Call for papers-AUSACE

CALL FOR PAPERS, PANELS, POSTERS

The Media Program at the American University of Beirut is delighted to host the 16th annual international conference of the Arab-US Association of Communication Educators (AUSACE), October 28-31, 2011. This year’s Conference theme is Digital and Media Literacy: New Directions.

Mobile phones, blogs, online social networks, wikis, user-generated news, and a plethora of ubiquitous digital media have facilitated access to information; allowed people from around the globe to connect; offered enormous potential for communication about, from, and among civil society groups, democracy advocates, and political activists; and presented new possibilities for national development projects and political change.

But the potential of digital media diffusion cannot be realized if people lack the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and create media content. Increasingly, digital literacy and media literacy are viewed as agents for the acquisition of such skills and knowledge, and as essential components for all levels of education and every member of society.

Integrating digital and media literacy into educational curricula and public agendas will help ensure citizens, groups, and institutions are equipped with the essential analytical and communications skills required for success in the 21st century.

AUSACE 2011 conference participants are encouraged to interpret this year’s theme broadly to include new directions for media education, for national development, for democracy, for civil society, and for global engagement. Topics relating to the current events in the Arab world are especially encouraged.

Abstract submissions for research papers, panels, and poster presentations are now open. For details on how to submit please visit the official conference website.

Deadline for abstract submission is April 15, 2011

For questions and to be added to the official conference email list, please email: ausace2011@aub.edu.lb

AUSACE is an organization dedicated to the advancement of Arab-U.S. relations among communication educators and media professionals. AUSACE conferences bring together communication scholars from all around the world to discuss local, national and global issues related to the field.

AUSACE 2011 Conference Chair
Jad Melki, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor of Journalism and Media Studies
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon
+961-1-350-000 Ext. 4380 (Office)
jm39@aub.edu.lb

Call for papers IMDA

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 20th World Business Congress of the International Management Development Association (IMDA) devoted to “Challenges and Opportunities of Global Business in the New Millennium: Contemporary Issues and Future Trends” will be held in Poznan, Poland from July 3rd through 7th, 2011 in cooperation with Poznan University of Economics and in partnership with a number of state, provincial, and local government departments. His Excellency Mr. Waldemar Pawlak, Deputy Prime Minister and Poland’s Minister of Economy, will be the opening speaker along with a number of other important dignitaries.

Scholarly papers, panel/special session proposals, and case study exercises for presentation and subsequent publication in the refereed Congress Proceedings in book and CD form and in a number of scholarly journals are invited. Theoretical, conceptual, and empirical papers (using qualitative/historical and quantitative methodologies) are solicited.

Manuscripts submitted must be complete papers, ready for blind review, to be considered for inclusion in the Congress proceedings. A work-in-progress may be reviewed and considered for presentation, even though not published in the Congress proceedings. In addition to sharing scholarship regarding global business issues, the Congress is designed to offer an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world and exchange information and ideas on a variety of global business topics. This is a great organization and a great venue. No visas are required for nationals of most countries.

Please note that the paper submission deadline is April 1st, 2011. The manuscripts should be submitted to the appropriate track co-chairs according to the Congress Call for Papers. A copy of the Call for Papers and much more information about the Congress is available on the Association’s website: http://www.imda.cc

Any specific Congress related questions should be directed to Congress Program Co-chairs Dr. Erdener Kaynak at ek9@comcast.net or Dr. Ajay Manrai at manraia@udel.edu. I would be delighted to send a complete call for papers in PDF format and otherwise be of further assistance.

Call for papers -AJHA

CALL FOR PAPERS
American Journalism Historians Association

The American Journalism Historians Association invites paper entries, panel proposals and abstracts of research in progress on any facet of media history for its 30th annual convention to be held October 6-8, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2011.

The AJHA views journalism history broadly, embracing print, broadcasting, advertising, public relations and other forms of mass communication which have been inextricably intertwined with the human past. Because the AJHA requires presentation of original material, research papers and panels submitted to the convention should not have been submitted to or accepted by another convention or publication.

