3rd Prize in CID VIdeo Competition: Sampson Siu Pak Hei

CID Video CompetitionCID’s second video competition is now over, and the judges have reviewed all the videos. As a reminder, the instructions were to answer the question How do social media influence intercultural dialogue? in 90-120 seconds, on video.

3rd prize goes to Sampson Siu Pak Hei, an undergraduate studying Public Relations and Advertising at Hong Kong Baptist University in Hong Kong.

Title: The Impact of Social Media on Intercultural Dialogue

Description: The video shows a “blind” experiment by asking two people of different nationalities to communicate and understand each other only using Facebook. The test demonstrates both the strengths and weaknesses of social media when used as a tool in intercultural dialogue.

There were first, second and third place winners. Each of these is being highlighted in a separate post, as they warrant our attention. My thanks to the judges of the competition, professionals who made time to review student videos. Thanks also to all the competitors, who took the time to really think about the question of how social media influence intercultural dialogue.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Researcher in Migration (UK)

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RESEARCHER IN MIGRATION, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Oxford, UK. Deadline: 6 September 2019.

PEAK Urban Researcher position, funded by an UKRI GCRF grant based at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford. Candidates who hold a relevant PhD, demonstrate sufficient specialist knowledge, and have appropriate experience are welcome to apply. You must have interesting ideas about how the research questions might be answered. You will have excellent communication skills, competence to work in at least one of the international research partner countries (Colombia, China, India, South Africa), the ability to manage your own academic research and administrative activities, and be able to provide guidance to junior members of the research group and occasionally teach.

PEAK Urban are looking for someone who can address one or more of these research themes: contested migrant rights to the city; migrant strategies in new urban contexts; dynamics of technological change for understanding migrant urbanisms; experimental urban methodologies and new mobilities; the consequences of technological change for migrant networks and emergent urban forms; and the possibilities of comparative urban research. Particularly welcome: researchers with an interest in making a contribution to the following research priority areas: gendered cities and migrant urbanisms; public goods and private lives.

Hong Kong Baptist U: Translation/Interpreting (Hong Kong)

“JobAssociate Professor / Assistant Professor in Translation or Interpreting, Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. Deadline: 17 August 2019.

The HKBU Translation Programme was established in 1990, and from 1 September 2019 will become the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies, having been awarded full independent departmental status.

The Department offers programmes at BA, MA and Research Postgraduate levels, and is among the most internationalized such departments in the region, with an academic staff that comprises members from Hong Kong, Mainland, Taiwan, Spain, the UK and Australia. The Department has particular strengths in literary translation, minority cultures in translation, and interpreting, and is also seeking to expand its profile in the field of translation technology.

The Department is now seeking applicants for the above position. Applicants from all areas of the discipline will be considered. Preference will be given to those with expertise in one of the following clusters: (i) translation technology, translation-related applications of big data, and localization; (ii) interpreting studies; and (iii) minority translation studies. The ability to teach related linguistics courses will be considered an advantage. Given the Chinese/English orientation of the majority of the Department’s course offerings, a command of Chinese is expected.

Multidisciplinary Residency: Revisiting the Roaring Twenties (France)

Applied ICDMultidisciplinary Residency Program. Theme: Revisiting the Roaring Twenties: Art, Culture and the Ecole de Paris, Paris, France. Deadline: 15 September 2019.

The year 2020 marks the 100th Anniversary of the prolific period of intercultural artistic exchange during the 1920s. To commemorate its legacy, in January 2020 L’AiR Arts at FIAP Paris is pleased to offer a multidisciplinary residency for artists and cultural professionals dedicated to the celebration of intercultural exchange through the arts and the realization of a series of open and inclusive cultural events, including open studios, talks and showcases – each built on the generosity of the Paris based artists and cultural professionals and the curiosity and solidarity of international arts community.

This residency is open to artists working in all art disciplines (visual arts, music, dance, theatre, and literature), as well as cultural professionals interested in local initiatives with international impact. Three-week residency for artists: January 10-31, 2020. One-week residency for cultural professionals: January 24-31, 2020.

NOTE: there are several other types of residencies as well, having different deadlines and dates. 

Catalan-American Cultural Heritage Exchange 2020

FellowshipsCatalan-American Cultural Heritage Exchange 2020. Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Washington, DC, USA. Deadline: at least 6 weeks prior to an individual’s start date.

