CFP Language, Translation & Migration (UK)

ConferencesLanguage, Translation, and Migration Conference and Public Summit. University of Warwick, UK, 24-26 May 2018. Deadline: 15 February 2018.

The modern world is interconnected, mobile, multilingual and diverse. Linguistic diversity however does not indicate linguistic equality. On the contrary, the linguistically diverse nature of contemporary societies has implications for social justice, with potentially differential access to resources and the public sphere. In this context the politics of language are a significant factor for the promotion of social cohesion. Research has repeatedly shown that linguistic and ethnic minorities are disadvantaged in interaction with institutions. This two-day conference brings together scholars and practitioners from different professional and disciplinary backgrounds to discuss the role of language as a key factor in globalised societies.

The conference will be followed by a public summit focusing on the relationship between language, translation, social mobility and social cohesion. Participants will include scholars from the Humanities and Social Sciences as well as representatives from the voluntary sector, the creative industries, non-governmental organisations and policy makers.

We invite contributions which encourage interdisciplinary dialogue between scholars and practitioners in sociolinguistics and applied linguistics, translation studies, modern languages, sociology, health, legal studies and other areas in which language behaviour and language politics play a key role both as research objects and professional practices.

CFP Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration 2018 (Italy)

Conferences3rd International Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration  organized by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and Modern Cultures of the University of Turin (Italy) will be held in Sestri Levante (Genoa), Italy, September 27-28, 2018. Deadline: February 19, 2018.

The focus of attention of the conference is on sociolinguistic, anthropological, ethnographic linguistic and discourse theoretical perspectives and empirically-grounded methodologies on “language practices, narratives, identities, ideologies and politics of (im)mobility in migratory contexts”.

CFP: Language & Culture, Mind & Cognition (Russia)

ConferencesCall for Proposals: International Conference on Integrated Research in Language and Culture, Mind and Cognition, June 28-30, 2018. Deadline: February 15, 2018.

National University of Mongolia and School of Philology and Communication of Buryat State University, Russia invite proposals for the International Conference on Integrated Research in Language and Culture, Mind and Cognition to be held June 28-30, 2018 at Buryat State University and Baikal Riviera Resort in Russia. Proposals for paper and poster presentations, workshops and panel discussions are invited in the following areas psycholinguistics, cognitive psychology and semiotics, translation and intercultural communication, cultural identity and related issues in discourse research, issues related to the ontology of language, studies of Mongolian World through modern research methodology, new trends in national and foreign literature studies, modern language and communication teaching technologies and methods, use of proper names in discourse. All the selected proposals will be published in conference proceedings prior to the conference.

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CFP Digital Transformation & Global Society (Russia)

ConferencesCFP: Digital Transformation & Global Society (DTGS ’18) Conference – St. Petersburg, Russia, May 30-June 1, 2018. Deadline: February 1, 2018.

The DTGS conferences are an emerging academic forum in the interdisciplinary Internet Studies field. The conference’s mission is to serve as a collaborative platform for researchers and experts to discuss the transformative impact of digital technologies on the way we communicate, work, and live.

The special focus of DTGS ’18 is on the ICT-driven behavior in various spheres of life, as well as on the technology-driven institutional changes in politics, economy, and social life.

The language of the conference is English. All submissions will undergo a double-blind peer review process.

CFP Asian Linguistic Anthropology (Cambodia)

ConferencesCall for Abstracts: Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology (CALA): Revitalization and Representation, January 23-26, 2019, Siem Reap, Cambodia. Deadline: February 9, 2018.

Following extensive requests for an Asian specific focus on Linguistic Anthropology, and related fields, the CALA has emerged, and is now managed by the Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia. The CALA, The Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology, the first of which will be held in January 2019, in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and then at a different University each year, will bring together:

  • Linguists
  • Anthropologists
  • Linguistic and Cultural Anthropologists
  • Culturologists
  • Sociologists
  • Political Scientists
  • Those in the Arts
  • other related fields pertinent to Asia.

CFP CEECOM (Hungary)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Central and Eastern European Communication and Media Conference (CEECOM) 2018 from 30 May to 1 June, 2018, in Szeged, Hungary. Deadline: 31 January 2018.

The focal point of the 11th CEECOM is the conceptual and practical application of space in communication, media studies and political sciences. The conference addresses a diverse set of issues and will cover a wide spectrum of ideas related to ongoing changes and transformations of the concept of space.

