CFP Interdisciplinary Dialogues: Africa-Brazil

“PublicationCall for articles: Special Issue of Revista UNINTER de Comunicação: Diálogos interdisciplinares África – Brasil o lugar da Comunicação e das Humanidades [Interdisciplinary Dialogues Africa – Brazil: The place of communication and humanities].  Deadline: 25  August 2022.

O Brasil é um País “africanizado”, como bem definiu Lélia Gonzalez ao falar sobre a influência da África na língua portuguesa. E vai além, com a internalização da contribuição africana na cultura brasileira. Não é novidade constatar que os brasileiros, no entanto, sabem muito pouco sobre África, sobre os vários povos e países que compõe o continente. Conhecer melhor o continente africano é não só ampliar o olhar para muitas das origens do Brasil, mas é também aproximar-se da cultura da língua portuguesa que é idioma oficial de vários países, como Moçambique. O país já se tornou destino para muitos brasileiros, já que para além de uma boa relação entre os dois povos, existem muitos vínculos, dentre os quais, a Comunicação se destaca como dos mais fortes.

Desse modo, torna-se cada vez mais importante expandir o conhecimento sobre os países africanos, especialmente os de língua portuguesa. A Revista Uninter de Comunicação (RUC) quer contribuir ainda mais nesse sentido e por isso propõe o dossiê temático “Diálogos interdisciplinares Africa – Brasil: o lugar da Comunicação e das Humanidades”, organizado pelos pesquisadores Prof. Dr. Nelson Júlio Chacha, Reitor da Universidade Wutivi, Boane, Moçambique e o Prof. Dr. Toni André Scharlau Vieira, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Paraná, Brasil. Esse dossiê é dirigido para os pesquisadores que trabalham com o continente e que pesquisam aspectos da Comunicação e das Ciências Humanas, especialmente nas nações de língua portuguesa.

[The journal Revista UNINTER de Comunicação has extended the deadline for submitting works to the thematic issue “Interdisciplinary Dialogues Africa – Brazil the place of communication and humanities.” Organized by researchers Dr. Nelson Júlio Chacha, Dean of Wutivi University, Boane, Mozambique and Dr. Toni André Scharlau Vieira, Federal University of Paraná, Paraná, Brazil, this call is directed to researchers who work with the continent and research aspects of Communication and human sciences, especially in the Portuguese speaking nations.]

NOTE: Since the call was issued in Portuguese, articles should presumably be submitted in Portuguese.

Launch of UNESCO Framework for Enabling Intercultural Dialogue

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Launch of UNESCO Framework for Enabling Intercultural Dialogue and accompanying global report, We Need to Talk: Measuring Intercultural Dialogue for Peace and Inclusion, Paris, France, 20 September 2022, 3:30-5:30 PM (local time).

On September 20th, UNESCO will launch the UNESCO Framework for Enabling Intercultural Dialogue and accompanying global report, We Need to Talk: Measuring Intercultural Dialogue for Peace and Inclusion.

Featuring a ministerial roundtable and expert panel, this global launch will highlight the initial findings of the new Framework, which tell an important story of the connection of Intercultural Dialogue has to peace building, development, and security. The event will feature real world applications and success stories of Intercultural Dialogue from the viewpoints of a variety of stakeholders.

Intercultural Dialogue, transformative communication between different people based in respect, empathy, and openness, can enable us to leverage the power of our diversity and address global challenges.

Recognizing the potential of Intercultural Dialogue, UNESCO, in partnership with the Institute for Economics and Peace, has developed the data led UNESCO Framework for Enabling Intercultural Dialogue to support Intercultural Dialogue as a tool for conflict prevention, sustainable peace and human rights

Learning how to live together in a world of increasing diversity has emerged as one of the pressing challenges of our time. As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, we must develop innovative approaches to harness the power of our diversity and tackle global challenges such as inequality, divisive political discourses, discrimination and intolerance, internal displacement, and violent extremism.

Intercultural Dialogue has the potential to help us tackle these global challenges. Through data and improved knowledge as provided by the new Framework, we can leverage the power of Intercultural Dialogue.

KIMEP U: International Relations (Kazakhstan)

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Two faculty positions (Assistant/Associate/ Full Professor rank)  in International Relations or Regional Studies, College of Social Sciences,  KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Deadline: 15 August 2022.