Research Papers
Authors may submit only one research paper. Research entries must be no longer than 25 pages of text, double-spaced, in 12-point type, not including notes. The Chicago Manual of Style is recommended but not required.

The AJHA paper competition is administered electronically. Papers must be submitted in PDF, saved with author identification only in the file names and not in the papers. Each paper must be submitted as an attachment, with a 150-word abstract and contact information included in the text of the e-mail to: ajhapapers@gmail.com.

Authors of accepted papers must register for the convention and attend in order to present their research. Authors should bring 25 copies of their papers to distribute at the convention. Research awards include: the Robert Lance Award for outstanding student research paper, the J. William Snorgrass Award for outstanding minority-journalism research paper, the Maurine Beasley Award for outstanding women’s-history research paper, a new award for outstanding research in media and war, and the David Sloan award for the outstanding faculty research paper.

For information queries only, contact Research Chair Janice Hume, University of Georgia, at jhume@uga.edu.

Panels
To propose a panel, please submit:

  • A brief description of the topic.
  • The names of the moderator and participants (no more than two of whom may be from the same institution).
  • A brief summary of each participant’s presentation.
  • Entries must be no longer than 3 pages of text, double-spaced, in 12-point type, with 1-inch margins. No individual may participate in more than one panel. Panel organizers should make sure panelists have not agreed to serve on multiple panels. Failure to adhere to the guidelines will lead to rejection of the proposal. Preference will be given to those proposals that involve the audience and panelists in meaningful discussion or debate. Panel participants must register for and attend the convention.

    Linda Lumsden, University of Arizona, is coordinating the 2011 panel competition. Submit proposals attached in PDF format with contact information included to: ajhapanels@gmail.com

    Research in Progress
    For research in progress submissions, send:

  • A blind abstract of your study with identifying information only in the file name but not in the abstract. Include the proposal title in the abstract. The abstract should include a clear purpose statement as well as a brief description of your primary sources.
  • Abstracts must be no longer than 2 pages of text, double-spaced, in 12-point type, with 1-inch margins, not including notes. Primary sources should be described in an additional 1-page, double-spaced, page. The AJHA Research in Progress competition is administered electronically. Proposals must be submitted in PDF, saved with author identification only in the file names and not in the text of the proposal. Each proposal must be submitted as an attachment, with your name, project title and contact information included in the text of the e-mail to: ajharip@gmail.com. If your proposal is accepted, you’ll be asked to bring to the conference 20 copies of a four- to five-page summary of your research. Authors of accepted research in progress must register for and attend the convention. Kim Mangun, University of Utah, is coordinating the 2011 Research in Progress competition.

    Salzburg conference call

    CALL FOR PAPERS
    Global Conference: Creating Cultural Synergies –
    Setting Intercultural Competence to Work in a Changing World
    Sept 29-Oct 1, 2011
    Paris-Lodron University, Salzburg, AUSTRIA

    Globalization, having brought people in contact with one another at a yet unprecedented scale, has also posed a general challenge to traditionally upheld concepts of race, gender, nation and class. For those living in this rapidly changing cultural landscape, intercultural competence has become a core skill.

    The Global Conference in Salzburg aims to bring researchers and practitioners from interdisciplinary fields and settings together to discuss and share research, theory and best practices and foster a dialogue on issues related to setting intercultural theories to work. The conference will have sessions for talks, posters and workshops. We welcome papers in the following categories related to the broader theme of intercultural studies:
    ·         Interculturality and Leadership in Business
    ·         Intercultural Competence and Empowerment
    ·         Language, Politics and Intercultural Communication
    ·         Intercultural Competence in Understanding Religion
    It is expected that talks should not last longer than 20 minutes. Speakers whose papers are accepted have to submit a full paper (10 pages, 20.000 – 25.000 words) by 1st November 2011 for publication.

