Call for Papers: M.K. Gandhi and the Media, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK, 5-6 October 2019. Deadline: 15 May 2019.
On 2 October 2019, the world will celebrate the 150th anniversary of M. K. Gandhi’s birth. Accordingly, the University of St Andrews would like to announce a call for papers to be delivered at an international symposium convened by the School of History. The symposium will bring researchers from the around the world together to present papers on Gandhi as a journalist and how the media covered Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent political philosophy became a model for the next generation of political activists, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the United States and Nelson Mandela in South Africa.
Organizing Migration and Integration in Contemporary Societies [OMICS] Conference, 6-9 November, 2019, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden. Deadline for abstracts: 15 May 2019; Deadline for full papers: 9 October 2019.
Growth in international migration has prompted a diversity of efforts to manage global migratory flows as well as improve and streamline the economic, social and political integration of migrants into the host countries. Migration and integration today involve a myriad of actors such as international and regional bodies, state agencies and municipalities, companies, interest groups, community-embedded, civil society organizations as well as individuals, including migrants, who design, implement reproduce, participate in, and replicate individual or collaborative initiatives aimed at facilitating migration and integration. Some efforts are planned and involve years of preparation and the engagement of large coalition of actors; others are ephemeral and ad hoc, emerging from one day to the next only to disappear again quickly. Some efforts aim at facilitating transnational migration others at improving migrants’ health, at supporting migrants’ inclusion into the host countries’ education system or the labour market, at preventing radicalization, or securing migrants’ civic, social and legal inclusion in the new country. From a coordination and organizing perspective, this myriad of actors and activities separated in time and space poses not only far-reaching challenges, but also great opportunities.
These challenges and opportunities demand novel and critical research and interdisciplinary approaches from a range of disciplines, such as anthropology, educational sciences, health sciences, information technology, international studies, law and human rights, management and organization studies, migration studies, political science, social work and sociology. This to rethink how migration shapes and produces inclusion and exclusion around the world – from welfare states in the Global North to the states of the Global South.
Call for Papers: From West to East: Metamorphoses of Discourses in Europe, Bucharest, Romania, 24-25 October 2019. Deadline: 30 April 2019.
In a European context marked by the development of antagonistic positions, actors, strategies and discourses, where our interactions have shifted more and more into a virtual environment, this conference aims at questioning the current meanings of the discourses on West-East relationship in the European Union, as well as its transformation, given the local, regional and European contexts and challenges. The scientific interest of the conference aims to revisit the central theme of the European idea which has both brought together and divided for a number of centuries, the different regions of Europe, making possible the European construction of present days. The latter seems to have assumed a sensitive mission of perpetual discursive transformation, again challenged by the new media – an exogenous factor that causes true metamorphoses of European discourses circulating from the West to the East, from the North to the South and vice versa. An emerging discourse, taking various forms, often translated into counter-speech, seems to dominate and challenge the European public sphere under construction. Its scientific examination remains difficult to determine, if studied from the point of view of a single discipline. This is why the interdisciplinary opening within the large field of social sciences and humanities is to be considered the scientific challenge of this conference.
The languages of the conference are French and English, so there are two calls for papers, one in French and one in English.
Call for Papers: Transnational Perspectives on the Study of Spanish in Society, The University of Edinburgh, 5-6 September 2019. Deadline: April 15, 2019.
Transnational Perspectives on the Study of Spanish in Society marks the the 9th International Conference of Hispanic Linguistics and 7th Biennial Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Spanish in Society. Languages travel and adapt to the new circumstances faced by their speakers. The growth of the Spanish language has always been transnational in nature, insofar as any expansion has been grounded in cultural and economic exchange. Therefore, at this conference, organizers wish to bring together those with scholarly interests in the situation of the Spanish language in the contemporary world. Almost twenty years into the new millennium, it is time reflect on how Spanish speakers, be they in their countries of origin or in the diaspora, construct and negotiate concepts of community. How is this achieved by recourse to ideas of borders, migration and contact? How do speakers move beyond notions of physical space, and push social, political, cultural and commercial boundaries, in order to break through the limits imposed on them by nations and continents?
Abstracts may be submitted in English or in Spanish.
Call for papers, Contemporary Developments on Media, Culture and Society: Argentina and Latin America, August 27-28, 2019, Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Extended Deadline: April 30, 2019.
