CFP IADA 2019: Dialogic Matters (USA)

ConferencesInternational Association for Dialogue Analysis: Dialogic Matters: Social and Material Challenges for Dialogue in 21st Century, July 24-27, 2019, Milwaukee, WI, USA. Deadline: February 15, 2019.

IADA 2019 invites papers that explore the various interconnections of dialogue, matter, matters of concern, and materiality. Proposals from any academic discipline addressing questions related to dialogue and dialogue studies are welcome. Proposals may also address (but are not limited to) any of the following sub-themes:

  • Discussing and/or applying descriptive methods to dialogue, e.g. conversation analysis, linguistic analysis, critical theory, ethnography, etc, in different contexts: pedagogical, mediation purposes, etc.

  • Relational ontology: interactions, relationality and materiality; human, machine, and technology interactions; technologies of dialogue

  • Dialogue and ‘othering’: the role of dialogue in constituting self, other, and group identity/ies.

  • Dialogue and power in constituting marginalized groups, or as a mechanism to hinder social transformation

  • Case studies permitting the discussion of material and social conditions enabling or preventing dialogue

  • Materiality, space and place: nature and posthuman dialogue; the communicative constitution of geographies; interaction and environmental matters; exploring the terrain and potentials of ‘smart cities’

  • Dialogue in and about crisis: challenges in dialogue; dialogue and (un)natural disasters; dialogue in mediating crises and conflicts

  • Dialogue, learning, and transformation: dialogue and its role in transformations of identity and relationship; dialogue and learning in and out of educational institutions; transformative approaches in education

 

CFP WCA/ABC: Global South and North (New Zealand)

ConferencesCall for Papers: World Communication Association (WCA) and Association for Business Communication (ABC) Conference: The Global South and North: Communication and Cultural Perspectives, July 8-12, 2019, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. Deadline: January 15, 2019.

The global South-North divide has been conceptualized in political, cultural, economic, and developmental terms. The North has traditionally been seen as more economically, technologically, politically, and socially developed as well as more industrialized. But the South has been linked with poverty, disease, political tyranny, and overall lack of development. Meanwhile, thanks to the internet and development of smart phones, the gap between the South and the North seems to have narrowed. Limits of time and space seem to no longer exist. People can now share similar experiences and communicate, no matter where they are. Global citizens believe the global community is where they would like to live, despite the many issues we have to solve. To explore the global issues of today, the WCA opens the 2019 conference to you. The WCA is proudly co-hosting this conference with the Association for Business Communication (ABC), which will be hosting the 16th Asian Pacific regional conference along with the biennial WCA conference.

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CFP French Language Studies (UK)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Association for French Language Studies Conference: ‘Le français d’ici, de là, de là-bas’, 15-17 July 2019, University of Bristol, UK. Deadline: January 14, 2019.

It is perhaps inaccurate to refer to ‘French’ in the singular, as if to imply that the French language is a homogeneous monolithic object. Indeed, modern contemporary French varies and changes over geographical and social space and, while it may seem odd to refer to ‘Frenches’ in the plural, we must acknowledge at the very least that ‘French’ is made up of a plethora of accents, dialects, and varieties. This conference will consider geographical, social, and stylistic variation in French, as well as the implications of such research for pedagogy, language acquisition, and our understanding of the Francophone world in general. The organising committee welcomes abstract submissions on these and any other areas of French linguistics and French language teaching in Higher Education. Conference papers are welcome in either French or English, and abstracts should be written in the language of the presentation.  Speakers will be given 30 minutes for oral papers (20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions).

CFP ESTIDIA 2019: Hybrid Dialogues (Italy)

ConferencesCall for proposals: 5th ESTIDIA Conference: Hybrid Dialogues: Transcending Binary Thinking and Moving Away from Societal Polarisations, l’Universita degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale, Naples, Italy, 19 – 21 September 2019. Deadline: for workshop proposals, 20 December 2018; for abstracts, 25 February 2019.

The European Society for Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogue (ESTIDIA) will hold their 5th Conference, Hybrid Dialogues: Transcending Binary Thinking and  Moving Away from Societal Polarizations, at the University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’ in Naples, Italy. The conference welcomes a wide variety of thematic and disciplinary approaches to hybrid dialogues in various communities of practice across time and space. This conference offers an open forum for cross-disciplinary and multi-level dialogue among researchers and practitioners interested in exploring dialogic and discursive interaction observable across communities of practices and various social-cultural contexts.

 

CFP Middle East Dialogue 2019 (USA)

ConferencesCall for Papers, Middle East Dialogue, March 22, 2019, Washington, DC. Deadline: January 11, 2019.

The Policy Studies Organization (PSO) and The Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES) would like to announce the official call for proposals for the annual Middle East Dialogue 2019. The event aims to promote dialogue about current policy concerns in the Middle East, and to provide a civil space for discussion across the religious and political spectrum. The Middle East Dialogue has established an international reputation as a focal point for new research, and a forum for the exchange of opinions and different views. The Middle East Dialogue is for policy makers, scholars, business and social leaders, to discuss current issues. Its purpose is to promote multidisciplinary conversations.

CFP Advances in Intergroup Contact Research (Australia)

ConferencesCFP Society for Australian Social Psychologists (SASP)-Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Group Meeting. Advances in Intergroup Contact Research: Showcasing, Consolidating, Deconstructing and Innovating the Science of Social Integration, April 29-May 1, 2019, Newcastle, NSW Australia. Deadline for submission of abstract: December 1, 2018.

