CFP Conference on Communication & Management (Greece)

ConferencesCall for papers: 6th Annual International Conference on Communication and Management (ICCM2020), 3-7 May 2020, Athens, Greece. Deadline: 16 December 2019.

You are invited to submit your proposal (abstract/ poster/ round table /workshop/) to be considered for presentation at ICCM2020, that will take place 3-7 May 2020, in Athens, Greece, organized by the Communication Institute of Greece and endorsed by the King Graduate School at Monroe College, in USA and the Media Informatics Lab, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in Greece.

ICCM2020 aims to provide an opportunity for Academics, Professionals and Industry Experts from various fields, with cross-disciplinary interests, to discuss the future directives and innovations in their field of study. This year there will be four thematic panels:

  1. International Leadership and Management
  2. Multidisciplinary Approaches to New Media Technologies
  3. New Horizons in Journalism
  4. Sustainable development

CFP IAICS: Diversity & Multiculturalism in Contemporary Times (India)

ConferencesCall for Papers: International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS), May 28-31, 2020, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, Karnataka, India. Deadline: November 20, 2019.

Conference Hosts: MAHE, India, and University of Louisville, USA
Conference Theme: Diversity and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Times

As we move further into the 21st century, issues of diversity and multiculturalism are becoming increasingly complex. The constant flows of persons, cultures, and ideas between and among nations not only intensify contact and connection among global citizens but also bring to the surface both emergent and perennial issues of difference, identity, territory, and environmental concerns. With expansive networks moving at breakthrough speeds and intensities, the very concepts of diversity and multiculturalism are changing, especially as they encounter forces of environmental change, nationalism, populism, and hegemony. What does it mean to live in a multicultural society? How do we create community, resolve conflicts, in complicated religious, linguistic, educational, and cultural contexts? What happens to minorities and indigenous peoples within larger majority cultures?

The theme of this conference seeks to address these issues in the context of nations and the larger world.

CFP Tourism & Sustainable Development Goals (Portugal)

ConferencesCall for papers: Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals: From theory to practice, University of Aveiro, Portugal, May 13  – 15,  2020. Deadline: 31 October 2019.

Tourism has become one of the main sectors of activity. According to the World Tourism Organization (WTO), it represents almost 10% of world GDP and 30% of service exports, emphasizing their essential contribution to economic growth and the development of nations. The expansion of global tourism has propelled several countries affected by the recession towards economic recovery, such as Portugal. In 2015, the United Nations (UN) launched the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all member countries. This new agenda has the fundamental mission of permanently eradicating poverty in the world. In this context, they launched 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets, which should drive the efforts of countries, societies and the private sector.

It is undeniable that tourism stimulates growth, having a strong capacity to expand the socioeconomic dynamics of destinations. In recent years, the tourism development process is no longer based on a limited set of products such as sun and beach. Tourism has expanded from seaside destinations to cultural sites and has flourished in several small and medium-sized cities, boosting a renewed phase of urban tourism. Several emerging forms of tourism are responsible for generating pressures in some urban areas, including overtourism . However, these dynamics open opportunities to shape and create new growth poles in cities, with ‘ spillovers ”to the territory. Tourism, as a multidisciplinary, multisectoral, holistic and systemic industry, has enormous potential to contribute to sustainable development, firmly supported by the WTO. Despite the existence of several studies addressing the relationship between tourism, sustainability and sustainable tourism, a comprehensive discussion is needed on how tourism can contribute positively and directly to each of the SDGs.

INVTUR 2020 is an interactive, dynamic and international platform on which academics and practitioners can discuss best practices and strategies in research and knowledge management through partnerships. In the previous edition, it attracted more than 700 participants from over 30 countries on five continents. It has become a forum for discussion and scientific interaction that offers an unforgettable experience for all participants: in scientific and networking potential as well as in social terms. INVTUR, an international tourism conference of recognized value, has been organized by the University of Aveiro since 2010, in collaboration with several partner universities from different countries. Located in the modern and tourist city of Aveiro, The University of Aveiro boasts its reputation as an international higher education institution and one of the most dynamic and innovative universities in Portugal. Being among the best in the country in scientific and architectural terms, the University is also proud to be a Center of Excellence in Tourism.

CFP Global Studies Conference 2020 (Canada)

ConferencesCall for Papers: 13th Global Studies Conference: Globalization and Social Movements: Familiar Patterns, New Constellations? Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 4-5 June 2020. Deadline: 4 November 2019.

The last decade saw an intensification of social movement activism across the world. In the Global North, widespread discontent with austerity following the 2008 financial collapse gave rise to the Occupy and Indignados movements. In the Global South, political struggles against neoliberalism have been articulated primarily as protests against its institutional embodiments, especially the World Bank and the IMF and their policies of structural adjustment. Other campaigns mobilized against political oppression (e.g., the Arab Spring), racism (e.g., Black Lives Matter), and sexism (e.g., Me Too). Meanwhile, the Tea Party Movement and now Alt Right have shaped activism on the political right. In some mobilizations, such as Gilets Jaunes in France, left and right-wing influences criss-crossed in often contradictory ways. The fact that all these groups are both manifestations of and responses to various aspects of globalization is nothing new. Earlier mobilizations, such as the global justice movement, epitomized by the Zapatistas in Mexico, also expressed global identities and used the technologies of globalization while challenging the dominant version of the process. As a matter of fact, social movements and international non-governmental organizations worked across borders even in the era when state sovereignty was rarely questioned and politics seemed to make sense almost exclusively in national terms. INGOs, whose number has increased exponentially from a few in the nineteenth century to tens of thousands today, are often viewed as indicators of the state of globalization, expanding rapidly when the global system is on an upward trajectory and declining in significance when globalization is on the defensive. This conference aims to explore those and other manifold and often contradictory relationships between social movements and global processes.

