Call for Papers, ICAfrica 2nd Biennial: African Digital Cultures: Emerging Research, Practices and Innovations, 7-9 November 2018, School of Information and Communication Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana. Deadline: June 30, 2018.
The School of Information and Communication Studies (SICS) of the University of Ghana, in collaboration with the International Communication Association (ICA) is hosting the 2018 Regional ICA conference on the theme African Digital Cultures: Emerging Research, Practices and Innovations. The conference seeks to bring together scholars from within and outside the continent to share their research and perspectives on the cultures forming around conceptualizations, production and consumption of the digital space in Africa.
International Symposium on Communication in the Digital Age (CIDA), Mersin, Turkey, on 18-19 October, 2018. Deadline: June 15, 2018.
Papers are expected to be on aspects of communication in the digital age. The Executive Committee of CIDA and the Organizing Committee invite the submission of papers. Abstracts should be sent via Submission Form by June 15, 2018 with 300-500 words in Turkish or English including 3 keywords and a short biography of the author(s) not exceeding 100 words. The proposals will go through a selection process by the Committees, and the applicants will be notified by July 02, 2018.
The symposium languages are English and Turkish. Papers prepared in Turkish should be accompanied by a summary in English.
The Taos Institute Silver Jubilee: Celebrating 25 Years of Innovations in Social Construction in Action Around the World. A Taos Institute Conference, November 8-11, 2018 (Pre-conference days Nov. 7-8), Cancun, Mexico.
Join in to:
- Celebrate the Taos Institute’s Silver Anniversary
- Explore 25 years of innovation in social construction theory and practice
- Meet colleagues and friends from around the world
- Welcome a new generation of scholars and practitioners
- Create opportunities for dialogue, sharing practices, performance and fun!
Note the two days of pre-conference workshops for deeper immersion into theory and practices of social construction.
Call for Papers and Panels: ETHNOGRAPHY WITH A TWIST, 12–14 February 2019, Jyväskylä, Finland. Deadline: August 31, 2018.
Contemporary political, environmental, and social challenges and crises, rapidly changing societies, development of technology, and encountering of people and cultures produce new environments of research and a need to rethink innovative research methods. The ETHNOGRAPHY WITH A TWIST conference will bring together researchers from diverse disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Organizers welcome papers and panels that explore ethnographic research from a wide range of perspectives that reflect the variety of backgrounds and/or address personal and affective experiences of the researchers. The conference will provide an interdisciplinary arena for lively discussion and exchanges in an inspiring environment that allows ethnographic research to be approached without the weight of tradition and encourages thinking outside the box and the usual comfort zones in our respective fields.
Multilingual Awareness and Multilingual Practices. Tallinn, Estonia, 22-24 November 2018. Deadline: 15 August 2018.
The conference considers all aspects of the linguistic and sociolinguistic competences and practices of bi-/multilingual speakers who cross existing social and linguistic boundaries, adopting or adapting themselves to new and overlapping linguistic spaces.
Organizers invite papers in all areas of research in bi-/multilingualism, whether or not linked directly to the overarching conference theme, including, but not limited to, linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, clinical linguistics, education, bi-/multilingual societies.
The language of the conference is English.
Call for Papers – Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2018 Feature Conference and MILID Yearbook 2018. Deadline: 30 May 2018.
The annual Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will be celebrated this year from 24 to 31 October under the theme “Media and Information Literate Cities: Voices, Powers and Change Makers”. UNESCO, UNAOC, the Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) University Network, the UNESCO-initiated Global Alliance for Partnership on MIL (GAPMIL), in partnership with local hosts Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania) and University of Latvia (Latvia), are pleased to invite proposals for academic papers and case study/project-related presentations for the Global MIL Week 2018 Feature Conference, the Eighth MILID Conference. It will be held from 24 to 25 October 2018 in Kaunas, Lithuania.
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2nd Futures of Media Conference: Shifting Spheres – The Social Impact of Digital Media, 15th – 16th November 2018, Kuala Lumpur. Deadline: 15th June 2018.
Much points to the fact that we are living in an age of all-encompassing structural and epochal social change today.And even if this change fails to materialise, it is possible to observe, at least, that the entire world is expecting this epochal transformation. The ‘new media’ are being held responsible for the change – albeit not exclusively but as one of the most important causes. By way of proof of this currently unfolding change, observers like to point to an area of crucial importance for the self-conception of democracies – the so-called ‘public sphere’.This sphere, which Jürgen Habermas defined in The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere in 1962 so as to engage its services in the fight against a modernity gone repressive, appears to be undergoing a radical, new transformation.
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Inaugural Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology, The Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, Siem Reap, Cambodia, January 23-26, 2019. Deadline: June 15, 2018.
The theme for the inaugural CALA is Revitalization and Representation, a theme pertinent to the current state of many Asian regions and countries vis-a-vis their global analogues.
Emerging from a complex weaving for received and produced colonializations, the languages and ethnicities within Asia have experienced strong curtailment and denigration, to the point where many have reached near extinction, while others have passed the point of extinction. Here, these languages and ethnicities require urgent revitalization through an anthropological set of approaches, in collaboration with academic, and non-academic, networks globally. Revitalization can be engendered effectively through the complex channels associated with and effected through the extensive and vast work developed in Representation. Cambodia seems to be at the centre of this need for focus, with many ethnicity and their languages currently on the brink of extinction, and with several now having less than ten living speakers.
National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation: Connecting and Strengthening Civic Innovators, Denver, CO, November 2-4, 2018. Deadline: May 9, 2018.
NCDD conferences bring together hundreds of the most active, thoughtful, and influential people involved in public engagement and group process work across the U.S. and Canada.
NCDD is interested in finding creative ways to highlight the best of what’s happening in public engagement, group process, community problem-solving, civic tech, and arts-based dialogue.
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION AND PAPERS, VIII Brazil-US Colloquium on Communication Studies: Inequality, Gender, and Communication in the Americas: History, Culture, and Society. Universidade da Região de Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil, September 3-4, 2018. Deadline: June 11, 2018.
Research is welcome on the theme Inequality, Gender, and Communication in the Americas: History, Culture, and Society, as well as other topics on media, culture, and/or communication studies in the Américas. Comparative work is welcome but not required.
Submissions are on a rolling basis, and decisions will be communicated to authors within two weeks of submission. The first twenty papers accepted will receive free registration.
The colloquium is conducted in Portuguese and English with informal translation offered. Both days of the conference take place in an expanded “round table” format to facilitate discussion and Q&A between scholars interested in media and communications in Brazil, the U.S., and the Americas. Participation is welcome from researchers, graduate students, and practitioners. Scholars presenting papers may also wish to take advantage of the concurrent Intercom Conference from the 2nd to 8th of September 2018.