Welcome to the research events portal of the School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University. Here is where you will find information about upcoming and recent talks, seminars and other public events related to journalism, communication studies, and film, organised by our departments and centres, and/or featuring our researchers. To find out more about our work, please visit our main Research site.

Coming up

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the original Cold War, the half-century of US-Soviet superpower rivalry that left few societies untouched. Our conference will interrogate dominant frames of Cold War thinking, examining how these frames are constructed, circulated, mobilised and contested through media and culture. > MORE

Damian Tambini discusses his new book, Media Freedom. This lecture on 15 October looks at the history and emergence of two key theories of media freedom, focusing on the US and the UK, and argues that media freedom should be a core value that shapes media systems but that it needs to be fundamentally redefined. > MORE

Colin Sparks calls for a reflexive approach to making theoretical choices. He reviews the supposed opposition between social scientific and humanities inspired research; between administrative and critical research; and the claims of different methodological approaches to data and evidence. > MORE

On Friday 29 October, Kenny K. K. Ng (Academy of Film) will discuss his latest book, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: Hong Kong Cinema with Sino-link in Politics, Art, and Tradition. After 1949, Hong Kong Cinema became an ideological battleground. This talk highlights controversial cases involving Hollywood, British, and Chinese-language film productions. > MORE

Catch up

Video recordings of recent events, ICMYI.

As the deluge of disinformation becomes a tsunami—creating real societal problems and stoking divisions—how do we combat it? Should government pass laws to regulate so-called “fake news”? This symposium on 7 July 2021 was organized by the HKU journalism centre in collaboration with CUHK and HKBU. > VIEW

In her book talk on Thursday 17 June, 7pm, Dorothy Lau introduces her new monograph, Reorienting Chinese Stars in Global Polyphonic Networks: Voice, Ethnicity, Power, offering an exposition of the methodological shift from the visual-based to aural-based vectors of studying Chinese stars and reimagining Chineseness. > MORE

June 30 marks the first anniversary of Hong Kong’s new national security law. A roundtable of academic experts attempts to make sense of the tectonic shifts in Hong Kong’s media environment, placing the tumultuous events of recent months in a broader political and global context, and contemplating how journalists and their publics might adapt to — and shape — the emerging media and communication terrain. > MORE