CFP Multivoicedness in European Cinema (Ireland)

Multivoicedness in European Cinema: Representation, Industry, Politics
ECREA Film Studies Section Conference
10th and 11th November, 2017
University College Cork, Ireland

European cinema has evolved from a homogenous and selective object of study, mostly shaped by frameworks of national industry, identity and culture, to a much more diversified field, reflecting the shift to a post-colonial, post-communist, post-national, globalised Europe. In the context of an increasingly diverse but also split society, in which social polarisation is on the increase due to the crisis of the Eurozone and the decline of the welfare states, and in which popularism and nationalisms are on the rise, resulting in the strengthening of the Fortress Europe project, this conference aims to turn the spotlight on the less-represented and less-audible voices in European cinema in all its forms: fiction, documentary, mainstream, art house, independent, exploitation, art film. With an inclusive focus encompassing issues of production, distribution and reception, of representation and of form, of dissent and of control, the conference invites contributions that engage from a wide range of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches with the politics of difference and with the representation and/or expression of alternative viewpoints in European films / in films made in Europe.

Abstracts are invited on topics related to Multivoicedness in European Cinema, including but not limited to:

  • Multivoicedness in national and transnational European cinemas
  • Peripheries, borders, and grey areas: falling between the cracks, speaking from the margins
  • Ethics and/or aesthetics of alternative voices
  • Audiodescription, subtitling and dubbing of multivoiced films
  • Cultural and market negotiations: translating cultures, crossing borders
  • Participation, dissent, resistance: audiences, politics, and public discourse
  • Alternative European cinemas and the global market
  • Other voices: niche markets, new forms of consumption
  • Deterritorialising identities, becoming migrant/minoritarian
  • Polyglot cinema: speaking from multiple subject positions
  • Genders and genres: decentering and in-betweennes
  • Alternative film festivals and other cinemas
  • Speaking in tongues: the audiences of multivoiced films
  • Queering European cinema
  • Nonfiction and commitment: documenting the silenced subject
  • Speaking for oneself: multiple forms of first-person filmmaking
  • Transnational, cosmopolitan, global: what European cinema
  • A continent in motion: multiple commitments, divided belonging
  • The New Europeans in films / making films
  • Margins of industrial practices, alternative forms of production, distribution and reception
  • Speaking parts: person, character, actor, star

Submission deadline: May 2nd 2017.

CFP Transnational Journalism History (Ireland)

CALL FOR PAPERS
Transnational Journalism History
Deadline: February 1, 2017

The second annual conference on Transnational Journalism History is seeking papers that deal with any aspect of the history of journalism and mass communications that transcends national borders.

This year’s conference will be June 9-10 in Dublin, Ireland. Keynote speaker will be Marcel Broersma of the University of Groningen.

The conference is sponsored jointly by the journalism and mass communication programs at Dublin City University and Augusta University.

Conference planners anticipate at least one book to result from the 2016 inaugural conference and the 2017 conference. Abstracts of 250 words (for research-in-progress) or full papers (for completed projects) should be submitted to by February 1, 2017. Submissions will be blind reviewed.

Any questions may be addressed to Debbie van Tuyll or Mark O’Brien.

CFP SIETAR Europa 2017

SIETAR Europa Congress 2017
Cultural Dexterity for Turbulent Times
May 22nd to 27th, 2017- Dublin, Ireland

This congress welcomes everyone whose life and work puts them at the interface of cultures, from the perspectives of economy, society and education, with the aim of reshaping intercultural discourse, questioning our current cultural paradigms and exploring new thinking to help us navigate complexity in our emerging global world.

With the aim of re-examining our cultural dimensions, understandings and paradigms, we invite submissions that question, critique, explore and refresh our cultural paradigms and theories, and simultaneously share new methods and best practices. We invite those engaged in business, training and research (including independent consultants and educational institutions) shaping the European public sphere, (NGOs, governmental organisations and institutions and private ones as well) as well as media and arts, to participate and share contributions from all disciplines and fields that deal with intercultural topics.

