CFP Cosmopolitanism in a Postdigital, Postmigrant Europe, and Beyond (Germany but Online)

ConferencesCall for papers: Cosmopolitanism in a Postdigital, Postmigrant Europe, and Beyond, Researching Digital Interculturality Co-operatively, Germany but Online, 26 June-7 July 2023. Abstract Deadline: 31 January 2023.

The idea of cosmopolitanism remains multifaceted and fit for purpose. It may be seen, for example, as a philosophical concept, or viewed as a theoretical and empirical tool used to describe and understand contemporary society, culture and interculturality. But cultural theory and empirical research have not remained stagnant, and a number of recent ideas have been proered as further theoretical and empirical tools. These include the concepts of postdigitality and postmigrancy. The “post” in these terms does not denote an end (of digitality or migration), but the transformation of a society indissolubly interwoven with digitality and migration. Similarly, the term postmigration implies that the structures of society have been fundamentally altered by migratory processes; supposedly clear dichotomies of “migrant” /“native” or “assimilated” /“segregated” become dissolved, while established distributions of resources and power structures have increasingly been called into question and become renegotiated. Indeed, the mere fact of continuously shaping a (post)migrant society and of being immersed in super-diversity with cultural and linguistic implications needs to be accepted. Thus, the new theoretical and empirical postmigrant and postdigital realities call for new perspectives on the concept of cosmopolitanism and adjoining concepts, such as Europeanism. These ideas, though very applicable to European societies and lifeworlds, are not limited to Europe but are found and may be investigated in a variety of contexts.

Gutenberg U Mainz job ad

Department of Communication Sciences (Institut für Publizistik)
Professor – Political Communication

The Faculty 02 – Social Sciences, Media and Sports – at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany, invites applications for the position of a University Professor for Communication Sciences with a Focus on Political Communication (successor of Prof. Dr. Hans Mathias Kepplinger) of the Department of Communication Sciences (Institut für Publizistik) to be filled by October 1, 2013.

The candidates are expected to provide evidence of broad empirical and theoretical research experience in the field of political communication. In teaching, they shall cover core fields, among them at least two of the following: methods, media history, media politics, public opinion, news communication, communicator research, or media effects. Besides a doctorate, evidence of outstanding scientific achievements has to be provided. Teaching duties may also be fulfilled in English.

The Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz supports the concept of intensive supervision of the students and thus expects high presence of the teaching staff at the University. It also aims to increase the share of women in the scientific field and thus asks female scientists to apply. Preference will be given to severely disabled candidates in case of equal qualifications.

Candidates with completed studies and doctorate are asked to send their application in German or English, accompanied by the usual documents (publications only on request), to the Dean of Faculty 02 – Social Sciences, Media and Sports – Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, 55099 Mainz, Germany, by March 1, 2013 (date of postmark).


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