CFP IAICS: Diversity & Multiculturalism (India)

ConferencesCall for papers, 26th International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies: Diversity and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Times,  May 28-31, 2020, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India. Deadline extended: December 15, 2019.

As we move further into the 21st century, issues of diversity and multiculturalism are becoming increasingly complex. The constant flows of persons, cultures, and ideas between and among nations not only intensify contact and connection among global citizens but also bring to the surface both emergent and perennial issues of difference, identity, territory, and environmental concerns. With expansive networks moving at breakthrough speeds and intensities, the very concepts of diversity and multiculturalism are changing, especially as they encounter forces of environmental change, nationalism, populism, and hegemony. What does it mean to live in a multicultural society?  How do we create community, resolve conflicts, in complicated religious, linguistic, educational, and cultural contexts?  What happens to minorities and indigenous peoples within larger majority cultures? The theme of this conference seeks to address these issues in the context of nations and the larger world.

Conference Working Language: English.

CFP IAICS: Diversity & Multiculturalism in Contemporary Times (India)

ConferencesCall for Papers: International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS), May 28-31, 2020, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, Karnataka, India. Deadline: November 20, 2019.

Conference Hosts: MAHE, India, and University of Louisville, USA
Conference Theme: Diversity and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Times

As we move further into the 21st century, issues of diversity and multiculturalism are becoming increasingly complex. The constant flows of persons, cultures, and ideas between and among nations not only intensify contact and connection among global citizens but also bring to the surface both emergent and perennial issues of difference, identity, territory, and environmental concerns. With expansive networks moving at breakthrough speeds and intensities, the very concepts of diversity and multiculturalism are changing, especially as they encounter forces of environmental change, nationalism, populism, and hegemony. What does it mean to live in a multicultural society? How do we create community, resolve conflicts, in complicated religious, linguistic, educational, and cultural contexts? What happens to minorities and indigenous peoples within larger majority cultures?

The theme of this conference seeks to address these issues in the context of nations and the larger world.

CFP IAICS East/West: New Divisions, New Connections (Czech Republic)

ConferencesCall for papers: 25th International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS): East/West: New Divisions, New Connections in a Populist Political RealityJuly 12–15, 2019, Brno, Czech Republic. Deadline: November 15, 2018.

Proposals sought that aim to consider the following questions:

* How do cultural and communication scholars understand the shifting discourses around the “West” and its “Others”?
* How have – fictional and non-fictional – representations of the relationship between the “West” and “Others” evolved?
* How have the centre and the periphery been re-defined, re-imagined and re-negotiated?
* What is the role of communication technologies in building connections/divisions in the current climate?
* How have major policy interventions – such as China’s Belt and Road Initiative – affected intercultural divisions/connections?
* How relevant are theories of communication/cultural integration developed in Western liberal democracies for understanding current developments?
* What are the most challenging issues that scholars of intercultural communication face at the moment?
* Are there historical lessons that can inform our understanding of the impact of technological change on intercultural communication and interaction?

CFP IAICS 2018 Communication & Dialogue: Integrating Global Communities

ConferencesThe International Association of Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) is now accepting submissions for the 24th international conference, to be held at DePaul University in Chicago, IL, USA, July 5-8, 2018. The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2017.

Conference Theme: Communication and Dialogue: Integrating Global Communities

There are two opposing perspectives that have resulted from today’s globalized world: One that promotes diversity, interconnectedness, and interdependence through open borders and intercultural collaboration as the antidote to the global problems of inequality, terrorism, and climate change. But not all subscribe to this notion, as another, more harmful view is characterized by ethnocentrism, prejudice, xenophobia, and implicit biases, which cause fear, exclusion, alienation, divisiveness, and violence. As intercultural communication scholars, it is our ethical responsibility to identify, analyze, and provide strategies and solutions to these problems and to create inclusive and integrated global communities through engaging intercultural and international dialogues. Integration of communities requires humanity to come together through compassion, empathy, shared values, common interests, and full participation of all people while acknowledging and respecting cultural differences. By sharing research from diverse interdisciplinary perspectives on intercultural and international issues, we can generate new ideas, new ways of thinking, and collective wisdom toward a brighter future.

IAICS 2017 (China)

IAICS 2017In today’s world, globalization erases boundaries and leads to increased contact among various languages and cultures. While human contact and migration have always been present throughout history, e.g., on the Silk Road, today’s media and transport capacities facilitate contact and communication to an exponentially greater extent than ever before. As a consequence, the phenomena of diversity, interculturality and hybridity are intensified. Juxtaposed to increased contact ensuing from globalization are both the positive and negative aspects of the protectionist efforts of localism. The theme of this conference seeks to examine the context of these problems within the spheres of education, language, culture, and society.

Preregistration due February 28, 2017.

