Call for Papers: Conference on Non-Professional Interpreting and Translation, June 24-26, 2020, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Deadline: 15 September 2019.
The Fifth International Conference on Non-Professional Interpreting and Translation (NPIT5) Organising Committee invites proposals for presentations on any theoretical, empirical, ethical and methodological aspect of research related to the conference theme, Bridging diverse worlds: Expanding roles and contexts of non-professional interpreters and translators. For all proposals the official conference language will be English.
Due to increased globalisation and migration waves, the research field of non-professional interpreting and translation studies has gained in prominence and acknowledgement in recent years. Nonetheless, to receive the recognition it deserves within the field of interpreting and translation studies, the critical and expanding role of non-professional interpreters and translators within increasingly complex and diverse contexts, needs continued attention from academia and practice. Pushing definitional and theoretical boundaries of interpreting and translation, it is a dynamic and still under-researched field that does not necessarily conforms to norms guiding professional multilingual communicative practices, though in many settings and contexts non-professional interpreting and translation is, in fact, more common in bridging diverse cultural and linguistic worlds, than professional interpreting and translation.
By bringing together researchers from various disciplines and practitioners from diverse settings, NPIT5 aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners within the field to share and discuss recent and relevant work within this discipline and related to the activities of non-professional interpreters and translators. Furthermore, this forum serves to expand the theoretical, methodological, ethical and disciplinary approaches related to this form of linguistic and cultural mediation. It builds on discussions initiated at the first four international conferences on Non-Professional Interpreting and Translation held in Bologna/Forlì (2012), Mainz/Germersheim (2014), Zurich (2016), and Stellenbosch (2018).
Call for proposals: Local Alignments, Global Upheaval: Re-Imagining Peace, Legitimacy, Jurisdiction and Authority, October 4-6, 2019, Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, Canada. Deadline: May 1, 2019.
Annual conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) & Peace and Conflict Studies – Canadian Association (PACS-Can) invites peace and justice scholars and students, community-based practitioners, experiential educators, musicians, artists, and social movement organizers to join in conversations reimagining peace through local alignments amidst global upheavals.
Calling upon the depth and breadth of the inter-disciplinary peace scholarship and conflict resolution practices reflected in the PJSA and PACS-Can membership, this conference aims to further dialogue, mobilize strategy, and catalyze new insights and practices that empower global change through interconnected local actions. Participants are encouraged to frame their contributions to the conference in ways that shed light on the dynamics of social upheavals and revolutionary social histories.
Call for papers: Towards resilient community media, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, 14-16 June, 2019. Deadline: 30 April 2019.
The community media sector has been the focus of an increasing amount of scholarly attention as it has grown in size, from social movement theorists, to political economists, to those focused on governance and organisational communication. This conference will provide an opportunity to reflect on questions of resilience and endurance as they arise in community media, and to explore the various interdependent factors that can impact the ongoing stability and health of community media projects. In addition to welcoming research grounded in particular case studies, we look forward to papers that will, in a holistic fashion, explore the role and operation of the sector in the context of broader socio-political concerns.
Contributions are invited from academics (including emerging and early-career scholars) exploring these issues, as well as from those working within the community and alternative media sectors.
Call for Papers: 7th University of Malaya Discourse and Society International Conference 2019 (UMDS2019), 1-2 August 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Deadline: 30 April 2019.
UMDS2019’s theme, “Discourse, Society and Interaction”, aims to bring about fresh new insights into the ways we can understand communicative data of everyday interaction, and it aims to offer solutions to language, linguistic and communicative problems. “Discourse, Society and Interaction” covers various areas of language research of meaningful data that comes from social and discourse engagements, such as in the home, at the workplace, in schools, and other social gatherings. Scholars in this conference will use novel and established frameworks of analyses to present enriching insightful analyses. Because UMDS2019 is a congregation of expert scholars who specialise in analysis of discourse, society, and interaction. One should also expect interesting engagements of debates and conversations into methodologies of research designs, analytical frameworks, and research findings.
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 extended to 26 May 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.