CFP Global Media & Information Literacy 2018 (Lithuania)

ConferencesCall for Papers – Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2018 Feature Conference and MILID Yearbook 2018. Deadline: 30 May 2018.

The annual Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will be celebrated this year from 24 to 31 October under the theme “Media and Information Literate Cities: Voices, Powers and Change Makers”. UNESCO, UNAOC, the Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) University Network, the UNESCO-initiated Global Alliance for Partnership on MIL (GAPMIL), in partnership with local hosts Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania) and University of Latvia (Latvia), are pleased to invite proposals for academic papers and case study/project-related presentations for the Global MIL Week 2018 Feature Conference, the Eighth MILID Conference. It will be held from 24 to 25 October 2018 in Kaunas, Lithuania.

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CFP Interdisciplinary Studies in Diasporas Book Series

Publication OpportunitiesCALL for book proposals  for the Interdisciplinary Studies in Diasporas book series published by Peter Lang. Series Editors: Dr. Irene Marie F. Blayer and Dr. Dulce Maria Scott.

Proposals now being accepted for either original monographs and edited collections for the Interdisciplinary Studies in Diasporas book series. The series was launched in 2016, and it opens a discursive space in diaspora scholarship across a range of topics from the humanities to social sciences. The volumes published in this series comprise studies that explore and contribute to an understanding of diasporas from a broad spectrum of cultural, literary, linguistic, anthropological, historical, political, and socioeconomic perspectives, as well as theoretical and methodological approaches. The series welcomes original submissions from individually and collaboratively authored books and monographs as well as edited collections of essays. All proposals and manuscripts are peer reviewed.

If you have a relevant manuscript or book prospectus that you would like considered for the series, please direct inquiries to the series editors, Dr. Blayer and Dr. Scott.

Constructing ICD #9: ICD as an Activity of Daily Living

Constructing ICD #7The next issue of Constructing intercultural Dialogues is now available, “Intercultural Dialogue as an Activity of Daily Living” by Maria Flora Mangano. Her goal is to expand her vision of dialogue as a space of relationship by helping us see how it fits into our lives even in brief interactions, rather than only during formally organized events. As a reminder, the goal of this series 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 other CID series, these may be downloaded for free. Click on the thumbnail to download the PDF.

Constructing ICD 9Mangano, M. F. (2018). Intercultural dialogue as an activity of daily living. Constructing Intercultural Dialogues, 9. Retrieved from:

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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Zhejiang U Job Ad: International Studies (China)

Job adsSenior Lecturer / Associate Professor / Professor in International Studies, College of Humanities and Social Science, Zhejiang University, China. Deadline: 20 May 2018.

The School of International Studies specialises in research fields and specialisations for the following areas: Second Language Acquisition, Pragmatics, Language Testing, Studies of Chinese as a Second Language, British & American Literature, Medieval English, Renaissance Literature, Theoretical Linguistics, Intercultural Communication, French Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature.

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U Canberra Job Ad: Research Associate/Postdoc (Australia)

Job adsThe Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, part of the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra, is hiring a Research Associate or Postdoctoral Fellow. Deadline: April 30, 2018.

The Centre was awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Research Grant for the project A Metastudy of Democratic Deliberation and aims to develop a leading-edge understanding of political deliberation by synthesising results from available empirical studies. A detailed description of the project can be found at Dr Simon Niemeyer, Professor John Dryzek and Dr Nicole Curato are the project’s chief investigators. Professor André Bächtiger (University of Stuttgart) and Professor Mark Warren (University of British Columbia) are also part of the team.

CFP Futures of Media: Social Impact of Digital Media (Kuala Lumpur)

Conferences2nd Futures of Media Conference: Shifting Spheres – The Social Impact of Digital Media15th – 16th November 2018, Kuala Lumpur. Deadline: 15th June  2018.

Much points to the fact that we are living in an age of all-encompassing structural and epochal social change today.And even if this change fails to materialise, it is possible to observe, at least, that the entire world is expecting this epochal transformation. The ‘new media’ are being held responsible for the change – albeit not exclusively but as one of the most important causes. By way of proof of this currently unfolding change, observers like to point to an area of crucial importance for the self-conception of democracies – the so-called ‘public sphere’.This sphere, which Jürgen Habermas defined in The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere in 1962 so as to engage its services in the fight against a modernity gone repressive, appears to be undergoing a radical, new transformation.

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CFP CALA 2019 Revitalization & Representation (Cambodia)

ConferencesInaugural Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology, The Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, Siem Reap, Cambodia, January 23-26, 2019. Deadline: June 15, 2018.

The theme for the inaugural CALA is Revitalization and Representation, a theme pertinent to the current state of many Asian regions and countries vis-a-vis their global analogues.

Emerging from a complex weaving for received and produced colonializations, the languages and ethnicities within Asia have experienced strong curtailment and denigration, to the point where many have reached near extinction, while others have passed the point of extinction. Here, these languages and ethnicities require urgent revitalization through an anthropological set of approaches, in collaboration with academic, and non-academic, networks globally. Revitalization can be engendered effectively through the complex channels associated with and effected through the extensive and vast work developed in Representation. Cambodia seems to be at the centre of this need for focus, with many ethnicity and their languages currently on the brink of extinction, and with several now having less than ten living speakers.

CFP National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation 2018 (USA)

ConferencesNational Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation: Connecting and Strengthening Civic Innovators, Denver, CO, November 2-4, 2018. Deadline: May 9, 2018.

NCDD conferences bring together hundreds of the most active, thoughtful, and influential people involved in public engagement and group process work across the U.S. and Canada.

NCDD is interested in finding creative ways to highlight the best of what’s happening in public engagement, group process, community problem-solving, civic tech, and arts-based dialogue.

Intercultural Communication MOOC

Job adsIntercultural Communication MOOC,  offered by Shanghai International Studies University, China.

Interested in learning about or engaging your colleagues and students in topics related to cultivating intercultural awareness? Then join us in a step-by-step social learning journey in the SISU-FutureLearn Intercultural Communication Course. This 5-week course has attracted over 41,000 learners since it first launched in November of 2015 (the 6th run opened April 16, 2018). The course highlights different ways we might (1) understand intercultural contexts and introduce ourselves, (2) construct our identities, (3) express communication styles preferences or (3) diverse value orientations, and (5) find ways to cope or adapt. Click on the link to enroll and engage with us now to learn and interact with this global learning community.

CID Video Competition Now OPEN

CID Video CompetitionThis video competition now is open to all students, undergraduate or graduate, anywhere in the world. Final deadline: May 31, 2018. To submit an entry, click here.

CID has organized its first ever video competition, open to students enrolled in any college or university during the 2017-2018 academic year.

CID Video Competition

To enter, participants must submit a video no longer than 2 minutes that highlights the importance of intercultural dialogue, responding to the question: “What does intercultural dialogue look like?”

Entries will be accepted April 15-May 31, 2018.

One winner will receive a $200 prize. The top 20 entries will be posted to the CID YouTube channel, and be highlighted on the CID website, along with posts describing the creators and highlighting each of their videos, throughout the rest of 2018.

Submissions will be evaluated based on originality, clarity, cultural message, effective use of technology, and overall impact. Feel free to work independently or in groups. Get creative, show off your skills and, most importantly, have fun!

Video Competition FAQ

Competition Rules

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