The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage is pleased to invite applications from cultural heritage students and professionals in Catalonia to join this unique program. The program will provide new opportunities for three participants to explore and expand their careers in museums, cultural heritage, the arts, and arts management over a twelve-week period in 2020. We anticipate supporting two interns who are still developing their careers and one fellow who already has an established career path. The Center will welcome interns and fellows from Catalonia into a robust cohort from Washington, D.C., across the United States and around the world. They will study museology, cultural heritage, the arts, anthropology, folklore, ethnomusicology, and archival science. The program will also create a pipeline for graduate education in American universities; interns will receive support in applying to American graduate programs, including some that offer funding to complete a two-year master’s degree.

NOTE: Over 100 Smithsonian Institution internships are available annually, as well as a wide variety of fellowships at various levels: predoctoral, postdoctoral, and senior postdoctoral scholars, involved in cultural heritage, ethnomusicology, museum studies, and more. Fellows work directly with staff in the office in Washington, D.C., with access to Smithsonian archives, collections, and other resources. Applicants are welcome from the United States and around the world.

International Center for the Rapprochement of Cultures (Kazakhstan)

Resources in ICD“ width=International Center for the Rapprochement of Cultures established as a cooperation between UNESCO and Kazakhstan.

According to The Times of Central Asia, “an agreement between the Government of Kazakhstan and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on the establishment of the International Center for the Rapprochement of Cultures under the auspices of UNESCO was signed on June 25 in Paris. The agreement was signed by UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay and Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Gulshara Abdykalikova. . .

The proposed structure is planned to be created under the auspices of UNESCO on the basis of the Center for the Rapprochement of Cultures under the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan. . .The objectives of the Center will be the promotion of research, the preparation of publications, the organization of conferences and educational activities on the history and practice of intercultural interaction in Central Asia and beyond.”

The International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022) is a UNESCO initiative. 

CFP New Directions in the Humanities: Transcultural Humanities in a Global World (Italy)

Conferences

Call for Papers: New Directions in the Humanities, 1–3 July 2020, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy.  Deadline: 1 August 2019.

 

Organizers invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, focused discussions, innovation showcases, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2020 Special Focus: “Transcultural Humanities in a Global World.”

2nd Prize in CID Video Competition: Francesca Kroeger

CID Video CompetitionCID’s second video competition is now over, and the judges have reviewed all the videos. As a reminder, the instructions were to answer the question How do social media influence intercultural dialogue? in 90-120 seconds, on video.

2nd prize goes to Francesca Kroeger, Master’s student in Cognitive Semiotics at Aarhus University in Denmark. As she travels, she maintains a website, The Life Created.

Title: The Paradox of Social

Description: I am inspired by everyone I meet. They say you are the average of the five people closest to you. If that is the case, then I am the combined effort of close to thirty nationalities. I have been traveling continuously since the age of 15. I studied international communication and with every place I went, my curiosity only grew stronger. My dream is to inspire others, to go out and see the world. I hope to help people from different backgrounds connect, as I understand that not everybody is able to travel as freely as I am. This is the reason that I have been writing about my experiences, and more recently I started to document my journey also through the use of video. The footage in the Paradox of Social is all free stock footage, the edit and voice are mine. I want to show that you do not necessarily need fancy camera equipment or a passport to create bridges between cultures.

Music: I Wanna Live by Novalight

There were first, second and third place winners. Each of these is being highlighted in a separate post, as they warrant our attention. My thanks to the judges of the competition, professionals who made time to review student videos. Thanks also to all the competitors, who took the time to really think about the question of how social media influence intercultural dialogue.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Nottingham Trent U: Intercultural Communication (UK)

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Lecturer in Intercultural Communication, School of Arts and Humanities, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK. Deadline: 21 July 2019.

Nottingham Trent University is looking to recruit an ambitious and enthusiastic Lecturer with the specialist knowledge to teach and engage in scholarly activity in Intercultural Communication with particular expertise in two or more of the following areas: Dialectical approaches to the study of intercultural communication; Intersectionality, social construction and social representation; Discourse, identity and intercultural communication; Intercultural communication and ELT pedagogy; Conflict and conflict resolution; Ideology, Power and Globalisation.

Boston U: International Student Advisor (USA)

“JobInternational Student Advisor, International Students and Scholars Office, Boston University. Deadline: July 23, 2019.

The International Student Advisor counsels and advises a complicated caseload of approximately 1,200 nonimmigrant international students and their dependent family members in relation to obtaining and maintaining valid immigration status, benefits of certain immigration classifications and other regulatory requirements. Directly reporting to the Associate Director for Student Services, the International Student Advisor serves as liaison to assigned schools and colleges and provides advanced immigration related advice and assistance to faculty and administrators regarding international student regulations.