CFP History of Recent Social Science (Canada)

ConferencesCall for Papers: 7th Annual Conference on the History of Recent Social Science (HISRESS), University of Toronto, Canada, June 12–13, 2020. Deadline: February 7, 2020.

This two-day conference of the Society for the History of Recent Social Science will bring together researchers working on the history of post-World War II social science. It will provide a forum for the latest research on the cross-disciplinary history of the post-war social sciences, including but not limited to anthropology, economics, psychology, political science, and sociology as well as related fields like area studies, communication studies, history, international relations, law, and linguistics. The conference aims to build upon the recent emergence of work and conversation on cross-disciplinary themes in the postwar history of the social sciences.

The two-day conference will be organized as a series of one-hour, single-paper sessions attended by all participants. Ample time will be set aside for intellectual exchange between presenters and attendees, as all participants are expected to read pre-circulated papers in advance.

CFP Conflict Conference UT Austin (USA)

ConferencesCall for papers: 6th Annual Conflict Conference, April 10-11, 2020, Moody College of Communication, University of Texas Austin, TX, USA. Extended Deadline: January 31, 2020.

The Conflict Conference (TCC) will hold its 2020 conference at the University of Texas at Austin on April 10-11, 2020. TCC is a multidisciplinary annual conference promoting the study of conflict and conflict resolution, management, and transformation. Organizers invite papers, panel proposals, and posters on any relevant topic, such as apologies, advocacy, collaboration and cooperation, conflict management, conflict talk, dialogue and deliberation, dispute resolution, environmental disputes, forgiveness, mediation, negotiation, peace, political divisiveness, reconciliation, and restorative justice.

Topics on technologically mediated conflicts and ethics are also welcome. With a broad focus on conflict and peace studies in a variety of contexts, TCC encourages participants across disciplinary fields to submit. Work ranging from localized interpersonal conflicts to large-scale policy issues is encouraged. With several options for participation, TCC offers a breadth of perspectives that engenders productive dialogues for scholars and community members.

CFP Transnational Journalism History (USA)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Transnational Journalism History Conference, May 28-30, 2020, Augusta University, Georgia, USA. Deadline extended to  February 17, 2020.

The fifth annual conference on Transnational Journalism History is seeking papers that study historical transformations in journalism from a transnational perspective. Papers welcomed that discuss theoretical or methodological issues as well as empirical case studies from all parts of the world. Specifically, organizers invite contributions that consider:

– the transfer of norms, practices and textual conventions from one country/region to another and their consecutive adaptation in national contexts
– transnational networks of actors
– biographical studies of transnational agents such as journalists or publishers
– the transnational coverage of particular news stories
– transnational audiences
– the impact of (emerging) technologies on transnational journalism
– different media such as television, radio, newspapers or magazines, and the intersection between them
-theoretical perspectives/interpretations/applications of transnational journalism history

CFP IADA 2020: Toward Culture(s) of Dialogue? (Poland)

ConferencesCall for papers: Towards Culture(s) of Dialogue? Communicating Unity in/and Diversity through Language and Discourse, 22-25 September 2020, Warsaw, Poland. Deadline: 29 February 2020.

Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw, and the International Association for Dialogue Analysis (IADA) jointly invite submissions to the international conference on dialogue: “Towards Culture(s) of Dialogue? Communicating Unity in/and Diversity through Language and Discourse,” to be held in Warsaw, Poland, 22-25 September 2020.

Intercultural exchange and integration that are now observed in many regions of the world contribute to an ongoing merger of different fields of socio-political life. The aspirations for tighter and maturer trans-national/trans-regional cooperation, fostered by the focus on pluralistic and democratic procedures, are often paralleled with sustained or growing cultural divisions. They are manifest in various discourse-mediated acts of segregation, marginalization and exclusion. Despite the efforts at orderliness, lawfulness and partnership in the public realm, the latter frequently becomes an arena of communicative chaos, misunderstanding, violence and aggression. In the light of the growing cultural and interactive dissonance in different parts of the world, questions arise as to the role of linguistics, dialogue studies, discourse analysis as well as other related humanities in confronting the various forms of communicative antagonism that penetrates both public and private domains.

The aim of this conference is to approach the observed dynamics in global intercultural communication by tracing discourse strategies of modern institutions. Are there any alternatives to oppressive styles and exclusionary rhetoric, as well as to polarised and confrontational stances emerging from them in public and private spheres? Can the ‘closed’ interactive positions be transformed into substantial, efficient and constructive dialogue? How can the ‘unity’-oriented discourse activities compromise, dismiss or accommodate expressive ‘diversity’ in the interaction game? The above problems pose questions as to speakers’ critical language awareness, communicative competence and responsibility in selecting, rejecting, modifying and creating local and global discourse practices. Reflective choices and modelling of these strategies may be constitutive of ‘culture(s) of dialogue’.

Organizers invite linguists, discourse analysts,  sociologists, psychologists, political and media scientists, law experts, philosophers, anthropologists, culture mediators (translators, teachers, etc.), as well as other researchers from related disciplines to the multidisciplinary discussion of prospects and limits of mediating human culture(s) through dialogue.

CFP IAICS: Diversity & Multiculturalism (India)

ConferencesCall for papers, 26th International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies: Diversity and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Times,  May 28-31, 2020, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India. Deadline extended: December 15, 2019.

