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, August 27-28, 2020. Deadline: April 30, 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. Deadline: July 18, 2020.
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.
Call for Papers: Beyond Multilingualism – Translanguaging in Education, 2-3 November 2020, University of Basel, Switzerland. Deadline: 31 March 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: Global Communication Association Conference: Perspectives on Africa Media and Communication, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa, June 10-12, 2020. Deadline: February 29, 2020.
Hosted by the Durban University of Technology, the Global Communication Association invites abstracts for the 16th annual convention to be held in Durban, South Africa from June 10 – 12, 2020. The GCA invites research papers exploring any aspect of issues related to the theme of the conference, including the following broad topics:
- African media and communication methodologies, theories, and perspectives
- Media and their impact on public opinion
- The evolving modes of teaching and learning
- New communication technologies, the Internet, and social media
- Intercultural communication
- News and information flow
Call for papers, 4th International Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration: Language, Power, and Resistance in Relation to Migratory Contexts of (Im)mobilization, University of Turin, Genova, Italy, 22-23 September, 2020. Deadline: 25 February 2020.
This international conference aims to bring together scholars working on the epistemological, theoretical and methodological challenges posed to sociolinguistics and related disciplines by recent global migratory phenomena. The conference is organized by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and Modern Cultures of the University of Turin (Italy), and will take place in Sestri Levante (Genova), Italy, from 22nd to 23rd September 2020. The language of the conference is English.