Track 1: Business and Organizational Challenges
Track 2: Sociopolitical Concerns
Track 3: Shaping Intercultural Professions
*Deadlines
Deadline for submission:  31 October 2016
Notice of acceptance:  15 December 2016

IACCM Academic Track:
Deadline for submission:  31 October 2016
Full paper deadline:  15 March 2017

The official SIETAR Europa Congress language is English. Submissions of proposals must be in English.

If you have any other queries, please send them to dublin2017[at]sietareu.org specifying ”QUERY” and your name in the email subject. The Congress Committee will get back to you as soon as possible.

Locating and Dislocating Memory (Ireland)

Locating and Dislocating Memory
COST NETWORK:In Search of Transcultural Memory in Europe
University College Dublin
Graduate Training School: 29 Aug-2 Sept, 2016
Conference: 1-3 September, 2016

The ISTME network (2012-2016) aims to investigate the transcultural dynamics of memory in Europe today. Studying how memories of the troubled twentieth century are transmitted and received across Europe, the Action explores the tension between attempts to create a common European memory, or a unitary memory ethics, on the one hand and numerous memory conflicts stemming from Europe’s fragmentation into countless memory communities on the other.

The final ISTME conference will focus on the ways in which memory is located and dislocated through processes of production, transmission and reception. Given the dynamism of memory at local, regional and transnational levels, how, when and where is memory located and defined? What are the ethical challenges in these acts of location and definition? What are the ways in which memory is continuously dislocated, via mediation, remediation, consensus-making and conflict? In an age of mass migration, how are memories produced by communities that are themselves dislocated? Is memory the object that is being located or dislocated, or is it a signifier of the location and dislocation of particular memory communities? Is the tension between location and dislocation central to the practice of memory? What new methodological approaches to memory studies can usefully be brought to bear on these questions?

Keynote speakers:
Professor Astrid Erll, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt
Professor Michael Rothberg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professor Francoise Vergès, Collège D’études Mondiales, Paris

Proposals
Please submit your proposals for papers of 20 minutes via email by 15 April 2016. Proposals should be no longer than 300 words and should be accompanied by a brief biography (100 words). Proposals for panels (3 x 20min) are also welcome, as are proposals for papers that draw attention to recently published work which relates directly to the areas of inquiry outlined above.

A limited number of scholarships covering travel and accommodation expenses for conference speakers are made available by COST. Please indicate in your proposal whether your participation in the conference will be dependent on financial support.

Working Groups: This Network consists of three working groups: 1. Politics 2. Media 3. Migration. Please indicate on your proposal with which thematic area (if any) your paper is associated.

PhD Studentships: Multimodal Information Access (Dublin)

PhD Studentships in multimodal information access
Dublin City University – Adapt Centre
Closes: 29th February 2016
Apply for 4 year PhD Studentship
Benefits: Payment of tax free stipend and academic fees

The Adapt Centre at DCU is seeking applications for 4 PhD studentships in areas of multimodal information access as follows:
• Augmenting speech recognition with cross-modal features
• Cross-modal multimodal content delivery
• Dialogue-based multimodal information retrieval
• Proactive information retrieval

Successful applications will join the outstanding and energetic research teams within the laboratories of the ADAPT Centre at DCU with access to excellent computing facilities and travel support.

General enquiries concerning these posts can be addressed to Sinead Gorham.

The ADAPT Centre
ADAPT is Ireland’s global centre of excellence for digital content and media innovation. Led by Trinity College Dublin (TCD), it combines the expertise of researchers at four universities (Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, University College Dublin, and Dublin Institute of Technology) with that of its industry partners to produce ground-breaking digital content innovation.

ADAPT brings together more than 120 researchers  who collectively have won more than €100m in funding and have a strong track record of transferring world-leading research and innovations to more than 140 companies. With EURO 50M in new research funding from Science Foundation Ireland and industry, ADAPT is seeking talented individuals to join its growing research team. Our research and technologies will continue to help businesses in all sectors and drive back the frontiers of future Web engagement.

