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.
Call for proposals: Middle East Dialogue 2020, March 20, 2020, the Historic Quaker Meetinghouse, Washington DC. Early Deadline: February 20, 2020.
Policy Studies Organization and The Digest of Middle East Studies have announced the official call for proposals for our annual Middle East Dialogue 2020. 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 goal is to bring together scholars, policy-makers, and other leaders within the global and local community to respectfully, and productively, discuss the diverse range of issues affecting the region. The conference is co-sponsored by Rice University, American Public University System, the Next Century Foundation, and the Capital Communications Group.
Call for Proposals: IAMCR, Reimagining the Digital Future: Building Inclusiveness, Respect and Reciprocity, 12-16 July 2020, Beijing, China. Deadline: 10 February 2020.
The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites the submission of abstracts of papers and proposals for panels for the 2020 Congress of the Association, which will be held from 12 to 16 July, 2020 at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
At the critical juncture of the second decade of the 21st century, the world is facing tremendous challenges. The past three decades of cultural, economic and communication globalisation have created sharp income and wealth inequities, a divisive international community, dysfunctional media, an increasingly fragmented digital culture and an accelerating environmental crisis. We witness growing populism and protectionism and a dissolving consensus on global engagement and international collaboration. We see deepening technological contestation in digital media and artificial intelligence between the world’s two economic powerhouses. We also witness a sharp decline of the quality of national and international information flows as a result of widespread misinformation facilitated by social media.
These developments pose urgent questions and challenges for media and communications scholars. What are the reasons for the division, gaps and fragmentation we now see? What roles have digital media communication played in these developments at both the local and global levels? What values should inform our proposals for addressing them?
This year’s conference aims to respond to those challenges by re-examining the roles and patterns of global communication while including local voices, seeking critical reflections on the relationship between them, and exploring feasible agendas for a shared digital future based on inclusiveness, respect and reciprocity.
Call for speakers, International Conference on Multilingualism, 29 March 2020, Athens, Greece.
The International Conference on Multilingualism officially launches the first annual meeting of professionals and the general public, with an interest in both bilingualism and multilingualism. It aims to bring together leading authors, influencers, scientists, academics, and educators who focus on research and methods, as well as the benefits and the pitfalls of raising bilingual and multilingual children.
Call for Papers: 7th Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science (HISRESS), University of Toronto, Canada, June 12–13, 2020. Deadline: February 7, 2020.
This two-day conference of the Society for the History of Recent Social Science will bring together researchers working on the history of post-World War II social science. It will provide a forum for the latest research on the cross-disciplinary history of the post-war social sciences, including but not limited to anthropology, economics, psychology, political science, and sociology as well as related fields like area studies, communication studies, history, international relations, law, and linguistics. The conference aims to build upon the recent emergence of work and conversation on cross-disciplinary themes in the postwar history of the social sciences.
The two-day conference will be organized as a series of one-hour, single-paper sessions attended by all participants. Ample time will be set aside for intellectual exchange between presenters and attendees, as all participants are expected to read pre-circulated papers in advance.
Call for papers: 6th Annual Conflict Conference, April 10-11, 2020, Moody College of Communication, University of Texas Austin, TX, USA. Extended Deadline: January 31, 2020.
The Conflict Conference (TCC) will hold its 2020 conference at the University of Texas at Austin on April 10-11, 2020. TCC is a multidisciplinary annual conference promoting the study of conflict and conflict resolution, management, and transformation. Organizers invite papers, panel proposals, and posters on any relevant topic, such as apologies, advocacy, collaboration and cooperation, conflict management, conflict talk, dialogue and deliberation, dispute resolution, environmental disputes, forgiveness, mediation, negotiation, peace, political divisiveness, reconciliation, and restorative justice.
Topics on technologically mediated conflicts and ethics are also welcome. With a broad focus on conflict and peace studies in a variety of contexts, TCC encourages participants across disciplinary fields to submit. Work ranging from localized interpersonal conflicts to large-scale policy issues is encouraged. With several options for participation, TCC offers a breadth of perspectives that engenders productive dialogues for scholars and community members.