CFP CONAPP Undergraduate Conference 2022 (USA)

ConferencesCall for proposals, Consortium of North American Peace Programs (CONAPP) Undergraduate Peace and Justice Conference, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA, USA. Deadline: February 1, 2022.

The Consortium of North American Peace Programs (CONAPP) invites proposals for The Unfinished Work: Students Enacting Radical Peace, the first undergraduate student-centered, peace and justice conference at Gettysburg College (Pennsylvania, USA), early June 2022. Masters and doctoral students, professors, and community members may attend, learn and dialogue, but presenters will only be undergraduates from Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Organizers invite proposals related to any of the following themes: peace, justice (food justice, restorative justice, prison abolition), sustainable development, human rights, conflict resolution/transformation, peace education, philosophy of peace and non-violence, climate change, and unsettling settler colonialism. You may also submit proposals that reflect peace-related themes not explicitly mentioned here. Proposals should specify the format: Workshops, Panels, Papers, Projects, Performances, Artworks.

Intercultural Competence Conference (USA & Online)

ConferencesDecentering Mobility in Intercultural Education: Engagement, Equity, and Access, Intercultural Competence Conference, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ and Online hybrid, January 27-30, 2022.

Featuring experts in intercultural competence from across the U.S. and internationally, the Intercultural Competence Conference (ICC) is for K-16 educators and students in fields related to Foreign Languages, Social Sciences/Studies and the Humanities, and for others involved in government, NGOs, and the private sector who are interested in seeing and interpreting relationships between cultures. This biennial event brings together researchers and practitioners across languages, levels, and settings to discuss and share research, theory, and best practices, and to foster meaningful professional dialog on issues related to the development and assessment of Intercultural Competence, especially in a foreign or second language. Hosted by the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) at the University of Arizona, the 2022 ICC conference will focus on the ways in which intercultural communication and the teaching and learning thereof have been shaped through mobility – both virtual and physical.

NOTE: the Call for papers has already closed, but the event is still open to participants.

CFP ICA 2022: One World, One Network‽ (France)

ConferencesCall for proposals: Theme call for papers: One World, One Network‽International Communication Association, Paris, France, 26-30 May 2022. Deadline: 5 November 2021.

The ICA 2022 conference theme One World, One Network‽ invites reimagining communication scholarship on globalization and networks. The use of the interrobang glyph – a superposition of the exclamation and question punctuation marks – seeks to simultaneously celebrate and problematize the “one-ness” in the theme. The theme invites research, reflection, and critique of the “One World, One Network‽” discourse in communication studies on questions including (but not limited to) the following:

  • How do we theorize and model interdependent networks nested at many levels (from brain cells to societies) to better understand and enable how communicative processes and structures shape our world?

  • How do global networks organize and mobilize socio-political contestations online and offline?

  • How can networks of resistance, solidarity, and counter-power through regional formations both beyond and beneath the nation-state shape “Another World”?

  • How are advances in artificial intelligence, robotization, the Internet of Things, genetic engineering, and neuroscience, among others, contributing to the future trajectories of algorithmically infused societies and networks, at work and play, around the world?

  • How are media systems – old and new – nurturing networks of “intimate publics” and “counter publics” among communities around the globe?

  • How and why do some networks infiltrate mainstream media systems with disinformation, propaganda, and hate while other networks find themselves ignored, censored, or targeted?

  • How are networks contributing to images of the Global South produced and consumed in the Global North – and vice versa?

  • How do these asymmetries shape inequities in our responses to global challenges such as pandemics and sustainable development?

  • How can networks change the lived experiences – training, mentoring, publishing, co-authoring, and recruiting – of under-represented scholars around the world in the field of communication?

  • How do we square the circle of “oneness” while promoting visibility of minoritized positions?

  • What must we do to decolonize communication scholarship and address methodological imperialism? How do we expand the notion of “One World” to also signal, inclusively, “All Our World(s)”?


CFP Ethnic & Religious Conflict (USA)

ConferencesCall for papers, 7th International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, Drew University, Madison, NJ Sept 27-29, 2022. Deadline: December 18, 2021.

Presented by the International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation, in partnership with Drew University’s Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, this year’s theme is Ethnic, Racial and Religious Conflicts Globally: Analysis, Research and Resolution. To increase our understanding of ethnic, racial and religious conflicts in countries around the world, the 2022 International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding will consider submissions from multidisciplinary fields of study and practice. Qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods research studies from university scholars and researchers are accepted. Case studies, lessons learned, success stories, policy analysis or design, and best practices from policy makers, practitioners, religious leaders and indigenous peoples are also accepted.
Successful abstracts or full papers shall not only bridge theory, method and practice, but must include findings and recommendations designed to further understanding and inform practical application.

Making Better Social Worlds for the 21st Century (Online)

ConferencesMaking Better Social Worlds for the 21st Century conference, CMM Institute with AFT & FKCC, USA & UK, September 23-25, 2021 (online). No deadline, but advance registration is required to receive login information.

Making Better Social Worlds for the 21st Century is a special online conference being hosted jointly by the CMM Institute (USA), the Association for Family Therapy (UK) and the Friends of the Kensington Consulting Centre (KCC, also in the UK). Contributors and participants at the conference will be exploring and reflecting upon the values, ethics and practices of all three host organizations and sharing new developments that can help make a better and more just world for all of us. This conference is fully virtual: all sessions will take place online, with a combination of live and pre-recorded sessions. Replays will also be available for many of the sessions.

