Global Comm Forum-New Media/China

Initial Call for Papers
ICA 2012 Preconference: The Fifth Global Communication Forum on
New Media and Internet Communication and Communities in China
Phoenix, USA
23 May 2012 (Wed)

Following four successful consecutive Global Communication Forums in Shanghai China , this year, the Fifth Global Communication Forum will be held as a preconference of ICA 2012 annual conference at Phoenix, USA. The preconference theme is New Media and Internet Communication and Communities in China. We will focus on hot issues of communication and social interaction in China.

Thirty years has passed since China started the reform and opening-up policy in 1978. As the largest developing country, China has made great achievements in economics, with the nominal GDP ranking the second largest in the world. Yet the political system reform and social management still face many problems. The growth of new communication technologies, especially the boom of internet, has made unprecedented changes to China’s traditional communication ecology, and consequentially caused changes in politics, economics, society, and culture etc. On the one hand, new media and internet accelerate the exposure of contradiction and conflicts in all sides. On the other hand, new technologies provide opportunities and practicability to solve these problems.

A crucial question is “How to study, comprehend and utilize the rules of new media and internet to maximize their positive roles and eradicate drawbacks?”. Researchers in communication have the responsibility to find the answer and this is also a good chance to show talents. Against the background of globalization, China and the world can not be separated from each other. Therefore, the preconference opens a platform for researchers interested in New Media and Internet Communication and Communities in China. We cordially invite people from all over the world to share their findings, exchange insights, and make efforts to promote communication research.

Dates and Venue
23 May 2012 (Wednesday)
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Keynote Speeches
Dr. Patrice M. Buzzanell (Purdue University, USA)
Dr. Wei Ran (University of South Carolina, USA)
Dr. Kuo Chen-Yu, Eddie (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Dr. John Pavlik (Rutgers University, USA)
Dr. William Dutton (Oxford University, UK)
Dr. Dorte Salskov-Iversen (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
Dr. Zhang Guoliang (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)

 Suggested Topics
Impact of New Media on Chinese Political Ecology
Impact of New Media on Chinese Traditional Media
Change of Chinese People’s Value Systems by New Media
Change of Chinese People’s Life Modes by New Media
Influence of New Media in Less-developed Regions of China
Influence of New media on Chinese Disadvantaged Groups
History, Current Status and Trend of New Media Study in China
History, Current Status and Trend of New Media Education in China
Other related topics

Working languages
English and Chinese

Paper Submission and Publishing
1.      Papers submitted in English must use the APA style and papers submitted in Chinese should follow the standard of Chinese academic publishing. All abstracts must have an English version.
2.      The abstract submission deadline is 31 October 2011. The full paper submission deadline is 29 February 2012.
3.      Please send in two SOFT copies as e-mail attachments to 2012gcforum@gmail.com, one with the title of the paper, name(s) of the author(s) as well as affiliation(s), and the other without the author’s information. The named copy should be operated in MSWord while the anonymous one can be in MSWord or PDF.
4.      Please list (1) title of the paper, (2) name(s) of the author(s), (3) affiliation(s), (4) mailing address(es) and (5) email address(es) in the e-mail.
5.      Preconference participants are invited to submit revised manuscripts after the ICA conference for considered in an edited collection (publisher undecided).

Registration and Accommodation
Each attendee must pay the registration fee, USD80 or RMB500 per person. The registration fee covers the costs for meeting rooms, forum materials, snacks and beverage, lunch and dinner. Once their papers are accepted, attendees shall pay the registration fee to an appointed account in advance of the preconference date. Attendees will pay the costs of transportation, accommodation and breakfast by themselves.

An optional post-preconference tour of Grand Canyon will be organized on 24 May 2012. Interested attendees must register with ICA because they are making arrangements and calculating expenses. Others can explore the city themselves.