The Department of International Relations & Regional Studies in the College of Social Sciences at KIMEP University,  invites applications for two faculty positions (Assistant/Associate/ Full Professor rank) in the International Relations area. KIMEP University offers its faculty members one-year contracts, renewable by mutual agreement.

Responsibilities include teaching, research, scholarly activities, advising, field liaison and service. The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs and teaches academic and theoretic courses in International Relations, the Politics of Central and East Asia, Diplomatic History, Methodology, etc. Expertise is desired in at least two of the following areas of International Relations: Chinese Domestic and Geo-Politics, Chinese Economic Policy, The Economy and Geo-Politics of East Asia, Central Asia, Political Economy and Security Studies. Familiarity with CIS countries or similar international experience is welcome. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in International Relations, Political Science, Regional Studies or another relevant field from an internationally-recognized, accredited university. Applicants should be able to teach in English.

 

Welcoming Committee for Hong Kongers: Multiple Positions (UK)

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Multiple positions, British Future and Welcoming Committee of Hong Kongers, London, UK. Deadline: 2 September 2022.

British Future and the Welcoming Committee for Hong Kongers are working together to promote the full engagement of BN(O) status holders in the UK through effective settlement and integration. In its first six months its activities have already made a significant contribution to achieving the aims of the UK’s Hong Kong Welcome Programme.

Following the confirmation of government funding for the next stage of the Hong Kong Welcoming Programme, the Welcoming Committee are looking to recruit motivated individuals for three exciting roles in this high profile national project:

Please select one of the role titles for detailed descriptions of each post, including information on how to apply.

Using Music to Start Intercultural Dialogues

Applied ICDLuis Gimenez Amoros is an accomplished guitarist from the Valencia region of Spain. He combines traditional music from the Spanish Levant with musical influences from Europe, Asia and Africa, starting intercultural dialogues with other musicians as he travels.

Amoros conducts workshops, performs concerts, and records albums with the musicians he meets, and has been quoted as saying: “Music has its own map that goes beyond borders” (Abdullah, 2022). He also lectures on ethnomusicology for various universities, and publishes academic articles, such as:

Amoros, L. G. (2018). Nubenegra records and Saharawi music: A musical and social interaction beyond transnationalism. Expressions maghrébines, 17(2), 187-202.

For further information, follow the link to his website, where there are lots of other videos available, or read this article about one of his recent trips:

Abdullah, M. (2022, June 22). A musical journey from Spain to Egypt: Reconnecting cultures through sound. Egyptian Streets.

Call for New Editor: Communication Theory

Professional OpportunitiesCall for New Editor of Communication Theory (an ICA journal). Deadline: 31 January 2023.

The International Communication Association Publications Committee is soliciting applications for the next editor(s) of Communication Theory. The four-year term will begin in September 2023.
Communication Theory publishes research articles, theoretical essays, and reviews on topics of broad theoretical interest from across the range of communication studies. Essays, regardless of topic or methodological approach, must make a significant contribution to communication theory. Data-based papers are appropriate only insofar as they advance new theoretical developments in communication. Communication Theory recognizes that approaches to theory development and explication are diverse. No single approach or set of approaches is privileged.

The Publications Committee seeks applications from individuals or small teams of scholars from the ICA membership. The successful applicant(s) will be expected to build an editorial structure that reflects the tremendous diversity of the communication discipline around the globe. Multiple factors are considered when evaluating candidate applications, including, but not limited to:

  • Clear understanding of the mission of the journal
  • Clear articulation of an intellectual and operational vision for the journal
  • Demonstrated openness to a range of epistemologies and methodologies appropriate for the scope of the journal
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in theoretical development
  • Demonstrated interest and/or openness to interdisciplinary work
  • Demonstrated communication skills and diplomacy
  • Reputation and excellence of academic output
  • Editorial, managerial or administrative experience
  • Tenure or advanced rank
  • Institutional support
  • Team submissions should also demonstrate successful past collaboration and an articulation of how the workflow will be managed among team members.

CFP Language, Identity and Conflict

“PublicationCall for articles: Special Issue of Societies: Language, Identity and Conflict: A Cultural Perspective from Above and from Below. Deadline: 15 March 2023.

