CFP Social Justice in Communication Courses

“PublicationCall for Invited Manuscripts on Social Justice in Communication Courses: Journal of Communication Pedagogy, from Dr. Deanna D. Sellnow (U Central Florida). Deadline for abstracts: August 10, 2020.

“As editor of the Journal of Communication Pedagogy (JCP), I invite manuscripts that address some intersection between a contemporary issue and instruction in the form of either a reflective essay or a best practices piece (no more than 3000 words). Given the current state of affairs surrounding racism as a public health crisis, I hope to highlight pieces focused on how to address issues of social justice in our communication courses, in our workplaces, and in our families/friendships. I am thinking about face-to-face instruction, technology-enhanced instruction (e.g., social media), as well as human machine instruction (AI, virtual reality).

I wonder if you might consider submitting a title and 250-word abstract for consideration. If so, please email an abstract  by August 10th (noon EST). My team and I will select abstracts and invite those authors to prepare a manuscript to be featured as “invited manuscript” in the journal.”

NOTE: Additional calls for special issues have been issued, and are available here, including one for articles on “pandemic pedagogy.”

CID Video Competition 2020 Results

CID Video CompetitionCID’s third video competition is over. As a reminder, students were asked to create 90-120 second videos about listening, as listening is how intercultural dialogue starts. Posts have appeared over the past weeks describing each of the top videos, but here is a single list with links to all of them.

Submissions came in from students studying the USA, Turkey, the UK, Taiwan, and India, with some of these being international students originally from Ecuador, Jamaica, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Guinea. All four of the winners are themselves multicultural, and therefore understand the need for, and practice, intercultural dialogue in their own daily lives.

The winners were:

1st prize: Israel Arcos, from Ecuador, who was studying Mathematics at Hostos Community College at the time he submitted the video, now enrolled in Computer Science at Hunter College for his Bachelor’s degree.

2nd prize: Shanoy Coombs, from Jamaica, who is studying Intercultural Communication and International Development at the University of Sheffield in the UK for her Master’s degree.

3rd prize: Veronica Gutierrez, who grew up in Mexico and is now in the US, is studying Global Public Health at Concordia University, Texas, for her Bachelor’s degree.

Award of excellence: Vanessa Milqueya Ventura Alvarez, from the Dominican Republic, who is studying Business Management at Hostos Community College in New York, pursuing her Associate’s degree.

My thanks to all the competitors, who took the time to really think about the topic, even during a pandemic. Thanks to colleagues around the world, who helped spread the word about the competition. Thanks to the judges of the competition, professionals who made time to review student videos, again even during a pandemic (and special thanks to Mary Schaffer, on the CID Advisory Board, who not only served herself but recruited most of the other judges.) Thanks to Heather Birks, for initially suggesting the idea of a video competition, for arranging funding for the award to be provided by the Broadcast Education Association (BEA), for providing server space for the videos, and for providing most of the technical support (and to JD Boyle, at BEA, for additional technical support). The competition would have been impossible without all of the work of all these people. And this year, thanks to Lexington Books, for giving the top 3 award winners a copy of Elizabeth Parks’ book, The Ethics of Listening: Creating Space for Sustainable Dialogue.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

U Oxford Postdocs: ‘Emptiness’ Project (UK and Eastern Europe)

Postdocs2 Postdoctoral Researchers on the ‘Emptiness’ Project, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. Deadline: 23 September 2020.

University of Oxford is seeking up to two postdoctoral researchers for the European Research Council project “Emptiness: Living Capitalism and Democracy After (Post)Socialism.” The project will study the emptying cities, towns, and villages in Eastern Europe and Russia through the lens of “emptiness” as a concrete historical formation that has emerged in conditions when socialist modernity is gone and promises of capitalist modernity have failed. More specifically, it will: (1) study the experiences and narratives of emptiness and emptying; (2) examine the politics and governance of emptying and emptiness; and (3) use postsocialist “emptying” and “emptiness” as lenses for analysing global reconfigurations of relations between capital, the state, people, and place at a time when capital flows and statecraft are increasingly concentrated in “global cities,” with the rest of urban and non-urban spaces becoming radically disconnected.

If appointed, you will join a research team led by Dr Dace Dzenovska and hosted by the University of Oxford’s School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography and the Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society, Oxford. You will be responsible for developing and carrying out your own original project in Ukraine, Belarus, or Russia (other locations in the former socialist world may be considered) within the analytical frame of the project. You will undertake collaborative work with other team members, contribute to the refinement of the analytical frame, develop methodology, participate in cross-field visits, and produce outputs in the form of conference presentations, web material, journal articles, and a chapter for an edited volume. You may have the opportunity to teach in the field and/or in Oxford.

You are expected to spend the first 6 months preparing your research component in collaboration with other team members, based in Oxford at the Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society, Banbury Road Oxford (or remotely, if travel is not possible). Fieldwork in whichever country is relevant to your project is set to begin in the summer of 2021. The duration of the fellowship is 3.5 years, starting in January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

 

Royal Roads U: Faculty in Communication (Canada)

“Job1 year position for Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Communication, School of Communication & Culture, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada. Deadline: 27 August 2020.

