CFP Argumentation & Language (Switzerland)

The second edition of the conference “Argumentation & Language” will take place from 7 to 9 of February 2018 at USI – Università della Svizzera italiana in Lugano, Switzerland.

Building on the success of the first ARGAGE conference, held at the University of Lausanne in 2015, the goal of the conference is to further explore the intersections of argumentative and language practices. Scholars are therefore invited to submit proposals dealing with the interrelations between language (its units, its levels, its functions and modes of processing) and the way argumentation functions. Contributions must be related to at least one of the following five research axes:

1. Argumentation in spoken interaction
2.  Semantics and argumentation
3.  Argumentative indicators
4. Corpora annotation and argumentation
5. Rhetorical devices

Priority will be given to proposals that make their methods and analytical categories explicit and that privilege the description of empirical data collected in corpora or empirically. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of anonymized abstracts.

Types of contributions

Individual presentation
The deadline for submission is 30 June 2017.

Panel
Panel proposals can be submitted until 30 April 2017.

Stockholm U PhD Studentship: Bilingualism (Sweden)

PHD Student in Bilingualism  at the Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Stockholm University
Closing date: 18 April 2017.

The Centre for Research on Bilingualism provides a broad base of theoretical and practical research with the aim of increasing understanding and awareness of bilingualism. The Centre is a cross-linguistic and interdisciplinary unit within the Faculty of Humanities Language Sciences Section at Stockholm University. Research at the Centre forms a significant part of Stockholm University’s leading research area “Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition”.

Research areas include bilingualism and second language acquisition, multilingualism and diversity, bilingualism in the family, bilingual education, Swedish as a second language for children and adults, young people’s languages and language use in multilingual contexts, second and foreign language teaching, L1 attrition and reactivation in bilinguals, language maintenance and language shift, language ideology, language policy, and multilingualism and education in developing countries. In sum, the Centre’s research covers the sociolinguistic, pragmatic, structural, psycholinguistic, cognitive and neurolinguistic aspects of bilingualism. For more information, see: www.biling.su.se/english.

As a PhD student at the Faculty of Humanities you have the opportunity to participate in the Faculty’s Doctoral School, which offers themes and courses characterised by interdisciplinarity and cooperation across subjects. The Doctoral School also gives you the chance to improve the quality of your education thanks to the interchange provided by the community of PhD students from other subjects and departments.

Project description
The Centre for Research on Bilingualism announces 1–2 places in the PhD program in Bilingualism. The Centre encourages applications in the areas of the Sociolinguistics of multilingualism and diversity and Psycho-/Neurolinguistics (including EEG or Eye-tracking).

Quote of the Day: Communication as a Miracle of Translation

Occasionally when I read, a quote related to intercultural dialogue strikes me as particularly noteworthy for being insightful, concise, beautifully written, and/or original. One example is provided below. Given the translations I have been publishing, not to mention the state of the world these days, it seems particularly apropos.

“Every act of communication is a miracle of translation.” (p. vii)

• Liu, K. (2016). The paper menagerie and other stories. London: Saga Press.

If you have quotes you would like to see posted, submit them for consideration to intercult.dialogue@[at]gmail.com

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

CFP European Television and Nations (Romania)

Call for proposals
European television and nations: Between centers and peripheries, 1950-1980
9-10 November 2017, Bucharest, Romania

Since the end of the 2000s, research into television history has
revealed different realities depending on the country (Bignell & Fickers
2008, see also Socialist Television Studies). Far from being limited
to the development of main television (British, German, or French), the
European television landscape seems to have been configured along a
number of dividing lines: the classical divisions (East / West, public
service / commercial TV) overlapped with new dichotomies (North / South (Bourdon 2011), democratic / authoritarian systems (Goddard 2013)).

In order to evaluate the relevance of these taxonomies and to account
for different dynamics which were thus created, our symposium aims at
exploring the less known history of the television referred to here as
peripheral in relation to pre-existing television models (continuing
Wallerstein’s world economy theory, 1974). The symposium is meant to
explore the attraction, imitation and diffusion of practice and content
between central and/or peripheral television. Particular attention will
be given to the period of emergence and development of television
institutions and to the established or presumed relationships between
television operators and national construction.

We are welcoming contributions which will analyze the influence,
convergence or opposition between European television, from different
perspectives:
-television techniques (introduction of color TV, modes of transmission
and recording etc.);
-institutional organization (regulation of relations between political
authorities and public television, recruitment of staff etc.);
-formation or practice of television professionals;
-design of broadcast schedules;
-circulation and possible adaptation of the program formats (fiction or
non-fiction);
-dissemination of national or international content;
-reception of programs by trans-border audiences.

