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

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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).

CFP NAMLE: Media Literacy & Social Justice (Online)

ConferencesCall for Proposals, National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE): Media Literacy and Social Justice, Online,  July 16 – 18, 2021. Deadline: March 14, 2021.

CFP NAMLE 2021

Media literacy has many connections with social justice; in fact, many would say that media literacy is social justice. Specifically, media literacy helps us to understand the relationships between media, information, and power; this is often referred to as critical media literacy. The process of developing media literacy skills helps us to decipher what a piece of media wants you to believe and why, who benefits from you believing it, whose perspectives are valued in mainstream media, whose perspectives are marginalized or missing, and how we might elevate them. It helps us to unpack stereotypes and circulate ideas about various groups. Media literacy promotes inquiry into the effects that propaganda and mis/dis-information have on our politics and how they perpetuate injustices against marginalized groups, the environment, and our sociopolitical climate. In sum, media literacy helps us to understand issues of systemic inequity and who benefits from their maintenance, while also inspiring action, critical change, and the democratization of media industries. Given all of these connections, NAMLE finds it extremely salient to organize a conference around the topic of Media Literacy + Social Justice.

Proposals will be given special consideration if they (1) articulate concrete connections to social justice, and (2) offer a fresh point of view of an issue within the field of media literacy education.

CFP GLOCAL COMELA 2021 (Greece)

ConferencesCall For Abstracts: The Global Council on Anthropological Linguistics (GLOCAL) Conference on Europe and Mediterranean Linguistic Anthropology (COMELA) 2021, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece July 21-24, 2021. Deadline:  March 10, 2021.

Theme – Bounded Languages … Unbounded / Περιορισμένες Γλώσσες … Απεριόριστες, a theme highly pertinent to Europe and Mediterranean at the current time, encapsulates the ongoing struggle throughout Mediterranean and European regions. As the continuous tension between demarcation, and the concurrent legitimization, of languages, language ideologies, and language identities, enters an era where new modes of interactivity require language communities to take on roles superordinate to the past, flexible citizenship now operates within, and not only across, language communities, to unbind languages, and to create new boundaries, unlike those ever seen throughout history.

Over 450 scholars globally will gather to present papers and to engage in progressive discussion on the Linguistic Anthropology, Language and Society, Sociolinguistics, and related fields of Europe and Mediterranean. The GLOCAL COMELA is fully Non-Profit, assisting scholars in impeded economic positions, who require funding to access the COMELA Conference, and who display strong ability in their work. GLOCAL COMELA proceedings are SCOPUS / ISI (AHCI / SSCI / CPCi) indexed and contribute to ranked and cited publications for all those accepted to present. The GLOCAL COMELA publishes papers presented at the GLOCAL COMELA 2021 in Top Tier Journal Publication Special Issues.

 

CFP Interdisciplinary PHD Communication Conference (Turkey but Online)

ConferencesCall for papers, Interdisciplinary PhD Communication Conference (IPCC), Conference theme: Collaborations, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 7-8 May 2021 (Online). Deadline: 1 March 2021.

The 2021 edition of IPCC – Interdisciplinary PhD Communication Conference, realised by a group of young scholars within the PhD in Communication Program at Istanbul Bilgi University, will be held online on 7-8 May 2021 under the theme “Collaborations“. Participants will be expected to provide 15-minute presentations, followed by roundtable discussions, which encourage further inquiry into the related topics of discussion, with the audience and fellow presenters. In line with the mission of the PhD in Communication Program of Istanbul Bilgi University, IPCC prioritises solidarity. Thus, the conference promotes a platform for the co-creation of knowledge, facilitated by free-form discussion sessions.

All PhD students or candidates, as well as early career researchers with PhDs earned in the last 5 years, who are interested in examining, expressing and exploring the current and possible implications of collaborations within their field of interest, are welcome to submit their proposal and join the discussion. Contributions may include but are not limited to the topics provided.

How are we attentive to collaborations? In a time marked by biological, political, social and economic crises, the IPCC shifts its focus towards practices of solidarity, of labouring together and building new communities within the scope of communication and beyond.

CFP Communication Institute of Greece Conferences 2021 (Greece & Online)

ConferencesCall for papers: Three conferences, Communication Institute of Greece (COMinG), August 2021, both online and face-to-face in Athens, Greece. Deadline for all: 16 March 2021.

ICCM2021_1-5 August

 

The 6th Annual International Conference on Communication and Management (ICCM2021) will be held 1-5 August 2021.

 

HEPO2021_1-5 August

 

The 2nd International Hellenic Conference on Political Sciences: Communicating in Politics? (HEPO2021) will be held 1-5 August 2021.

 

EDU2021_August 8-12

 

The 2nd International Conference on Education (EDU2021) will be held 8-12 August 2021 (https://coming.gr/edu2021-call-for-papers/)

CFP World Communication Association 2021

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Call for Papers: Communicating for Our Future, World Communication Association, virtual, 12-18 July 2021. Deadline: March 1, 2021.