Chairs
General Chair: Dr. Patrice M. Buzzanell
(President of the Council of Communication Associations, Past President of the International Communication Association (ICA) and Professor in Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University)
Organizing Committee Chair: Dr. Zhang Guoliang
(Dean of the School of Media and Design and Head of the Global Communication Research Institute at Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Procedural Committee Chair: Dr. Howard E. Sypher
(Dean of Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University)

Sponsors
Global Communication Research Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
School of Media and Design, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University
Department of Intercultural Communication and Management, Copenhagen Business School
Chinese Communication Association (CCA)
International Communication Association (ICA)
National Broadcasting Company (NBC)

Contact
Contact person: Ms. Peng Yaya
Email: 2012gcforum@gmail.com
Phone: (86) 21-3420 5808
Fax: (86) 21-3420 5809
Address: School of Media and Design, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dong Chuan Rd., Shanghai 200240, P. R. China

We anticipate more than 100 presenters and attendees at the preconference. Distinguished scholars, professors, research students, leaders from industry, and government personnel are all welcome to join us.

(1)Early in April 2007, the first Global Communication Forum and ceremony establishing the Global Communication Research Institute at Shanghai Jiao Tong University were held in Shanghai. Two hundred and fifty researchers from academe and industry attended this conference. Dr. Maxwell McCombs of the University of Texas chaired the first Global Communication Forum which focused on “New Media Communication in the Context of Globalization: Education and Research.”

In June 2008, the Second Global Communication Forum was held at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. This conference was co-sponsored by the Global Communication Research Institute of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the School of Media and Design of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Department of Communication at Purdue University, and the International Communication Association. Dr. Pamela J. Shoemaker of Syracuse University was invited to chair the conference. The theme of the conference was “New Media and Social Change”. In addition to plenary speakers and paper presentations, activities were held to assist victims of the Sichuan Earthquake in China. Over 300 scholars from China and other countries attended the conference.

In October 2009, the Third Global Communication Forum and the 2009 Chinese Communication Association annual convention were held together and co-sponsored by the Global Communication Research Institute of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the International Communication Association, the Department of Communication at Purdue University, and Chinese Communication Association.  The conference theme was “Communication in the e-Society: Challenges, Opportunities, and Responsibilities”.

In September 2010, the fourth Global Communication Forum was held at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. This conference was co-sponsored by Global Communication Research Institute of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Media and Design of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Department of Communication, College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management at Copenhagen Business School, International Communication Association. The conference theme was “Global Cities in e-Times: Urban Design, Creativity and Collaboration”.

Ethnog of Comm conference

Ethnography of Communication: The Ways Forward June 10-14, 2012 Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska Proposal Deadline: December 17, 2011 Conference Organizers: Dr. Donal Carbaugh, University of Massachusetts and Dr. Jay Leighter, Creighton University

The summer of 2012 will mark the 50th anniversary of Dell Hymes’ 1962 landmark publication of The Ethnography of Speaking, and the 25th anniversary of Gerry Philipsen’s 1987 influential theoretical work, The Prospect for Cultural Communication. These milestones in the Ethnography of Communication (EC) come at a time when EC scholarship is developing intensively as it is being applied to practical concerns and social problems worldwide.

The Ethnography of Communication: The Ways Forward is a conference designed to bring together scholars in the EC tradition, broadly conceived. The conference takes as its impetus the celebration of several simultaneous milestones in the field of EC but aims to bring EC scholars from around the world together for the purpose of charting ways forward in research, teaching and practice.

Scores of Ph.D.s in communication have contributed EC scholarship and leadership to several areas in the field including but not limited to Environmental Communication, Ethnography, Intergroup Communication, International and Intercultural Communication, Language and Social Interaction, Performance Studies, Religious Communication, and Rhetoric and Public Address. The past several years have seen advances in theoretical and applied work in several settings. In addition, EC scholarship has had a foundational influence in the creation of two international research centers: The University of Washington Center for Local Strategies Research (UWCLSR) and the Center for Sustainable Social Change (CSSC, UMass Amherst). This conference provides an opportunity for intellectual discussion and discovery among beginning and established scholars within this broad tradition. EC scholars are spread worldwide and this event presents a unique forum for bringing them together to discuss theory, methodology and practice in a concentrated way.

