Timea Németh Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesTimea Németh, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the Department of Languages for Specific Purposes at the Medical School of the University of Pécs, Hungary. She teaches English and Hungarian for medical purposes and intercultural communication and competence for Hungarian and international undergraduate medical students.

She also teaches modules in intercultural communication and competence at postgraduate level and in PhD programmes. She is also actively involved in the integration of the international students by organising orientation and training programmes for them.She has international teaching experience and has taught at various higher education institutions abroad, including the University of Urbino, Italy, the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, the University of Maribor, Slovenia, and the University of Jaume 1 Castellon, Spain.

Her research interests include multiculturalism, intercultural communication and competence, intercultural language learning, study abroad programmes, internationalisation and internationalisation at home processes as well as the use of online educational tools in teaching. She is actively involved in international projects focusing on multicultural education and the development of intercultural competence in healthcare settings. She is member of the Hungarian Association of Teachers and Researchers of Languages for Specific Purposes and the European Association of Language Teachers for Healthcare. She is on ResearchGate; for further details, see her institutional website.

Selected publications:

Németh, T., & Szántóné, C. A. (2016). Intercultural orientation of freshmen at the medical school of the University of Pécs. Porta Lingua, 77-85.

Németh, T., & Csongor, A. (2018). Internationalisation at home: The case of non-mobile medical students in Hungary. Journal of Contemporary Educational Studies, 69(2), 160-170.

Németh, T., & Tseligka, T. (2018). Initial results of a virtual exchange project between Greece and Hungary to improve medical students’ intercultural and English language competence . ELTA JOURNAL , 6(6), 77-88.

István Fekete Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesIstván Fekete did his postdoctoral training in psycholinguistics at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, where he worked also as a consultant in statistics and research methods.

István Fekete

Previously, he was a research fellow at the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and earlier a research assistant at the Department of Cognitive Science of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, where he received his PhD in psycholinguistics in 2013. He earned his M.A. degrees in English and German language and literature from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest in 2006.

His research focuses on psycholinguistics, cognitive linguistics, semantics and pragmatics, the understanding of exhaustivity in wh-phrases, and isolating language disorder using machine-learning approaches. His wider research interests include interdisciplinary work and the application of advanced statistical methods to linguistic data. He has worked with EEG, eye-tracking and behavioral methods.

For publications, please see
https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/491179/overview

CFP CEECOM (Hungary)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Central and Eastern European Communication and Media Conference (CEECOM) 2018 from 30 May to 1 June, 2018, in Szeged, Hungary. Deadline: 31 January 2018.

The focal point of the 11th CEECOM is the conceptual and practical application of space in communication, media studies and political sciences. The conference addresses a diverse set of issues and will cover a wide spectrum of ideas related to ongoing changes and transformations of the concept of space.

The organizers look forward to presentations in (but not limited to) the following focal areas of interest:

  • Physical political spaces as communicative spaces
  • General questions of mediatised spaces
  • Social and control issues in politics and media
  • Online / digital spaces

Central European University Master’s Scholarships: International Relations

Graduate StudyMaster’s Scholarships in International Relations, Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary.

The Department of International Relations at CEU combines multidisciplinary study of international relations with area expertise. The programs equip students with the analytical skills to capture the complexity of global and regional politics, and also with the practical skills required on the job market. Our faculty members are trained in international relations, political science, law, economics, sociology and history. In 2017, CEU’s programs related to politics and international studies were ranked 42nd in the world according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) subject ranking.

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CFP ECREA Communication History: Our Group First!

CFP European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) Communication History Section
Budapest, Hungary, 7-9 September 2017

Our Group First! – Historical perspectives on Minorities/ Majorities, Inclusion/Exclusion, Centre/Periphery in Media and Communication History

“Our group first!” A familiar chant, which echoes past times in contemporary voices has recently gained momentum in the political discourse in Europe and the United States with resonance all over the globe. The claim and focus of such demands is however not new, but rather restorative with illustrious historical predecessors. Throughout history, communication has always been used to disseminate stereotypes, narratives and social myths aimed to the end of creating clear distinctions between a superior “us” and the “other”. Drawing lines between “us” and “them” is functional in negotiating senses of community and belonging and goes way beyond its political use. However, inclusion always harbors exclusion as well and the identity of groups also demarks
their boundaries. For this workshop the ECREA Communication History Section invites scholarly presentations to shed light on questions of inclusion/ exclusion, minorities/ majorities and centre/ periphery in communication.