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CFP IAICS: Languages and Cultures in a Globalizing World (Macau)

The 23rd International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) Call for Papers
June 6-8, 2017
Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macao
Conference Theme: “Languages and Cultures in a Globalizing World: Diversity, Interculturality, Hybridity”

In today’s world, globalization erases boundaries and leads to increased contact among various languages and cultures. While human contact and migration have always been present throughout history, e.g., on the Silk Road, today’s media and transport capacities facilitate contact and communication to an exponentially greater extent than ever before. As a consequence, the phenomena of diversity, interculturality and hybridity are intensified. Juxtaposed to increased contact ensuing from globalization are both the positive and negative aspects of the protectionist efforts of localism. The theme of this conference seeks to examine the context of these problems within the spheres of education, language, culture, and society.

Conference Goals:
* To provide scholars, educators and practitioners from different cultural communities with opportunities to interact, network and benefit from each other’s research and expertise related to intercultural communication issues;
* To synthesize research perspectives and foster interdisciplinary scholarly dialogues for developing integrated approaches to complex problems of communication across cultures;
* To advance the methodology for intercultural communication research and disseminate practical findings to facilitate understanding across cultures;
* To foster global intercultural sensitivity and involve educators, business professionals, students and other stakeholders worldwide in the discourse about diversity and transcultural communication issues.

Topic areas are broadly defined as, but not limited to, the following:
Cosmopolitanism in culture
Intercultural communication and cosmopolitanism
Cosmopolitanism in literature
Time and space in culture/literature
Language and culture
Intercultural communication and nationality
Language and identity
Comparative culture
Cultural identity
Cultural hybridity
Interculturality in literature
Intercultural communication and interculturality
Diversity studies
Language teaching as intercultural communication
Media and interculture Internet intercultural communication
Multi cultures and interculturality
Intercultural communication competence
Culture and travel writing
Intercultural education
Cross-cultural encounters
Interculture and human resource management
Comparative poetics
Interculture and public policy
Comparative literature
Transnational enterprises and intercultural communication
Imagology
Cultural study theories
Literature and religion
Culture and diplomacy
Literature and film
Language planning and policy
Translation studies
Intercultural pragmatics

Guidelines for Submissions
* Abstract, 100-150 words in English, including positions, affiliations, email addresses and mailing addresses for all authors. Times New Roman 12 pt font size, single spaced.
* Panel proposals reflecting the conference theme may be submitted. Panel proposals should include a 100-150 word abstract of each panelist’s paper (as above) and panelists must each individually complete the registration process (as below).
* The submissions will be evaluated by peer-review. There is a cap of 300 participants in the joint conference (see “Joint Conference” and registration information below).

Deadline: Please submit abstracts and panel proposals by 28th February, 2017.

Conference Working Language: English

Joint Conference: The 23rd IAICS Conference is held in conjunction with the 6th International Conference on English, Discourse, and Intercultural Communication (EDIC), Part I (Macao), June 6th-8th, 2017, followed by 6th EDIC Part II (Xinjiang), June 9th-11th, 2017. For information on EDIC Part II (Xinjiang), please contact the Xinjiang conference organizers.

Submission to: For correct registration, please follow this two-step procedure:
(1) Register and submit abstract online at http://edic.ipm.edu.mo, then
(2) Forward the computer-generated email you receive from the online registration with your registration number to ics@stu.edu.cn

Registration Fee: Waived. However, participants should arrange their own accommodation.

Online Information: http://www.uri.edu/iaics/ ; http://edic.ipm.edu.mo/

Sample Abstract
The Development and Validation of the Intercultural Sensitivity Scale
Guo-Ming CHEN, Ph.D.
Department of Communication Studies
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881, USA
Email: gmchen@uri.edu

The present study developed and assessed reliability and validity of a new instrument, the Intercultural Sensitivity Scale (ISS). Based on a review of the literature, 44 items thought to be important for intercultural sensitivity were generated for the purpose of analyses in this study. A sample of 414 college students rated these items and generated a 24-item final version of the instrument which contains five factors. An assessment of concurrent validity from 162 participants indicated that the ISS was significantly correlated with other related scales, including interaction attentiveness, impression rewarding, self-esteem, self-monitoring, and perspective taking. In addition, the predicted validity test from 174 participants showed that individuals with high ISS scores also scored high in intercultural effectiveness and intercultural communication attitude scales.