We are now taking proposals for papers, panels, and roundtable discussions.
Proposals are due Dec. 17, 2011. Please submit your conference proposals to Jay Leighter.

Conference sponsorship includes: Department of Communication Studies, Creighton University and Office of Multicultural Affairs, Creighton University. Partial funding for doctoral student attendees is currently being sought and hopefully anticipated. Inquiries about doctoral student funding should be directed to Jay Leighter.

BEA CFP

Call for Papers and Panel Proposals
International Division, Broadcast Education Association
Deadline 15 Sept. 2011

The International Division of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) invites panel submissions and scholarly papers from academics, students and professionals for presentation at the 57th annual convention, the Las Vegas Hilton from Sunday, April 15 – Wednesday, April 18, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2012.  The BEA meets concurrently with the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) and BEA registrants have access to many of the NAB activities. Through an online system by All Academic, Inc., individuals may upload papers and panel proposals online for the 2012 competitions. Tipping Points serves as a focus for the convention, but papers are not limited to this area of research and discussion.

We urge interested parties to consider organizing and submitting a panel proposal or full paper.  The annual meeting also is an ideal time for graduate students to submit recently completed seminar papers.  The BEA makes a wonderful first-convention opportunity for student as well as junior scholars. All sessions must adhere to the goals and objectives of the interest division(s) to which they are submitted. Descriptions of each Interest Division are listed on the online paper submission site. Cash awards also are made for some of the papers.
COMPLETED Papers and Program Proposal Submissions must be submitted online through BEA’s submission site by midnight EDT on September 15, 2011.

Crossing Boundaries conference

Crossing Boundaries: Working and Communicating in the Asia Pacific Region
Third Conference of the LSP (Languages for Specific Purposes) and Professional Communication Association for the Asia-Pacific Rim
March 13-15, 2012
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Keynote Speaker: Vijay Bhatia, City University of Hong Kong
Plenary Speakers: Gail Fairhurst, the University of Cincinnati, OH; Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini, Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, UK; Clayton Dube, USC US-China Institute, CA

Call for Papers/posters
The conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) and Professional Communication in the Asia-Pacific Rim and beyond to take part in a dialogue on research and collaboration in academic, professional and workplace contexts. To build a clearer understanding of communication in the workplace it is crucial to have effective collaboration between language experts, trainers and institutions specializing in communication skills. Such collaboration in turn is fundamental to the design and implementation of effective pedagogy, assessment and curricula.

We invite papers and posters on any of the following areas:
•Relationships between LSP theory and workplace practices
•Interconnections between discourse and socio-institutional practices
•Collaboration between language teachers/trainers and institutions/organizations
•Functional variation of language in academic and professional contexts
•Discursive and professional practices of specialists
•Disciplinary, intercultural and cross-cultural variation in professional communication & discourse
•Descriptions of language use in professional contexts
•Workplace communication and curriculum design
Papers focusing on the study of languages other than English are most welcome.

Presentation Guidelines
Papers will be allotted 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for discussion.

Abstract Submission Guidelines
Abstracts should be between 250-300 words and should be sent via e-mail attachments to
rcwalker@marshall.usc.edu or aritz@marshall.usc.edu

Abstracts should include:
1. The title of the paper
2. A list of 3-5 key words describing the area and focus
3. The name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliation(s)
4. The corresponding author’s e-mail address and contact details
All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by a committee composed of members of the conference organizing committee

Registration Information
To ensure conference rates for the hotel, please register before November 1, 2011. Conference registration will be available on the Association’s website http://www1.english.cityu.edu.hk/aplspca/drupal/  after October 1, 2011.

The conference registration fee includes cost of registration, a conference bag, luncheons, coffee breaks, conference dinner, and a reception.

