CFP South Asia Communication 2023 (Canada)

ConferencesCall for Papers: South Asia Communication Association: Reclaiming Authenticity in Communication: Media Research on South Asia & Its Diaspora Worldwide,  Toronto, Canada, 25-29 May 2023. Deadline: 31 January 2023.

Organizers invite you to present your research at the 2023 South Asia Communication Association (SACA)’s refereed-research session at the 73rd annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), in the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, Canada, from 25-29 May 2023. In their commitment to the 2023 ICA conference theme “Reclaiming Authenticity in Communication,” SACA will host one interactive research session.

Since SACA is an organizational member of ICA, this session will be featured in the official program of the ICA annual conference. ICA 2023 promises to be an innovative, interactive, and engaging conference.

Swansea U PHD Studentship: Digital Restorative Approaches in Wales (UK)

“Studentships“Empirical Studies in Law: ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership – Collaborative Studentship: Digital Restorative Approaches in Wales, Swansea University, Wales, UK. Deadline: 3 Febuary 2023.

Today’s perpetual crisis (BLM, Brexit, Covid19, inflation…) brings injustices and the need for dialogue into focus. Restorative approaches (RA) enable individuals and communities to develop the skills to pre-empt and respond to conflict and harm, while acknowledging trauma (1,2). In Wales, RA are used to build resilience and repair relationships in schools, families and housing contexts. Within the criminal justice system, victims are entitled to Restorative Justice, a type of RA, as an alternative and/or alongside the traditional justice process. It plays a role in rehabilitation, reducing re-offending and is central to youth justice. However, RA necessitate reflection and dialogue which, in a digital society, presents challenges and opportunities. The aims of this research are to explore how digital restorative practices (DRA) are evolving and how co-production and trauma-informed approaches can shape DRA.

The use of digital technology in restorative contexts (referred to as DRA) expanded during the COVID19 pandemic e.g., to facilitate mediation, virtual circles, specialist support and training (3–5). Indeed, technology has the potential to improve the sustainability and accessibility of interventions, help evidence ‘what works’, improve awareness of services and address misconceptions of RA (6–8). Beyond the traditional intervention model, technology could empower restorative communities to self-direct. Nonetheless, there are significant challenges associated with the integration of digital tools, including concerns regarding their misuse, digital exclusion, confidentiality, data security and building trust (9). Additionally, restorative practices should create opportunities for participants to connect and collaboratively re-construct their shared lived experience. Whether and how this can be achieved in a world dominated by instant and digitally mediated interaction, including online harms, needs investigation.

Using a mixed-methods socio-legal approach, this proposal sets out to meet three objectives [1] explore stakeholder experiences of the use of digital technology for the delivery of RA in England and Wales, [2] explore how co-production and trauma-informed approaches can shape DRA, plus [3] identify best practice and propose a model to aid practitioners in determining whether and how technology should be used. A baseline survey of practitioners is suggested, followed by focus groups with practitioners and community participants, to explore how and whether digital technology is used and experienced, vis-à-vis restorative principles and participants rights. Community participants may include adults engaged in Restorative Justice programmes, as well as young people taking part in school-based restorative initiatives. These methods may be complemented by an evaluation of the impact of specific technology use-cases, through a case-study approach.

CFP Book: Re-imagined and Re-born (Canada)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Book: Re-imagined and Re-born, The Bibliographic Society of Canada, 29 -30 May 2023, York University, York, Canada. Deadline: 31 January 2023.

On 29 -30 May 2023, Canada’s bibliographical and book studies community will gather for the Annual Conference of the Bibliographical Society of Canada at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences for the first in-person conference since 2019. The third decade of the twenty-first century has ushered in unprecedented and challenging events. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Black Lives Matters movement, alongside escalating climate emergencies, have brought home the urgent need for collective action in support of racial and climate justice. Against this backdrop, the conference theme invites you to explore and reflect critically on the past, present, and future of the book.

Organizers invite submissions that pertain, but are not limited, to:

  • Revisions in bibliography and book history as reflections of decoloniality, anti-racism, and social justice
  • Traditions, innovations, and responses to societal challenges in the practice of bibliography, book history, and special collections curation
  • Books and print media as vehicles for inclusion, participation, and belonging
  • Material and digital cultures of the book in relation to climate change, sustainability, and post-industrial technology-driven society
  • Book creation, production, consumption, and collecting in personal, social, and institutional contexts
  • Human interactions with books and print media and their diversity
  • Partnering and collaboration beyond the book: galleries, libraries, archives and museums in partnership with custodians of aural, visual and other forms of knowledge

Key Concept 107: Interculturality

Key Concepts in ICDThe next issue of Key Concepts in intercultural Dialogue is now available. This is KC107: Interculturality by Mélodine Sommier & Malgorzata Lahti. As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download.Lists organized chronologically by publication date and numberalphabetically by concept in English, 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.