Northwestern University and Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina) invite submissions to the conference “Contemporary Developments on Media, Culture and Society: Argentina and Latin America.” This will be the fifth annual conference organized by The Center for the Study of Media and Society in Argentina (MESO) on the interactions between media, culture and society. This fifth annual conference is sponsored by the Center for Global Culture and Communication at Northwestern University.
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. Papers 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.
Call for papers: 7th New Zealand Discourse Conference, 3-6 December, 2019, Massey University, Wellington Campus, New Zealand. Deadline: 31 March 2019.
The New Zealand Discourse Conference is a biennial event which brings together scholars working in a range of fields loosely categorised as discourse analysis. The conference welcomes contributions that consider discourse and interaction in a variety of contexts, drawing on a diverse range of theoretical and analytical approaches. Frequently addressed topics in the past have included: Political discourse, Discourse and identity, Language, gender and sexuality, Multimodal discourse analysis, Narrative, stance and positioning, Media discourse, Health communication, and Discourse and interaction in educational settings.
Call for submissions: International & Intercultural Communication Division, National Communication Association, November 14-17, 2019, Baltimore, Maryland. Deadline: March 27, 2019.
The International and Intercultural Communication Division of the National Communication Association invites submissions that examine communication in cultural, intercultural, and international contexts. Four kinds of submissions will be considered this year: (1) individual papers, (2) paper sessions, (3) panel discussions, and (4) performance sessions.
NCA’s convention theme is “Communication for Survival.” The theme invites us to engage in bold and cutting-edge approaches and perspectives in examining how communication plays important roles in survivals of various contexts. NCA Second Vice President Ono explains, “Communication for Survival can help inspire us to think about the quotidian ways communication improves lives, helping people build relationships, sustaining communities, changing society for the better, and providing peace of mind.” IICD invites rigorous and engaging submissions that examine various aspects of and topics related to communication for survival within international and intercultural contexts. Submissions that discuss international and intercultural communication research, teaching, practices, and service are strongly encouraged. The Division welcomes all theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches.
Call for papers: The (Annual) Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology: Asian Text, Global Context, University Putra Malaysia, Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia, February 5-8, 2020. Deadline: May 9, 2019.
The CALA 2020 calls for renewed interpretations of Asian texts, and asks that we seek new perspectives of these complex texts, in global contexts. These interpretations increase in significance as; return migration to Asia is now a salient factor in transnational flows; online texts and their textual modes now compete ever more enthusiastically to effect disjunctures in previously Western dominated technologies; ontological conceptions of life and social interaction now increasingly draw from Asian philosophies, sociocultural models, lifeworlds, and Asian urban anthropologies, thus producing interstices for new or revised textual and textualized semiotics; the entangled complexities and intersubjectivities of political, sociocultural, and religious practices and their constraints motivate engagements in interfaith dialogue, shifting ethnic demarcations, and sociopolitical interventions. Ultimately, the massive sets of Eastern demographics, and their expansive set of social dynamics, models, and praxis, continue to uniquely inform and complexify productions of Asian texts, in both local and in global contexts.
Call for proposals: Languaging in Times of Change, 26-27 September, 2019, University of Stirling, UK. Deadline: 1 April 2019.
‘Languaging’ refers to all types and modes of discourse and communication. The conference creates a space for discussions across disciplinary boundaries, as scholars come together to share research on communicative practices and ideologies in contexts of work, education, family, the arts, migration, leisure, politics, the digital world, and beyond. Organizers particularly welcome proposals for presentations from scholars whose research area is not solely or principally in linguistics. They also encourage presentations which report innovative research methodologies.
Individual papers and colloquia will be situated broadly within one of the following themes: Translanguaging, Advocacy and Activism, Superdiversity, Time/Space, Digital Worlds, Voice, Literacies.
Call for papers: The Various Guises of Translanguaging, 1 July 2019, Ghent University, Belgium. Deadline: 31 March 2019.
This symposium will explore the paradoxes of translanguaging – how it is theorized, used and explained. Organizers seek to clarify but also critically evaluate the concept and to engage participants in discussion of their own and our related research. The aim of this symposium is to bring together researchers working in different disciplines, to collect a variety of perspectives on translanguaging and to stimulate discussion and participation in a day of collaborative inquiry. The symposium is a combination of traditional paper presentations and a series of keynote discussions
Organizing committee: Diane Potts (Lancaster University), Kirsten Rosiers (Ghent University), Stef Slembrouck (Ghent University), Piet Van Avermaet (Ghent University)