Dublin City University (DCU)
Dublin City University (DCU) is a young and vibrant university with a strong culture of scholarship and enterprise, developed through its strong, active links with academic, research and industry partners in Ireland and around the world. DCU provides a unique learning environment where students are encouraged to develop their creativity and skills as innovators. Researchers at DCU are translating their ideas and discoveries into new solutions in business, technology and society through their engaged with spin out companies and established industrial clients.

CFP Transnational Journalism History

Call for Papers
Transnational Journalism History

Traditionally, journalism history has been studied from a national perspective. This tendency has been spurred on by the work of Benedict Anderson, who argued that newspapers were one of the chief instruments for creating national identity. However, journalism has never truly been bounded by geography. Practices, technologies, and journalists have moved around the globe, bringing new ideas with them and taking more new ideas along when they move on. Practices have emerged in one place and spread around the globe since before Gutenberg invented movable type.

Journalism historians have rarely looked at their field from this broader perspective. More commonly, historical studies of international journalism have focused on foreign news provided by correspondents from the home country, written from the perspective of the home country. As Ohio University professor Kevin Grieves explains it, this sort of approach treats foreign news as news of the “other” that the correspondent interprets for the home audience. Transnational journalism, according to Grieves, treats more than one nation as the home audience. A good example of this would be America’s first newspaper, Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestic. This paper consisted primarily of English news for an audience who thought of themselves as English men and women but who just happened to be living on another continent.

The value of transnational journalism history is that it rises above nationalist approaches and historiographies. It does not privilege one people over another; it examines local applications of global developments and phenomena in journalism as being relevant across borders. Consequently, this conference is seeking presentations that transcend Anderson and considers people, practices and technologies that transcended national boarders.

This inaugural conference on Transnational Journalism History is seeking papers that deal with any aspect of the subject; however, we are particularly interested in work that examines the flow of those journalistic developments, people, and phenomena between Ireland and the United States. The work from this conference, and a second one anticipated for 2017, will form the basis of at least two volumes, one of which will deal with the flow of news, news personnel, and news developments between Ireland and the United States. The second conference and volume will be more global in scope.

The conference will be held on February 25–27, 2016 at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Ga.  Saturday will include an optional tour of historic sites in and around Augusta. Conference sponsors include Georgia Regents University and Dublin City University, Conference organizers are Debbie van Tuyll and Mark O’Brien.

The conference is accepting proposals for research sessions (submit a completed paper); work-in-progress sessions (250-word abstract); and panels. All proposals should be submitted to van Tuyll by Oct. 1, 2015. Each submission will be evaluated in a blind review process.

CFP Shared Histories: Media Connections Between Britain and Ireland (Dublin)

Shared Histories: Media Connections Between Britain and Ireland
A conference, to be held in Dublin, 6-7th July 2016
*Call For Papers*

The relationship between Ireland and the rest of the British Isles has a long and complex history. One key dimension has been the connections and interactions between the various media of communication – print and electronic – which have mediated this relationship. This conference seeks to address this important, but relatively neglected, topic at a timely moment in the history of Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.

The conference organisers want to take a long view as well as look in detail at particular moments. It therefore invites papers from the sixteenth century onwards, dealing with all forms of media (print, periodical, broadcasting, ephemera) as well as with structures of ownership, regulation, distribution and identity.

The conference will examine the different kinds of media interactions from the arrival of print to the emergence of broadcasting, under what conditions they operated and to what effect. How did these interactions take place? What were the networks through which material flowed? What were the major developments in the content and reception of the media from the sixteenth century onwards? How helpful is it to think in terms of distinctive ‘national’ media traditions? In what sense, if any, are concepts such as centre and periphery of value in thinking about these relationships, or do they need revision? How has the development of relationships between the peoples of these islands been influence by shared histories of media exchange and interaction?

Proposals of up to 400 words stating the topic in relation to the conference theme should be sent to Steven Conlon by 1 June 2015.

The conference is jointly organised by the School of Communications, Dublin City University, the Centre for Media History,  Newspaper & Periodical History Forum of Ireland, Aberystwyth University, and the journal Media History. For further details please contact Mark O’Brien, Siân Nicholas, Jamie Medhurst, or Tom O’Malley.

