Last updated, 21 Apr 2015
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CMS conference 2015
Attenborough Seminar Block, Room 111, University of Leicester
  • Thursday 9 July 2015
  • Attenborough Seminar Block, Room 111
  • 12.30 – 1.30pm

Dear colleagues, friends and comrades,

As volunteer co-admins of, we intend to organise a short meeting at CMS2015 to discuss the website of the CMS community and invite you to be part of a collective facilitation/ownership process. has been online for eight years and funded by the surplus from the CMS conferences. The website is for everyone who wants to find out about and keep updated with CMS, whether academic or non-academic, working in CMS or other areas. Through this, we hope to bring education, practice and transformation closer together.

Since the beginning the website has relied on volunteer work, and following a significant upgrade in 2013, it has become an influential web portal for critical studies of management and organisation to share and store announcements, PhD theses, publications, lists of critical journals etc. All the content is created by the members of CMS community. Co-admins are only responsible for facilitating the created content to the website users.

The website is full of potential in terms of forming a CMS library (already details of more than 130 books are available), building a PhD theses depository (30 theses are available for download already thanks to authors), sharing notes about specific subjects and theorists (22 entries written by different members), constructing subject-specific reading lists and adding movies or documentaries for teaching purposes, in addition to various other features such as a space for critical ‘working papers’. The website also has an integrated twitter account(with more than 500 followers) and  a youtube channel to share announcements and various relevant content.

At this meeting, we want to create an opportunity for the CMS community to give voice on the website, provide feedback and foster new ideas along the following lines:

  • Past, present and future of the website
  • Invitation to collective facilitation/ownership model 

We believe that belongs to the entire CMS community and CMS2015 conference is a great opportunity to come together and talk about its own website.

So hope to see you there!

Meanwhile, here is a guide to using, including an upload guide and structure and features of it.

Best regards,

Co-admins Ekaterina Chertkovskaya and Ozan Nadir Alakavuklar
On behalf of