SIETAR Italia Call for Events Proposals 2020 (Italy)

EventsCall for Events Proposals for 2020, SIETAR Italia, Milan, Italy. Deadline: 30 October 2019.

Organizers at SIETAR Italia are currently working on the 2020 Programme of Events. Every year they ask members and non-members to deliver workshops, seminars, webinars or talks following their guidelines.

Are you interested in presenting an event in 2020?

The areas of greatest interest are:
•    Companies and organizational challenges
•    Intercultural and multicultural socio-political contexts
•    Development of competencies and training of intercultural professionals
•    Intercultural communication in language education
•    Intercultural education in the European context

 

If you have any interesting contribution to offer (in English or Italian) on one of these subjects, please complete the Form for Events Proposals – 2020 Calendar, and send it to SIETAR Italia by the 30th of October 2019. Notices about what has been accepted will be sent by end of November 2019.

In Milan, most of the events are hosted for free by ChiAmaMilano, via Laghetto, 2 (near Duomo – Università Statale) which is run by the Milan Council. If you know of other venues in Milan or other cities, please mention them.

The 2020 Calendar of Events, as well as the one-off events, will be posted on the following channels: the SIETAR Italia website; the GLOBAL SIETAR calendar of events; Eventbrite, through the Newsletter (with a mailing list of 2500 contacts), the SIETAR Italia Facebook page, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram, as well as through partners’ communication channels.

Workshop: Using MCA in Culturally Diverse Settings (Netherlands)

EventsMethod workshop: “At home, I have chores. I am Polish” – Membership categorization analysis as a method to analyze interaction in culturally diverse settings, May 17th, 2019 (13:00 – 17:30), Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Membership categorization analysis (MCA) is a valuable approach for researchers focusing on discourse in culturally diverse settings as it provides insights into how individuals are positioned in social interaction, how groups are generated, and how thereby specific moral orders are established. MCA was established by the early Harvey Sacks and further developed within the field of ethnomethodology. The important question for participants in interactions as well as observers is which categories become relevant, why they are made relevant, and why at this very moment. Furthermore, the analysis of categories, relations between categories, and conclusions people draw from these categories elucidate a huge part of mundane sense-making, yet also moral reasoning. Today, MCA is often combined with conversation analysis, yet not exclusively so.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Daniel Rellstab, Professor for Intercultural German Studies and Multilingualism, University of Education, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany.

In the last part of this method workshop, doctoral students working on the broad topic of social identities are invited to present their work in a 3-minute / 2 slide-presentation. Doctoral students who wish to present should include a brief description of their topic and method (max. 150 words).

The event is free for NeFCA members and PhD students (10€ fee for non-members) and includes tea/coffee.

Doing Ethnographic Film in Global/Multilingual Contexts (UK)

EventsWorkshop: Doing ethnographic film in global and multilingual contexts, 7 June 2019, 9 am – 5 pm, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. Deadline: 1 May 2019.

This cross-disciplinary one-day workshop offers a creative space in which researchers will share their experiences of, and ambitions for, film as visual method in ethnography. Presentations will consider ethnographic film as research output, as research method for data elicitation, and as research method for data analysis. The workshop will engage with the potential of film as a collaborative method, exploring partnerships between ethnographers and film-makers, and between researchers and researched. Examples of research in which visual methods in ethnography are employed will include multimodal languaging between deaf and hearing people,internationally mobile deaf people’s diverse communicative practices, translanguaging in city markets, and gesture-based communication in sport. The workshop will examine the challenges of ethnographic film-making in global contexts. It will also reflect on potential limitations of the use of film in ethnographic research.

Participation in the workshop will be limited to 20 places. Participants will be researchers experienced in the use of film in ethnography, those in the early stages of ethnographic film work, and researchers planning to engage in ethnographic film. Discussion will be stimulated by presentations which present examples of film in ethnography. The presentations will focus on three aspects of ethnographic film: Film as research output, Film for data analysis, Film for data elicitation (eg. audience reception). Following the presentations, a roundtable discussion session will engage with key questions.

Presenters: Adrian Blackledge (University of Stirling), Angela Creese (University of Stirling), Erin Moriarty Harrelson (Heriot-Watt University), Andrew Irving (University of Manchester), Annelies Kusters (Heriot-Watt University).

British Sign Language – English interpretation will be provided

Register by 1 May 2019, by emailing Annelies Kusters – please write a few lines about your background and/or experience with ethnographic film, and what you hope to gain from this workshop. This will help organizers prepare the roundtable discussion.

International Policy Summer Institute 2019

EventsBridging the Gap: INTERNATIONAL POLICY SUMMER INSTITUTE, June 9-13, 2019, School of International Service at American University, Washington, D.C. Deadline: January 28, 2019.

IPSI is a five-day professional development program for professors (all ranks) and post-docs in the field of international affairs who want to build the tools and networks to produce and disseminate policy-relevant academic research. The Institute delivers an intensive curriculum designed to teach participants how to develop and articulate their research for a policy audience, what policy-makers are looking for when they look to IR scholarship, whom to target when sharing research, and which tools and avenues of dissemination are appropriate. IPSI also provides a forum for scholars to develop professional networks with their colleagues and with the broader policy community.

