Study abroad summer 2019: Food Media, Communication and Trends Course, Rome, Italy, May 20-June 22, 2019.
Students have the possibility to earn three credits for this course from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. There are no prerequisites. The course is offered within the Critical Studies on Food in Italy Summer 2019 program which assists students in understanding the role of food in human cultures as well as the range of choices and values implicit in the foods eaten in Italy and elsewhere. Students can also select from the other courses provided in the program: Critical Studies on Food; Food, Nutrition, and Culture in Italy; Food Waste in Italy; Italian Language for Food and Business (Italian) (all 3 credits). Some scholarships are available.
Gustolab International also offers courses in Vietnam (June 30-July 27) and Japan (May 26-June 23).
Cagli, Italy Study Abroad: Communication and Culture, June 15-July 10, 2019. Early application Deadlines: December 20, 2018 for early application; February 1, 2019 for application.
The Project is available to students from any university. Students earn credits and study with faculty from the prestigious Sapienza University of Rome as well as professional media and American professors. Credits transfer to the home American university. Students can earn up to five graduate or undergraduate credits in communication in the cultural immersion project that stresses media convergence and media ecology. The program includes instruction in language and culture as well as photo, video, web design, writing and blogging. Instruction is in English.
Call for proposals: 5th ESTIDIA Conference: Hybrid Dialogues: Transcending Binary Thinking and Moving Away from Societal Polarisations, l’Universita degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale, Naples, Italy, 19 – 21 September 2019. Deadline: for workshop proposals, 20 December 2018; for abstracts, 25 February 2019.
The European Society for Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogue (ESTIDIA) will hold their 5th Conference, Hybrid Dialogues: Transcending Binary Thinking and Moving Away from Societal Polarizations, at the University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’ in Naples, Italy. The conference welcomes a wide variety of thematic and disciplinary approaches to hybrid dialogues in various communities of practice across time and space. This conference offers an open forum for cross-disciplinary and multi-level dialogue among researchers and practitioners interested in exploring dialogic and discursive interaction observable across communities of practices and various social-cultural contexts.
International electoral observers training course, Global Campus of Human Rights, November 26-30, 2018, Venice, Italy. Registration deadline: October 15, 2018.
Open and legitimate elections are the indispensable foundation for sustainable development and an effective democracy. Actions supporting the right to participate in genuine elections can play a major role in sustaining peace, security and conflict prevention. Support takes the form of electoral assistance projects and election observation missions. This requires skilled and trained observers. EIUC (European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation) has developed a course aiming at providing training to civilian staff in election observation missions at the first steps of their career. Selected applicants will be allowed to become aware of the role, the tasks and the status of international observers, and will be given a theoretical and practical training on election observation and election observation missions functioning.
SlowFood recently posted an interesting article titled Glimpses and Smells: Recipes and Short Films, based on an interview of Diana Maria Tohătan (a Romanian immigrant to Italy, who prepared food for the Migranti Film Festival, held at the University of Gastronomic Sciences campus in Pollenzo and in Bra in June 2018. Among the quotes is this: “Food is a primary need, it’s the easiest way to start an intercultural dialogue” which shows the relevance of this article for followers of this site.
Additional resources on food as a form of intercultural interaction include:
Lum, C. M. K., & de Ferrière le Vayer, M. (Eds.). (2016). Urban foodways and communication: Ethnographic studies in intangible cultural food heritages around the world. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Leeds-Hurwitz, W. (1993). Semiotics and communication: Signs, codes, cultures. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. (see chapter 4: Food as sign and code).
Call for Papers: World Youth Forum “Right to Dialogue” XI Edition, September 28-30, 2018, Trieste, Italy. Deadline: July 8, 2018.
Organized by Associazione Poesia e Solidarietà in collaboration with Centro Internazionale di Studi e Documentazione per la Cultura Giovanile. General topic: Ethics and complexity in the time of Global city (from different point of views and experiences).
The present call is addressed to young adults aged 18 to 35, without distinction as to nationality. The Forum works will be conducted both in Italian and in English; simultaneous translation from/to both languages will be provided. Those who are interested in taking part to the Forum must apply by filling and submitting the online form available on the organization’s website.
AIMAC – International Association of Arts and Cultural Management, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia, Italy, June 23-26, 2019. Deadline: October 31, 2018.
Proposals from any relevant discipline will be considered, provided they make an original academic contribution to the study of cultural management. This scientific conference will address various sectors of the arts and cultural industries (performing arts and festivals, heritage, museums and visual arts, film production and distribution, book publishing, recording, broadcasting, audio-visual media and multimedia, design, etc.). We welcome all kinds of papers that connect academic researches with broader practical and industrial context in this field.
EIUC is glad to announce the 13th edition of the Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy (August 27-September 5, 2018), a training initiative developed by EIUC and CHRA dedicated to graduates, professionals of the human rights, media, NGO and advocacy sector and anyone who uses or is interested in using audio-visual media as a tool for promoting social change are encouraged to apply to the Summer School.
Early Bird: 9 May 2018
Registration Deadline: 31 July 2018
The 13th edition of the Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy is a training initiative jointly developed by EIUC and CHRA. The 10-day intense training is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy, to share ideas and foster participatory and critical thinking on urgent human rights issues, debate with experts and filmmakers from all over the world during the 75th Venice international Film Festival and learn how to use films as a tool for social and cultural change.
The Summer School offers an exciting programme of lectures, film screenings, discussions and working groups that combine human rights expertise, media studies and video advocacy strategies. The eight sessions develop issues relating to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights illustrated in Films, a History of Human Rights Cinema, Freedom of Expression and Censorship, the Role of the Media in Advancing Human Rights Causes, the Use of Video in Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy, Production and Distribution of Human Rights Films and Social Documentaries, The Role of the New Media during Conflict, Documentary Film Project Development. Each module is illustrated by film or documentary screenings.
Research Associate (post-doc) at the European University Institute – Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Migration Policy Centre (Florence, Italy). Deadline: 4 April 2018.
The Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM) conducts new research on some of the most pressing public policy issues related to asylum, migration and mobility in the European Union. To support MPC’s work on the MEDAM project, we are seeking to recruit a post-doctoral researcher with strong quantitative skills and experience in cross-country analysis of issues related to asylum, migration and/or associated public policies. The selected candidate will become a “Research Associate” at the Migration Policy Centre (MPC). The Research Associate will work with Professor Martin Ruhs (Deputy Director of the MPC) to analyse the nature and determinants of political conflicts between EU member states about how to respond to the increased inflows of asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in recent years. The project will specifically investigate the role of cross-country variations in national institutions (especially welfare states, labour markets, and related normative attitudes) in contributing to disagreements across EU countries about how to create more effective common policies in this area. The project will include quantitative analysis of large-scale datasets covering different EU member states as well as qualitative analysis including indepth interviews with policy-makers in selected EU countries. Project outputs will include academic publications, blog posts and policy briefs.
EIUC is glad to announce the next Venice School of Human Rights, 9-16 June 2018. Registration deadline extended to 14 May 2018.
It allows its participants coming from all over the world to list these challenges and examine their reasons and possible solutions they can deploy. The EIUC Venice School at the same time, combines theory and practice and its faculty involves both academics and practitioners. The Venice School intends to highlight that the respect for human rights is the responsibility of all, that “Human Rights are our responsibility”.