    Posters will focus on state-of-the-art research in intercultural competence. Workshops (to be held in German and in English in parallel sessions) will concern themselves with the following topics:
    ·         Intercultural Empowerment
    ·         Intercultural Education
    ·         Intercultural Coaching
    Proposals (400-600 words) should be emailed until 15th April, 2011 to Dr. Birgit Breninger: birgit.breninger@sbg.ac.at

    Please state on the proposal whether you want to give a talk, do a poster or hold a workshop.

    For more information: http://www.uni-salzburg.at/icc

    Award nominations

    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
    Distinguished Scholarship Awards
    Division of International and Intercultural Communication
    National Communication Association

    Nominations are invited for the NCA distinguished scholarship annual awards by the Division of International and Intercultural Communication for scholarship published during 2010 in the areas of international and intercultural communication. Up to four awards will be given for the following categories featuring work in international and intercultural communication:

    Best Book (edited or authored)
    Best article (or book chapter)
    Best Dissertation and /or Master’s Thesis

    Unless otherwise specified, all nomination materials must be by electronic submission only to: mendoza@oakland.edu and must include the following:

    A nomination letter outlining justification for the award
    For Article or Book Chapter submissions, send pdf copies only.
    For Book, send three (3) copies of the complete work (you may ask your publishers to send copies directly as part of their promo!).
    For Dissertation, or Thesis submissions, mail three (3) cd-rom copies of the complete work.

    Mail hard copies (for C & D) to:
    Dr. S. Lily Mendoza
    1341 Nicolet Place
    Detroit, MI 48207
    Email: mendoza@oakland.edu

    Awards will be presented at the NCA International and Intercultural Division Business Meeting at the November 2011 convention in New Orleans.  Recipients of the awards will be notified by September 1 and are expected to be present for the award presentations. Self, peer, or advisor nominations accepted. Works must have been published during the 2010 calendar year. Nomination packets must be received by April 30, 2011.

    CAFIC Conference – Call for papers

    CALL FOR PAPERS
    9th CAFIC International Conference: Intercultural Communication Studies in the Context of Globalization: Theory and Practice

    China Association for Intercultural Communication (CAFIC), International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) and Association for Chinese Communication Studies (ACCS) are pleased to announce the forthcoming biennial conference on Intercultural Communication Studies in the Context of Globalization: Theory and Practice. The conference is to be held on June 22-26, 2011 and hosted by the Centre for Intercultural Studies and the College of Foreign Languages, Fujian Normal University (FNU), located in Fuzhou, Fujian, China. High-quality papers for the conference are now invited for submission.

    Intercultural communication as an area of study has been around in China since the early 1980s. In a period of thirty years or so since then, we have witnessed remarkable achievements in this field in both theoretical aspects and practical applications. In the context of increasing globalization today, it would be appropriate for the forthcoming conference to focus on ways of linking theory to practice and emphasizing case studies of intercultural communication in various forms.

    For further information, please go to Manuscript Submission Guidelines or to Conference Organization.

    Paper Submission Requirement: A complete paper in line with Manuscript Submission Guidelines is due by March 1, 2011. Formal invitation letters shall be issued to the authors of accepted papers no later than April 2, 2011.

    Working Languages: Papers and speeches are encouraged to be written and delivered in English while those in Chinese are also welcome. All keynote speeches, for their greatest accessibility, should be given in English.

    Publication of Accepted Papers: An editorial board will be organized to review all submitted papers and those accepted pieces, with the approval of their authors, will be compiled and published in a volume titled: Intercultural Communication Studies in the Context of Globalization: Theory and Practice–Proceedings of the 9th CAFIC International Conference on Intercultural Communication.

    For further information, go to the conference site.