With a strong delegation of international and Australasian delegates of varied seniority and background, this specialized gathering will showcase and advance the best research on the antecedents, dynamics, and consequences of intergroup contact across a multiplicity of research laboratories, research paradigms and methods, intergroup settings, and societies.

CFP Collaborative-Dialogic Practice (Czech Republic)

ConferencesCall for Proposals: The 4th International Congress on Collaborative-Dialogic Practice, June 26-29, 2019, Brno, Czech Republic. Deadline: December 1, 2018.

The 4th International Congress on Collaborative-Dialogic Practice will focus on the exploration and practice of Collaborative-Dialogic Practice across contexts, cultures, and disciplines. Organizers invite you to submit a proposal addressing our theme: inviting connection, conversation, creativity. The aim is to be as active, open, participatory and diverse as possible. Proposals will be accepted for workshops, paper presentations, and posters. You can send proposals based, for example, on your experiences, practices, and research in social intervention, conflict mediation, and resolution, psychotherapy, political action, education, social work, sociology, anthropology, health care, among others. They are interested in presentations that are interactive and conversational and invite your creativity in designing your presentation. Workshops, papers, and posters may be presented in your language of choice, which you will be asked to indicate on the application form.

CFP SIETAR Europa 2019: Building Dialogues on Diversity (Belgium)

ConferencesCall for Papers: SIETAR Europa Congress 2019: Building Dialogues on Diversity: Towards a Future of Hope, 27 May-2 June, 2019, Leuven, Belgium. Deadline: 15 November 2018.

The need of the hour is for the world to progress towards a future of positivity and hope. This year’s congress provides Practitioner tracks in Business, Socio-political Concerns, Migration and Education along with an Academic track and the popular Film Festival. Submissions are accepted until 15th of November 2018, for the Practitioner and Academic Tracks, Film Festival and Pre- and Post-Congress Workshops.

CFP IAICS East/West: New Divisions, New Connections (Czech Republic)

ConferencesCall for papers: 25th International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS): East/West: New Divisions, New Connections in a Populist Political RealityJuly 12–15, 2019, Brno, Czech Republic. Deadline: November 15, 2018.

Proposals sought that aim to consider the following questions:

* How do cultural and communication scholars understand the shifting discourses around the “West” and its “Others”?
* How have – fictional and non-fictional – representations of the relationship between the “West” and “Others” evolved?
* How have the centre and the periphery been re-defined, re-imagined and re-negotiated?
* What is the role of communication technologies in building connections/divisions in the current climate?
* How have major policy interventions – such as China’s Belt and Road Initiative – affected intercultural divisions/connections?
* How relevant are theories of communication/cultural integration developed in Western liberal democracies for understanding current developments?
* What are the most challenging issues that scholars of intercultural communication face at the moment?
* Are there historical lessons that can inform our understanding of the impact of technological change on intercultural communication and interaction?

CFP ICA Preconference: Digital Journalism in Latin America (USA)

ConferencesCall for Papers – ICA 2019 Preconference: Digital Journalism in Latin America, May 23th, 2019, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, George Washington University, Washington, DC. Deadline: November 1, 2018. NOTE: Deadline extended to December 15, 2018.

Research on digital journalism has by now a solid tradition that spans more than two decades (Barnhurst, 2012; Boczkowski, 2002; Reich, 2018; Steensen, 2011). For the most part, this scholarship has focused on industrialized nations in North America and Europe (Mitchelstein and Boczkowski, 2009) and has paid comparatively less attention to other regions such as Latin America (for some notable exceptions, see Bachmann & Harlow, 2011; Boczkowski, 2010; González de Bustamante and Relly, 2014; Harlow and Salaverría, 2016; Vimiero, 2017). This relative scarcity contrasts with the prominent role of digital journalism in the news diets of Latin Americans: around 9 out of 10 in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico access news online (Newman, et al, 2017). The growth in online audiences has been paralleled by the expansion of digital news operations, either as the internet operations of print media (Bachmann & Harlow, 2011) or as new online enterprises (Harlow and Salaverria, 2016; Requejo Alemán and Lugo Ocando, 2014).

As both digital news production and consumption have featured increasingly more prominently in the information landscape of Latin America, it is worth inquiring into whether the specificity of Latin America and its culture and institutions might entail differences with digital journalism as it is practiced and appropriated in other parts of the world. For instance, Latin American journalism has been described as less professionalized and less independent than in more stable democracies (de Albuquerque, 2005; Hallin and Papathanassopoulos, 2002; Hughes, 2006). How have these two long-standing features affected the practices of online news production and the self-perception of reporters? Has the development of online journalism allowed for the emergence digital start-ups and fact-checking organizations that compete with traditional news organizations with long-standing links with politicians and corporations? Have online news operations conducted mostly partisan journalism, due to their dependence on government advertising? Moreover, Latin American audiences tend to show high levels of skepticism towards news (Newman, et al, 2017). Has this lower level of credibility been tied to differences in willingness to pay for digital news, information acquisition online, and uptake of alternative media sources, among other activities?

The ICA pre-conference on Digital Journalism in Latin America invites scholars to examine the production, distribution, and consumption of digital journalism in Latin America. Both empirical and theoretical conference presentations; quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches; single-country and comparative research (with a major focus on Latin America); and historical and contemporary inquiries are welcome.