KC107 InterculturalitySommier, M., & Lahti, M. (2023). Interculturality. Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 107. 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. 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.

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U College London: Research Fellow, Collective Violence, Holocaust & Genocide Studies (UK)

“JobPostdoctoral Research Fellow, Collective Violence, Holocaust & Genocide Studies, University College London, London, UK. Deadline: 30 January 2023.

The Post-doctoral Research Fellow will develop and conduct research within the context of a collaborative research project on ‘Good Citizens, Terrible Times: Community, Courage and Compliance in and beyond the Holocaust’, funded by the AHRC and the DFG. The post is funded for 27 months. The Research Fellow will develop and carry out a discrete research project that will form part of and make a significant contribution to a wider, collaborative research project on conceptions and practices of citizenship and community in different areas of Europe during the Holocaust, as these variously affected compliance with state or occupation policies, or inspired sympathy with those who were persecuted.

U Oxford: Global Parenting Initiative Research Manager for Malaysia (UK)

“JobGlobal Parenting Initiative Research Manager for Malaysia, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford, UK. Deadline: 3 January 2023.

The Department of Social Policy & Intervention is looking to appoint an outstanding individual for a new Research Manager role to work on their flagship Global Parenting Initiative (GPI). The GPI is a multi-million-pound five-year project with a vision that is bold, ambitious, and immediate: to provide access to free, evidence-based, playful parenting support to every parent, everywhere, so that they are equipped with the knowledge and tools to help their children realise their learning potential. The research team is committed to improving outcomes for high-risk children and globally, and this is their primary guiding aim.

You will be responsible for managing Oxford’s role on the research project in Malaysia including supporting the study team on research design, data collection, data analysis, research uptake, and partner coordination across multiple international partners including the Universiti Putra Malaysia, UNICEF Malaysia, Parenting for Lifelong Health, IDEMS International, the Malaysian Association of Social Workers, and the Malaysian government.

U Leiden: Multiple Faculty Positions (Netherlands)


Multiple positions, Institute of History, University of Leiden, Netherlands. Deadline: varies by position.

  1. Full Professor in International Studies/Politics
    Deadline: 29 January 2023
    The Leiden University Institute for History is looking to appoint a full professor in International Studies with a focus on international politics to support and expand the current lines of research of, and to develop new approaches in, research and education. The new professor will provide leadership in the field of International Studies/International Relations. They will play a pivotal role in the teaching, research and management of the International Studies BA program and the International Relations MA program. The new chair will contribute a contemporary political perspective on international affairs, combining an emphasis on global questions with local insights and interpretations. Candidates with more general contemporary political science and international affairs expertise with a link to global and transnational discussions are eligible.
  2. University Lecturer in Migration History
    Deadline: 27 January 2023
    Leiden University History Department has a vacancy (Tenured position) for a Lecturer in Migration History. For this position they are looking for a Migration Historian. As a Lecturer you will hold a position in the Institute for History, working within the research specialisation Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence. Most of the teaching for this post will be in Leiden University’s Dutch-taught BA Economic and Social History, and in the English-taught MA Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence, and its sub-track Governance of Migration and Diversity (part of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus joint MA Governance of Migration and Diversity LDE GMD).
  3. University Lecturer in History/International Studies/International Relations
    Deadline: 29 January 2023
    The Institute for History seeks to expand its academic staff by appointment of an University Lecturer with teaching and research expertise in the field of North American Studies.  As a lecturer you will be primarily responsible for research and teaching on the history, politics and foreign relations of the United States. You will teach courses as needed in the History programme, the MA North American Studies, the MA International Relations and in the ‘North America’ specialization within the BA International Studies. You will participate in the research programme ‘History and International Studies, 1900 – present’ of the Institute for History.
  4. University Lecturer in Urban Studies and History
    Deadline: 30 January 2023
    The Leiden University, Faculty of Humanities, Institute for History is looking for University Lecturer in Urban Studies and History (0,8 FTE). For this position they are looking for an Urban Historian (a Historian with a profound interest in urban issues, or an Urbanist with expertise in History). As a Lecturer, you will hold a position in the Institute for History, working within the research specialisation Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence. Most of the teaching for this post will be in Leiden University’s English-taught BA Urban Studies programme based at the campus in The Hague. The Urban Studies programme is divided into four themes – safety, cultural diversity, health, and sustainability – and you should be able to connect your research to one (or more) of these overarching themes. They are especially interested to hear from candidates with expertise in non-Western urban contexts.