Abstract Submission Deadline
The deadline for receipt of abstracts is December 15, 2011.
Notification of acceptance will be given by January 1, 2012.

Preconference workshops
Two pre-conference workshops will be held on March 13, 2012 by plenary speakers Gail Fairhurst and Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini. Please refer to the registration form for further details.

Proceedings
A selection of conference papers will be published with an international publisher.

About Asia-Pacific LSP & Professional Communication Association

The Asia-Pacific LSP (Languages for Specific Purposes) and Professional Communication Association is an association of Asia-Pacific researchers, teachers and trainers specializing in the study and teaching of languages for specific purposes and professional and organizational communication, and fostering such activities in a broad range of disciplinary fields. The primary aim of the association is to promote transdisciplinary and collaborative research and practice in academic, professional and workplace contexts.

Website: http://www1.english.cityu.edu.hk/aplspca/drupal/

Euro-Med Seminar ICD

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

We are pleased to announce the Euro-Mediterranean seminar “Indicators for Intercultural Dialogue in Non-formal Education Activities”, organised in the framework of the partnership between the Council of Europe and the European Commission in the field of youth from 22-24 September 2011 in Mollina, Spain, during the 12th University on Youth and Development.

The participants of the seminar will be youth workers, trainers in non-formal education, educational experts and researchers, stakeholders, and youth policy experts from the Euro-Mediterranean region. All participants should:
Be interested and experienced in the topics of intercultural dialogue;
Be familiar with the intercultural dialogue aspects in non-formal education activities;
Be ready to contribute to the programme and reflections of the seminar;
Be able to work in English;
Be interested in the University on Youth and Development;
Be available for the full duration of the seminar.
Priority will be given to the participants/practitioners interested in contributing to the testing and evaluation phase of the project.

The detailed presentation of the project and of the seminar, as well as the application procedure can be found in Presentation call for pax seminar ICD indicators Sept 2011. Please note that the application form should be submitted on-line by 18 July 2011.

Viktoria Karpatska
Partnership between the Council of Europe and the European Commission in the field of youth
c/o: Council of Europe – Directorate of Youth and Sport
European Youth Centre Budapest
H-1024 Budapest, Zivatar u. 1-3. HUNGARY
E-mail: viktoria.karpatska@coe.int; Fax: +36 1 212 4076
http://youth-partnership-eu.coe.int | http://www.eycb.coe.int

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Music Tourism and Travel

CALL FOR PAPERS

Soundtracks: Music, Tourism and Travel
Liverpool, United Kingdom
6-9 July 2012

As an expression of culture, a form of intangible heritage, a signifier of place, and a marker of moments, music provides an important and emotive narrative for tourists. Indeed, it is increasingly difficult to imagine tourism ‘in silence’, outside of the scores and songs which accompany and punctuate journeys. From touristic performances of traditional dance, pilgrimages to the homes and graves of composers and singers, impromptu street entertainments, tours to concerts, attending festivals, to the sounds of the car radio, the travelling with ipods and the ‘muzak’ of hotel lifts, music can both activate and shape the journey, and passively permeate its duration. Music can both define and transcend the borders of destinations, emphasise and challenge notions of tradition, provide opportunities for liminal play, transgression and resistance and, help define the identities of visitors and the visited.

In this, the CTCC’s 6th international research conference, and in the City of Liverpool famed for its popular music, we seek to explore the relationships between tourism, tourists and all forms/genres and sub-genres of music including: popular, classical, folk, dance, rock, jazz and hip-hop, across all cultures and continents. In the context of new and old global mobilities, we are interested in musical pilgrimage, the material and social flows of travellers and musicians, the cultural and economic policies that promote music tourism, festivals and performances for tourists, ethnographies of touristic encounters with music, the place of music in the representation of tourism destinations and, the role of music in the construction of tourist discourses, narratives and memories. As in previous events, the conference aims to provide critical dialogue beyond disciplinary boundaries and epistemologies and thus we welcome papers from the widest range of disciplines and fields including: anthropology, cultural geography, cultural studies, ethnology and folklore, history, heritage studies, landscape studies, leisure studies, museum studies, musicology and ethnomusicology, philosophy, political sciences, sociology, subaltern studies, tourism studies and urban/spatial planning.