Royal Roads University invites interest in a limited-term Faculty appointment at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor within the School of Communication and Culture (SCC) in the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences. As a full-time core faculty member, you would play a key role in the delivery of SCC’s programs. SCC offers three degree programs in the study of communication and culture which are focused on the theory and practice of professional communication, in a wide range of contexts including media, organizational and intercultural. They stress a critical-professional educational approach.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about helping others achieve their academic pursuits and will have demonstrated teaching experience at undergraduate and the graduate levels in the field of communication studies; a sensitivity to diversity in teaching, learning and research; an ability to work as a team member within an interdisciplinary outcome-based curriculum; and administrative experience and abilities, preferably in a university setting.

The position will start in October 2020, but RRU is teaching online this fall, so immediate relocation will not be required.

HK Polytechnic: Area Studies & Intercultural Communication (Hong Kong)

“JobAssistant Professor in Area Studies & Intercultural Communication / Language Teaching & Learning, Department of English, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China. Deadline: Open until filled (posted July 17, 2020).

The Department of English within the Faculty of Humanities at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has a long history of producing high quality graduates for the professional workplace. Our focus areas are professional communication and applied language studies, and we provide teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. With a team of 25 full-time academic staff, the Department is also actively engaged in applied research in language and communication.

French Institutes for Advanced Study: Fellowships (France)

FellowshipsFellowships in 2021-2022, French Institutes for Advanced Study, Paris / Lyon / Montpellier / Marseille, France. Deadline: 15 September 2020.

The French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme offers 10-month fellowships in the four Institutes of Paris, Lyon, Montpellier and Marseille. It welcomes applications from high level international scholars and scientists primarily in the fields of the social sciences and the humanities. For the 2021-2022 academic year, FIAS offers 31 fellowship positions: 17 in Paris, 5 in Lyon, 6 in Marseille and 3 in Montpellier. The call is open to all disciplines in the SSH and all research fields. Research projects from other sciences that propose a transversal dialogue with SSH are also eligible. Some of the four IAS have scientific priorities they will focus on more specifically.

The Fellows will benefit from the support and conducive scientific environment offered by the IAS, in an interdisciplinary cohort of fellows and in close relation to the local research potential. The fellows will be free to organize their work and conduct research as they wish.

Intercultural Harmony Grants (USA)

Intercultural Harmony Initiative, Laura Jane Musser Fund. Deadline: October 15, 2020.

Through the Intercultural Harmony Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund supports projects that promote mutual understanding and cooperation between groups of community members of different cultural backgrounds. Project planning grants up to $5,000 or implementation grants up to $25,000 will be considered. New programs or projects in their first three years are eligible. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from September 15 – October 15, 2020. The geographic areas for this initiative are Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, Wyoming, and limited counties in New York and Texas. 

KC2 Cosmopolitanism Translated into Macedonian

Key Concepts in ICDContinuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#2: Cosmopolitanism, which Miriam Sobre-Denton wrote for publication in English in 2014, and which Emilija Jovanovska has now translated into Macedonian.

As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download. Lists of Key Concepts organized chronologically by publication date and number, alphabetically by concept, 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.

KC2 Cosmopolitanism_MacedonianSobre-Denton, M. (2020). Cosmopolitanism [Macedonian]. (E. Jovanovska, trans). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 2. Available from:
https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/kc2-cosmopolitanism_macedonian.pdf

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


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CFP: Communication History of International Organisations & NGOs (Germany)

ConferencesCall for papers: Communication history of international organisations and NGOs: Questions, research perspectives, topics, Zentrum für Medien-, Kommunikations- und Informationsforschung (ZeMKI [Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research]), University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, April 22-23, 2021. Deadline: September 1, 2020.

The International ZeMKI Conference 2021 will focus on a topic that has thus far received little attention from historians of communication and media: the communication history of international organizations. Since the second half of the 19th century, for numerous and diverse areas of social life, globally active international organizations of varying degrees of institutionalization and scope, both non-governmental and intergovernmental, have been founded and have dedicated themselves to the global challenges of the first modern age. The most famous of these is certainly the League of Nations, which was established in 1919 as the predecessor institution of the UN.

From a communication and media-historical perspective, international organizations played a highly visible role in the transnational intertwining and consolidation processes of journalism, culture, media, politics, technology and the public sphere in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include:

  • The communication and communication management of international organizations
  • International organizations, media and journalism
  • International organizations in the public sphere and public debates
  • Theories, methods, sources

 

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange

Intercultural PedagogyErasmus+ Virtual Exchange is a ground-breaking project enabling youth in Europe and the Southern Mediterranean to engage in meaningful intercultural experiences online, as part of their formal or non-formal education. The program has been running for several years, but is now being highlighted as a good way to expand intercultural dialogue during the pandemic.

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange is part of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission, providing an accessible, ground-breaking way for young people to engage in intercultural learning. Working with Youth Organisations and Universities, the programme is open to any young person aged 18-30 residing in Europe and the Southern Mediterranean.

Through a range of activities, Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange aims to expand the reach and scope of the Erasmus+ programme through Virtual Exchanges, which are technology-enabled people-to-people dialogues sustained over a period of time. Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange offers a safe online community to participate in facilitated discussions, increasing intercultural awareness and building 21st Century skills through Virtual Exchange. The programme encourages and promotes intercultural dialogue, employability, and citizenship, strengthening the youth dimension of the EU neighbourhood policy.

For more information, click on the links above, or see: D’Arcy, Naoise. (2020, June 28). In a pandemic, a virtual Erasmus offers a new way of crossing cultures. University Times [Ireland].