Call for papers: 2nd International Hellenic Conference on Political Sciences: Communicating in Politics? (HEPO2020), 3-7 May 2020, in Athens, Greece. Deadline: 16 December 2019.
You are invited to submit your proposal (abstract/ poster/workshop/ round table) to be considered for presentation at the HEPO2020 that will take place 3-7 May 2020, in Athens, Greece, organized by the Communication Institute of Greece. HEPO2020 aims to provide an opportunity for Academics, Professionals and Industry Experts from Politics, with cross-disciplinary interests, to discuss the future directives and innovations in their discipline.
The themes of this conference include, but are not limited to, ‘Politics and Mass Media’, ‘Political Rhetoric’, ‘Political Psychology’, ‘Political Socialization’, ‘Methods in Political Psychology’ and ‘Political Communication’. Organizers invite papers that address the interface between communication and politics, examine the use of (social) media, visuals, and rhetoric in political campaigns and the presentation, performance and personality of leaders. Cordially welcome also are investigations into communication and political socialization, public opinion formation and political participation. Additionally, organizers hope to see papers that address the interactions between the (social) media and intermediary organisations such as interest groups and political parties. Last but not least, we welcome scholars with an interest in political marketing and PR processes in government and the role the (social) media play in local and informal forms of governance.
Continuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#23: Afrocentricity, which Molefi Kete Asante wrote for publication in English in 2014, and which Katalin Egri Ku-Mesu has now translated into Hungarian.
As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download. Lists of Key Concepts organized alphabetically by concept, chronologically by publication date and number, and by languages into which they have been translated, are available, as is a page of acknowledgments with the names of all authors, translators, and reviewers.
Asante, M. K. (2019). Afrika-központúság (K. Egri Ku-Mesu, Trans.). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 23. Available from:
The Center for Intercultural Dialogue publishes a series of short briefs describing Key Concepts in intercultural Dialogue. Different people, working in different countries and disciplines, use different vocabulary to describe their interests, yet these terms overlap. Our goal is to provide some of the assumptions and history attached to each concept for those unfamiliar with it. As there are other concepts you would like to see included, send an email to the series editor, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz. If there are concepts you would like to prepare, provide a brief explanation of why you think the concept is central to the study of intercultural dialogue, and why you are the obvious person to write up that concept.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Communication, College of Liberal Arts, Wenzhou-Kean University, Wenzhou, China. Deadline: 17 November 2019.
College of Liberal Arts at WKU is seeking vibrant candidates to teach a full range of undergraduate Communication courses including, but not limited to: Social Media, Media Relations, Journalism, Speech Communication, Business & Professional Communication, Media Production, Public Relations and upper level Communication electives. In addition to teaching and research, faculty are expected to contribute to the growth of the programs, including, but not limited to: curriculum development, program assessment, student recruitment/advisement, office hours, senior project supervision, internship opportunities, research experience for undergraduates.
All faculty positions are full-time assignments, effective for the start of the fall 2020 semester.
A tenure-track Assistant Professor is a full time, 10-month employee who teaches 24 credits per academic year (course release is available for grant proposal development and other substantial research initiatives). Candidate will be expected to participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including high quality teaching, research, advising; student learning support; service to the university and/or professional community. Tenure-track appointment requires publications in internationally recognized and vigorously peer-reviewed journals on communication or other closely related subjects;
A Lecturer is a full-time, 12-month employee who teaches 39 credits per year and provides student and learning support services during the assigned period. Lecturers will be expected to provide high quality teaching, student advisement and learning support services, and service to the university and/or professional community; and perform related work as required. Lecturer positions are non-tenure track and may be renewed on an annual basis.
Assistant Professor (tenure track) of Intercultural Communication and Latinx Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Deadline: December 1, 2019 or until filled.
The Department of Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure track) with an emphasis in intercultural communication and Latinx studies.
The department seeks to increase the breadth and depth in intercultural communication for both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Applicants should be able to support our existing course offerings as well as add courses in their specific areas of interest and/or methodological expertise. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in communication or closely related discipline. Responsibilities include excellence in teaching courses in relevant area of specialization, advising Master’s and Doctoral student capstones (portfolio, thesis, dissertation), establishing a record of research supporting tenure and promotion, appropriate professional and community service, and participation in faculty governance.
Head of Education & Research Collaborations (Culture), King’s College London, England. Deadline: 10 November 2019.
Across King’s College London’s nine faculties and beyond the university, an inclusive cultural community brings together artists, cultural partners and the vast number of staff, students and alumni who engage with arts and culture in different ways. Aligned with the university’s strategic Vision 2029, these partnerships and collaborations enhance research and drive innovation, enrich education and serve the needs of the cultural sector and, more broadly, of society.
King’s is now recruiting a Head of Education and Research Collaborations (Culture) to lead on delivering those elements of the university’s cultural strategy related to education, research & innovation.
The Head of Education and Research Collaborations (Culture) will lead on brokering and facilitating partnerships between King’s and artists and cultural organisations that offer opportunities to students and academics, helping to deliver world-class education, a distinctive student experience and research that drives innovation, creates impact and engages beyond the university.