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.

Conference Working Language: English.

CFP ECREA 2020: Communication & Trust (Portugal)

ConferencesCall for papers: 8th European Communication Conference: Communication and Trust: Building Safe, Sustainable and Promising Futures, October 2-5, 2020, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. Deadline: 15 January 2020.

The European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)  and the Communication and Society Research Centre of University of Minho are delighted to host the 8th European Communication Conference (ECC). The Conference has chosen the key theme ‘Communication and Trust: Building Safe, Sustainable and Promising Futures.

What futures are we building up? What is the role of media and communication in these processes? Considering the pace of technological change and the way it is reshaping economy and culture, what type of adaptations and commitments are being asked of citizens and to what extent are institutions and policy makers engaged in achieving solutions that are both progressive and sustainable? What type of social, political and cultural futures are media and communication inducing and modelling? What relations exist between them and what are their main normative cornerstones? These are questions of critical interest for the 2020 ECREA conference. Scholars are invited to question the relevance of communication studies in face of societal challenges today and for generations to come.

CFP Nonviolence & ICD (UK)

ConferencesCall for papers: Nonviolence and Intercultural Dialogue International Conference, 6-7 June 2020, Brasenose College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. Deadline: 1 December 2019.

The principle of nonviolence, also known as nonviolent resistance, rejects the use of physical violence to achieve social or political change. History shows that the success of peaceful social transformation depends largely on individuals who are charismatic, knowledgeable, skilled in the strategies and methods of nonviolence (Tolstoy, Gandhi, King, Chavez, Walesa, Dalai Lama, Louise Patterson, Menchu and others). Gene Sharp coined the term revolutionary nonviolence in the 20th century and transformed the meaning of the nonviolence from the passive to an active agent as a framework for creating peace.

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.

 

CFP National Communication Strategy Forum 2020 (China)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Global Communication and National Development: Building Communities Across Borders, Renmin University, Beijing, China, June 18, 2020. Deadline: 30 December 2019.

Renmin University of China’s School of Journalism and National Communication Strategy Research Center proudly announce the 2020 National Communication Strategy Forum on “Global Communication and National Development: Building Communities Across Borders.” The Forum will be held in Beijing on June 18, 2020.

The Forum aims to address some of the urgent and far-reaching issues related to the complex and dynamic interrelationships between global communication and national development. We witness in the recent years the emergence of an array of digital communication technologies such as ubiquitous networks, social media platforms, big data, artificial intelligence, etc. The emergence and increasingly widespread use of these technologies has brought about new possibilities in cross-cultural communication among people and nations, in the re-media/tion between the physical world and the virtual world, and in the trans/formation of new forms of cross-border networks and human communities. But while these cutting-edge digital technologies have facilitated much excitement and development opportunities in diverse industries and commercial enterprises, art and entertainment fields, as well as various aspects of national development, they have also bought about numerous social, economic, political and cultural issues or challenges, especially from the perspectives of intercultural communication and international relations.

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CFP Hellenic Conference of Political Science 2020 (Greece)

ConferencesCall for papers: 2nd International Hellenic Conference on Political Sciences: Communicating in Politics? (HEPO2020), 3-7 May 2020, in Athens, Greece. Deadline Extended: 17 March 2020.

You are invited to submit your proposal (abstract/ poster/workshop/ round table) to be considered for presentation at the HEPO2020 that will take place 3-7 May 2020, in Athens, Greece, organized by the Communication Institute of Greece. HEPO2020 aims to provide an opportunity for Academics, Professionals and Industry Experts from Politics, with cross-disciplinary interests, to discuss the future directives and innovations in their discipline.

The themes of this conference include, but are not limited to, ‘Politics and Mass Media’, ‘Political Rhetoric’, ‘Political Psychology’, ‘Political Socialization’, ‘Methods in Political Psychology’ and ‘Political Communication’. Organizers invite papers that address the interface between communication and politics, examine the use of (social) media, visuals, and rhetoric in political campaigns and the presentation, performance and personality of leaders. Cordially welcome also are investigations into communication and political socialization, public opinion formation and political participation. Additionally, organizers hope to see papers that address the interactions between the (social) media and intermediary organisations such as interest groups and political parties. Last but not least, we welcome scholars with an interest in political marketing and PR processes in government and the role the (social) media play in local and informal forms of governance.

CFP IMISCOE: Crossing Borders, Connecting Cultures (Luxembourg)

ConferencesCall for papers: IMISCOE (International Migration, Integration, and Social Cohesion) 17th Annual Conference: Crossing Borders, Connecting Cultures, June 30-July 2, 2020, Luxembourg. Deadline: 1 December 2019.

This conference proposes to zoom deeper into people’s migration experiences by foregrounding how migration is connected to culture. We will explore the nexus of migration and culture in more depth asking how migration is lived, experienced, mediated, and reflected through everyday cultural and artistic practice. Thereby we seek to deepen our understanding of the complexity and diversity of migration experiences on the one hand, and the possibilities of connecting different migrant experiences and groups of people on the other.

In line with the theme ‘Crossing borders, connecting cultures’, preferred proposals shall feature:

  • Theories, concepts and methods in migration research
  • Cultures and cultural practice in migration research
  • Borders and borders experiences in migration research