We welcome innovative perspectives on all aspects of music and tourism. Key themes of interest to the conference include:
Musical memory – the role of music in narratives of touristic experience
Fans, pilgrimage and performances – motivations, behaviours and meanings
The tourist’s involvement in preserving and creating musical traditions
Managing tourists at musical sites
Musical imaginaries – representing places, peoples and pasts in music
Dance tourism and embodied practices
Designing ambience – mobilising music in touristic spaces
Music festivals as opportunities for tourist encounters
Inspirations – travelling musicians
Music as intangible heritage – touring through traditions
Challenging musical traditions – tourist ‘noise’
Please submit a 300 word abstract including title and full contact details as an electronic file to ctcc@leedsmet.ac.uk. You may submit your abstract as soon as possible but no later than November 21st 2011.

For further details on the conference please contact us at Email ctcc@leedsmet.ac.uk or Tel. +44 (0) 113 812 8541.

Public Mission of Social Sciences/Humanities

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Public Mission of the Social Sciences and Humanities: Transformation and Renewal

Transatlantic Conference with Jutta Allmendinger, Lisa Anderson, Thomas Bender, Michael Burawoy, Craig Calhoun, Klaus Eder, Rogers Smith, Wolfgang Streeck, Jacques Revel, Stephen Walt, and others. Leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic who have studied the history of their disciplines will analyze the historical transformation of the public role of their professions comparatively and critically.

Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), Berlin, Germany, September 16-17, 2011
To follow from a distance (conference-related conversations, content and outcomes), you can sign up for the newsletter [http://bit.ly/l0orVo] or follow updates on Twitter: http://twitter.com/PublicSphereHub
* Conference registration (free, but RSVP required): http://bit.ly/lILnic
* Conference outline and preliminary program: http://bit.ly/jIv0tP
* Companion to the conference (research resources): http://bit.ly/hDwOhe
* Practical information for attending the conference, including tips for hotels in the area and cheap accommodation for students: http://bit.ly/m2Uvqc
Inquiries: for questions about the Berlin conference, please contact our European partners at publicmission@wzb.eu
The transatlantic conference is inspired by and builds on the SSRC’s Academia & the Public Sphere Essay Series: http://bit.ly/fVf5Ux
Sponsored by the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), The Young Academy at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) at Humboldt University, the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK) at New York University.
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The SSRC’s Public Sphere Hub [http://publicsphere.ssrc.org/], an Open Educational Resource and Research Hub on the public sphere, is co-sponsored by New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK). Newsletter: http://bit.ly/l0orVo – Twitter: http://twitter.com/PublicSphereHub

HUC 2011 CFP

HUC 2011: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions
Mexico: 4 – 9 November 2011

Deadline for paper proposal submissions: 15 July, 2011 (Deadline has been extended for all sessions and sub-conferences)
Conference Languages: English, Castilian, German, French and Nahuatl
Languages for presentation: English, Castilian.

The primary focus for the 7th edition of this inclusive and interdisciplinary annual conference organized by Enkidu Magazine and the International Society for Cultural History and Cultural Studies (CHiCS) in Mexico City with the support of the National Human Rights Commission of Mexico, is to interrogate storytelling, memories and identity constructions from a wide range of perspectives, and in their manifold cultural and social manifestations. We welcome submissions from all branches of the social sciences, humanities, as well as the arts. Interpretations of the conference themes ranging from the predictable to the surprising are encouraged.