Contributions may also address methodological issues or the problem of
access to television archives, in so far as these issues form the basis
of future research.

Lecturers:
Prof. Jérôme Bourdon, University of Tel Aviv
Géraldine Poels, responsible for scientific development, INA, Paris

The abstracts, in French or English, up to 250 words, are to be sent to
the following e-mail addresses: anne.roekens@unamur.be, romina.surugiu@fjsc.ro, amatei25@yahoo.com, by 10 April 2017. The languages of the symposium will be French and English.

Participation fee: 50 euros.

Organized by CEREFREA Villa Noël and the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication of the University of Bucharest within the trilateral Belgium(Wallonie)-Bulgarian-Romanian project “Television and nations in the European semi-periphery: Establishing a national identity through television (1958-1980)”

Key Concept #37: Dialogic Listening Translated into Italian

Continuing with translations of the Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting the translation of KC37: Dialogic Listening. Robyn Penman wrote this in 2014 and Maria Flora Mangano has now translated it into Italian with the help of Paola Giorgis. 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.

KC37 Dialogic Listening_ItalianPenman, R. (2017). Ascolto dialogico (M. F. Mangano with P. Giorgis, trans.). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 37. Available from: https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/kc37-dialogic-listening_italian.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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Arab Master in Democracy and Human Rights (Lebanon)

The Arab Master in Democracy and Human Rights is a unique programme designed to meet the needs of students, professionals and experts who want to deepen their knowledge and develop their skills in the field of democratic governance and human rights in the Middle East and North Africa. It is part of the Global Campus of Regional masters in Human Rights and Democracy supported by the European Union.

Our aim is to support the next generation of experts, academics and practitioners and to give them the practical experience needed for building up their professional career and academic activities.

The Arab Master in Democracy and Human Rights is supported by a growing network of partner universities from the region and beyond. The partnership is composed of the following academic institutions:

  • Saint Joseph University (Lebanon) as the coordinating University (Lebanon),
  • Birzeit University (Palestine),
  • International University of Rabat (Morocco),
  • University of Carthage (Tunisia)

The University of Jordan (Jordan) and the University of Cairo (Egypt) are currently in the process of joining ARMA.

EWHA-KACA Research Award

EWHA-KACA RESEARCH AWARD

Ewha Womans University, Division of Communication and Media (EWHA) and The Korean American Communication Association (KACA) jointly award outstanding research proposals focusing on Korea-related communication and/or media studies. A total of $3,500 will be awarded to the winning recipient(s). Ideally, one or two faculty-led projects (faculty as a PI) will be competitively selected to receive up to $3,500. The half of the award will be distributed at the beginning of the award cycle (August 2017) and the remaining half will be distributed at the completion of the study within two years (August 2019). The research findings should be presented at one of the KACA research sessions at NCA, ICA, or AEJMC in 2018 or 2019.

All material must be submitted electronically to the Award Committee Chair, Dr. Joonghwa Lee, by April 15, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.

RESEARCH TOPIC

Any topic that advances Korea-related communication and/or media research is eligible for the award. Proposals must emphasize contributions to relevant research streams and the Korean society in general. All methods, whether qualitative or quantitative, are welcomed.

ELIGIBILITY

Any full-time faculty member who is currently teaching, researching or studying communication or media in North America, Korea, or elsewhere is eligible to apply. To be considered for the award, the PI should be a KACA member as of April 15, 2017. In other words, an applicant should be a KACA member at the time of a proposal submission. Members of the KACA Executive Committee (2015-2017) are not eligible to apply. NOTE: EACH SUBMITTER/AUTHOR IS LIMITED TO ONE PROPOSAL.

Ariane de Rothschild Fellowships 2017

Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship 2017
Call for Applications

The AdR Fellowship represents a unique experience for entrepreneurs, social innovators and those who practice doing business while at the same time doing good, particularly (but not exclusively) from a Jewish and Muslim cultural background, who demonstrate a proven commitment towards inclusion and forging bridges to other communities while at the same time strengthening the sustainability of their organization/ enterprise or business. This is an amazing opportunity to spend one week at Windsor Castle’s, St. George’s House in the UK to network and work on your project with other entrepreneurs, all expenses paid from July 21st to July 29th 2017.