    IICD NCA call for papers

    CALL FOR PAPERS

    The International and Intercultural Division of the National Communication Association is ready to receive submissions relevant to cultural or intercultural contexts. Three kinds of submissions will be considered: individually submitted competitive papers (individual paper), pre-arranged thematic paper panels (paper session), and roundtable discussion panels (panel discussion) on intercultural topics. The theme for the 2011 conference in New Orleans is Voice (see official NCA Convention call) which emphasizes the National Communication Association as a community of engagement in issues affecting New Orleans and the Gulf Region. In addition to the three kinds of submissions described above, papers and panels which more fully explore and develop the conference theme as this relates to cultural issues are strongly encouraged. The deadline for submission of all materials is Wednesday, March 16th 2011 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

    Please indicate whether you want your individual paper submission to be considered as a student paper selection or for the Scholar-to-Scholar sessions. Individual paper submissions should include a 100-word abstract and are limited to 25 pages. Only complete papers will be considered. Individual paper submissions should not contain identifying information (author name, university affiliation). Student papers should be clearly marked to be eligible for top student honors in the division, as well as the Donald P. Cushman Award for top student paper in NCA; to be eligible for either award, all authors must be students. Only one paper per author will be accepted, with one additional co-authored paper permitted for the division; if two sole-authored papers are submitted, the highest ranking will be accepted. The same paper may not be submitted to more than one division. Submissions should be original work, by the authors named, not previously presented at this or other conferences, and not previously published.

    All materials must be submitted online through NCA Submission Central. Proposals for short courses, preconferences, seminars, or GIFTS (Great Ideas for Teaching Students) should be submitted directly to program planners for those areas. All submissions must list any A/V requirements. Check your email address listed in NCA Submission Central before or after submission as all correspondence goes there. Deadline: Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. PST

    Contact: Mary Bresnahan, Vice Chair of the IIC Division and division organizer for New Orleans, Department of Communication, Michigan State University, East Lansing. MI 48824-1212, phone 517 432 1285, fax 517 432 1192, email: bresnah1@msu.edu.

    Essay contest for Austria

    Milton Wolf Seminar 2011 Essay Contest:
    Picking up the Pieces: Fragmented Sovereignties and Emerging Information Flows

    “The Diplomatic Academy Vienna in partnership with the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania will host a seminar from March 23-25, 2011 in Vienna, Austria, organized by the American Austrian Foundation. The seminar will bring together a diverse group of invited individuals representing multiple perspectives and nationalities.Panelists include distinguished print and television journalists, media development practitioners, diplomats, and academics.

    The organizers have launched an essay competition to identify motivated and thoughtful students of international relations, development studies, communication, journalism, law, and related fields who will enrich the seminar proceedings. Essays should be approximately 1500 words long and address the following question: Under what conditions and with what methods should a country or multilateral organization intervene in the media and communications space of another?

    Seven winning essay writers will receive a stipend of up to $1,500 each to cover travel to and participation in the 2011 Milton Wolf Seminar in Vienna. Vienna, Austria’s historic capital city provides an ideal location for the seminar because it is also home to a broad array of media actors, multilateral organizations, and international NGOs.”

    More information about the seminar and essay contest can be found on the seminar site.

     

    Intercultural Dialogue and Television

    “On November 24, 25 and 26, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, in collaboration with the Chile’s Consejo Nacional de Television (CNTV) and the Universal Forum of Cultures 2010 of Valparaiso, organized a series of panel discussions focusing on “Television and Intercultural Dialogue.”

    The opening ceremony was presided by the Mayor of Valparaiso, Honorable Mr. Jorge Castro and CNTV’s President, Mr. Herman Chadwick. Participants from Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Spain, South Africa, USA, Canada, Korea and UNESCO presented educational television programs from their respective countries and organizations where the emphasis is the creative use of television as a platform for addressing complex intercultural topics. Successful TV programming examples, such as the ones produced by South Korea’s Educational Broadcasting System; Argentina’s Ministry of Education Canal Encuentro; Mexico’s TV Educativa; South Africa Public Broadcaster; and Chile’s Novasur, were presented and discussed by an active and engaged audience. The closing ceremony of the 3-day seminar included the presentation of the PLURAL + 2010 Foundation Universal Forum of Cultures Award for the video “Mr. President”, produced by Press Pass TV of Boston, USA.”

    For more information, see the conference website.

