This course is designed to empower and equip you to develop inclusive cultures where everyone feels valued and respected. You will learn how highly inclusive leaders from around the world use processes of social influence to interact effectively with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. You will deepen your understanding of the benefits of diversity. And, you will explore a wealth of perspectives and practices to help you to reap those benefits. The course is FREE (with the option to earn a certificate for $49.95).
Dr. Brenda J. Allen (Communication Professor Emerita) is a retired Chief Diversity Officer who offers highly-rated workshops, consultations, and presentations on topics such as inclusive leadership, racial equity, strategic planning, respect in the workplace, and diversity recruitment/retention practices.
SIETAR BC (British Columbia, Canada) Book Club, Jan 06, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, online.
SIETAR BC has just announced that they are starting a Book Club. It will be a space to share light, fun, and educational fiction and non-fiction books with others interested in intercultural relations. For the first meeting, bring a glass of wine and your book suggestions. Organizers will introduce the book club process and the group will pick four books to read in 2021. Possible themes could include women’s right, the deaf community, LGBTQIA+, Indigenous and Hispanic Peoples, International Peace, Hannukah or Kwanzaa.
Proposals submitted to sections and working groups can be centred on an aspect of the main conference theme, Rethinking borders and boundaries, as it relates to the central concerns of the section or working group, or they may address additional themes identified by the section or working group.
In 2015, I published the following short explanation of intercultural dialogue:
Leeds-Hurwitz, W. (2015). Intercultural dialogue. In K. Tracy, C. Ilie & T. Sandel (Eds.), International encyclopedia of language and social interaction (vol. 2, pp. 860-868). Boston, MA: John Wiley & Sons. DOI: 10.1002/9781118611463/wbielsi061
This has now been translated into Spanish by Daniel Mateo Ordóñez, Sociólogo de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, under the supervision of Jorge Enrique González Ph. D., director de la Cátedra UNESCO – Diálogo Intercultural, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. The publisher has graciously permitted the translation so long as acknowledgment appears.
This contractor supports the planning, development, and facilitation of five virtual workshop discussions with individual curators as part of the Curator Digital Lecture Series. The contractor will lead the sessions in Mandarin and facilitate between Mandarin-speaking participants and English-speaking curators. An additional translator will participate to support for both Mandarin and Tibetan translations.
This contractor will provide Mandarin and Tibetan written translation for five thirty- to forty-five-minute recorded lectures from curators for the Professional Exchange for Tibetan Cultural Heritage Practitioners Program. The contractor also provides consecutive translation in Tibetan for five one-hour facilitated workshops for participants to ask questions of the curators.
This contractor works with the project team to plan and facilitate video production and editing of five educational video resources which will be used for the Professional Exchange for Tibetan Cultural Heritage Practitioners Program. The lecture series will feature individual curators giving virtual presentations including supplementary materials and media (PowerPoint slides, images, and video clips), with a follow-up workshop to conclude the series. The contractor will use their own equipment to capture the video lecture and edit to include supplementary media provided by the curator.
The Department of Visual Studies (VS) offers a multi-disciplinary course of study, focusing on art history and film art. VS admits about 30 undergraduate, MPhil and PhD students each academic year. The BA (Hons) in Visual Studies curriculum emphasises the history and theory of visual arts and culture in Asia and beyond; in addition, the programme offers students practical, object- and skill-based learning through studio practice, video production, curating and internships. The Department also offers a taught Master’s programme in Curating and Art History (MACAH). Another new taught Master’s programme in Creative and Media Industries (MACMI) will be launched in 2021/22.
VS is inviting applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate Professor to contribute to teaching and research in the areas of media industries and film studies. The appointee is expected to: (i) teach relevant courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including supervising undergraduate and/or postgraduate final projects; (ii) to develop innovative and rigorous research and generate research outputs with high impact; and (iii) to contribute to service and development of the Department. The appointee will be expected to make substantial contribution to the developing MACMI programme, and may need to assume a concurrent appointment as the Programme Director.
Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions.
We are witnessing the emergence of a new form of communication.
One with the potential to overcome the political polarization dominating our social landscape in recent decades. Cosmopolitan communication is one way of naming this emerging form and the promise it holds. In A Call to Cosmopolitan Communication, Arthur Jensen explores the dimensions, skillsets, and transforming potential of this new form, contrasting it with the all-too-familiar patterns of communication we experience as ethnocentric and modernistic tendencies.
Drawing on Pearce and Cronen’s enduring practical theory, the Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM), Jensen focuses on the concept of mystery and our ability to co-produce narratives of richness that embrace our differences instead of simply assimilating, tolerating, or dismissing them.
A Call to Cosmopolitan Communication is not a call to arms but a call to human thriving. The call to human thriving is answered when we recognize that our lives are shaped in social interaction with others and that the quality of our communication with each other matters enormously. This book, along with Penman and Jensen’s previous work in Making Better Social Worlds, supports Cosmopolis2045.com, a companion project depicting one vision of a better social world that can emerge from a cosmopolitan mindset.
The main objective of this IMISCOE Summer School is to provide an intensive course promoting Mediterranean Migration Studies, whilst engaging students through multi-dynamic activities including lectures, roundtables, documentary screening as well as PhD. Workshops. Further, multi-disciplinarity, multi-topics, multi-methodologies and multi-sited coverage will be ensured, one important way this will be done is through the inclusion of narratives from the South providing new views, voices, and perspectives.
Who can apply: Ph.D. students in the early stage of their Ph.D., who are still designing their research proposal on Mediterranean Migration.
This is an initiative of the EuroMedMig IMISCOE Regional Network funded by IMISCOE.
Organizers are inviting linguists working in areas including but not restricted to: linguistic anthropology, educational linguistics, sociology, multilingualism, multimodality, communication studies, language education, intercultural communication etc. to contribute to ETHER’s Digital Provocations Series. A digital provocation is a specific data-based example of linguistic inquiry which illustrates how ETHER’s core question speaks to your own research agenda, specifically responding to the theme of Seminar 1: The Art of Seeing and Hearing the Other. There are two ways to contribute:
1) A short (7-10 minutes) pre-recorded video presentation (e.g. in Zoom / Teams or a similar digital platform with which you are familiar) focusing on a relevant aspect of your research. The presentation should be aimed at a non-specialised interdisciplinary audience of international academics as well as users of academic research.
2) An original blog entry written specifically for ETHER which introduces your research in an accessible format to the above audiences. The blog should contain relevant examples of data.
Theme: Linguistic Landscapes, Cultural Climates, Mazingira Ya Lugha, Hali Ya Hewa Ya Kitamaduni. The framing of language and speech communities within particular geographical and cultural localities, and within boundaries of tradition and heritage, always constitutes an arduous task. However, this becomes intensified in African contexts, in that language and cultural mixing and switching is highly common, if not normative practice, as vital to an African politics of identity. A continuous Bakhtinian re-stylizing of previous language practices then, mediates cultural practices of new generations, while this re-stylizing becomes complexified by new and intensified mobilities, technologies, return migration, multimodalities, (continuously) rewritten historiographies, colonized and decolonized ideologies, innovative scholarly work, and so forth.
The intertwining of the many channels of this eclectic re-stylizing can best, or maybe only, be deciphered anthropologically. And why not through a lens of cultural scapes and climates, where new communities identify with cultural patterns and cultural subjectivities? Again, this becomes an arduous task in African regions, where so much mixing and switching, as normative practice, occurs. Concurrently, the complexity of each and every society in (sub) Urban Africa makes for an infinitely fertile ethnography of language and cultural community, to inform our knowledge of the linguistic landscapes of African countries and regions.