CFP IAICS Culture, Communication, and Cosmopolitanism (Shanghai)

IAICS-2016 Call for Submissions
Conference Theme: “Culture, Communication, and Cosmopolitanism
July 1-3, 2016
Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, China

Topic areas are broadly defined as, but not limited to, the following:
Comparative culture
Comparative literature
Comparative poetics
Cosmopolitanism in culture
Cosmopolitanism in literature
Cross-cultural encounters
Culture and diplomacy
Cultural study theories
Culture and travel writing
Foreign Language Teaching as Intercultural Communication
Imagology
Interculture and human resource management
Interculture and public policy
Intercultural communication and cosmopolitanism
Intercultural communication and interculturality
Intercultural communication and nationality
Intercultural communication competence
Intercultural education
Interculturality in literature
Intercultural pragmatics
Internet intercultural communication
Language and culture
Language and identity
Language planning and policy
Literature and film
Literature and religion
Media and interculture
Multi cultures and interculturality
Time and space in culture / literature
Translation studies
Transnational enterprises and intercultural communication

Guidelines for Submissions
Categories: Abstract, panel proposals, and workshop proposals may be accepted.
Abstract: 150-250 words in English, including positions, affiliations, email addresses and mailing addresses for all authors.
Panel proposals reflecting the conference theme may be submitted. All panel proposals should provide a 100-word rationale and a 100-200 word abstract of each panelist’s paper; include affiliation and email
addresses for each panelist.
Workshop proposals relevant to the conference theme may be submitted.
Proposals should be 3-5 pages in length, single spaced.
Deadline: Please submit abstracts, panel/workshop proposals, and roundtable discussion sessions by 10th March, 2016.

Conference Working Languages: English and Chinese
Conference host: School of English Studies, Shanghai International Studies University

CFP IAICS: Culture, Communication & Cosmopolitanism (Shanghai)

Call for Submissions
The 22nd International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS)

Conference Theme: “Culture, Communication, and Cosmopolitanism”
July1-3, 2016
Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai

Conference Goals:
*To provide scholars, educators and practitioners from different cultural communities with opportunities to interact, network and benefit from each other’s research and expertise related to intercultural communication issues;
*To synthesize research perspectives and foster interdisciplinary scholarly dialogues for developing integrated approaches to complex problems of communication across cultures;
*To advance the methodology for intercultural communication research and disseminate practical findings to facilitate understanding across cultures;
*To foster global intercultural sensitivity and involve educators, business professionals, students and other stakeholders worldwide in the discourse about diversity and transcultural communication issues.

Topic areas are broadly defined as, but not limited to, the following:
Cosmopolitanism in culture
Intercultural communication and cosmopolitanism
Cosmopolitanism in literature
Time and space in culture/literature
Language and culture
Intercultural communication and nationality
Language and identity
Comparative culture
Interculturality in literature
Intercultural communication and interculturality
Media and interculture
Internet intercultural communication
Multi cultures and interculturality
Intercultural communication competence
Culture and travel writing
Intercultural education
Crosscultural encounters
Interculture and human resource management
Comparative poetics
Interculture and public policy
Comparative literature
Transnational enterprises and intercultural communication
Imagology
Cultural study theories
Literature and religion
Culture and diplomacy
Literature and film
Language planning and policy
Translation studies
Intercultural pragmatics
Foreign Language Teaching as Intercultural Communication

Guidelines for Submissions
Categories: Abstract, panel proposals, and workshop proposals may be accepted.
Abstract, 150-250 words in English, including positions, affiliations, email addresses and mailing addresses for all authors.

Panel proposals reflecting the conference theme may be submitted. All panel proposals should provide a 100-word rationale and a 100-200 word abstract of each panelist’s paper; include affiliation and email addresses for each panelist.

Workshop proposals relevant to the conference theme may be submitted. Proposals should be 3-5 pages in length, single spaced.

Deadline: Please submit abstracts, panel/workshop proposals, and roundtable discussion sessions by 10th March, 2016.

Submission to: ses@shisu.edu.cn; iaics2016@shisu.edu.cn
Conference Working Languages: English and Chinese
Conference host: School of English Studies, Shanghai International Studies University

CFP IAICS Culture, Communication – Hong Kong 2015

IAICS-2015 Call for Submission

The 21st International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) cum The 11th Biennual International Conference of the China Association for Intercultural
Communication (CAFIC)

Conference Theme: Culture, Communication, and Hybridity in an Age of Globalization
Conference Time: July 15-18, 2015
Conference Venue: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Topic areas are broadly defined as, but not limited to, the following:
Advertising and marketing across cultures
Bilingual and multilingual communication
Bilingual education
Comparative literature
Conflict, mediation and negotiation across Cultures
Corporate culture and management
Crisis/risk communication
Cross-cultural adaptation
Cross-cultural interaction
Culture and diplomacy
Digital communication across cultures
Ethnic studies
Gender issues and communication
Glocalization
Group/Organizational communication
Health communication
Intercultural communication competence
Intercultural communication and politics
Intercultural and multilingual education
Intercultural pragmatics
Interethnic communication and relations
Interpersonal communication and relations
Language and cultural hybridity
Language planning and policy
Media and transcultural communication
Multiple cultures and interculturality
Philosophy and human behavior patterns
Psychological communication studies
Public opinions and public policy
Public relations
Rhetorical communication
Second language education
Social media and communication
Sustainability and globalization
Transculturality in global context
Translation studies
Verbal and nonverbal communication

