REMINDER, a multidisciplinary project carried out by 14 universities and research institutions around Europe, led by the University of Oxford, has worked with Soapbox to develop an innovative non-linear presentation of the team’s results.
The REMINDER [Role of European Mobility and its Impacts in Narratives, Debates and European Union Reforms] project was “a large-scale attempt to address the full spectrum of social and economic consequences of migration within the European Union and how this phenomenon is reflected in media, policy and public opinion around Europe.” The project addressed five major themes: numbers, impacts, media, attitudes, and governance. The team decided all of these connected and influenced one another in a range of different and complicated ways, which is why they worked so hard to develop a way to show the overlaps. Both the results and the method are worth learning about.
A complete list of publications produced by members of the team is available here.
MiReKoc International Summer School: Research Methods and Ethics in Migration Studies, Koç University Rumelifeneri Campus in Sarıyer, Istanbul, Turkey, 6-17 July 2020. Deadline: 20 April 2020.
The 10th MiReKoc International Summer School will be held in collaboration with IMISCOE. The program reflects the importance of methodological debates. This year’s Summer School includes two weeks of lectures, lab sessions and discussion sessions led by a distinguished international faculty members and experts in the field, exploring different themes focusing on both qualitative and quantitative methods including ethnography, participatory methods, urban mapping, network analysis, big data, visual methods and social media methodologies as well as ethics in migration research to offer a space for scholars and participants to reflect on methodological challenges and opportunities.
MiReKoc International Summer School program is designed for graduate students and PhD candidates, early career researchers, policy analysts, NGO and international organization practitioners, as well as junior experts in the field. The language of the Summer School is English. MiReKoc International Summer School does not only offer expanding the knowledge of its participants, but also promises networking opportunities between them and distinguished faculty to enhance both parties’ research agendas. Applications from all over the world are encouraged.
Call For Abstracts: Applied Linguistics & Social Justice Special Issue of Applied Linguistics. Deadline: March 13, 2020.
The field of applied linguistics is concerned with “real world problems”. In order to truly engage with the real world it is essential to recognize systemic inequities and their relationships with language(s). This special issue will consider the range of interdisciplinary theoretical and methodological approaches that applied linguists have utilized in collaboration with academics, practitioners, and varied communities to address social (in)justices. Such work involves working collaboratively to ensure that social institutions are inclusive of everyone’s needs and wants, which means full and equal participation, equitable distribution of resources, access to opportunities, a recognition of the histories of oppression, and consciousness-raising for resistance.
Read the full call for abstracts here.
Call for papers: 6th International Conference ‘Crossroads of Languages and Cultures’ (CLC6): Plurilingualism, Variation, Spaces of Literacy, University of Cyprus, October 23-25, 2020. Deadline: March 15, 2020.
Keynote speakers: Ofelia Garcia, Clare Mar-Molinero, Eleni Skourtou.
The main theme of CLC6 is the charting of the relationship between plurilingualism, linguistic variation, hybrid linguistic performances and alternative literacies. The hybridity and superdiversity of the contemporary linguistic landscape has been long acknowledged. Do language pedagogies treat language as a complex semiotic resource? Do such pedagogies forge links between pluri- or multilingualism, linguistic variation, translanguaging and alternative literacy practices within and outside of the school context? Do such extant models ultimately debunk dominant literacy policies and practices?
Τhe languages of the conference are English and Greek.
Continuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#35: Media Ecology, which Casey Man Kong Lum wrote for publication in English in 2014, and which Jade Taylor has now translated into Vietnamese.
As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download. Lists of Key Concepts organized alphabetically by concept, chronologically by publication date and number, and by languages into which they have been translated, are available, as is a page of acknowledgments with the names of all authors, translators, and reviewers.
Lum, C. M. K. (2020). Media ecology [Vietnamese]. (J. Taylor, trans). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 35. Available from:
If you are interested in translating one of the Key Concepts, please contact me for approval first because dozens are currently in process. As always, if there is a concept you think should be written up as one of the Key Concepts, whether in English or any other language, propose it. If you are new to CID, please provide a brief resume. This opportunity is open to masters students and above, on the assumption that some familiarity with academic conventions generally, and discussion of intercultural dialogue specifically, are useful.
Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Assistant Professor of Communication, University of Louisiana Monroe, Monroe, LA, USA. Deadline: Open until filled, but review begins February 28, 2020.
University of Louisiana Monroe seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month, Assistant Professor in Communication with a strong understanding of the Communication discipline, and the ability to teach across concentrations to begin August 2020. Candidates will teach in the Advocacy concentration primarily and should have specializations in intercultural communication and performance studies. Position requires teaching four classes per semester, both undergraduate and graduate level, including courses such as Intercultural Communication, Communication and Conflict, Performance Advocacy, Qualitative Methods, and a rotation of service courses (Interpersonal, Fundamentals, Public Speaking, and Small Group Communication), providing service to the institution, and engaging in scholarly and/or creative work.
Research Associate in Intercultural AI Ethics, The Alan Turing Institute, London, England. Deadline: 15 March 2020.
The Public Policy programme is looking to recruit a Research Associate in Intercultural AI Ethics for a new project, PATH-AI: Mapping an intercultural Path to Privacy, Agency, and Trust in Human-AI Ecosystems. This project is a cooperation between The Alan Turing Institute, the University of Edinburgh, and RIKEN – Japan’s largest comprehensive research institution.
The project will investigate the values of privacy, agency, and trust from a comparative and intercultural perspective, focussing on the UK and Japan, while also framing the issues surrounding AI ethics and governance in a broader global context. The research will endeavour to enrich and widen understanding of these ideas and to inform policy formation from an intercultural point of view. The project’s final phase will involve the international co-design an AI governance framework.
Postdoc in the field of Educational Research, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. Deadline: 29 February 2020.
The Faculty of Education, Masaryk University conducts research on educational systems, schools, curriculum, teaching and learning in a broader socio-cultural context. The Faculty seeks to engage a post-doctoral researcher to strengthen the international (comparative) and interdisciplinary dimension of its research and expertise. The post-doctoral researcher should contribute to the research activities of the Faculty by preparing, conducting, and evaluating empirical and/or theoretical research, and publishing its outcomes for the international research community. His/her research should focus on educational systems / curriculum / instruction / the teaching profession with special attention to diversity and/or transformation to provide a basis for elaborating theories and/or outlining innovations in the field of education. It should address issues such as educational systems transformation, curriculum development, knowledge sharing, meaning making, intercultural learning, multilingualism, etc. The research outcomes should be relevant for educational and cultural institutions (especially schools) with the potential to enhance their social, linguistic, cultural, organisational and pedagogical development.
Professorship for Empirical Research on Childhood and Youth with focus on Globalization and Intersectionality, University of Education Schwäbisch Gmünd, Baden Württemberg, Germany. Deadline: 23 February 2020.
This position features a limited overall duration of 6 years (4 + 2 years) and may be converted into a permanent W3 professorship in the event of a positive evaluation. The institution welcomes applications from outstanding junior academics with the potential to play a role in refining the research profile of international prominence at the University of Education Schwäbisch Gmünd.
- Research on childhood and youth with focus on globalization and intersectionality
- Teaching of two courses/per semester (course duration: 90 min/week) in education with focus on empirical research in childhood and youth in English and/or German (incl. examination activities and supervision of students)
- Contribution to international research alliances
- Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration
Global Guides, Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
What better way to learn about the culture of another place than to speak to someone who grew up there? Through the Global Guides Program, the Penn Museum now offers gallery tours led by immigrants and refugees. In addition to sharing historical information about the artifacts on display, the guides combine personal experiences and stories to interpret objects from their countries of origin.
Global Guides are available to the general public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for the Middle East, African, Mexican and Central American Galleries. Private Global Guide tours can be scheduled for groups of 10 or more. Discounted group rates are available. Tours are also available in the Guides’ native languages: Middle East Galleries tours in Arabic, Africa Galleries tours in French, and Mexico and Central America in Spanish.
For further information about this and other museums doing something similar, see:
Ulaby, Neda (17 February 2020). Refugee docents help bring a museum’s global collection to life. National Public Radio.