Among the themes of interest are the following: – Cultural texts – Narrative and Linguistics – Linguistic borders and translation – Narrative and Myth – Storytelling in rituals, customs, and fetishism. – Storytelling and Visual/Performing Arts and Music – Oral Tradition and Contemporary Chronicle – Postmodernity and its narratives – Voice and reflexivity in oral and written texts – Colonial and Postcolonial Narratives – Conquest and Political Memory – Globalization and indigenous cultures – Migrations and Diasporas – Story, Dialogue and Discourse – Memory and truth-telling – Testimonial Narratives – Memory and Written Record – Imaginary Homelands – Displacement Heritage – Global Spaces and Cultural Memories – Text, Context and Intertext in Storytelling and Performance – Children’s Stories- Language, Authority and Silence

Interdisciplinary perspectives are especially welcome since all these topics in themselves stretch across several disciplines: history, literary studies, linguistics, psychology, political sciences, educational sciences, ethnology, queer studies, anthropology, sociology… Graduate students are encouraged to participate.

The conference has developed into a unique international academic forum for interpretative approaches in the humanities and social sciences. The conference has traditionally also been a forum for discussing creative historical and political memory, remembering and forgetting of the past, as well as translations between cultures and re-negotiations and re-constructions of cultural identities in one one way or another. The conference is organised into a large number of thematic sessions and sub-conferences addressing a highly diverse series of themes. The conference has an exceptional multilingual and multi-cultural approach, typically bringing together participants from all over the world to share and exchange their research, experiences and ideas in a truly multicultural, multilingual and interdisciplinary academic environment. The conference sessions are conducted in Castillian and English. Occasionally, the conference also has sessions conducted in German and French. Some sessions will be bilingual and conducted in both languages with interpreters (on request). Other sessions will be conducted in one of the two conference languages, and the session moderator will give summaries of the paper in the other language. Many sessions are being conducted with interpreters for sign language (on request). Papers are welcomed on virtually all related topics and themes, independently of time period and space. Also papers of comparative phenomena will be considered. Interdisciplinary perspectives are encouraged.

The conference aims at bringing together academics working in all relevant disciplines as well as activists, artists and other professionals, and promoting innovative multidisciplinary and multicultural exchange and dialogue. CHICS’ academic conferences are characterized by traditional paper presentations in panel sessions with three speakers each, followed by lively exchange, dialogue and interaction between speakers and audience in many small groups, workshops and seminars rather than by formal plenary sessions. Our conferences provide a forum for diverse voices from all over the world, to come together and make connections across linguistic, cultural and academic barriers.

* Paper and panel proposals
The conference languages for presentation will be English and Castilian. 500 word abstracts should be submitted to the organising committee in English, Castilian, German or French. Final papers should be of approximately 20 – 30 minutes duration (circa 8 – 10 pages). Other forms of presentation, for instance workshops, panel debates and poster sessions will be considered on request.

* Proposals for individual papers
Abstracts are to be submitted along with the presenter’s name, short bio, address, telephone, email, and institutional affiliation. It is recommended to use this form when submitting a paper proposal. However, abstracts will also be accepted as e-mail attachments. All correspondence for this conference will be conducted via email. You will be notified by 15. July whether your proposal has been accepted or rejected.

* Proposals for panel sessions
Typically, a panel of academic papers should include 3 (maximum 4) speakers and 1 moderator (session chair). Each session will last for 2 hours allowing for 30 minutes for each speaker and a further 30 minutes for questions and discussion. Proposers should submit: (1) Session title and a session intro (ca 100 words), (2) Paper titles, (3) Abstracts for each paper (500 words), (4) Short biography for each participant and the panel chair (ca 100-150 words), (5) Institutional affiliation and address for each participant, (6) Audio-visual and other technical requirements. If you would like to propose a panel session, and want assistance in finding speakers and/or a session chair, we can publish a call for papers for your panel session on the conference web site and distribute it in our newsletter. If you have an idea for a thematic panel session and would like us to publish a call for papers on the conference website, please send us a proposal by e-mail. We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted within few days. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to resend your abstract and resubmit your registration form, and if possible, suggest an alternative e-mail address. In particular delegates using hotmail or yahoo accounts to receive conference related e-mails often experience problems receiving conference information by e-mail. E-mails from the conference organisers are often delivered to your spam folder and not to your inbox, unless you remember to add the following e-mail addresses: huc@enkidumagazine.com and liowlb@enkidumagazine.com to your safe-list. The first address is the general e-mail address of the conference and will be used to send conference newsletters and general information. The second, is the e-mail address of the academic coordinator of the conference and will be used for individual communication with delegates.

