ICA Regional Conference: Responsible Communication and Governance (Denmark)

Deadline to apply: 15 April 2015
The 2015 ICA Regional Conference is organized by the Copenhagen Business School’s (CBS) Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (ICM), in agreement with the International Communication Association, and co-sponsored by different institutions and associations. The theme reflects the communication field’s and the department’s expanding research expertise in areas such as corporate social responsibility, sustainability, governance, and communication.

General theme: Responsible Communication and Governance
The goal of the ICA Regional Conference is to stimulate reflection on and discussion about how responsibility is organized and communicated across a variety of contexts and settings, including social, political, intercultural, corporate, health, and interpersonal communication, amongst other contexts. In particular, the conference focuses on how responsibility emerges in communication, how it shapes and is shaped by social and organizational practices, and how it develops as a social and political ideal at the intersection between governance, talk, and action.

The theme reflects the communication field’s ongoing commitment to examine, critique and shape the shifting roles and responsibilities that we face in regional and global contexts. We welcome extended abstracts for paper and panel submissions that discuss how responsibility is informed and shaped by communication and governance practices either within a particular context or setting (e.g., an organization, the media, a country, a political party) or as it plays out in various processes such as:

  • Meaning and sense making
  • Talk and action
  • Policy making
  • Materiality
  • Transnational movements
  • Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Internet policies and infrastructures
  • Crowdsourcing and open access to information
  • Grassroots organizing
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Engaged scholarship

Keynote speakers:
Professor Linda Putnam, University of California, Santa Barbara
Professor Lilie Chouliaraki, London School of Economics
Professor Mette Morsing, Copenhagen Business School.

You do not need to be an ICA member to submit an abstract for the conference.

Extended Abstract Submission:
Abstracts will be subject to masked competitive review. Authors’ names and affiliations should be submitted in a separate document with full contact information. Extended Abstracts should not exceed 1,200 words, excluding references, tables, figures, and/or appendices.

Panel Submissions:
We will also consider proposals for full panel sessions- in this case please include a brief panel description along with three paper abstracts. Authors’ names and full contact information should be included in the panel submission. Panel proposals should not exceed 1,200 words, excluding title page with contact information, references, tables, figures, and/or appendices.

Research Escalator Papers are in an extended panel session, which provides an opportunity for less experienced researchers to discuss and get feedback from more veteran scholars about a paper-in-progress (with the goal of making the paper ready for submission to a conference or journal). Those interested in the Research Escalator session should submit an extended abstract (2-3 double-spaced pages, plus references); if accepted, participants are expected to send the full paper to the scholar(s) assigned to their paper no later than 6 weeks before the convention. Anyone can submit an abstract for the Research Escalator session;  however, we especially encourage graduate students and/or people inexperienced with the journal publishing process to submit. On the first page of the extended abstract, please make a note: CONSIDER FOR RESEARCH ESCALATOR SESSION. Please contact Sanne Frandsen for additional information.

Please email abstracts attached as a .doc, .docx, of pdf file.

Abstract Decision Notifications:
Decision notification will occur by 15 May 2015. If your paper is accepted for presentation at the 2015 ICA Regional Conference in Copenhagen, you will be notified and must then register for the conference and pay the conference fee. Payment of the conference fee confirms your intent to participate in this ICA Regional Conference. Submission of your abstract does not enroll you as an ICA member, or automatically register you for the conference itself.

Conference Language and Equipment for Presentations:
Conference presentations will be in English. Audiovisual equipment for presentations will be provided.

Copenhagen Business School campus. All events, with the exception of one dinner will occur on campus. Hotel, transportation, and local attraction information is available on the website.

The conference will begin Sunday, October 11 at 15:00 and end with lunch on Tuesday, October 13. A more detailed schedule will be posted on the website as soon as the submissions are finalized.

Registration Costs:
Registration: DKK 2,500.- (approx. EUR 330.-)
Onsite registration: DKK 3,500.- (approx. EUR 464.-)
Student registration: DKK 1,500.- (approx. EUR 200.-)
Student onsite registration: DKK 2,500.- (approx. EUR 330.-)

The registration fees include all breakfasts, lunches, receptions, and special dinner at Carlsberg including beer menu with other beverages available.


Copenhagen Bus School job ad

Organizational Communication
Associate Professorship 

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant full-time position within the area of Organizational Communication at the Department of International Business Communication (IBC). Particularly relevant areas of research include:
– internal corporate communication and organizational discourse
– preferably with an interest in intercultural aspects, or
– the role of communication in identity and culture formation in organizations and corporations, or
– the transfer of information and knowledge in organizations.

IBC is dedicated to interdisciplinary and problem-focused research in business humanities and is dedicated to developing research-based knowledge that relates directly to the challenges business organizations face in an increasingly internationalized environment.

Applicants must have:
– a documented track record of published research in international journals
– documented strengths in the relevant fields of organizational communication
– teaching experience equivalent to a three-year Assistant Professorship.

The fields of research at IBC include the role of communication and language(-s) in interlingual and intercultural communication, the role of communication competences in organizations, the role of language and culture in communication technology and social technologies, as well as the teaching of language skills.

