Call for Language Editors: History of Comm Bibliography

Professional OpportunitiesCall for Language Editors for the History of Communication Research Bibliography, Annenberg School for Communication Library Archives, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

The History of Communication Research Bibliography, started in 2009, recently surpassed 2,500 articles, chapters, and books on the history of communication, media, and film studies. The bibliography’s DOI is 10.5281/zenodo.4127038. A searchable version of the bibliography is available on the ASCLA site.

The open-source project has, up to now, included only English-language publications. Editors are looking to recruit volunteer editors to curate additions to the bibliography in other languages, including Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, and German.

If you have an interest in the history of the field, and proficiency in a language with a sizable communication-research literature, please consider indicating your interest by writing to Jefferson Pooley (Professor of Media & Communication, Muhlenberg College, PA). Bibliography editors will look over the expressions of interest, and follow up with invitations to the self-nominated editors. The aim is to move to a model with a single editor for each language, working in close coordination with the other editors to maintain and expand the bibliography.

CFP SIETAR Europa Webinar Proposal

Professional OpportunitiesCall for Webinar Proposals, SIETAR (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research) Europa, for presentation in 2021. Deadline: 6 October 2020.

Once again in 2020 SIETAR Europa webinars are proving to be very popular. They offer SIETAR members an opportunity for learning, sharing knowledge and connecting with the greater SIETAR community. The 2020 webinars have to date welcomed on average 150+ participants and covered topics ranging from gamification in intercultural training to Chinese business culture. If you are interested in presenting a webinar in 2021, please submit a proposal.

China-US Journalists Exchange 2019 (US/China)

Professional OpportunitiesChina-US journalists exchange, East-West Center, Washington, DC. Deadline: June 17, 2019.

The All-China Journalists Association, the Better Hong Kong Foundation and the East-West Center jointly launched the 1st China-United States Journalists Exchange in 2010 to increase and deepen public understanding of the two countries and their relationship. The 2019 China-United States Journalists Exchange is scheduled for August 31 – September 14, 2019. This year marks the 40th anniversary of US-China bilateral relations, 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and 10th anniversary of the China-US Journalists Exchange. The 2019 program will focus on the prospects of business and trade between the world’s two largest economies amid continued escalation of trade friction and economic threats after trade talks concluded with no deal. The reporting tour will provide opportunities for journalists to explore these and other current issues in the important bilateral relationship under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump and President Xi Jinping. Participants will get a firsthand look at a wide range of topics impacting US-China relations including social, economic and political challenges in both countries as well as stability and security in the Asia-Pacific region.

The 2019 Exchange will take six Chinese journalists to the United States and six US journalists to China and Hong Kong to meet with government officials, business leaders, academics, journalists, non-governmental organizations and other members of the Chinese and American communities. Following these group study tours, all of the Chinese and American journalists will meet at East-West Center Washington for a one-day dialogue to share their travel experiences and exchange opinions on how media coverage of US-China issues can be improved in the participants’ respective countries.

Call for Nominations: JIIC Editor

Professional OpportunitiesCall for Nominations/ Applications: Journal of International and Intercultural Communication Editor-Elect, Assuming duties in 2020; overseeing 2021-2023 volumes. Deadline: January 1, 2019.

During 2019, NCA’s Publications Council will nominate an Editor-Elect (or co-Editors Elect) for the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication (JIIC). The newly appointed Editor will begin processing manuscripts later in the year or early in 2020, and will oversee the volumes for 2021-2023. Editors of NCA journals occupy a particularly prominent leadership position in the field. In naming editorial boards, selecting reviewers for manuscripts, and making final publication decisions (among other duties), they make a vitally important contribution to the discipline, and they play a key role in maintaining the highest standards of integrity and scholarly inquiry.

JIIC is a peer reviewed publication of the National Communication Association. JIIC publishes original scholarship that expands understanding of international, intercultural, and cross-cultural communication. Widely interdisciplinary, JIIC features diverse perspectives and methods, including qualitative, quantitative, critical, and textual approaches to intellectual inquiry.

Todd L. Sandel, University of Macau, is the current JIIC Editor, and also a member of the CID Advisory Board, so if you are interested and have questions, please contact Todd directly.

RAI Visiting Scholars (UK)

Professional OpportunitiesThe Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland is able to act as academic host to a small number of Visiting Scholars for short periods of research using the RAI Collection (archival, photographic and film material). Research visits must be individually arranged with the RAI.

Prospective Visiting Scholars must provide academic credentials and must arrange their own travel, accommodation and funding; the RAI can provide limited work space and supervision, subject to capacity. A small supervision fee may be charged in appropriate cases. It may be possible to arrange linked access to research facilities elsewhere in London.

Enquiries are particularly welcome from scholars based outside the UK.

CFP Competence-Based Learning in the Digital Age (Finland)

Professional OpportunitiesInternational Week for Vocational Teacher Education: Competence-based Learning in the Digital Age, 14-18 May 2018, Tampere, Finland. Deadline: 31 March 2018.

We offer the participants interesting workshops on current topics such as Learning Analytics, Digital Literacy, and Competence-based Curriculum in Guidance Counselling Education.

In addition, the week will take you to see the National Skills competition Taitaja2018 with seminars and skills competitions, TAMK’s team enterprise learning academy Proakatemia and others.