The theme will be Communicating for Our Future: As our world struggles with Covid-19, the importance of communication, in its myriad forms, cannot be understated. Let’s use the 2021 conference as an opportunity to share similar experiences and come together as a community.

Virtual Conference: The 2021 conference has been reimagined to be an entirely virtual conference. The WCA recognizes that Covid-19 continues to affect all of us, and we are unable to predict what effects, if any there will be in July 2021. While we know many will want to attend a conference in person, this is not possible for many reasons. Thus, we will instead be convening the WCA conference virtually.

Synchronous or asynchronous: The Association is working to facilitate a mixture of both synchronous and asynchronous presentations. More information on presentations of papers will be forthcoming on the WCA website.

CFP IAMCR 2021 (Kenya and Online)

ConferencesCall for papers: Rethinking Borders and Boundaries, International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), Nairobi, Kenya, 11-15 July 2021 (both online and a regional hub in Nairobi). Deadline: 9 February 2021.

Proposals submitted to sections and working groups can be centred on an aspect of the main conference theme, Rethinking borders and boundaries, as it relates to the central concerns of the section or working group, or they may address additional themes identified by the section or working group.

CFP GLOCAL AFALA 2021 (Kenya)

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Call For Abstracts: The Global Council on Anthropological Linguistics (GLOCAL) Conference on African Linguistic Anthropology  (AFALA),  University of Nairobi, Kenya, October 13-15, 2021. Deadline:  February 28, 2021.

Theme: Linguistic Landscapes, Cultural Climates, Mazingira Ya Lugha, Hali Ya Hewa Ya Kitamaduni. The framing of language and speech communities within particular geographical and cultural localities, and within boundaries of tradition and heritage, always constitutes an arduous task. However, this becomes intensified in African contexts, in that language and cultural mixing and switching is highly common, if not normative practice, as vital to an African politics of identity. A continuous Bakhtinian re-stylizing of previous language practices then, mediates cultural practices of new generations, while this re-stylizing becomes complexified by new and intensified mobilities, technologies, return migration, multimodalities, (continuously) rewritten historiographies, colonized and decolonized ideologies, innovative scholarly work, and so forth.

The intertwining of the many channels of this eclectic re-stylizing can best, or maybe only, be deciphered anthropologically. And why not through a lens of cultural scapes and climates, where new communities identify with cultural patterns and cultural subjectivities? Again, this becomes an arduous task in African regions, where so much mixing and switching, as normative practice, occurs. Concurrently, the complexity of each and every society in (sub) Urban Africa makes for an infinitely fertile ethnography of language and cultural community, to inform our knowledge of the linguistic landscapes of African countries and regions.

CFP Migrant Belongings: Digital Practices and the Everyday (Online)

ConferencesCall for submissions: Migrant Belongings: Digital Practices and the Everyday, Diaspora, Migration and the Media section of European Communication Research and Education, 21-23 April 2021, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, but online. Deadline: panel submissions 31 January 2021; abstracts 15 February 2021.

Migrant belonging through digital connectivity refers to a way of being in the world that cuts across national borders, shaping new forms of diasporic affiliations and transnational intimacy. This happens in ways that are different from the ways enabled by the communication technologies of the past. Scholarly attention has intensified around the question of how various new technical affordances of platforms and apps are shaping the transnationally connected, and locally situated, social worlds in which migrants live their everyday lives.

This international conference focuses on the connection between the media and migration from different disciplinary vantage points. Connecting with friends, peers and family, sharing memories and personally identifying information, navigating spaces and reshaping the local and the global in the process is but one side of the coin of migrant-related technology use: this Janus-faced development also subjects individuals as well as groups to increased datafied migration management, algorithmic control and biometric classification as well as forms of transnational authoritarianism and networked repression.

CFP CALA 2021 (Philippines)

ConferencesCall for papers: GLOCAL CALA (Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology) 2021, University of The Philippines Diliman, Diliman, The Philippines, September 1-4, 2021. Deadline: January 1, 2021.

The GLOCAL CALA 2021 theme “Symbolism and New Society” describes the need for symbolic representation in a rapidly changing Asia. As has been the case throughout a larger global society, Asian societies have sought increasingly rapid change, seeking none less than online spaces to contextualize and to legitimize the effects of this rapid change. Here, recent events have patently mediated the shift to online interaction, a shift which has thus intensified the development, and possibly, the invention, of new symbolisms and symbolic clusters that now have limited use in offline spaces.

The GLOCAL CALA 2021 thus calls for renewed awareness and interpretations of Asian symbolisms in this new era, and asks that we seek new perspectives of these Asian complex symbolisms, in their global contexts. These interpretations increase in significance as the use of online virtual texts and textual modes now assume an authoritative stance over the real world, creating new realities and new real worlds that subvert ideologies of those old real worlds. This shift to symbolisms required to make sense of new virtual and old real worlds in this current era, will surely motivate dialogue.