CFP Journalism & Communication History (USA but Online)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Journalism & Communication History, AJHC and AEMJC Conference, 15 April, 2023, Online. Deadline: 15 February 2023.

The Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference, co-sponsored by the American Journalism Historians Association and the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, is now accepting submissions for its 2023 conference, to be held virtually via Zoom.

This free, one-day, interdisciplinary conference welcomes faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars researching the history of journalism and mass communication. Topics from all geographic areas and time periods are welcome, as are all methodological approaches. This conference offers a welcoming environment in which participants can explore new ideas, garner feedback on their work, and meet colleagues from around the world interested in journalism and mass communication history.

CFP South Asia Communication 2023 (Canada)

ConferencesCall for Papers: South Asia Communication Association: Reclaiming Authenticity in Communication: Media Research on South Asia & Its Diaspora Worldwide,  Toronto, Canada, 25-29 May 2023. Deadline: 31 January 2023.

Organizers invite you to present your research at the 2023 South Asia Communication Association (SACA)’s refereed-research session at the 73rd annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), in the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, Canada, from 25-29 May 2023. In their commitment to the 2023 ICA conference theme “Reclaiming Authenticity in Communication,” SACA will host one interactive research session.

Since SACA is an organizational member of ICA, this session will be featured in the official program of the ICA annual conference. ICA 2023 promises to be an innovative, interactive, and engaging conference.

CFP Book: Re-imagined and Re-born (Canada)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Book: Re-imagined and Re-born, The Bibliographic Society of Canada, 29 -30 May 2023, York University, York, Canada. Deadline: 31 January 2023.

On 29 -30 May 2023, Canada’s bibliographical and book studies community will gather for the Annual Conference of the Bibliographical Society of Canada at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences for the first in-person conference since 2019. The third decade of the twenty-first century has ushered in unprecedented and challenging events. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Black Lives Matters movement, alongside escalating climate emergencies, have brought home the urgent need for collective action in support of racial and climate justice. Against this backdrop, the conference theme invites you to explore and reflect critically on the past, present, and future of the book.

Organizers invite submissions that pertain, but are not limited, to:

  • Revisions in bibliography and book history as reflections of decoloniality, anti-racism, and social justice
  • Traditions, innovations, and responses to societal challenges in the practice of bibliography, book history, and special collections curation
  • Books and print media as vehicles for inclusion, participation, and belonging
  • Material and digital cultures of the book in relation to climate change, sustainability, and post-industrial technology-driven society
  • Book creation, production, consumption, and collecting in personal, social, and institutional contexts
  • Human interactions with books and print media and their diversity
  • Partnering and collaboration beyond the book: galleries, libraries, archives and museums in partnership with custodians of aural, visual and other forms of knowledge

CFP Lived Transnationalism Symposium (Germany)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Symposium and PhD Training: Lived transnationalism in times of violent conflict – Cross-border connections and mobilities of people, goods and capital, 27-28 March 2023, Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies, Bonn, Germany. Deadline: 31 January 2023.

Violent conflicts set people into motion and change existing social relations. More specifically, large-scale wars and localised conflicts not only force people to flee from violence but transform pre-existing mobility patterns, often rupturing the rhythms and routes of movement. As a consequence, new forms of social practises across international borders and of ‘transnational living’ are established. This two-day symposium, which is co-organised by the IMISCOE Standing Committee on Migrant Transnationalism (MITRA) and the BMBF-funded project Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer (FFVT), seeks to unpack how transnational mobilities and connectivities come into being and change under the conditions of violent conflicts, and how they shape the lives of those who are transnationally (dis)entangled.


ConferencesCall for papers: Biennial Conference of the International Academy for Intercultural Research, Philadelphia, PA, USA,
23-27 2023. Deadline: 1 February 2023.

The theme for the 2023 conference will be: Intercultural. Climate. Change. Organizers hope you will consider how your work contributes to conversations about changing intercultural climates, the effects of climate change on intercultural relations and relationships, and how intercultural relationships, identities, communication, research, practice, and so on are changing in this time of changing social and political climates around the globe. They also welcome papers and symposia proposals on all intercultural topics. (This is an in-person event.)

CFP Datafication of Borders and Migration (Canada)

ConferencesCall for proposals: Datafication of borders and migration, CERC, Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, Canada, 25 May 2023, Hybrid. Deadline: 10 January 2023.

An international conference, co-convened by the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration, Toronto Metropolitan University; Intimacy in Data Driven Culture project, Tampere University; and Co-Designing a Fair Digital Asylum Research Project and Digital Migration Special Interest Group, Utrecht University, this event will have in-person presentations, with audience participation in the hybrid form of in-person and online. The goal of this one-day conference is to bring together scholars to introduce their research on digital technologies and datafication in migration and discuss the ambivalent and contradictory role of datafication and digital technologies for migrants and refugees, as well as the unsettling consequences of datafication in bordering and policymaking. They invite papers that explore these issues from different global contexts and disciplines, from media and communication, migration studies, critical data studies, cultural studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, science and technology studies, law, social anthropology, criminology, data science and geography. The event fosters cross-disciplinary dialogues of qualitative research, ethnography, digital methods and critical data studies.


