International Symposium on Intergroup Communication (Greece, 2017)

1st INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON INTERGROUP COMMUNICATION
Thessaloniki, Greece (precise location TBA)
JUNE 2017

Conveved by Antonis Gardikiotis (Aristotle U. of Thessaloniki) & Howie Giles (UC Santa Barbara)

Aims of this Symposium are:
• To provide the first concentrated forum for presenting and discussing current, cutting edge research on intergroup communication
• To bring international seasoned scholars and graduates together with a view to crafting collaborative international projects on intergroup communication across a range of topics
• To stimulate interest in research and teaching of intergroup communication in Greece and its neighboring countries

The study of intergroup communication now has wide appeal in terms of its relevance to organizations, families, health, media, intercultural, new technology, etc. as we well as different disciplines. Papers on all topics of intergroup communication and will include panels on the: family; social networks; news media; disability; stigma; multilingualism; border communication; group vitalities; intergroup contact; multilingual settings; language and identity; particular intergroup settings (e.g., Ukraine, European socioeconomic crisis), etc. A number of publishing contexts will be available for work presented here, including a special issue(s) of the Journal of Language & Social Psychology on language dynamics.

Keynote speakers include Mike Hogg (Claremont Graduate U) and Anne Maass (U of Padova).

Please convey ideas for panels, papers, creative activities to both the convenors: Antonis Gardikiotis and Howie Giles. Developments will be posted at regular intervals on the ICA Intergroup googlegroups site. Sponsorship is being sought for convention support from a number of potential Associations and particularly with a view to funding international graduate students.

Sponsored by the International Communication Association and the International Association of Language and Social Psychology