Appointment and salary will be according the agreement between The Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

Closing date: 15. June 2013
Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.


Cultural intelligence video

Living Institute was established in 2004 to provide cross-cultural training and consultancy services. They’ve posted an absolutely delightful (and quite good, in terms of the research) video on how cultural intelligence can prevent cultural gaffes.

They have several offices in Denmark, and offer intercultural training workshops of various sorts.


CFP Information identities

SIGCIS Workshop 2012
Information Identities: Historical Perspectives on Technological and Social Change
Sunday October 7, 2012 – Copenhagen, Denmark

DEADLINE for submissions: 15 June 2012

The Society for the History of Technology’s Special Interest Group for Computers, Information and Society (SIGCIS) welcomes submissions for a one-day scholarly workshop to be held on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark.  As in previous years, SIGCIS’s annual workshop will be held at the end of the SHOT annual meeting on the day that SHOT has reserved for SIG events.

SIGCIS invites proposals that examine the relationships between computer and information technologies and changes to individual and/or group identities, such as those shared by a nation, company personnel, or members of a virtual community. Such papers might consider:
* Specific ‘information identities,’ a term that we invite scholars to interpret broadly and creatively than has been articulated in the recent or distant past
* Relationships between information technologies and political change
* The rhetoric and discourses of globalization that have been linked to information and computer technologies
* National identity and its relation to information technology
* National and transnational strategies for joining or creating an information society, a network society, an information economy, or related concepts
* Transnational and international organizations, such as IFIP, UNESCO, the European Union, or standard-setting committees.
* Ways in which particular information technologies acquired new meanings and fulfilled new roles through interaction with local practices and identities
* The emergence of new kinds of community and identity around information technologies.

SIGCIS encourages submissions along these and similar lines of inquiry, but it also maintains a proud tradition of welcoming all types of contributions related to the history of computing and information, whether or not there is an explicit connection with the annual theme.  Our membership is international and interdisciplinary, and our members examine the history of information technologies and their place within society.

Proposals for entire sessions and individual presenters are both welcome. We hope to run special sessions featuring dissertations in progress and other works in progress. The workshop is a great opportunity to get helpful feedback on your projects in a relaxed and supportive environment. All proposals will be subject to a peer review process based on abstracts.

All submissions should be made online via the SIGCIS website.  Limited travel assistance for graduate students and other scholars without institutional support is available.  Questions about the 2012 SIGCIS workshop should be addressed to Andrew Russell (College of Arts & Letters, Stevens Institute of Technology), who is serving as chair of the workshop program committee. Email arussell@stevens.edu.

Aarhus PhD scholarship

PhD scholarship in the field of the history of cross-media with focus on the world wide web and its relation to one or more other media types, primarily radio or tv. The Graduate School of Humanities, Aarhus Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, in collaboration with the State and University Library, invites applications for a 3-year PhD scholarship in the history of cross-media with focus on the world wide web and its relation to one or more other media types, primarily radio or tv starting on 1 September 2011. Candidates who are awarded the scholarship must commence their PhD programme on 1 September 2011.

The PhD scholarship will be financed by the Aarhus Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, and the State and University Library. The PhD scholarship is advertised within the field of the historical interplay of media. Scholarship about the interplay of media (cross-mediality) is an emerging field within media studies, but especially the number of historical cross-media studies is very limited. With this PhD-project we wish to further historical studies of the interplay of media. Despite the fact that the history of cross-mediality is by and large unchartered, the phenomenon itself has a long history, and with the advent of new media types within the last 10-15 years (eg. internet and mobile media) the media interplay has grown. The project must be historical and it should focus on one or more of the following points: theoretical and methodological issues, institutions, production, content and forms of expression, reception, technology, and social use. The project should benefit from the existing collections of media content at The State and University Library, primarily the national internet archive Netarkivet as well as the collections of radio and television. The State and University Library wants to further research projects which shed light on how research accross the librarie’s media collections can be undertaken.

Description of the graduate school’s PhD programme are at this site.  The PhD scholar will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Graduate School of Humanities, Aarhus Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, with the aim of completing a PhD degree at the Institute of Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University. The PhD scholar will be affiliated with the PhD programme ICT, Communication, Media Studies and Journalism. The PhD scholar will be employed as a PhD student at the Aarhus Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University. The PhD scholar’s place of work will be the Department of Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University.

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Niels Brügger, Department of Information and Media Studies, phone + 45 8942 9226. Application: You can apply for a PhD scholarship and enrolment in the PhD degree programme via Aarhus University (see guidelines). If you require professional guidance regarding your application for a PhD scholarship please contact the head of the PhD programme ICT, Communication, Media Studies and Journalism. You must attach the marks awarded for your Master’s thesis by the deadline for application, and you must have completed your Master’s degree no later than 31 August 2011.

Deadline for applications: 1 June 2011 at 12 noon. Please include the reference number 2011-218/1-84 on the application. Aarhus University offers an excellent education and research environment for 35,000 students and 8,500 members of staff, who produce academic results of a high international standard. The expected turnover for 2009 is EUR 700 million. Currently, 185 PhD students are enrolled at the Aarhus Faculty of Arts.