Message from Guest Editor: Anastassia Zabrodskaja (Tallinn University, Estonia):

As William Wilmot and Joyce Hocker (2010:11) put it in their book Interpersonal Conflict, conflict is “an expressed struggle between at least two interdependent parties who perceive incompatible goals, scarce resources, and interference from others in achieving their goals.” The main objective of this Special Issue is to scrutinize the concepts of conflict, language, and identity, factors of their relationship formation and transformation across different countries and communities in a diverse context. This Special Issue attempts to connect the analysis of top-down discourses with the analysis of bottom-up reactions to them. Contributions have to follow one of the three categories of papers (article, conceptual paper or review) of the journal and address the topic of this Special Issue. Papers might present the analysis and description of a situation at a macro-level (i.e., the analysis of public and political discourses, including discourses of national authorities, mass-media and expert communities) and/or at a micro-level (life stories of members of various linguistic and/or cultural groups, their linguistic biographies and cultural memory, and personal experiences). The goal of this Special Issue is to create a shared inclusive platform that would help to prevent tensions between the countries and communities caused by linguistic and cultural conflicts, and, thus, to foster social cohesion and sustainable development within societies.

Humboldt Research Fellowships (Germany)

FellowshipsHumboldt Research Fellowships, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. Deadline: Selection committee meets March, July, and September each year, and you should apply well in advance.

The Humboldt Research Fellowship is available to researchers of all nationalities and research areas, at either the postdoctoral or experienced researcher level, to conduct research in Germany. Through the Humboldt Research Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation sponsors researchers with above-average qualifications from across the globe. The fellowship enables you to conduct your own research at various stages of your career in collaboration with a host at a German research institution of your choice. Hosts may apply for a subsidy towards research costs.

Postdocs

Benefit from research sponsorship in Germany at the beginning of your academic career. The Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers enables you to conduct research in Germany. The monthly fellowship amount is €2,670. Fellowships may last from 6 to 24 months.

Experienced researchers

You can still apply for research sponsorship in Germany even if you are already well advanced in your academic career. The Humboldt Research Fellowship for experienced researchers enables you to conduct research in Germany. The fellowship amount is €3,170. Fellowships may last from 6 to 18 months and can be divided into up to three stays within three years.

 

Global Case Study Challenge Virtual Exchange (Austria)

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2022 Global Case Study Challenge Virtual Exchange/COIL, Global Work Competency Laboratory, Klagenfurt, Austria. Deadline: 15 August 2022.

COIL Connect 2

The Global Case Study Challenge (GCSC) is an award-winning 8-week teaching and learning program for BA and MA-level students. It’s a high-impact career-oriented VE focusing on collaborative global virtual teamwork and the development of intercultural, digital communication and sustainability competencies.

Organizers are excited to be moving into the fifth iteration of the GCSC. To date, 1450 students and 50 educators from 30 universities across 20 different countries have worked together in the GCSC on real-life business cases in 380 Global Virtual Teams.

Feel free to share with interested colleagues across the globe.

Sign-up here.

Justus Liebig U: Studentships in Intercultural Communication & Business (Germany)

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PHD Candidate and Research Assistant positions, Intercultural Communication and Business, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany. Deadline: 18 August 2022.

Founded in 1607, Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) is a research university rich in tradition. They are currently offering two part-time positions (50 %), for PhD Candidate and Research Assistant in the field of Intercultural Communication and Business. The position is to be filled on a fixed-term basis at the Chair of Intercultural Communication and Business, Department of English at the Faculty of Language, Literature, Culture. As long as the maximum permissible duration of a fixed-term contract is not exceeded, you will be employed for an initial period of 3 years. An extension for up to another 2 years is possible under the above-mentioned condition.

Applications from people with a strong international academic background are particularly encouraged.

Your tasks at a glance:

  • Conduct research at the interface of two or more of the following areas: intercultural communication and education, intercultural/international management, HR development and organizational develop­ment, migration and integration, media innovation and social entrepreneurship – with a focus on China and Asia.
  • Prepare and teach seminars and tutorials in undergraduate and graduate programs: teaching responsi­bilities – totaling two hours per week during each semester – include examination duties and student supervision
  • Develop and conduct a PhD research project
  • Assist the Chair with academic self-administration
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