CFP Nonviolence & ICD (UK)

ConferencesCall for papers: Nonviolence and Intercultural Dialogue International Conference, 8-9 June, 2019 – London, UK. Deadline: 1 February 2019.

Organised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, this conference seeks to explore, analyse and discuss the complex concept of nonviolence as a strategy toward peace and progress. It will apply an interdisciplinary approach to various manifestations of nonviolence and will also act as an academic space to explore solutions for creating peace.

Conference presentations will be related, but not limited, to: Theories of nonviolence, History of nonviolence, Nonviolence and religion, Nonviolence and philosophy, Nonviolence and peace studies, Nonviolence and literature, Nonviolence and media, Nonviolence and art, Nonviolence and culture, Nonviolence and activism, Nonviolence and politics, Icons of nonviolence, Teaching nonviolence.

The conference will bring together scholars from different fields including philosophy, religion, sociology, international relations, history, literature, art, peace studies, cultural studies, political studies and others.

CFP Cultural Histories Creative Futures UK-China (UK)

ConferencesCall for papers /Cultural Histories, Creative Futures 2019/ July 15-16, 2019, University of Southampton, Winchester, UK. Deadline: 31 January 2019.

The Cultural Histories, Creative Futures conference will bring together scholars from the UK and China to engage with the past, present and future of scholarship in culture, history, and creativity.

The conference will play an important role in the further promotion of a UK-China discussion of culture, history, and creativity. It is a major international conference where scholars from two continents will gather to exchange research, views, and insights. Organized and hosted by Winchester School of Art, the Cultural Histories, Creative Futures conference builds on former conferences held every other year in the UK and China. Previous conferences have taken place in Nanjing, China, and Winchester, UK.

A Joint British – Sino International Conference: Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK and Culture Industry Research Centre, Nanjing University, China. Hosted by Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK. Sponsored by Confucius Institute at University of Southampton.

CFP Multilingualism Diversity & Democracy (Sweden)

ConferencesCALL FOR PAPER ABSTRACTS: Multilingualism, Diversity and Democracy (MuDD) Conference 2019, Jönköping University, Sweden, 8-10 April 2019. Deadline: 15 January 2019.

An international conference organized by the Communication, Culture and Diversity (CCD) network-based research group, School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University, and sponsored by the Swedish Research Council.

The MuDD2019 international conference will bring together international experts from across the global-North and the global-South with the intent of interrogating the continuing dichotomized situation (in particular in nation-states like Sweden) wherein mono-lingualism and mono-culturalism constitutes the norm and multilingualism and diversity are seen as the exception. MuDD2019 also has the potential to create new knowledge of relevance for present day challenges related to mobility, migration and communication across virtual-physical spaces. It will bring together senior and junior scholars from different research disciplines, including professionals from among other sectors the educational and cultural sectors, thus allowing for theorizing and bridging the dichotomies between monodisciplinary research areas and professional fields.

CFP IADA 2019: Dialogic Matters (USA)

ConferencesInternational Association for Dialogue Analysis: Dialogic Matters: Social and Material Challenges for Dialogue in 21st Century, July 24-27, 2019, Milwaukee, WI, USA. Deadline: February 15, 2019.

IADA 2019 invites papers that explore the various interconnections of dialogue, matter, matters of concern, and materiality. Proposals from any academic discipline addressing questions related to dialogue and dialogue studies are welcome. Proposals may also address (but are not limited to) any of the following sub-themes:

  • Discussing and/or applying descriptive methods to dialogue, e.g. conversation analysis, linguistic analysis, critical theory, ethnography, etc, in different contexts: pedagogical, mediation purposes, etc.

  • Relational ontology: interactions, relationality and materiality; human, machine, and technology interactions; technologies of dialogue

  • Dialogue and ‘othering’: the role of dialogue in constituting self, other, and group identity/ies.

  • Dialogue and power in constituting marginalized groups, or as a mechanism to hinder social transformation

  • Case studies permitting the discussion of material and social conditions enabling or preventing dialogue

  • Materiality, space and place: nature and posthuman dialogue; the communicative constitution of geographies; interaction and environmental matters; exploring the terrain and potentials of ‘smart cities’

  • Dialogue in and about crisis: challenges in dialogue; dialogue and (un)natural disasters; dialogue in mediating crises and conflicts

  • Dialogue, learning, and transformation: dialogue and its role in transformations of identity and relationship; dialogue and learning in and out of educational institutions; transformative approaches in education

 

CFP WCA/ABC: Global South and North (New Zealand)

ConferencesCall for Papers: World Communication Association (WCA) and Association for Business Communication (ABC) Conference: The Global South and North: Communication and Cultural Perspectives, July 8-12, 2019, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. Deadline: January 15, 2019.

