The Communication Histories Project
Call for Papers
SFSIC Congress: 8th-10th June 2016, Metz, France
IAMCR/AIECS/AIERI Conference: 27th-31st July 2016, Leicester, England
The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and the Société Française des Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication (SFSIC) will organize a series of events to encourage the building of international bridges between researchers across different communities.
The first workshop in this series will be dedicated to research in the histories of communication studies.
We invite contributions which are concerned with the ways in which contemporary social problems are addressed by our research into communication, information, and media.
We call for original historical analyses of the concepts, paradigms, methods, institutions, educational programmes, features and figures which have structured communication studies, and which are firmly located in the many contexts which have produced them.
Our aim is to gather a diversity of perspectives on the history of our field, that together will demonstrate its complexity and interdisciplinarity, as well as historical contestations and counter-narratives.
It is anticipated that there will be publications emerging from this project.
We call for interested colleagues to submit a 1,000-word proposal for presentation in a specific workshop at the SFSIC Congress (June 8-10th, 2016, in Metz, France) and/or IAMCR/AIECS/AIERI conference (July 27th-31st, 2016, in Leicester, UK). As these are separate workshop, the resulting papers will not be included in the conference proceedings.
Proposals will be accepted in English, French and Spanish, and should be sent for review by February 29th, 2016. Please make sure to specify if you are making a proposal for the SFSIC Congress, the IAMCR/AIECS/AIERI Conference, or for both events.