* EXHIBITORS, PUBLISHERS AND ARTISTS:
Artists are welcome to suggest exhibitions and displays of art during the conference. Organisations, universities and publishers are welcome to sign up for information stands at the conference center. Commercial exhibitors pay a modest daily fee. The following information is required by artists, publishers and other exhibitors during the conference: 1) Technical Description of the information stand or artwork with indications of technical requirements for their presentation, the size and extension of the individual artworks to be presented. 2) Estimated Insurance value of the artworks 3) One image of a representative sample of artistic work from the exhibitions can be sent by e-mail to the conference organizers in the format tiff or jpg. 4) Curriculum Vitae of artist (or organisation). 5) Description of Exhibition (300 – 500 words). 6) Short bio of artist (or organisation).

* CULTURAL AND SOCIAL PRE-CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES
The academic sessions with formal paper presentations will take place between 4 November and 9. November 2011. Before the conference, we will organise a number of cultural and social activities for conference delegates and we hope that many international delegates will consider arriving in Mexico City some days before the conference and participate in these activities. In addition conference delegates with name badges will be given discounts and sometimes free access to various theatre plays, concerts, film screenings and other events before and during the conference. The final program for the cultural and social pre-conference activities will be published on the conference web site and will be announced also in the conference newsletter, which will be distributed by e-mail in the months before the conference.

* Disabled Participants
We are pleased to announce that printed conference materials that will be distributed during the conference, also will be available in large print or Braille on request. If you require sign language interpretation during your session, or you would like to distribute handouts or other materials in Braille during your presentation, please indicate this in the registration form. Participants with disabilities are recommended to indicate this in the form if they require any special support or assistance during the event or during social and cultural activities before or during the conference.

* REGISTRATION FEE for “Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions”:
Waged delegates (speakers): 200 USD
Students and unwaged delegates (speakers): 150 USD
Payment received via PayPal or bank transfer in advance (Payments completed before 15 July. A suplement of 50 USD applies after this day and for payments on location). We recommend everyone to arrange their payment of the registration fee before the conference. On location, we have no possibility to process credit cards, nor issue official receipts and the registration desk will generally be staffed with volunteer students who are not entitled to receive payments in cash. If you for any reason prefer to pay on location in Mexico, please inform the organizers in advance, and we will find a solution for you. Enkidu and the participating organisations will not be able to provide travel support for conference delegates. It is therefore strongly recommended to apply for a scholarship or a grant from other sources. Delegates from non-OECD countries and students and unwaged delegates from any country who do not receive financial support to attend the conference, can apply for a reduced registration fee. A selection of papers will be considered for publication in an edited collection. Enquiries about the conference should be sent via email.

Centro Cultural Enkidu
Calle Ezequiel Montes #37, int. 2
Colonia Tabacalera 06030
Mexico D.F.

Globalization conference 2012

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Communicating in a World of Norms: Information and Communication in Contemporary Globalization
Lille, France, March 7-9, 2012

Lille is located in Northern France and it takes 50 minutes by train to get to this beautiful city from the Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG), one of the two main Paris airports. For more information about Lille, please visit http://www.mairie-lille.fr/en

We hope that you will be interested in participating in this international event, which is co-sponsored by ICA [International Communication Association], the GERIICO [Group of studies and research on information and communication] and the SFSIC [French Society for Information and Communication Sciences]. It is the first time that ICA is sponsoring such an event in France, which will help us develop stronger scientific relationships between communication scholars all around the world.