The global South-North divide has been conceptualized in political, cultural, economic, and developmental terms. The North has traditionally been seen as more economically, technologically, politically, and socially developed as well as more industrialized. But the South has been linked with poverty, disease, political tyranny, and overall lack of development. Meanwhile, thanks to the internet and development of smart phones, the gap between the South and the North seems to have narrowed. Limits of time and space seem to no longer exist. People can now share similar experiences and communicate, no matter where they are. Global citizens believe the global community is where they would like to live, despite the many issues we have to solve. To explore the global issues of today, the WCA opens the 2019 conference to you. The WCA is proudly co-hosting this conference with the Association for Business Communication (ABC), which will be hosting the 16th Asian Pacific regional conference along with the biennial WCA conference.

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CFP French Language Studies (UK)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Association for French Language Studies Conference: ‘Le français d’ici, de là, de là-bas’, 15-17 July 2019, University of Bristol, UK. Deadline: January 14, 2019.

It is perhaps inaccurate to refer to ‘French’ in the singular, as if to imply that the French language is a homogeneous monolithic object. Indeed, modern contemporary French varies and changes over geographical and social space and, while it may seem odd to refer to ‘Frenches’ in the plural, we must acknowledge at the very least that ‘French’ is made up of a plethora of accents, dialects, and varieties. This conference will consider geographical, social, and stylistic variation in French, as well as the implications of such research for pedagogy, language acquisition, and our understanding of the Francophone world in general. The organising committee welcomes abstract submissions on these and any other areas of French linguistics and French language teaching in Higher Education. Conference papers are welcome in either French or English, and abstracts should be written in the language of the presentation.  Speakers will be given 30 minutes for oral papers (20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions).

CFP ESTIDIA 2019: Hybrid Dialogues (Italy)

ConferencesCall for proposals: 5th ESTIDIA Conference: Hybrid Dialogues: Transcending Binary Thinking and Moving Away from Societal Polarisations, l’Universita degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale, Naples, Italy, 19 – 21 September 2019. Deadline: for workshop proposals, 20 December 2018; for abstracts, 25 February 2019.

The European Society for Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogue (ESTIDIA) will hold their 5th Conference, Hybrid Dialogues: Transcending Binary Thinking and  Moving Away from Societal Polarizations, at the University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’ in Naples, Italy. The conference welcomes a wide variety of thematic and disciplinary approaches to hybrid dialogues in various communities of practice across time and space. This conference offers an open forum for cross-disciplinary and multi-level dialogue among researchers and practitioners interested in exploring dialogic and discursive interaction observable across communities of practices and various social-cultural contexts.

 

CFP Middle East Dialogue 2019 (USA)

ConferencesCall for Papers, Middle East Dialogue, March 22, 2019, Washington, DC. Deadline: January 11, 2019.

The Policy Studies Organization (PSO) and The Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES) would like to announce the official call for proposals for the annual Middle East Dialogue 2019. 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 Middle East Dialogue has established an international reputation as a focal point for new research, and a forum for the exchange of opinions and different views. The Middle East Dialogue is for policy makers, scholars, business and social leaders, to discuss current issues. Its purpose is to promote multidisciplinary conversations.

CFP Advances in Intergroup Contact Research (Australia)

ConferencesCFP Society for Australian Social Psychologists (SASP)-Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Group Meeting. Advances in Intergroup Contact Research: Showcasing, Consolidating, Deconstructing and Innovating the Science of Social Integration, April 29-May 1, 2019, Newcastle, NSW Australia. Deadline for submission of abstract: December 1, 2018.

With a strong delegation of international and Australasian delegates of varied seniority and background, this specialized gathering will showcase and advance the best research on the antecedents, dynamics, and consequences of intergroup contact across a multiplicity of research laboratories, research paradigms and methods, intergroup settings, and societies.

CFP Collaborative-Dialogic Practice (Czech Republic)

ConferencesCall for Proposals: The 4th International Congress on Collaborative-Dialogic Practice, June 26-29, 2019, Brno, Czech Republic. Deadline: December 1, 2018.

The 4th International Congress on Collaborative-Dialogic Practice will focus on the exploration and practice of Collaborative-Dialogic Practice across contexts, cultures, and disciplines. Organizers invite you to submit a proposal addressing our theme: inviting connection, conversation, creativity. The aim is to be as active, open, participatory and diverse as possible. Proposals will be accepted for workshops, paper presentations, and posters. You can send proposals based, for example, on your experiences, practices, and research in social intervention, conflict mediation, and resolution, psychotherapy, political action, education, social work, sociology, anthropology, health care, among others. They are interested in presentations that are interactive and conversational and invite your creativity in designing your presentation. Workshops, papers, and posters may be presented in your language of choice, which you will be asked to indicate on the application form.