CFP Reporting Revolutions: What the Papers Said (Dublin)

Newspaper & Periodical History Forum of Ireland
Eighth Annual Conference
University College Dublin, 13 & 14 November 2015
Reporting Revolutions: What the Papers Said

On the occasion of the launch of the 2013 Annual Report of the Press Council of Ireland and the Office of the Ombudsman on 29 May 2014, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny said ‘Indeed the outcome of the War of Independence was in no small measure influenced by the National and International Press – something we should consider commemorating as we acknowledge the events of that turbulent period.’

Reporting of national and international events forms a significant part of the history of revolution in Ireland and the impact of international revolution on Ireland.  This conference will provide a forum to review the role of media in examining the effect of revolution on society, economy, culture, and politics.

The focus of the papers should be print journalism in Ireland and/or abroad. Papers are invited but not limited to the following areas of discussion:
reportage
reportage in national and international journals and in the provincial press;
the function of reportage in the context of revolutionary events;
the impact of revolution on society as presented in the ‘news of the day’;
the role of journalists in reporting revolutions;
editorial responses to revolution;
journalists as revolutionaries;
the impact of censorship.
Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words. Abstracts must contain a clear title and present clearly the main thesis / argument proposed. Each abstract must also include name(s), affiliation, institutional address and email address(es) of the author(s).

To submit a proposal, please email a 250-word summary of your paper and a brief biographical note to the NPHFI secretary, Oliver O’Hanlon. The closing date for submission of proposals is Friday 26 June 2015.

CFP Irish regional press (Dublin)

Proposals are invited for papers to be presented at an upcoming interdisciplinary conference on the Irish regional press to be held at Dublin City University (DCU) on Friday 12 December 2014. The conference aims to address the historical and contemporary development of the regional press in the major urban centres and rural areas across Ireland. This conference is organised in association with the Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland (NPHFI).

Papers might address, but are not limited to, the historical and contemporary consideration of the following themes in relation to the Irish regional press:
·         Biographies of reporters, editors or owners
·         History of individual newspapers
·         Corporate and business organisation
·         Political influence and / or affiliation
·         Professional networks
·         Sport
·         Gender
·         Technological and communication developments
·         The community and social role of the regional press
·         The Irish Language and the regional press
·         The urban-rural divide
·         Union organisation

Papers which address these themes, and others, from an historical or regional perspective, through case studies or quantitative and qualitative analysis are welcome. The conference is open to all disciplines. Early career researchers and postgraduate students are particularly encouraged to contribute.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words, for papers of twenty minutes, should be emailed to irishregionalpress@gmail.com by Friday 3 October 2014. Abstracts should clearly indicate the proposed title, the paper’s main aims, and the name and affiliation of the author(s ). Abstracts should be accompanied by a brief biography and contact details.

For further information or enquiries please contact either Ian Kenneally (ian.kenneally@gmail.com) or James O’Donnell (jamesthomasodonnell@gmail.com

). It is intended that the papers and discussion at this conference will contribute to an edited volume on the history of the Irish regional press to be published with a leading academic publishing house.

CFP History, the Press and Diaspora (Ireland)

Conference 2014 – Call for Papers
The theme for the seventh annual Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland (NPHFI) Conference, to be held at University College Cork on Friday and Saturday, 21-22 November 2014, is: Home thoughts from abroad: History, the Press and Diaspora

Proposals are welcome for papers that address the relationship between the press and diaspora in Irish and other historical contexts. The focus of the papers should be print journalism, and topics that might be addressed include:
· Biographical sketches of individual journalists who lived / worked abroad
· Press and empire(s)
· Journalism, migration and migrant identity
· Transnational journalism in a historical context
· Technological and transnational influence on print journalism
· Case studies of key diaspora publications / diaspora press owners

Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words. Abstracts must contain a clear title and present clearly the main thesis / argument proposed. Each abstract must also include name(s), affiliation, institutional address and email address(es) of the author(s).

To submit a proposal, please email a 500-word summary of your paper and a brief biographical note to the NPHFI secretary, Oliver O’Hanlon.

The closing date for submission of proposals is 27 June 2014.