Call for papers: Communication history of international organisations and NGOs: Questions, research perspectives, topics, Zentrum für Medien-, Kommunikations- und Informationsforschung (ZeMKI [Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research]), University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, April 22-23, 2021. Deadline: September 1, 2020.
The International ZeMKI Conference 2021 will focus on a topic that has thus far received little attention from historians of communication and media: the communication history of international organizations. Since the second half of the 19th century, for numerous and diverse areas of social life, globally active international organizations of varying degrees of institutionalization and scope, both non-governmental and intergovernmental, have been founded and have dedicated themselves to the global challenges of the first modern age. The most famous of these is certainly the League of Nations, which was established in 1919 as the predecessor institution of the UN.
From a communication and media-historical perspective, international organizations played a highly visible role in the transnational intertwining and consolidation processes of journalism, culture, media, politics, technology and the public sphere in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include:
- The communication and communication management of international organizations
- International organizations, media and journalism
- International organizations in the public sphere and public debates
- Theories, methods, sources
Call for submissions: Media Research on South Asia and Its Diaspora Worldwide: Saving the Planet through Better Media and Communication, South Asia Communication Association virtual session at AEJMC, Aug 6-9, 2020. Deadline: June 2, 2020.
Organizers invite you to present your research at the South Asia Communication Association (SACA)’s refereed-research session at the 103rd annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), virtual conference, August 6-9, 2020 (#AEJMC 2020). AEJMC 2020 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.
Call for Papers: Beyond Multilingualism – Translanguaging in Education, 2-3 November 2020, University of Basel, Switzerland. Deadline extended to 15 May 2020.
The Institute for Educational Sciences of the University of Basel and the Schaffhausen University of Teacher Education invite proposals for the two-day international conference on “Beyond Multilingualism –Translanguaging in Education” at the University of Basel, Switzerland, 2—3 November 2020. This conference takes a transdisciplinary approach to translanguaging in education. It examines how translanguaging is perceived, its impact and its implications, especially in the classroom. We are particularly interested in the relationship between everyday linguistic practices and language policies in education. To what extent are multilingualism and translanguaging taken into account as institutional issues in educational public spaces? What are the linguistic practices of various stakeholders in their diverse educational institutions?
Call for papers: Contemporary Developments on Media, Culture and Society: Argentina and Latin America, The Center for the Study of Media and Society in Argentina (MESO), Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 12-13, 2020. Deadline: August 31, 2020.
Submissions should contribute to ongoing conversations about media, culture, and society in empirical, theoretical or methodological ways. They might also broaden our knowledge about the relationship between media, culture, and society at the national and regional level. Articles may refer to different aspects of communication, media, and cultural goods and services in the areas of journalism, entertainment, cinema, theater, television, music, etc. – advertising and marketing, public relations, social media, and video games, among others. This sixth annual conference is sponsored by the Center for Global Culture and Communication at Northwestern University.
10th Annual International Cyber-conference on Dispute Resolution: Community Engagement and Human Flourishing, April 8, 12-2:30, 2020.
Organizers invite participation in the 10th Annual International Cyber-Conference on Dispute Resolution, Wed. April 8 @ Noon-2:30 pm (US Pacific Coast Time). Please invite students, colleagues, and community members to participate in this international event. For nearly a decade, the Cyber-conference has promoted a global town-hall style dialogue between students, professors, mediators, arbitrators, Indigenous Peacemakers, scholars, lawyers, judges, law-makers, teachers, policy think-tanks, community leaders, and restorative practitioners in both the public and private sector. The conference supports the work of those building safer and healthier communities all over the world.
Call for papers: 7th International Conference on Multicultural Discourses: Multicultural Discourses in a Turbulent World, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, October 24-26, 2020. Deadline: April 2, 2020.
The successful international conferences on Multicultural Discourses organized in China, Brazil, and the Netherlands, respectively, have reinforced the importance of Cultural Discourse Studies in contemporary social science and the humanities. The 7th International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, under auspices of the International Association of Multicultural Discourses, will be co-organized by the English Department of the Faculty of Letters, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania and the School of Contemporary Chinese Communication Studies, Hangzhou Normal University, China. The event will be hosted at the Faculty of Letters, Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania from October 24-26, 2020.
Mankind is witnessing yet again the centennial moment of global transformation and the world is ridden with grave challenges and great opportunities. To answer to these uncertain winds of change, scholars from various fields such as communication, media, language, literature, society, culture, international relations, etc. are encouraged to offer their insights into topics including, though not restricted to, the following:
- Multicultural discourses of (anti)globalization, diversity, connectivity, globalism
- Multicultural discourses of security, conflict, war, peace
- Multicultural discourses of protectionism, (in)tangible borders, immigration, racism
- Multicultural discourses of development, the Developing World, the Global South
- Multicultural digital, multimodal, literary, cinematic discourses
- Multidisciplinary, multicultural approaches to human discourses
Call for papers: 6th International Conference ‘Crossroads of Languages and Cultures’ (CLC6): Plurilingualism, Variation, Spaces of Literacy, University of Cyprus, October 23-25, 2020. Deadline: March 15, 2020.
Keynote speakers: Ofelia Garcia, Clare Mar-Molinero, Eleni Skourtou.
The main theme of CLC6 is the charting of the relationship between plurilingualism, linguistic variation, hybrid linguistic performances and alternative literacies. The hybridity and superdiversity of the contemporary linguistic landscape has been long acknowledged. Do language pedagogies treat language as a complex semiotic resource? Do such pedagogies forge links between pluri- or multilingualism, linguistic variation, translanguaging and alternative literacy practices within and outside of the school context? Do such extant models ultimately debunk dominant literacy policies and practices?
Τhe languages of the conference are English and Greek.
Call for Papers: Communication Association of Eurasian Researchers: Building Bridges: Internationalizing Communication Theory, Practice and Education, LCC International University, Klaipeda, Lithuania, June 27-29, 2020. Deadline: February 29, 2020.
The Communication Association of Eurasian Researchers (CAER) welcomes submissions that focus on various aspects of communication in, with and about Eastern and Central Europe. This conference will serve as an opportunity to truly “internationalize” the field of communication, providing opportunities for transnational “bridge building” with keynote speakers Robert T. Craig and Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska. Internationalization, as outlined by the National Communication Association and the American Association of State Universities and Colleges accomplishes the goals of making global citizens of our students, linking international academic communities, enhancing national and international security, and enlivening and expanding faculty research and scholarship. CAER seeks to be a place where through scholarship we transcend many of the divisions of politics or geography, finding common ground through the language and practice of communication research.
IN AN AGE OF POLARIZATION, WE UNITE AND BUILD BRIDGES.
The Global Social Witnessing 2020 Lab.Conference, March 30-April 2, 2020, Witten/Herdecke University, Witten, Germany.
Global Social Witnessing is the emergent human capacity to mindfully attend to global events with an embodied awareness, thereby creating an inner world space mirroring these events. This is a must-attend conference if:
- you want to explore global social realities though science and art
- you want to generate compassion, awareness and feel more interconnected
- you want to be able to stay in touch with your natural sense of possibility and vision
- you want to be able to hold the tension between reality and possibility
- you want to be able to trust in your visions beyond your personal lifetime
- you want to lean into an embodied practise of compassionate global citizenship.
Call for papers: 7th Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, September 29-October 1, 2020, Mercy College, New York. NOTE: Event canceled as of July; there will be another event in 2021.
The theme of the 7th Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding is Ethnic, Racial and Religious Conflicts Globally: Analysis, Research and Resolution. To increase understanding of ethnic, racial and religious conflicts in different countries around the world, the conference 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, 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.