The National Communication Association has begun posting a series of videos explaining various communication concepts to YouTube. Four are posted as of this writing, and one of those overlaps with intercultural dialogue.
Call for submissions: International & Intercultural Communication Division, National Communication Association, November 14-17, 2019, Baltimore, Maryland. Deadline: March 27, 2019.
The International and Intercultural Communication Division of the National Communication Association invites submissions that examine communication in cultural, intercultural, and international contexts. Four kinds of submissions will be considered this year: (1) individual papers, (2) paper sessions, (3) panel discussions, and (4) performance sessions.
NCA’s convention theme is “Communication for Survival.” The theme invites us to engage in bold and cutting-edge approaches and perspectives in examining how communication plays important roles in survivals of various contexts. NCA Second Vice President Ono explains, “Communication for Survival can help inspire us to think about the quotidian ways communication improves lives, helping people build relationships, sustaining communities, changing society for the better, and providing peace of mind.” IICD invites rigorous and engaging submissions that examine various aspects of and topics related to communication for survival within international and intercultural contexts. Submissions that discuss international and intercultural communication research, teaching, practices, and service are strongly encouraged. The Division welcomes all theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches.
Visiting Fellows Program (VFP) for Communication and Media Research, joint program between the National Communication Association and the Communication University of China. Deadline: February 1, 2019.
Fellows will serve one-semester appointments-in-residence. Fall Fellows will serve September1 through the end of December; Spring Fellows will serve February 1 through the end of May. During this one-semester residency, Fellows will not teach but conduct research on their proposed projects in line with the VFP’s annual theme, “Global Environmental Communication in the Age of Crises”, and they will be responsible for delivering four public talks, workshops, or other scholarly programs meant to advance NCA’s mission, the broad goals of the VFP, and the interests of intercultural collaboration. NCA and CUC will each select one Fellow for each academic term, so the VFP will consist of two Fellows each term (or four per academic year).
Call for Nominations/ Applications: Journal of International and Intercultural Communication Editor-Elect, Assuming duties in 2020; overseeing 2021-2023 volumes. Deadline: January 1, 2019.
During 2019, NCA’s Publications Council will nominate an Editor-Elect (or co-Editors Elect) for the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication (JIIC). The newly appointed Editor will begin processing manuscripts later in the year or early in 2020, and will oversee the volumes for 2021-2023. Editors of NCA journals occupy a particularly prominent leadership position in the field. In naming editorial boards, selecting reviewers for manuscripts, and making final publication decisions (among other duties), they make a vitally important contribution to the discipline, and they play a key role in maintaining the highest standards of integrity and scholarly inquiry.
JIIC is a peer reviewed publication of the National Communication Association. JIIC publishes original scholarship that expands understanding of international, intercultural, and cross-cultural communication. Widely interdisciplinary, JIIC features diverse perspectives and methods, including qualitative, quantitative, critical, and textual approaches to intellectual inquiry.
The Russian Communication Association welcomes submissions for the National Communication Association Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, that focus on various aspects of communication in, with, and about Russia. We welcome any theoretical perspective or methodological approach that may advance our understanding of communication discipline, including, but not limited to, critical/cultural studies, rhetoric, media, intercultural, interpersonal, organizational, peace and conflict, gender and sexuality, political, and performative. Submissions should not be limited to Russia alone as long as they are related to it in some way. We also encourage panel discussion submissions that include presenters from multiple institutions and/or multiple countries.
If you have any questions, please contact Sasha Allgayer at sallga AT bgsu.edu
After several years of task forces on internationalizing communication, and a special issue of Spectra entitled The Communication Discipline Goes Global, the National Communication Association has now produced a brochure entitled Internationalizing the Communication Discipline. It likely will be useful primarily for those already convinced of the need, who want help in convincing colleagues and administrators.
A related prior resource available on the NCA website is a set of pages describing internationalization, which I prepared for them in 2011. All of the photos provided then have been removed or replaced, and the content has been revised to include specific recommendations from the 2013 task force on internationalization, on which I served. Here’s the introduction, explaining the topic, goals, and audience:
“Internationalization is about taking the rest of the world seriously, not only one’s home country, and can be thought of as the formal term for thinking globally before acting locally. It requires knowing enough about the larger world to act appropriately in a specific context and location, especially when interacting with cultural others. Internationalization is relevant for citizens of all countries, but the following comments are primarily intended for those based in the United States, where internationalization is still often viewed as an option. Internationalization applies to all domains and contexts, but these comments emphasize higher education.”
Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue
Visiting Fellows Program (VFP) for Communication and Media Research, joint program between the National Communication Association and the Communication University of China. Deadline: February 1, 2018.
Fellows will serve one-semester appointments-in-residence. Fall Fellows will serve September 1 through the end of December; Spring Fellows will serve February 1 through the end of May. During this one-semester residency, Fellows will not teach. Fellows will conduct research on their proposed projects in line with the VFP’s annual theme (see section on theme below), and they will be responsible for delivering four public talks, workshops, or other scholarly programs meant to advance NCA’s mission, the broad goals of the VFP, and the interests of intercultural collaboration. NCA and CUC will each select one Fellow for each academic term, so the VFP will consist of two Fellows each term (or four per academic year). Fellows will be guided in their work by the NCA’s “Credo for Ethical Communication,” which offers robust support for free speech, intellectual inquiry, and intercultural sensitivity. CUC endorses this document’s values and norms.
THE 2018-19 THEME: For our inaugural class of Fellows, the research theme is “The China Dream, the American Dream, and Communicating National Narratives.” Successful applicants will address this theme in their research and public events. So that colleagues may plan ahead, the 2019–20 theme will be “Global Environmental Communication in the Age of Crises.” The 2020–21 theme will be “New Media, New Markets, and Netizens.”
The VFP will be hosted on the campus of the Communication University of China (hereafter CUC). CUC has previously partnered with NCA in co-hosting the biennial summer conferences on “Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization.”
The National Communication Association (NCA) is seeking an outstanding leader with a passion for Communication arts and sciences to become its next Executive Director.
Founded in 1914, NCA advances the scholarly discipline of Communication that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry. Today NCA is a vibrant and financially strong organization whose diverse membership includes 7,500 scholars, teachers, practitioners, and academic departments across the country and the world. The Association is well served by a professionally accomplished staff that supports the publication of 11 academic journals, various professional development programs and public engagement events, and an annual convention attended by 5,000 participants.
Call for Participants for:
Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization
An International Conference Co-Hosted by the Communication University of China (CUC) & the U.S.-based National Communication Association (NCA)
To be held in Beijing, China, June 17-19, 2016
The Communication University of China (CUC) and the U.S.-based National Communication Association (NCA) are pleased to announce a co-sponsored summer conference to be held in Beijing, China, June 17-19, 2016. The conference will be held at the CUC International Convention Center, creating public space for scholars, media practitioners, government officials, and students to participate in open discussions and dialogue. Presentations will be made in English and Chinese, with simultaneous translations available via headsets.
China and the United States are positioned to influence notions of democracy, nationalism, citizenship, human rights, environmental priorities, and public health for the foreseeable future. This international conference will address these broad issues as questions about communication: about how our two nations envision each other and how our interlinked imaginaries create both opportunities and obstacles for greater understanding and strengthened relations. Within the overarching theme of “Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization,” the conference will address eight key topics, each to be explored in panel sessions, workshops, graduate student panel sessions, and poster sessions.
– Social Media, Freedom of Expression, and the Evolving Roles of Netizens
– Privacy and Ethics in the Digital Age
– Cyber Society and Social Governance
– Strategic Communication in the Global Age: Social Media and Public Relations
– Public Health Communication in an Age of Global Risk
– Rhetorics of Environmental Communication and Sustainability in Times of Catastrophe
– China, the U.S. and the Dilemmas of Terrorism
– Gender, Race, and Identity in a World of Fluid Boundaries
– Digital Divide: Policy and Practice
– Strategic Management and Leadership in Media Organizations
– Health Communication in the Digital Age
– Emerging Communication Pedagogies in the Age of Globalization
Graduate Student Panels
– Online Communication and Social Media in China
– Health, Risk, and the Rhetorics of Catastrophe
– Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for poster sessions on any of the topics above
Call for Submissions
We invite submissions that address any of the panel sessions, workshops, graduate student panels, or poster sessions cited above.