Deadline for applications: Sunday, April 16th 2017 (midnight EST New York)

GHI West Fellowship: History of Migration (California)

Binational Visiting Fellow Tandem Program in the History of Migration at GHI WEST in Berkeley

The German Historical Institute (GHI) is seeking applications for a Binational Visiting Fellow Tandem. The Fellowship program contributes to the creation of the new research network “Knowledge in Transit – Migrant’s Knowledge in Comparative Perspective” at the GHI’s branch office GHI WEST at the University of California, Berkeley.

A member institution of the Max Weber Foundation, the German Historical Institute Washington is a distinguished non-university affiliated historical research institute, conducting inter- and transdisciplinary research with a transatlantic focus. GHI WEST, which is located at UC Berkeley’s Institute of European Studies, will organize a series of programs and scholarly events aimed at facilitating cooperation and dialogue among North American and Germany researchers in the humanities and social sciences. GHI West’s research programs will focus on knowledge and migration in a broadly comparative perspective, addressing the experiences of many different migrant groups, transit lands, and receiving countries.

The GHI’s fellowship program promotes cutting-edge research in history and related disciplines and international exchange of scholars. For this purpose, the GHI in cooperation with the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley is now offering German and North American postdoctoral scholars the opportunity to develop a binational research tandem which links up two academics – one from Germany and one from North America – working on research in the field of history of migration. The projects should contain productive areas of overlap with the tandem partner either in their topics or in their conceptual frameworks. The new visiting fellow tandem program at GHI WEST presents an excellent opportunity for scholars from Germany and North America to develop their expertise by collaborating closely, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields. It is funded by the VolkswagenStiftung, one of Germany’s most important non-profit foundations.

The program is designed for postdoctoral historians from Germany and North America in the fields of history of migration preferably with an interest in the history of knowledge, and with an outstanding academic record. For German applicants, a good working knowledge of English is essential. In order to ensure successful collaboration, our preference is for applicants to already have identified their potential tandem partner. The GHI would also support candidates in finding potential Tandem partners. Preference will also be given to candidates doing original research for a new book project.

Starting in September 2017, the successful applicants will be in residence at GHI WEST at UC Berkeley for a nine-month fellowship roughly corresponding to the Berkeley academic year. They will be expected to conduct their research and fully participate in the academic life at GHI WEST. Most prominently, they are invited to participate in the annual Bucerius Lecture “Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives” and the attached Young Scholars Forum. Further, in collaboration with the permanent staff at GHI WEST, they will organize an exploration workshop for the currently developing research network “Knowledge in Transit”.

As affiliated researchers at GHI WEST, the fellows will have access to the UC Berkeley academic and social facilities (library, databases, email address, office space at the IES, etc.) and are offered the opportunity to make use of further resources in the greater Bay Area – including the Magnes Collection, the Hoover Institution Library and Archives in Stanford or the National Archives/ Pacific Region in San Bruno – while pursuing their research agendas.

Funding will be provided for a 9-month stay at GHI WEST/ UC Berkeley. The monthly stipend will be 3,500 Euro per month (or the equivalent in USD). In addition, fellowship recipients will receive reimbursement for their round-trip economy airfare. The GHI regrets that it is unable to provide accommodation for its fellows.

The deadline for applications is April 1, 2017. To apply, please send a cover letter, a CV, a copy of the certificate of your most recently achieved qualification, a research project proposal (5 pages or 2,000 words max), and the names and contact details of two referees. While applicants may write in either English or German, we recommend that they use the language in which they are most proficient. We can accept applications in electronic form only. Please submit your documents in a single PDF file to: fellowships@ghi-dc.org

All candidates will be notified in early May 2017 of the result of their application. For more information, please contact: Bryan Hart (hart@ghi-dc.org).

Constructing Intercultural Dialogues #3: Intergroup Dialogue & Service Learning

Following the recent announcement of a new series to be published by the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, the third issue of Constructing intercultural Dialogues is now available. The goal is to provide concrete examples of how actual people have managed to organize and hold intercultural dialogues, so that others may be inspired to do the same. As with the continuing CID series, Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, these may be downloaded for free. Click on the thumbnail to download the PDF.

CICD 3 deTurkdeTurk, S. (2017). Intergroup dialogue and service learning: Students as facilitators. Constructing Intercultural Dialogues, 3. Available from: https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/constructing-icd-3-deturk.pdf

If you have a case study you would like to share, send an email to the series editor, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz.


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