    Asia-USA Partnership Opportunities

    Symposium on ASIA-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO)
    April 8, 2011 Friday
    Call For Papers and Presentations
    Topic Areas: All areas of arts and humanities, business, information sciences, education, social sciences are invited

    The Kennesaw State University (KSU) Asian Studies Program announces the Call for Papers and Presentations on a new global interdisciplinary Symposium on Asia-USA Partnership Opportunities.  The goal of this conference is to share ideas in a unique format which addresses the interests of scholars, practitioners, and administrators in working together between the USA and Asian countries such as China, Japan, Korea and India. This symposium will serve as a platform for governments, universities and corporate entities to address critical strategic needs of the businesses they intend to serve in Asia and the U.S. Speakers from multinational companies with operations in Asia and the USA will be present, as well as academicians to discuss both domestic and global concerns between these nations. Diplomats and policy makers from China, Japan, Korea, India and the U.S. will be present at the conference as well. Dr. Jagdish Sheth, renowned scholar and world authority in the field of marketing, will be the featured dinner keynote speaker.
    The theme of the 2011 conference is: Globalization and Asia-USA partnership
    Consistent with the theme of the Conference, the submitted papers and presentations are expected to address the following questions:
    1. Given the future global political, business and cultural climate, what changes in common business and operational processes and practices are required to create and sustain a competitive advantage for Asian-owned companies in the USA?
    2. What are the challenges and opportunities American businesses need to pay attention to when doing business in Asia or with Asians?
    3. What do companies need to understand about the interplay among governments, politics, cultures, and business practices in Asian societies?
    4. What actions should be taken by businesses, academic institutions and governments to be more proactive as well as responsive to the complexities characterized by this Globalized Era?

    The following represent some of the paper and presentation topics of interest:
    *Identification of current opportunities, challenges, and threats in creating and sustaining competitive advantages
    *Exploration of processes and practices of managing multinational corporations
    *Examination of governmental policies toward businesses and specific industries
    *Knowledge and skills of intercultural practice in successful business relationships
    *Theories and emergent research on the interplay between businesses, governments, and politics
    *Corporate Social Responsibility in American and Asian contexts
    *Opportunities for non-profit organizations between Asia and the U.S.

    Abstract Submission Guidelines:
    1. One page abstract of 250-300 words to be submitted by January 15, 2011: Full paper submission by March 1, 2011.
    2. Abstracts should be sent to asianstudies@kennesaw.edu.
    3. Subject line of the email, indicate 2011 SAUPO Conference Paper Abstract  where “X† stands for the letter that specifies the primary theme or category for your paper as described below.
    4. Primary theme or category for your paper and presentations (choose one):
    A. Opportunities, challenges, and threats in creating and sustaining competitive advantages
    B. Processes and practices of managing various sized businesses
    C. Governmental policies toward businesses and specific industries
    D. Intercultural communications in successful business relationships
    E. Theories and practices on the interplay between businesses, governments, and politics
    F. International or global education
    G. Other Emphasis

    Selected papers from the conference may be eligible for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Emerging Knowledge on Emerging Markets (JEKEM). If you would like to have your paper considered for publication in JEKEM, please submit the full manuscript of the paper by 15th January 2011. Manuscripts must be prepared by SMA Style Guidelines. Manuscripts will be double-blind reviewed for acceptance according to JEKEM procedures. Please indicate in the email submission of your abstract if you would like your manuscript to be considered for publication in JEKEM.
    Note: At least one author of each accepted paper (abstract) must attend the conference and present the paper.
    The location of the conference at Kennesaw State University, located outside Metro Atlanta, Georgia, serves as an ideal venue for such a gathering of this momentous scale.
    Questions regarding the Call for Papers may be directed to:
    Dr. Leila Borders (aborder4@kennesaw.edu, Dr. Sarasij Majumder (smajumde@kennesaw.edu), or Dr. Guichun Zong (gzong@kennesaw.edu), Co-Chairs of the Program Committee
    More information about the conference can be found at www.kennesaw.edu

    [originally posted to CRTNET by Heeman Kim, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Rd. Mail Drop #2207, Kennesaw, GA 30144, Tel. 678.797.2078, Fax. 770.423.6740, email: hkim21@kennesaw.edu]