International House: DiversiTea and Coffee (USA)

Applied ICD

International House residences were founded in BerkeleyNew YorkChicago, and Philadelphia, as well as several dozen sister student residences around the world.

I-House (as it’s known) had the goal of bringing about intercultural dialogue from its founding. The initial idea of establishing international student dorms was the result of the discovery that some of these students were having difficulties in meeting locals. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. provided the funding for the US facilities in New York, Berkeley, and Chicago, as well as one in Paris (now a language school), through the 1920s and 1930s (the one in Philadelphia found separate funding).

International House…is a place where outstanding postgraduates from all over the world live together and learn about the similarities that bind them regardless of their race, religion, or country of origin.

I-House in Berkeley was particularly controversial, as not only a vehicle for international and interracial student housing but “the first co-educational residence west of the Mississippi” when it was built in 1930; all of these were uncommon at the time, and thus controversial. I-House Philadelphia was built later than the others in 1970, and the residence closed in 2019, although the organization still supports international students.

All of the I-Houses work not only to facilitate integration of international students with one another and local residents, but to bring international cultures to locals through cultural celebrations and educational programs. I-House Philadelphia was particularly active in this area, through the establishment of a Folklife Center hosting frequent events, as well as the Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema in the 1970s (the latter became the Lightbox Film Center, and still exists). Today I-House Berkeley is particularly strong in creating activities to strengthen ties across residents, as through their  Center for Intercultural Leadership Programs.

Source articles:

International House at the University of California, Berkeley: An informal history.

Bareche, Dhoha. (1 December 2022). International House is more than just a dormitory. The Daily Californian.

Winkin, Y. (2002). L’architecture comme support de la mémoire sociale. Le cas d’une institution résidentielle à finalité communautaire. Recherches en Communication, 18, 55-70.


U Penn: CARGC Postdoc (USA)

International Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Deadline: 1 February 2023.

The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC) at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a “CARGC Postdoctoral Fellowship.” This is a one-year position renewable for a second year based on successful performance. CARGC produces and promotes scholarly research on global communication and public life. Their work brings together “area studies” knowledge with theory and methodology in the humanities and social sciences to understand how local, lived experiences of people and communities are profoundly shaped by global media, cultural, and political-economic forces. This synthesis of deep regional expertise and interdisciplinary inquiry stimulates critical conversations about entrenched and emerging communicative structures, practices, flows, and struggles.

CARGC postdoctoral fellows work on their own research while also participating in and leading ongoing research projects within CARGC. During the fellowship, they present their work as part of a postdoctoral colloquium and work closely with the Senior Research Manager on a plan for publishing their research. There are limited opportunities for teaching that are decided in consultation with Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies.

Keele U PhD Studentship: Cosmopolitan Collection and Regional Resource (UK)

“Studentships“PhD Studentship: Cosmopolitan Collection and Regional Resource: The Social Life of Tatton Park Library, Keele University, Keele, UK. Deadline: 31 January 2023.

Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded PhD in English Literature, supervised collaboratively by Keele University and the National Trust: ‘Cosmopolitan Collection and Regional Resource: The Social Life of Tatton Park Library’. This is offered under the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award programme. The student will be supervised by Dr Jonathon Shears and Dr Rachel Adcock (Keele), and Mr Tim Pye (National Curator, NT Libraries). This full-time studentship, which is funded for three years at standard AHRC rates, will begin on 1 September 2023. It is especially suitable for students with a background in eighteenth- or nineteenth-century studies and book history, whether or not they have worked directly on the topic of the project.

The project makes a timely contribution to research on collecting, material culture and the circulation of ideas by exploring the way regional elites understood themselves and their impact on local, national, and international stages. It focuses on the library at Tatton Park, Cheshire as a site where issues of race, class and gender intersect. This project will extend understanding of the generations of the Egerton family who owned Tatton, their acquisitions, tastes, and the role of the library as a resource for the family and the wider community. It will provide the student with privileged access to the unique collection at Tatton which holds over 8,000 rare books, rigorous training in archival research, and co-produced public engagement opportunities through Tatton Park. The study of the social life of libraries and reading contexts is fast developing but Tatton is one of the least documented major libraries owned by the Trust meaning there are significant opportunities for the student to open up hidden stories that will have a lasting impact on the way country house libraries are understood.

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