Guidelines for Submissions
Categories: Abstract, panel proposals, and workshop proposals may be
accepted.
1. Abstract, 150-250 words in English, including positions,
affiliations, email addresses and mailing addresses for all authors.
2. Panel proposals reflecting the conference theme may be submitted. All
panel proposals should provide a 100-word rationale and a 100-200 word
abstract of each panelist’s paper; include affiliation and email
addresses for each panelist.
3. Workshop proposals relevant to the conference theme may be submitted.
Proposals should be 3-5 pages in length, single spaced.

Deadline: Please submit abstracts by January 11, 2015, and panel/workshop proposals and roundtable discussion sessions by February 1, 2015.

Conference Working Languages: English and Chinese
Conference host: Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

CFP IAICS 2014

The 20th IAICS International Conference Call for Submissions

Theme: Enhancing Global Community, Resilience and Sustainability Through Intercultural Communication

July 31-August 4, 2014, University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI, USA

People around the world are interconnected, interdependent and mobile. Scholars and practitioners are more aware of the necessity to develop strong intercultural relations, based on mutual understanding in the context of intercultural interaction. Intercultural Communication has become a dominant paradigm connecting a range of disciplines. Globalization and increased diversity heighten the risk of communication failures and misunderstandings due to ethnocentrism, prejudice, sexism and environmental, social, and technological issues. They include Climate Change; Pollution and Resource Depletion; Global Food and Water Supply; Impact of Information Technology and Social Media; Political Oppression, Conflict and War; Poverty; Societal Security and Personal Safety. Global communication plays a key role in solving these problems. Increasingly we must learn to rely on each other, build resilience, resolve conflicts peacefully, and strive for social equity by enhancing intercultural communication. The conference theme focuses on aspects of interpersonal, inter-group and international communication. We must address both theoretical and empirical studies, as well as develop new conceptual and methodological approaches to affirm the centrality of the discipline. Collaborative research needs to stress communication and embrace synergies by joining efforts with other disciplines, including environmental and health sciences, business, engineering and information systems.  Topic areas are broadly defined as, but not limited to, the following:
–          Advertising and marketing
–          Business communication
–          Climate change and pollution
–          Conflict, mediation and negotiation
–          Corporate culture and management
–          Communication failures
–          Communication pedagogy
–          Crisis/risk communication
–          Critical cultural awareness
–          Cross-cultural adaptation
–          Cultural identity
–          Culture and diplomacy
–          Diversity of languages and cultures
–          Ethnocentrism and stereotypes
–          Environmental communication
–          Ethnic studies
–          Gender issues
–          Global community
–          Global food and water supply
–          Group/Organizational communication
–          Health communication
–          Immigration and mobility
–          Intercultural communication competence
–          Intercultural communication in global context
–          Intercultural communication and politics
–          Intercultural conflict
–          Intercultural education practices
–          Intercultural interaction in science
–          International journalism
–          Interpersonal communication and relations
–          Linguistics and intercultural communication
–          Localization and globalization
–          Media and social research
–          Multiple cultures and interculturality
–          New media and visual communication
–          Philosophy and human behavior patterns
–          Poverty
–          Power in intercultural communication
–          Psychological communication studies
–          Public opinions and public policy
–          Public relations
–          Racial discrimination and ethnic relations
–          Resource depletion
–          Religion/spiritual communication
–          Resilience among cultures
–          Rhetorical communication
–          Social equity
–          Stereotypes and stereotyping
–          Sustainability and globalization
–          Translation studies
–          Understanding across cultures
–          Verbal and nonverbal communication

Guidelines for Submissions

Categories: Abstract, panel proposals, and workshop proposals may be accepted.
•    Abstract, 150-250 words in English, including positions, affiliations, email addresses and mailing addresses for all authors. See the sample format of the abstract below.
•    Panel proposals reflecting the conference theme may be submitted. All panel proposals should provide a 100-word rationale and a 100-200 word abstract of each panelist’s paper; include affiliation and email addresses for each panelist.
•    Workshop proposals relevant to the conference theme may be submitted. Proposals should be 3-5 pages in length, single spaced.
Deadline: Please submit abstracts and complete panel proposals by February 1, 2014. All submissions will be peer-reviewed.
Submission to: iaics2014uri AT gmail.com
Conference hosts: International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies and the Harrington School of Communication and Media, University of Rhode Island.
Conference languages: English