The week is a platform for networking for the participants and the organizers as well. We will offer you a variety of opportunities to meet colleagues – for example in an environment natural to us Finns, in the smoke sauna by the lake! Don’t forget to pack your swimming suit!

The International Week is organized by the School of Vocational Teacher Education at Tampere University of Applied Sciences, and aimed at TAMK’s partner universities, as well as for other partner organisations involved in education, RDI and project activities.

Call for Nominations: Editor, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research

Professional OpportunitiesCall for Nominations: Editor of the Journal of Intercultural Communication Research

The World Communication Association (WCA) is soliciting nominations for the editor of the Journal of Intercultural Communication Research (JICR). Self-nominations are welcome. The appointment is for 3 years, beginning on January 1, 2019.

JICR is the peer-reviewed scholarly journal of WCA.  The mission of the World Communication Association, founded in 1983, is the promotion of peace in international and intercultural interactions through the teaching, scholarly research, and practice of communication in all forms.    As a premiere resource for research on all aspects of intercultural communication, JICR publishes qualitative and quantitative research on interrelationships between culture and communication in support of WCA’s mission. Generally, research published in JICR emphasizes non-mediated contexts. Submitted manuscripts may report results from either cross-cultural comparative research or results from other types of research concerning the ways culture affects human symbolic activities. Studies reporting data from within a single nation/culture normally focus on cultural factors and explore the theoretical or practical relevance of their findings from a cross-cultural perspective.

All manuscripts submitted for publication to the JICR are initially reviewed by the Editor for appropriate content and style. If approved by the Editor, manuscripts are then reviewed by two anonymous reviewers in a double-blind review process. Reviewers are chosen by the Editor based on their expertise with a submitted manuscript’s topic, methodology, and research foci. On special occasions or in special editions, the Editor may invite authors with a particular expertise to submit manuscripts for publication. In such cases, the publication decision rests with the Editor. Such manuscripts are designated as “Invited”.

A complete nomination package includes a letter of application from the candidate, which should include a mission statement for the editorship; the candidate’s vitae (CV); minimum of 2 letters of support from published scholars familiar with the candidate’s work, experience and suitability for the task of journal editing; and a letter of institutional support from the candidate’s home institution.  The successful candidate will be a member of the Board of Directors of World Communication Association during the appointment term as Editor, and will be provided with some annual financial editorial support from the Association.  Although the term begins on January 1, 2019, the successful candidate will work with the current editor during 2018 to facilitate the transition process.

Please send your nomination package at your earliest convenience to WCA Secretary-General Dr. E. K. Choi.  Review of submissions will begin on December 8, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Short Course on Ethnography, Language & Communication (UK)

Key concepts and methods in ethnography, language & communication
11-15 September 2017, London

Is ‘qualitative data analysis’ too vague for you? Are you wondering how to do justice to your data?

If you are researching social processes, institutions, culture or identity, but are unsure about how to analyse the discourse data from your fieldwork, then consider joining this five day research training course.

The programme is designed to help PhD and post-doctoral researchers to navigate the twin perils of over- and under-interpreting discourse data. It introduces a range of key perspectives and tools used to study language and communication ethnographically and it facilitates the study of social practice in a wide range of different settings – education, workplace, recreation, health etc. Initiated with ESRC funding in 2007 and now based in the King’s ESRC Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Centre, this will be our 9th ELC five-day course.

The course will be held at King’s College London from Monday to Friday, and it is taught by an international team from several leading research institutions: Prof Ben Rampton (Director), Dr Jeff Bezemer, Prof Jan Blommaert, Dr Adam Lefstein, Dr Julia Snell.

The deadline for applications is 1 May 2017. Spaces are limited, so candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible. Some funding will be available for bursaries.

Linguistic Society of America Summer Internship

The LSA is seeking applications for the position of student intern at its national office in Washington, DC for the summer 2017 semester (June – August).

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the field of linguistics, the professional needs of LSA members, and the LSA’s broader agenda to advance the scientific study of language. This internship also provides exposure to the workings of a small non-profit organization based in the nation’s capital. Interns will gain experience with writing, research, database management, social science policy, and a variety of administrative tasks.

The position is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs leading to a degree in linguistics or a related field. Funding is available to support one part-time position @ 32 hours per week (stipend = $5000). In order to receive a stipend, applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals with the appropriate work visa.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three academic/professional references via e-mail, subject line: “LSA Internship Application.” Cover letters and other materials may be addressed to Alyson Reed. The deadline for full consideration is April 17, 2017.

Sociolinguistics Summer School 2017 (Spain)

Sociolinguistics Summer School 8
July 4-7, 2017
Barcelona, Spain

Sociolinguistics Summer School is an annual international meeting point organised by and directed to MA and PhD students and early career researchers. SSS provides them a great opportunity to both attend plenary lectures and workshops conducted by leading researchers in the field and to present and discuss their own findings with fellow ECR’s.

Traditionally organised in England, Scotland and Ireland, the 7th edition of SSS disembarked for the first time on the continent to take place in Lyon in 2016. For 2017, the IdentiCat research group of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) offered to host SSS8 in Barcelona as part of the activities of the ISCH COST Action IS1306 New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe. Newspeakerness in relation to globalisation, management of multilingualism, and social identity will be the core theme of the SSS8, although presentations about all the current trends in sociolinguistics will be welcomed.

New deadline: 27 March 2017

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