 

Human Library @ Global Centre for Pluralism (Canada)

EventsIn order to mark World Refugee Day, the Global Centre for Pluralism (Ottawa, Canada) is hosting a Human Library on June 20, 2018.

Speakers will share their personal stories from all dimensions of the refugee experience in Canada, including private sponsorship, policymaking and settlement. Each human “book” will speak to the participants at their respective tables for approximately 10 minutes each. Guests will have the chance to hear from several different human “books” over the course of the evening. The event will include the launch of Refugee 613’s social media campaign #ShowYourWelcome and a gallery of portraits from the storytelling project Community. Everyone is welcome. This event is free of charge.

Here’s the basic description of Human Libraries from the organization’s website: “The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. A place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered.” To find a Human Library near you, check the organization’s Facebook page.

Wild Publics: Language Under the Conditions of Late Modernity (Germany)

EventsWILD PUBLICS. Language under the conditions of late modernity – 16th Blankensee ColloquiumMarch 22-24, 2018, Freie Universität Berlin.

From 22nd to 24th of March 2018, we will organise a conference at FU
Berlin, Germany, discussing the construction of public space in relation
to language under the conditions of late modernity.

The conditions of public language in late modernity lead to changed and changing notions of public space: new spaces emerge; existing spaces become reconfigured and gain in complexity. Old divisions of private and public are shaken up, and existing forms of discursive authority and power relations are changed. We suggest that this can be observed in discourses and language uses as they manifest themselves in public space.

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Agence ITER: Professional Development in International Organizations (France)

Events9th Intercultural Seminar of the Agence ITER France: Professional Development in International Organizations, to be held Thursday, 30 November 2017

This event is hosted by the Institute for American Universities, 2 bis rue du Bon Pasteur, Aix en Provence, France.

PROGRAM

Introduction by Shawn Simpson, Training Project Manager, Agence ITER France: Cultural Quotients and Training

Workshop 1: Frédérique CHOPIN, Aix Marseille University: Professional Training as part of Corporate Social Responsibility

Workshop 2: Dorottya MARKI, Airbus Helicopters: Highly Technical Training in Intercultural Situations

Workshop 3: Yves Daumas, IBM Marketing and Sales: Sulitest in Professional Development – International Trend in Corporate Social Responsibility Awareness/Capabilities/Literacy for Leaders

Workshop 4: Hans-Henrich Altfeld, PhD, Head of Project Control Office, ITER Organization: Learning Academies in Organizations

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

EventsSince 2002, May 21 has been chosen by the United Nations as World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. As the UN page for the event points out: “Three-quarters of the world’s major conflicts have a cultural dimension. Bridging the gap between cultures is urgent and necessary for peace, stability and development.”

Here is their recommended list of Ten simple things YOU can do to celebrate the Day

  1. Visit an art exhibit or a museum dedicated to other cultures.
  2. Invite a family or people in the neighborhood from another culture or religion to share a meal with you and exchange views on life.
  3. Rent a movie or read a book from another country or religion than your own.
  4. Invite people from a different culture to share your customs.
  5. Read about the great thinkers of other cultures than yours (e.g. Confucius, Socrates, Avicenna, Ibn Khaldun, Aristotle, Ganesh, Rumi).
  6. Go next week-end to visit a place of worship different than yours and participate in the celebration.
  7. Play the “stereotypes game.” Stick a post-it on your forehead with the name of a country. Ask people to tell you stereotypes associated with people from that country. You win if you find out where you are from.
  8. Learn about traditional celebrations from other cultures; learn more about Hanukkah or Ramadan or about amazing celebrations of New Year’s Eve in Spain or Qingming festival in China.
  9. Spread your own culture around the world through our Facebook page and learn about other cultures.
  10. Explore music of a different culture.

Agence ITER: Ethical Whistle Blowing: Intercultural Perspectives (France)

Events The Agence ITER France yearly Intercultural Think Tank is meeting again on 4 May 2017 in Aix en Provence, hosted at the Institute for American Universities. The subject this year is Ethical Whistle Blowing: Intercultural Perspectives.

DRAFT PROGRAM

13h30 Welcome and coffee
14h Introduction by Shawn SIMPSON, Training Project Manager, Agence ITER France: Cultural interpretations of Codes of Conduct
14h10 Discussion
14h30 Frederique CHOPIN, Director of CSR Master Program, Aix Marseille University: Whistle Blowing in France since the new law of 2016
14h40 Discussion
15h Carolina SERRANO ARCHIMI, Professor, Graduate School of Management, IAE Aix en Provence: Subject to be determined
15h10 Discussion
15h30 Break
15h40 Guillaume Frentz, Human Resource Officer, ITER Organization: The ITER Organization Code of Conduct and Ethics Committee
15h50 Discussion
16h20 To be determined
16h30 Discussion
16h50 End

If you would like to attend please register.

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CFP ECREA Doctoral Summer School 2017 (Italy)

The European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School

… brings together members of the European research community to this summer school in order to debate contemporary issues in media, communication and cultural studies. The summer school aims to provide a supportive international setting where doctoral students can present their ongoing work, receive feedback on their PhD-projects from international experts and meet students and academics from other countries, establishing valuable contacts for the future. The 2017 Summer School will take place at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy from July 24 to August 4, 2017. The application phase for the European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2017 is now open. The deadline for submitting the application is April 1, 2017.