RAI Visiting Scholars (UK)

The 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.

Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy

Study AbroadThe Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy is a training initiative jointly organised by EIUC and CHRA. The 7-day intense programme is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy. The School provides a unique occasion for participants to share ideas and foster critical thinking on urgent human rights issues, debate with experts and filmmakers in conjunction with the 74th Venice international Film Festival, and learn how to use visual media as a tool for social and cultural change. Participants will be given accreditation to the Film Festival providing access to a selection of festival screenings.

THE PROGRAMME: The Summer School offers an exciting combination of lectures, film screenings, discussions and working groups that combine human rights expertise, media studies and video advocacy strategies. The eight teaching sessions develop issues relating to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights illustrated in Films, a History of Human Rights Cinema, Freedom of Expression and Censorship, the Role of the Media in Advancing Human Rights Causes, the Use of Video in Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy, Production and Distribution of Human Rights Films and Social Documentaries and Documentary Film Project Development. Each module is illustrated by film or documentary screenings.

LECTURERS AND EXPERTS: The faculty is composed by internationally acclaimed experts in film, television, photography and human rights such as the photographer and filmmaker Nick Danziger, Professor of international law at Middlesex University in London Bill Schabas, Dartmouth Films Founder and Managing Director Christopher Hird, EIUC Secretary General Manfred Nowak, Chair of International Law – University of Antwerp Koen de Feyeter, Witness Programme Manager Kelly Matheson, and Senior Lecturer in Film and Television at Birkbeck – University of London Emma Sandon.

Dates: 28 August – 3 September 2017
Early bird deadline: 15 May 2017 // Deadline for enrolment: 21 June 2017

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

Summer School: Vocational Integration in Post-Migrant Society (Germany)

International Summer School: Vocational Integration in Post-Migrant Society
3-7 July 2017
Sponsor: TU-Dresden
Location: Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden (Germany)

As one of the largest common societal tasks in a country of immigrants, Germany qualifies the integration of people of any country of residence (ethnicity, age, gender etc.) in an inclusive, understanding society, especially the challenge to use and develop the potential of a diverse society. One focus of varying diversities within open society is the so-called post-migrant approach that focuses on the perspective of migration to and the resulting process of – social, and political transformations, conflicts, and identity constructions. The topic area of integration and labor in a post-migrational society is, in this context, of enormous importance, which essentially can improve in making societal participation possible here and considers the shortage of skilled workers and demographic advancement as well as the advancement of the job market. By extensively discussing relevant practices and concepts, the Summer School 2017 intensively situates itself within the theme of integration with a special focus on the (further) advancement of structures and processes of professional education and employment under the service of diversity.
 
Target Audience: Competition and Selection Process
 
The participant group from researchers will be composed in varied topic and background contexts who have been awarded for their excellent research activities (on the relevant qualification level) through innovative contributions to migration and integration research. Those interested are asked to describe their expertise in a clearly defined subject matter and their motivation for participation in the form of an application. A commission consisting of the applicants together with representatives of economics and sociology is then carried out for the selection of the candidates. 20 international researchers and 5 researchers of the TU Dresden will be selected.
 
The registration is open now until 31.03.2017.

EPRIE 2017: Migration, Integration & Belonging (South Korea & Japan)

Applications are being accepted for participation in EPRIE 2017: ‘Migration, integration, and belonging’, to be held from June 21 to July 3 in East Asia (South Korea and Japan).

As an intercultural exchange program, EPRIE (Exchange Program for Regional Integration in East Asia and Europe) aims to contribute through enhanced dialog to improving cooperation among neighboring countries in East Asia and Europe, and to support the process of integration in each region. By strengthening transnational relations, EPRIE shall actively contribute toward promoting international understanding.

Participants will compare historical developments before and after the Second World War, examine the political and social dimensions of mutual relations, and analyze relevant regional cooperation and challenges. Each topic will be dealt with various perspectives and will be presented with the assistance of specialists from the field of politics, economics, academia and media.

In addition, key competencies in intercultural cooperation will be mediated. Through intensive collaborations at the seminar, a network will be created that shall seek to serve long-term cooperation.

Organizer is the Korea Verband e.V., a politically independent association based in Berlin.

Eligibility

Target groups are young people aged between 25 and 35 years from Europe (mainly France, Germany, Poland) and East Asia (mainly China, Japan, Korea). Program participants will include young professionals, and postgraduate students in Master and Research degrees from the field of Area Studies as well as from the disciplines of History, Social and Communication Sciences, among others.

Application deadline will be on Sunday, March 26, 2017

CFP Women’s Network of ECREA Workshop (Slovenia)

Women’s Network of ECREA is pleased to invite submissions to a workshop to be held on the 11th April 2017 at the Educational Research Institute, Gerbiceva 62, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The aim of this year’s international workshop is to tackle some of the (most) relevant issues of the classroom communication today. Amid them are – as identified – classroom experiences with immigrant children which entails also wider analyses and examples of communication among teachers, children and their families. Furthermore, in this vein, we will engage in analysing gendered discourses in education and communication. Contributions dealing with these aspects will be welcomed, as well as those covering wider research areas pertaining to our key words that are: gender, migration and interaction (separately or interconnectedly), possibly in connection with educational discourses and/or media coverage of these discourses.

Organizing committee:

Chair: Valerija Vendramin, Ph. D., senior research associate, Educational Research Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Vice chair: Teija Waaramaa, Ph.D., Docent/Adjunct Professor, Tampere Research Centre for Journalism, Media and Communication (COMET), Faculty of Communication Sciences (COMS), University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

Vice chair: Tulay Atay-Avsar, Ph. D., Mustafa Kemal University, Faculty of Communication, Department of Journalism, Antakya, Hatay, Turkey

Abstract submission and additional information:
Valerija Vendramin

Registration: Please send a note of confirmation to Valerija Vendramin.

There is no registration fee. Transport, accommodation and meals are at your own expense.

Important dates:
February 20th – call for papers
March 6th – 2nd call for papers
March 21st – deadline for abstract submission
March 27th – notification of acceptance and final program
March 30th – deadline for registration
April 11th – Women’s Network International Workshop, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Reminder: Some years ago Women’s Network of ECREA asked scholars to write an essay of 1–2 pages titled: “Me, my academy and my family”. The essay was “Your Story” about your choices and reconciliation between academic career and family life. Some of us also met in Tallinn University at our workshop in 2013 where we decided to publish a book on this theme.

We would now like to invite scholars to write a longer story/contribution about the reconciliation of your academic career and family life. It could also be more analytically oriented or a combination of both perspectives. The recommended length is 15–25 pages.

The editor-in-chief is Teija Waaramaa. Please contact her for all additional information, submission of articles and the like. (Important: please state your intention beforehand, i.e. before actually submitting a contribution.)

The deadline set for the submission of the contributions is April 9th 2017.

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