CFP Middle East Dialogue 2023 (USA & Hubrid)

ConferencesCall for proposals: Middle East Dialogue 2023, 16 March 2023, the Historic Quaker Meetinghouse, Washington DC and Hybrid. Deadline: 31 January 2023.

The Policy Studies Organization (PSO) and The Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES) invite you to submit a proposal for the upcoming conference. The Middle East Dialogue is for policy makers, scholars, business and social leaders, to discuss current issues. Its purpose is to promote multidisciplinary conversation about topics that include, but are not limited to: education and peace initiatives; social, political, and economic reforms; interfaith dialogue; nuclear proliferation; women’s rights, experiences, and challenges; terrorism; geopolitics; entrepreneurship; environmental challenges; economic development; addressing the Biden Administration. Other topic suggestions will be most welcome!

The conference embraces a spectrum of political and religious persuasions to discuss issues in a spirit of tolerance and free discourse.

CFP CARGC: Global Media Studies 2023 (USA)

ConferencesCall for papers: Doing Global Media Studies: Theories, Practices, Reflections, CARGC symposium, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, March 22 – 23, 2023, Hybrid. Deadline: 15 December 2022.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, the 2023 biannual fellows’ symposium will reflect on evolving concepts and methodologies in the field of global communication and media studies. We are witnessing ongoing global crises, from widespread displacements and climate disasters to pandemics and the rising threat of fascism. In light of these circumstances, organizers invite emerging scholars, artists, and activists to explore what a global approach to media and communication can do today. What is at stake in studying global communication and media at this historical moment?

CFP Cosmopolitanism in a Postdigital, Postmigrant Europe, and Beyond (Germany but Online)

ConferencesCall for papers: Cosmopolitanism in a Postdigital, Postmigrant Europe, and Beyond, Researching Digital Interculturality Co-operatively, Germany but Online, 26 June-7 July 2023. Abstract Deadline: 31 January 2023.

The idea of cosmopolitanism remains multifaceted and fit for purpose. It may be seen, for example, as a philosophical concept, or viewed as a theoretical and empirical tool used to describe and understand contemporary society, culture and interculturality. But cultural theory and empirical research have not remained stagnant, and a number of recent ideas have been proered as further theoretical and empirical tools. These include the concepts of postdigitality and postmigrancy. The “post” in these terms does not denote an end (of digitality or migration), but the transformation of a society indissolubly interwoven with digitality and migration. Similarly, the term postmigration implies that the structures of society have been fundamentally altered by migratory processes; supposedly clear dichotomies of “migrant” /“native” or “assimilated” /“segregated” become dissolved, while established distributions of resources and power structures have increasingly been called into question and become renegotiated. Indeed, the mere fact of continuously shaping a (post)migrant society and of being immersed in super-diversity with cultural and linguistic implications needs to be accepted. Thus, the new theoretical and empirical postmigrant and postdigital realities call for new perspectives on the concept of cosmopolitanism and adjoining concepts, such as Europeanism. These ideas, though very applicable to European societies and lifeworlds, are not limited to Europe but are found and may be investigated in a variety of contexts.

CFP IMISCOE: Migration & Inequalities (Poland & online)

ConferencesCall for papers: 20th IMISCOE Annual Conference: Migration and Inequalities: In Search of Answers and Solutions, 3-6 July 2023, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland (and online). Deadline: 5 December 2022.

Inequalities invariably intertwine with migration. On the micro-scale, socio-economic inequalities shape the propensity to migrate. On a macro-scale, South-North and East-West dynamics act as migration drivers. Recent mobility-related debates include inequalities as developmental outcomes of migration, as an implication of social and economic remittances, and as an issue to be addressed by public policies. Inequality-related challenges are also discussed in the context of gender, ethnic and racial disparities, urban segregation, or labour market segmentation in receiving countries. Inequalities intertwine with migration knowledge production. Postcolonial power relations determine who gets to define the research agenda, who receives research funding and, consequently, who gets to theorise migration knowledge.

There is a growing need for scientific and political discussion on new inequalities and challenges for the future, such as the demographic, climate and technological changes, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the mass forced migration following conflicts such as the current war in Ukraine. As an efficient public response is still lacking, research and academic debates are much needed to support political decision-making processes. The focus on inequalities of the 2023 IMISCOE Annual Conference can facilitate the strengthening of topics in IMISCOE debates, from different methodological approaches (quantitative and qualitative) and various disciplinary focuses (including but not limited to economics, sociology, demography, political science, anthropology, law, history and geography).

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