The goal is to understand such practices throughout a variety of historical and cultural settings and to learn from the past for contemporary challenges. The workshop allows for a scope ranging from the macro level of national or supranational societies, to very peculiar particularities of social groups and issue communities. The workshop is also interested in work that helps to deconstruct or re-evaluate assumptions about minorities/majorities, exclusion/ inclusion, centre/periphery in a variety of contexts and as they are constructed or stabilized in academic work. Submissions dealing with the topics below are specially welcomed, even though the workshop will be opened to papers dealing with other aspects of the relation between media, minorities and majorities.

Minorities through the eyes of the Majorities and vice versa
In different historical locations the media have claimed to reflect societies in which they operate, disseminating cultural and social values that are accepted by the social structure in place, contributing to the imagination of community. In many cases this has led the media to focus their attention on majorities, while minorities are mostly ignored or represented in a negative fashion. Many authoritarian regimes, for example, have used all sorts of communication technologies, from posters and literature to broadcasting and newspapers, to promote fear and hate against minorities while exalting the qualities of those who are said to be the true patriots.

The concern about how minority groups are represented in public communication and how they engage in media production has deserved academic attention with the publication of books and journal issues dealing mostly with how mainstream media treat disabled citizens and gender, ethnic and religious minorities, migrants or refugees. We are interested in submissions addressing the logics, motives and uses of communicative constructions of normality and deviance, homogenization of cultural norms, dealing with heterogeneous concepts of life, alteration and hybrid identities. The workshop will focus on the creation of different types of minority groups as in-groups and out-groups, the alteration of their positions, identities and histories.

Different by choice
Differentiation and distinction are important ingredients for identity work. We are interested in communication phenomena and styles, which aimed at differentiating perspectives and creating alternative communities (e.g. hackers, tech-nerds) or establish alternative cultural scenes (e.g religious groups such as the Amish). This ranges from subcultures to the doing identity of political, LGBT, or activist groups and the conflicts and struggles they engaged in. Research is invited, which analyses special media formats produced by or addressing specific niches in the “small life-worlds of modern man” or highlight specific (protest) campaigns or identity management practices of such groups. Also representations of such minorities by choice through the lens of majorities, the mainstream media or popular culture are welcomed.

Inclusion and exclusion.
Minorities are often excluded from possibilities
of communication that are taken for granted and offered to majorities. Policy makers and commercial driven companies often consider as unprofitable bringing communications in unpopulated areas which leads to the exclusion of specific groups of people or specific region. Moreover, people tend to self-exclude themselves from too difficult, too expensive, and too complicated forms of communication. The workshop welcomes contributions on the history of communication divides (analogue and digital), and histories of political or business practices aiming to exclude groups of potential users.

Minority Media, Majority Practices
With the decline of mass communication and the slow disappearance of large audiences the lines between minorities and majorities get blurred when it comes to reception practices and habits. The discussion on how majorities and minorities use communication (technologies) and how they are represented on the media should also take into account the role of alternative media that, in many different historical contexts, have been created and operated by minorities. While cases like the Jewish press comes immediately to mind, feminist magazines and community radio stations are also examples of how different groups have used the media to promote their ideas and ideologies among fragmented audiences and compartmentalized collective identities. Many of these media played a role in in-group identity construction, frequently transcending borders and linking transnational audiences. The use of technologies that has widely disappeared or retracted to small niches or the nostalgic rediscovery of past media devices that are considered minoritarian will also be discussed.

Centre and periphery
Majorities are often at the centre and minorities at the periphery of infrastructures and networks. While at the centre the flow of communication is more intense and the speed of connections is higher, at the peripheries connections can be unstable and less reliable. Nevertheless, peripheries are also places where unexpected and minoritaran uses of media and communication emerge. In different historical periods, cities such as Athens, Rome, Venice, London, and New York have been at the centre of communication flows while places distant from the centre have to deal with their peripheral status. Case studies and papers dealing with the consequences of being central or peripheral in communication will be welcomed.

“Us and them” through the history of communication studies
Another field of inquiry the workshop is interested in is the role of academic research in observing and thus preserving logics of inclusion and exclusion through academic work. How do and did media and communication scholars normalize some media practices and pathologize others? What was the role of media and communication scholarship in stabilizing social in-groups while alienating outsiders (e.g. through links to political propaganda, psychological warfare and similar manipulation strategies or corporate advertising)? Which myths and narratives are cultivated by media research and how do prevalent concepts, eligible methods and accessible sources shape and foster certain understandings of media history, highlighting specific groups while sidelining others, thus creating an implicit invisible mainstream? Is thus a biased
understanding of majority and minority groups at a given created in communication history? Which strategies could be used to deconstruct and re-evaluate existing assumptions in the light of gender, postcolonial or non-Western perspectives? How can subgroups hidden in the alleged communication mainstream be made visible? How are in-groups and out-groups (mainstream
and outsider perspectives) constructed within the academic field of (historical) communication research?