The CMM Institute is a connector and cultivator of all things to do with the theory and practice of the Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) that contributes to making better social worlds. AFT, the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice, is a registered charity working to benefit the public by promoting effective family therapy and systemic services and high standards of professional training and practice. FKCC, Friends of the Kensington Consulting Centre, work collectively to grow the values, ethics and practices emanating from the KCC school of therapy, consultation, management and research. 

CFP Governance of Cultural Diversity (Italy but Online)

ConferencesCFP Theories and Practices of Governance of Cultural Diversity Workshop, Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy, September 28, 2021 (held online). Deadline: September 4, 2021.

Over the past decades, the traditional distinction between national and international spheres has experienced great pressure as conventional state-centric practices and state-sponsored international governance have been challenged or replaced by new forms of governance. The rise of diverse non-state actors and institutional arrangements has profoundly changed the dynamics and outcomes of global politics. This Workshop Series aims to foster debate on a range of topics related to different transnational policy arenas (such as economy, international mobility, security, sustainability) as well as issues cutting across several policy domains (including questions around the legitimacy, accountability and effectiveness of transnational actors and structures). This event will bring together PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars from different strands of research, to discuss key analytical issues and empirical research in progress on multi-level global and regional politics of today.

CFP Media Research on South Asia & Diaspora Worldwide 2021 (Online)

ConferencesCall for submissions: Turning the Page: Media Research on South Asia and Its Diaspora Worldwide, South Asia Communication Association virtual session at AEJMC, Aug 4-7, 2021. Deadline: June 29, 2021.

Organizers invite you to present your research at the South Asia​ Communication Association (SACA)’s refereed-r​esearch session at the 104th annual conference of the ​Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), virtual conference, August 4-7, 2021 (#AEJMC21). AEJMC 2021 promises to be an innovative, interactive and exciting conference.

SACA will host an interactive paper session. A committee of renowned scholars will review submissions. Since SACA is an institutional initiative of AEJMC, this session will be featured in the official program of the AEJMC annual conference.

SACA represents a joint effort of media and communication scholars and practitioners in South Asia and the South Asian diaspora worldwide.

CFP Education as Relating (USA but Online)


Call for papers: Education as Relating: A Global Online Conference, Taos Institute, August 9-11, 2021, online. Deadline: May 30, 2021.

Placing the power of relating at the center of education:

  • From Monologue to Dialogue
  • From Competition to Collaboration
  • From the Timeless to the Relevant

Education as Relating… The world is ready…the future is at hand… for replacing assembly-line classrooms with the vitalizing powers of relating. The directions are clear: from standardization to dialogue, from control to co-creation, and from regimentation to collaboration. Here lie the wellsprings of creativity, caring, and curiosity. Here we prepare for a global future in which inclusion, innovation, and improvisation are essential for a world in harmony. Be part of the program of this virtual conference designed for sharing and exploring practices, experiences, and inspirations in all aspects of education – within classrooms, communities, and outward to the circling globe. Come join in shaping the future of education.


CFP CCCC International Researchers Consortium Workshop 2022 (USA)

ConferencesCall for papers: International Researchers Consortium Workshop, Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 9-12, 2022, Chicago, IL (or online if need be). Deadline: proposal, May 25, 2021; draft text: December 2021.

The International Researchers Consortium is working on a proposal for a 14th annual day-long international research workshop, at the 2022 College Conference on Composition and Communication (CCCC) conference located in the U.S. Though your research is not required to connect to conference themes, this year’s theme is diversity, equity, and linguistic justice.

Organizers invite proposals for up to 24 researcher-participant roles, focused on studies that promote insights into international research and negotiation of conditions beyond national contexts for writing in higher education around the world. By research, they mean a project with a focused research question, an identified methodology (qualitative, quantitative, ethnographic, historical, discourse analysis, corpus, etc.), and the collection of data in some form. This research can be at any stage and does not need to be final. The goal would be to provide a draft text about the research by the end of December 2021, to read the other workshop facilitators’ texts before attending the CCCC conference, and to participate in the day-long workshop by leading a discussion about your own project and participating in discussions of a subset of others’ projects.

CFP IADA 2021: Practices of Dialogue, Dialogues in Practice (Canada but Online)


Call for papers: Practices of Dialogue, Dialogues in Practice, November 1-5, 2021, University of Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada (but online). Deadline: May 15, 2021.

Many fields of research devote themselves to the study of dialogue, whether in linguistics, philosophy, ethics, communication, cultural anthropology, cognitive psychology, sociology, argumentation, pragmatics and logic, among others. Engaging in dialogue sometimes consists in representing, describing and informing others of the existence of something – either a thing in the world, its characteristics, or our subjective mental states. In dialogue, though, more is always occurring or, to say it otherwise, new reality is conjured up in dialogue: values can be shared or confronted, identities are constituted or altered, relations are woven, knowledge is coproduced, errors become common, shared meaning is created and communities are built. But they can also be damaged, sometimes (but not always) beyond repair. One way to grasp what takes place through dialogue in addition to information and representation is to understand dialogue through the lens of practice: dialogue is a set of practices that have meaning beyond their descriptive function, and that are used and surrounded by yet other meaningful practices. Defects and satisfying results can only be considered if we look at practices, in which we can fully grasp our experiences of dialogue.

Studies on dialogue have thus revealed how a practice perspective accounts for both the productivity and creativity that takes place in dialogue, as well as the practical and concrete consequences of dialogue. Others have focused on the conditions, the problems, limits and failures in dialogue, with the aim to develop a better set of practices of/in dialogue. For this conference, organizers invite contributors to look at the manifold connections between dialogue and practice(s).