The organizers look forward to presentations in (but not limited to) the following focal areas of interest:

  • Physical political spaces as communicative spaces
  • General questions of mediatised spaces
  • Social and control issues in politics and media
  • Online / digital spaces

CFP CREATOUR: Trends in Creative Tourism (Portugal)

ConferencesCREATOUR 2nd International Conference – Emerging and Future Trends in Creative Tourism, University of Minho, Portugal, 7, 8 and 9th June 2018. Proposal Deadline: 31 January 2018.

The conference is organized within the project CREATOUR: Creative Tourism Destination Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas. The Conference aims to continue the works developed in the first Conference at Curia (May 2017). It will bring together creative tourism researchers with creative tourism networks that will discuss the research and practice of creative tourism.

The project builds on three interlinking dimensions of recent cultural and creative industries development in Portugal: (1) the development of artistic and creative industry hubs (“arts centres” or “creative factories”) in repurposed former industrial buildings or in restored heritage sites in many small cities and rural areas; (2) growing attention to the (re)vitalization and valorization of tangible and intangible cultural traditions throughout the country; and (3) the growth and development (and heightened visibility) of culture and design-related creative products in Portugal.

CFP Transnational Journalism History 2018 (Canada)

ConferencesCall for papers: Transnational Journalism History, June 1-2, 2018, Montreal (Canada). Deadline: February 1, 2018.

The third annual conference on Transnational Journalism History is seeking papers that deal with any aspect of the history of journalism and mass communications that transcends national borders. This year’s conference will be June 1-2, 2018, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at Concordia University. The conference is sponsored jointly by the journalism and mass communication programs at Concordia University, Dublin City University and Augusta University.

Conference planners have one book underway from the 2016 inaugural conference (presently in the proposal stage). The work deals with the Irish Diaspora press. A second book, tentatively titled A Handbook of Transnational Journalism History, is planned from the second and third conferences, and we have one publisher who has already expressed interest in receiving a proposal for this book.

For the 2018 conference, we are particularly looking for papers that offer definitions, methodologies, theories, and case studies of transnational journalism history. Papers should be able to be presented within 20 minutes, so around 10 to 15 pages. Papers of up to 25 pages, not including footnotes, will be accepted as well, but the presentation of the paper cannot exceed the 20-minute limit. Abstracts of 250 words are also accepted for research-in-progress.

Papers may be submitted in French, but presentations will need to be given in English.

Papers and abstracts should be submitted to Debbie van Tuyll by February 1, 2018. Submissions will be double-blind reviewed.

Work presented at this conference will be considered for publication in a Handbook of Transnational Journalism History. Any questions may be addressed to Debbie van Tuyll or Mark O’Brien. This conference is sponsored by Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec); Dublin City Univeristy (Dublin, Ireland); Augusta University (Georgia); and the University of Groningen (Netherlands).

CFP Applied Linguistics & Professional Practice (Wales)

Conferences8th International Conference on Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice (ALAPP) will be hosted by the Centre for Language and Communication Research and held at Cardiff University (UK), 17-19 September 2018. The ALAPP Masterclass is scheduled on 20 September 2018. Deadline: 15 February 2018.

The conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners from different disciplinary backgrounds, especially language and communication research, and professional domains, e.g. mediation, management, business, law, journalism, education, healthcare, social care, therapy, translation and interpreting.

ALAPP 2018 is open to proposals that broadly fall within the scope of Applied Linguistics and Professional Discourse Studies. Special themes include:
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CFP Communicating Diversity (USA)

ConferencesCall for Submissions, 2018 Communicating Diversity ConferenceMarch 22-23, 2018, Texas A&M University

The Department of Communication at Texas A&M University invites submissions from undergraduate and graduate students to our annual Communicating Diversity Conference, which provides a forum to showcase, share, and engage in discussions about scholarship on communication and diversity.

This two-day conference begins on Thursday evening with a workshop facilitated by our conference Co-Directors. On Friday, talented undergraduate and graduate students will present scholarship engaging diversity in a variety of contexts and through different theoretical lenses. The day will culminate with Dr. Tomeka Robinson’s keynote address concerning her current research on the intersections between health, culture, and policy.

We invite submissions related to, though not limited to, social justice, cultural diversity in “old” and “new” media, mass media, global technology, civic discourse, leadership, health communication, organizational communication, rhetoric and public address, visual communication, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, public relations, political communication, and mass communication.

We especially encourage submissions that highlight voices of minoritized and marginalized groups based on gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, class, ability, and age.