, Television & Interactive Media at the Heslington East campus at the University of York. Find out how to get to the Department.

We are able to offer small bursaries to a limited number of PGRs / unwaged researchers as a contribution towards costs. These will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please get in touch with organisers as soon as possible to discuss this. We also encourage anyone with specific access needs to get in touch with the conference organisers, to ensure we are able to make the event as inclusive and accessible as possible.


There are a limited number of rooms available to book at Franklin House, on the University of York campus (about 20 mins walk from TFTI). Single ensuite rooms are available at £52.80, and double rooms from £90.00 but may change (prices correct at time of writing). You can book directly now. 

Find out more about University accommodation.


  • Two day rate: £40
  • Tuesday only: £25
  • Wednesday only: £25

*To get the two day rate, select a ticket for each day & the discount will be automatically applied at checkout.

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Further information

More helpful information on your visit to York can be found on the Visit York website.

For more details on any of the information above, or anything else to do with the conference, do get in touch with Shelley Anne Galpin ( and/or Emma McDowell (

Follow the conference on Twitter: @across_audience

This conference is generously funded by the White Rose College of Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) as a Student Led Forum, the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the University of York.