Abstracts of 500 words (maximum) proposing empirical case studies as well as theoretical or methodological contributions should be submitted no later than 29 April 2017. Proposals for full panels (comprising 4 or 5 papers) are also welcome: these should include a 250-word abstract for each individual presentation, and a 300-word rationale for the panel. Send abstracts to: Dr. Sipos Balázs (sipos.balazs AT btk.elte.hu). Authors will be informed regarding acceptance/rejection for the conference no later than 15 May 2017. Early career scholars and graduate students are highly encouraged to submit their work. Please indicate if the research submitted is part of your thesis or dissertation project. The organizers will aim to arrange for discussants to provide an intensive response for graduate students projects.

Central European U Job Ad: International Relations (Hungary)

Assistant Professor in International Relations
Department of International Relations
Central European University
Budapest, Hungary
Closes: 21st March 2017

Starting date: August 1, 2017

The Department of International Relations at Central European University invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position in International Relations with an emphasis in the field of International Organization, encompassing teaching and research responsibilities related to transnational or international integration processes, and formal and informal international institutions.

Preference will be given to applicants with rigorous methodological training and commitment to methodological pluralism. Further advantages include regional expertise in the European, post-Soviet or Middle East areas, a track record of fieldwork research and/or policy or civic engagement.

Applicants should have, or be close to completing, a PhD in international relations, political science, or sociology and provide evidence for high level achievements to date or outstanding potential in research and teaching. Specific responsibilities include teaching three graduate courses per academic year, master’s and doctoral supervision, engaging in high quality academic research, and attracting external research grants.

Review of applications will begin 3 April 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is located in Budapest and accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s promotes high level research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls about 1400 students from nearly 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty from over 40 countries, and prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

Central European University job ad (Budapest)

CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY
School of Public Policy
Director of Center for Media, Data and Society
Budapest, Hungary

Description
The Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) is one of the leading centers of research on media, communication, and information policy in Europe. Affiliated with the School of Public Policy (SPP) at Central European University (CEU), CMDS produces scholarly and practice-oriented research addressing academic, policy, and civil society needs. In addition to research, the Center serves as a focal point for an international network of acclaimed scholars and academic institutions; provides trainings and consultancies; and organizes scholarly exchanges through workshops, lectures, and conferences on current developments in the field.

CMDS is now seeking to appoint a Director who will further develop the Center’s vision and profile and extend its network and scope of activities. The Director will lead the Center, working to improve ways in which the Center contributes to the life of SPP and CEU, strengthening ties and creating opportunities for collaboration. The ideal candidate will bring fundraising and project development experience to the extensive portfolio of the Center and be committed to advancing the mission of the Center, SPP, and CEU.

We encourage applications from candidates who are willing to make a long-term commitment to living and working in Budapest.

You can find more information including how to apply here .

Compensation
We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, as well as a dynamic, supportive, and international environment.

About the School of Public Policy
In the words of its founder, George Soros, SPP aspires to become a “new kind of global institution dealing with global problems.” It is committed to the values of public service and the promotion of open societies through interdisciplinary research, innovative teaching, and engagement with policy practice.

SPP’s rich portfolio of academic programs combines knowledge and experience of policy design and practice. The programs are tailored for students from around the world seeking careers in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors at the local, national, and international levels.

About Central European University
Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in graduate education in the social sciences, humanities, public policy, law, and business. It is located in Budapest, Hungary, and is accredited in the United States and Hungary. The language of instruction is English. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement in order to contribute to the development of open societies around the world. CEU offers both master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1,500 students from over 100 nations. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty members from over 40 countries, in addition to a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world.

You can find more information including how to apply here .

CEU is an equal opportunity employer

CFP Gerbner conf on Comm & Conflict

Call for Papers

The George Gerbner Conference on Communication, Conflict, and Aggression May 30-31, 2014 in Budapest, Hungary

Inspired by the life and work of Budapest native and renowned Communication and Media scholar Dr. George Gerbner (1919-2005), the Budapest College of Communication and Business invites scholars, researchers, practitioners, students, and other interested parties to submit paper and panel proposals for presentation at the George Gerbner Conference on Communication, Conflict, and Aggression. This conference will take place from Friday, May 30 to Saturday, May 31, 2014 in Budapest, Hungary. The goal of the conference is to bring together individuals with a common interest in aggressive communication, antisocial behavior, and conflict so as to foster international relationships that lead to research collaboration and knowledge exchange. The inaugural Gerbner Conference, held in May 2010, and the subsequent conferences in 2012 and 2013, featured presentations by scholars from 14 countries over 4 continents.