Applicants should submit an abstract (up to 500 words) and/or completed paper. Please delineate whether proposing a panel or workshop session and if you would like to be considered for a poster session. Workshop submissions should be 4 pages (max), include title, rationale, agenda, and presenter(s) bio info. Deadline for all submissions is Jan. 15th, 2016. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word format. Successful applicants will be contacted on Feb. 5th, 2016 with results.
Please send all submissions and inquiries to Dr. Patrick Shaou-Whea Dodge, Assistant Professor Clinical Track, CU Denver and International College Beijing.
In a show of international friendship and support, the CUC and NCA have generously agreed to waive registration fees for all conference participants.
Upon notification of acceptance to the conference, Dr. Dodge will convey to all participants the necessary information regarding lodging, visas, airfare, and other logistics.
Members of NCA’s “Task Force on Fostering International Collaborations in the Age of Globalization” will present updates regarding their work in Research, Pedagogy, and Service & Conferences subcommittees during the conference.
The conference’s local host, the Communication University of China (CUC) plays a leading research role in studying, teaching about, and practicing communication, journalism, and radio and television arts in China. Since its founding, CUC has earned the reputation of being “the cradle of China’s radio and television talent”; it stands today among the top universities in China. Situated on a lovely campus on Beijing’s east side, CUC’s world-class Convention Center will provide a unique staging ground for conference participants to experience the charm and character of Beijing, the political, economic, and cultural center of China.
The conference’s international host and co-sponsor, the National Communication Association (NCA), stands among the largest and leading organizations committed to studying all aspects of human communication. The NCA’s role in this conference is being led by Dr. Dodge, Dr. Qingwen Dong, and Dr. Zhi Li, members of the NCA’s Task Force on Fostering International Collaborations in the Age of Globalization. By linking the NCA to the cause of citizen advocacy and fair inquiry in China, this event advances the core principles of the discipline and the international reputation and reach of the organization.
CFP NCA Seminar: Critical Discourse Studies in Communication: Embracing Opportunities for Research and Pedagogy
November 18th, 2015, 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Rio Conference Center
Susana Martinez Guillem, University of New Mexico
Christopher M. Toula, Georgia State University
Mariaelena Bartesaghi, University of South Florida; M. Lane Bruner, Georgia State University; Theresa Castor, University of Wisconsin-Parkside; Susana Martinez Guillem, University of New Mexico; Craig Stewart, University of Memphis; Christopher M. Toula, Georgia State University; Bernadette Barker-Plummer, University of San Francisco
This seminar will focus on Critical Discourse Studies-also known as Critical Discourse Analysis, or CDA-as a theory/method in Communication, and more specifically on the opportunities it presents for scholars throughout our discipline to engage in social justice-oriented research and pedagogy. Our primary goal is to create space for collaboration among communication scholars as we discuss theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical issues related to Critical Discourse Studies, as well as the opportunities that this approach presents for ongoing studies of different practices/artifacts/texts across NCA’s interest groups.
We invite submissions for both roundtables and workshops.
For those interested in participating in the roundtables: please send a short position paper (7-10 pages) to Susana Martínez Guillem (email@example.com) and Christopher Michael Toula (firstname.lastname@example.org) focusing on “Critical Discourse Studies’ Theoretical Legacies and Futures in Communication Studies,” or “Methodological and Pedagogical Considerations for Critical Discourse Studies in/across Communication Areas.” Please indicate the roundtable that best fits your proposal. Your email subject heading should read NCA SEMINAR APPLICATION and your submission should include your name, title, institution, and email address at the top.
Those interested in participating in the workshops: please send a short description of your text(s) (1000 words maximum) to Susana Martínez Guillem and Christopher Michael Toula, and briefly discuss the initial questions you are trying to tackle in your analysis. The questions should be open-ended to allow for flee-floating feedback and discussion. Your email subject heading should read NCA SEMINAR APPLICATION and your submission should include your name, title, institution, and email address at the top.
The final number and focus of the workshops will depend on the number and quality of the submissions, as well as the overarching themes emerging out of the proposals.
The deadline to submit all materials is October 1, 2015. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about nuances within CDS, discuss ongoing and potential research applications in different communication areas, and engage in hands-on analysis of your own texts with immediate feedback to help you move your project forward.