CFP Media Literacy Research Symposium (Portugal)

ConferencesCall for papers: 3rd International Media Literacy Research Symposium, Universidade Lusofona do Porto, Portugal. Deadline: 15 November 2019.

Media literacy is a growing field with a need for developing and increasing the research within it.   With each conference, we hope to shorten the present gap by filling it with works from current scholars, new researchers, graduate students, educators and others who have a vested interest in opening this field and moving it forward from all over the world.

Strand 1: Critical Media Literacy

Papers/Presentations in this strand will explore the growth of critical media literacy from various perspectives.

Strand 2: Disinformation/Civic Media Literacy

Papers/Presentations in this strand will explore the opportunities that media literacy provides for lifelong education in politics, public & private spaces exploring the notion of the active citizen and outcomes.

Strand 3: Digital Citizenship/Policy and Training

Papers/Presentations in this strand will explore creating media literacy policy in the area of digital citizenship, social media, Internet safety, cyberbullying and cybersecurity.

CFP Brazil-US Colloquium on Communication 2020 (USA)

ConferencesCall for Publication and Participation: 9th Brazil-US Colloquium on Communication Studies 2020: Present and Future Directions of Research on Brazil and the US – Media, Communications, Literature, Culture, and History, March 24-25, 2020, University of Texas Austin, Texas, USA. Deadline: October 15 2019.

Organizers invite submissions to the ninth Brazil-U.S. Colloquium on Communication Studies to be held at the University of Texas at Austin on March 24-25, 2020. The event is co-sponsored by the Brazilian Association of Interdisciplinary Studies in Communication (Intercom).  Research is welcome regarding the central theme and on any theme relevant to Brazil and the U.S., as well as other topics on history, literature, media, culture, and/or communication studies in the Americas. Comparative work Brazil-US is welcome but not required. Research may be in Portuguese or English. For selected Brazilian papers, presentations may be in Portuguese but with Powerpoint in English.

An edited volume will be published with Emerald Studies in Media and Communications highlighting scholarship from the Colloquium. For consideration in the volume, full papers are due by December 1, 2019.

CFP Communication Media & Governance in the Age of Globalization (China)

ConferencesCall for papers: Third Biennial Conference on Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization, June 19-21, 2020, Communication University of China, Beijing, China. Deadline: November 1, 2019.

The National Communication Association (NCA) announces the Third Biennial Conference on Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization, to be held on the Beijing campus of the Communication University of China (CUC), June 19-21, 2020. The conference seeks to foster greater understanding between and collaboration among Chinese scholars of Communication and a wide range of international colleagues affiliated with NCA.

For this event, organizers will be using the United Nation’s “Millennium Development Goals” (MDGs). Approved in 2000, and signed by all 191 UN members, the MDGs serve as benchmarks in human development, quality of life, and global partnership.

CFP: Language & Migration (USA)

ConferencesCall for papers: Language and Migration: Experience and Memory, MAY 7-9, 2020, New York City and Princeton University. Deadline: November 1, 2019.

Migration Lab: People and Cultures across Borders, Princeton University and The Study Group on Language and the United Nations announce a collaborative symposium on “Language and Migration: Experience and Memory” MAY 7-9, 2020.

  • Part I, New York City: Thursday May 7 to Friday May 8, noon, will consider how language affects the experiences of permanently or temporarily settled refugees and migrants, those in transit, and the larger population around them. Keynote Speaker: Ingrid Piller, Professor of Applied Linguistics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

  • Part II, Princeton University:  Friday evening May 8 to Saturday, May 9, evening, will focus on memory in the cultural work of migrants and immigrants. Keynote Speaker: Viet Thanh Nguyen, Aerol Arnold Professor of English, University of Southern California, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Sympathizer.

Language is a vital, but underexplored, factor in the lives of migrants, immigrants and refugees. It has a direct impact on the experiences and choices of individuals displaced by war, terror, or natural disasters and the decisions made by agents who provide (or fail to provide) relief, services, and status. Distilled through memory, it shapes the fictions, poems, memoirs, films and song lyrics in which migrants render loss and displacement, integration and discovery, the translation of history and culture, and the trials of identity.

This interdisciplinary, international symposium on Language and Migration will examine the role of language in the lives and works of migrants.

CFP ICA 2020 (Australia)

ConferencesCall for papers, International Communication Association, 21-25 May 2020, Gold Coast, Australia. Deadline: 1 November 2019.

Theme: Open Communication

The International Communication Association (ICA) will hold its 70th annual convention May 21-25, 2020, in Gold Coast, Australia. With the theme of Open Communication, ICA encourages research and panels that cut across research domains and practices, and invites researchers to look beyond divisional and sub-disciplinary boundaries and also bring in perspectives from adjacent disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. In particular, ICA is encouraging submissions that focus on digital communication, the lockdown of platforms, and the interesting tensions between data science and open science practices.

CFP Ethnography, Language & Communication (Norway)

ConferencesCall for papers: Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication (EELC8): “Perspectives across Disciplinary and Political Borders,” 24–25 September 2020, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. Deadline: 2 December 2019.

The theme of the eighth biennial Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication conference is “Perspectives across disciplinary and political borders.” Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication (EELC) is a biannual conference for the Linguistic Ethnography Forum affiliated with BAAL. The conference aims to:

  • Provide a dedicated cross-disciplinary forum for researchers who combine ethnographic and linguistic approaches

  • Facilitate high quality debate on contemporary issues across health, education, social policy and cultural studies

  • Establish a stimulating programme combining plenary lectures, data workshops, oral and poster presentations

  • Facilitate international dialogue between linguistic ethnography and linguistic anthropology