The deadline to submit your 1,000 word abstract is September 30, 2011.

The proposals must without fail be submitted in French or in English. The main conference site is in French. Information about the conference is English is available here.

The authors will get an answer at the beginning of December 2011. Please see the attached APPEL A COMMUNICATIONS CMN (US) for more details.

Looking forward to seeing you there!
François Cooren, PhD
Past president (2010-2011)
International Communication Association

Southeast Asian Cinemas Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS
7th Annual Southeast Asian Cinemas Conference
THE POLITICS, PRACTICES, AND POETICS OF THE ARCHIVE
SINGAPORE
19 – 22 JUNE, 2012

Eight years since the first Annual Southeast Asian Cinemas Conference which heralded the resurgence of cinematic new waves in the region, we turn our eyes to the state of film archiving and the relationship between cinema and the archives. Filipino film critic Alexis Tioseco’s 2009 open letter to the Film Development Council of the Philippines mentions current holdings stored in ‘deplorable conditions’. In his letter, Tioseco praises the National Film Archive of Thailand for its work in doing so much with so little. In Indonesia, the Sinematek Indonesia which was established in the early 1970s has also seen cuts that make the archive a shadow of its former glory. It is only in Singapore that a young Asian Film Archive (est. 2005) has taken root.

The 7th Southeast Asian Cinemas Conference (2012) emphasizes the politics, practices, and poetics of the archive. How does one define an archive? And who can be said to do archival work? Might DVD pirates, private collectors, cinephiles, film bloggers and film societies be considered film archivists of a sort when governments do not or no longer perceive the need to fund national film archives? If so, how does this change the public nature of an archive, and what implications does it have on the production of knowledge? What might film curators take into consideration when they select and preserve films for the archive? What are the social, political, aesthetic, and scholarly roles of the archive? How does the archive negotiate issues of power and accessibility?  What is the role of the archive in the digital age of new media?

At the same time, in interrogating the relationship between film and the archive, might film itself as a socio-cultural text not be regarded as an archive and as a necessary site to re-think temporalities and the reasons for nostalgia? As Derrida reminds us, “The question of the archive is not a question of the past” but rather “a question of the future itself.” Where does the archive lie in creating, defining, and constructing cultural memory or cultural heritage? This conference then invites papers that comment not only on the nature of what an archive is and the role it plays in South East Asia, but also how films and film archives ask us to think about the timeliness of cultural work.

Each year, the conference has included film practitioners in recognition of the crucial role they have played in increasing film education and discourse in the region. We have previously provided space for independent filmmakers and screenings of their works, focused on curriculum development, and highlighting alternative cultures of cinema. This year, the conference seeks to include workshops that bring together film archivists from within the region.

We invite panels that address this theme, particularly questions concerning:
*       Film Archival Materials as Intertexts
*       Comparative Studies of Archives or Case Studies of Specific Archives
*       Role of the Academic / Film Critic / Filmmaker in Relation to the Archive
*       Technology / New Media
*       Production of Temporalities and Spatialities
*       Politics of Taste
*       Preservation and Dissemination
*       Archival Research Methods
*       Intellectual Property
*       The Relationship between Southeast Asian Archives and the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF)
*       Historiography
*       Scholarly Accessibility
*       Subtitling and the Archive
*       Film Policy and the Archive
*       The State and the Archive
*       Short Films and the Archive

We also welcome submissions for the open call. Please check our website archives and conference programs for past paper topics as we are less likely to accept topics that have been covered before:
http://seaconference.wordpress.com/conference-program/

Abstract Submission Deadline: Nov 30, 2011 Please send an abstract (max. 500 words) and short bio (max. 100
words) to: Sophia Siddique Harvey (soharvey@vassar.edu), Khoo Gaik Cheng (gaik.khoo@gmail.com) and Jasmine Nadua Trice (jntrice@gmail.com). We are currently attempting to get funding for travel subsidies and accommodations but cannot offer any as of yet.