This international conference will focus on aggressive communication and behavior, conflict, and other types of antisocial communication and behavior across contexts. Specific topics include, but are not limited to: media violence, media coverage of crime and violence, violence in advertising, political violence, workplace violence and aggression, unethical leadership, aggression in instructional settings, war rhetoric, peace and conflict communication, verbal aggression, crime, oppression, injustice, incivility, assertiveness, argumentativeness, disagreement, bullying, indirect aggression, psychological abuse, anger, frustration, hostility, deception, child abuse, spousal abuse, domestic violence, youth violence, school violence, gang violence, sexual violence, discrimination, conflict styles, conflict resolution, the origins, causes, and predictors of aggression, and the management and prevention of aggression.

Interested individuals are invited to submit an abstract (in English) of 200 to 500 words describing their individual presentation or panel idea to Rebecca Chory by March 07, 2014. Decisions regarding the acceptance of papers and panels for presentation at the conference will be made by April 01, 2014. Completed papers should be sent to Rebecca Chory by May 12, 2014. With the authors’ permission, top papers will be published in the journal Kommunikáció, Média, Gazdaság (Communication, Media, Economics), which is published by the Budapest College of Communication and Business, or in an edited book. One scholar will also be honored with the Gerbner Award. The conference registration fee is expected to be approximately 50 Euros.

Co-organizers of the conference are Dr. Jolán Róka, Vice Rector for Research and International Relations at the Budapest College of Communication and Business, and Dr. Rebecca M. Chory, Professor of Communication Studies at West Virginia University and 2009 Fulbright Scholar at the Budapest College of Communication and Business. For more information, please contact Jolán Róka or Rebecca Chory.

Gerbner conf on Comm, Conflict, Aggression

Call for Papers

The George Gerbner Conference on Communication, Conflict, and Aggression
June 14-15, 2013 in Budapest, Hungary

Inspired by the life and work of Budapest native and renowned Communication and Media scholar Dr. George Gerbner (1919-2005), the Budapest College of Communication, Business and Arts invites scholars, researchers, practitioners, students, and other interested parties to submit paper and panel proposals for presentation at the George Gerbner Conference on Communication, Conflict, and Aggression. This conference will take place from Friday, June 14 to Saturday, June 15, 2013 in Budapest, Hungary. The goal of the conference is to bring together individuals with a common interest in aggressive communication and conflict so as to foster international relationships that lead to research collaboration and knowledge exchange. The inaugural Gerbner Conference, held in May 2010, and the second conference, held in June 2012, featured presentations by scholars from eight countries covering three continents.

This international conference will focus on aggressive communication and behavior, conflict, and other types of antisocial communication and behavior across contexts. Specific topics include, but are not limited to: media violence, media coverage of crime and violence, violence in advertising, political violence, workplace violence and aggression, aggression in instructional settings, war rhetoric, peace and conflict communication, verbal aggression, crime, oppression, injustice, incivility, assertiveness, argumentativeness, disagreement, bullying, indirect aggression, psychological abuse, anger, frustration, hostility, deception, child abuse, spousal abuse, domestic violence, youth violence, school violence, gang violence, sexual violence, discrimination, conflict styles, conflict resolution, the origins, causes, and predictors of aggression, and the management and prevention of aggression.

Interested individuals are invited to submit an abstract (in English) of 200 to 500 words describing their individual presentation or panel idea to Rebecca.Chory AT mail.wvu.edu by March 01, 2013. Decisions regarding the acceptance of papers and panels for presentation at the conference will be made by March 18, 2013. Completed papers should be sent to Rebecca.Chory AT mail.wvu.edu by May 13, 2013. With the authors’ permission, top papers will be published in the journal Kommunikáció, Média, Gazdaság (Communication, Media, Economics), which is published by the Budapest College of Communication, Business and Arts or in an edited book. One scholar will also be honored with the Gerbner Award. The conference registration fee is expected to be approximately 50 Euros.

Co-organizers of the conference are Dr. Jolán Róka, Vice Rector for Research and International Relations at the Budapest College of Communication, Business and Arts, and Dr. Rebecca M. Chory, Professor of Communication Studies at West Virginia University and 2009 Fulbright Scholar at the Budapest College of Communication, Business and Arts. For more information, please contact Jolán Róka at jroka AT bkf.hu; Budapest College of Communication,  Business and Arts or Rebecca M. Chory at Rebecca.Chory AT mail.wvu.edu.

 

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