The post holder will be responsible for the development of a small number of flagship projects and programmes, to be delivered in partnership with colleagues across and beyond King’s.
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Towson University, Towson, Maryland, USA. Deadline: December 2, 2019 or until filled.
Towson University seeks a faculty member who specializes in intercultural communication with an emphasis on critically engaging issues of difference. Priority given to candidates who focus on race/ethnicity and space/place/borders, decolonizing intercultural scholarship, and intersectionality. Primary teaching is in intercultural communication, African American communication, communication and social protest with an expectation to teach communication theory, qualitative research methods, and the capstone course within a regular rotation. Additional expectations to teach honors or seminar courses in the general education core. Candidate will teach courses at the Towson University Northeast (TUNE) campus on a rotating basis, as needed. Scholarly research productivity and service, including advising, to the department, college and university is expected.
Call for papers: IMISCOE (International Migration, Integration, and Social Cohesion) 17th Annual Conference: Crossing Borders, Connecting Cultures, June 30-July 2, 2020, Luxembourg. Deadline: 1 December 2019.
This conference proposes to zoom deeper into people’s migration experiences by foregrounding how migration is connected to culture. We will explore the nexus of migration and culture in more depth asking how migration is lived, experienced, mediated, and reﬂected through everyday cultural and artistic practice. Thereby we seek to deepen our understanding of the complexity and diversity of migration experiences on the one hand, and the possibilities of connecting diﬀerent migrant experiences and groups of people on the other.
In line with the theme ‘Crossing borders, connecting cultures’, preferred proposals shall feature:
- Theories, concepts and methods in migration research
- Cultures and cultural practice in migration research
- Borders and borders experiences in migration research
Call for papers: 15th International Conference of the Association for Language Awareness: Languaging and Language Awareness in the Global Age, April 15–18, 2020, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Deadline: 1 December 2019.
Organizers are inviting proposals for presentations at The 15th International Conference of the Association for Language Awareness to be held in Geelong 2020. The conference is organized by the Centre for Teaching and Learning Languages at Deakin University, Melbourne, and the venue will be the Waterfront Campus at Geelong.
How is the learning and teaching of languages being reconceptualised in our globalised, digital age? What are the implications for the development of language awareness, and in what new and innovative ways can teachers engage with it? How do new global paradigms and technologies further principles of language awareness such as reflection on language and the encouragement of learners to gain insights into how languages work?
Submissions may address, but are not restricted to, the following sub-themes:
* Language Awareness in Language Learning and Teaching
* Language awareness in culture, community and identity
* Language Awareness in professions and contexts outside education
* Language Awareness in the context of digital technology and social media
Katalin Egri Ku-Mesu, PhD, is Associate Tutor at the School of Arts, University of Leicester, UK.
She has a multidisciplinary background in languages, literatures and cultures, and she has taught and supervised at Hungarian and British universities at under- and postgraduate level in the broad disciplinary areas of English language and linguistics, English, American and postcolonial literature, English teacher training and education and applied linguistics. She has also taught Russian to students specializing in Russian language and literature and Hungarian to speakers of other languages. Katalin has also worked as Head of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) for a pathway organization, managing the delivery of EAP programs and supporting teachers across sixteen countries in Asia, Africa, South America and Europe.
Katalin’s research interests fall within the fields of postcolonial literature, World Englishes, cross-cultural pragmatics, sociolinguistics and cultural text-analysis. She is also interested in multilingualism, English language teaching and English teacher education, specifically the exploitation of literary material for language teaching purposes, the applicability of Western language teaching methods elsewhere in the world and the effect of extensive reading on language learning. She has researched various aspects of African literature, including the works of Ghanaian and Nigerian writers, cultural reference in Ghanaian English language fiction, and reading and censorship in Africa as well as the role of the mother tongue in teaching and learning English, creativity in the language classroom, academic literacies, genre pedagogy and language assessment.
For more information, please visit Katalin’s ORCiD or her LinkedIn profile.
Penman, R., & Jensen, A. (2019). Making Better Social Worlds: Inspirations from the Theory of the Coordinated Management of Meaning. Oracle, AZ: CMM Institute Press.
Barnett Pearce invited us all to make better social worlds. Penman and Jensen show us how to begin—how to cross the wide gap between wanting to make a better social world and actually beginning to do so. – Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
Making Better Social Worlds: Inspirations from the Theory of the Coordinated Management of Meaning is a companion volume to the Cosmopolis2045 website. It serves as a fitting first book from the new CMMi Press. The book offers a clear and comprehensive account of how the theory of the Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) can be used to help us rise to the challenges of 21st century life with its political turmoil, social divisiveness and increasing moral bankruptcy. Making Better Social Worlds describes how we create our social worlds in communication, that our relationships with people matter deeply to the quality of our lives and that living with difference enriches us. Readers are offered a new mindset that is relationship-orientated, self-reflexive and morally attuned, along with what it means to engage in joint action, dialogue and cosmopolitan communication, to show how changing our communication practices can bring about social and cultural change.