CFP IMISCOE: Migration & Inequalities (Poland & online)

ConferencesCall for papers: 20th IMISCOE Annual Conference: Migration and Inequalities: In Search of Answers and Solutions, 3-6 July 2023, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland (and online). Deadline: 5 December 2022.

Inequalities invariably intertwine with migration. On the micro-scale, socio-economic inequalities shape the propensity to migrate. On a macro-scale, South-North and East-West dynamics act as migration drivers. Recent mobility-related debates include inequalities as developmental outcomes of migration, as an implication of social and economic remittances, and as an issue to be addressed by public policies. Inequality-related challenges are also discussed in the context of gender, ethnic and racial disparities, urban segregation, or labour market segmentation in receiving countries. Inequalities intertwine with migration knowledge production. Postcolonial power relations determine who gets to define the research agenda, who receives research funding and, consequently, who gets to theorise migration knowledge.

There is a growing need for scientific and political discussion on new inequalities and challenges for the future, such as the demographic, climate and technological changes, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the mass forced migration following conflicts such as the current war in Ukraine. As an efficient public response is still lacking, research and academic debates are much needed to support political decision-making processes. The focus on inequalities of the 2023 IMISCOE Annual Conference can facilitate the strengthening of topics in IMISCOE debates, from different methodological approaches (quantitative and qualitative) and various disciplinary focuses (including but not limited to economics, sociology, demography, political science, anthropology, law, history and geography).

Portal: A Bridge to Unity (Lithuania/Poland)

Applied ICDPORTAL: A Bridge to Unity. On May 26, 2021, Vilnius (in Lithuania) and Lublin (Poland) became the first two cities to connect through PORTAL. This visual bridge brings people of different cultures together, encouraging them to rethink the feeling and meaning of unity.

PORTAL brings a new approach to unity, especially important in times like these when we are being separated by extremely viral polarizing ideas and narratives. As the author and the initiator of the project, Vilnius-based Benediktas Gylys Foundation says, it’s time to transcend the sense of separation and to become the pioneers of a united planet.

Every day there is less room left for dialogue, empathy, and compassion, for feeling and being united in our home – a tiny spaceship Earth rapidly decaying due to too many of them, and too little of us.

The project is not a simple one-timer; organizers plan to connect the world by dozens of PORTALS in the near future. The aim is to involve communities and encourage a public movement that would create social experiments, unexpected reactions, and most important – the unity of different cultures and its’ people in the long run. Reykjavik (Iceland) and London (UK) are next in line.

CFP IADA 2020: Toward Culture(s) of Dialogue? (Poland)

ConferencesCall for papers: Towards Culture(s) of Dialogue? Communicating Unity in/and Diversity through Language and Discourse, 22-25 September 2020, Warsaw, Poland. Deadline: 29 February 2020.

Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw, and the International Association for Dialogue Analysis (IADA) jointly invite submissions to the international conference on dialogue: “Towards Culture(s) of Dialogue? Communicating Unity in/and Diversity through Language and Discourse,” to be held in Warsaw, Poland, 22-25 September 2020.

Intercultural exchange and integration that are now observed in many regions of the world contribute to an ongoing merger of different fields of socio-political life. The aspirations for tighter and maturer trans-national/trans-regional cooperation, fostered by the focus on pluralistic and democratic procedures, are often paralleled with sustained or growing cultural divisions. They are manifest in various discourse-mediated acts of segregation, marginalization and exclusion. Despite the efforts at orderliness, lawfulness and partnership in the public realm, the latter frequently becomes an arena of communicative chaos, misunderstanding, violence and aggression. In the light of the growing cultural and interactive dissonance in different parts of the world, questions arise as to the role of linguistics, dialogue studies, discourse analysis as well as other related humanities in confronting the various forms of communicative antagonism that penetrates both public and private domains.

The aim of this conference is to approach the observed dynamics in global intercultural communication by tracing discourse strategies of modern institutions. Are there any alternatives to oppressive styles and exclusionary rhetoric, as well as to polarised and confrontational stances emerging from them in public and private spheres? Can the ‘closed’ interactive positions be transformed into substantial, efficient and constructive dialogue? How can the ‘unity’-oriented discourse activities compromise, dismiss or accommodate expressive ‘diversity’ in the interaction game? The above problems pose questions as to speakers’ critical language awareness, communicative competence and responsibility in selecting, rejecting, modifying and creating local and global discourse practices. Reflective choices and modelling of these strategies may be constitutive of ‘culture(s) of dialogue’.

Organizers invite linguists, discourse analysts,  sociologists, psychologists, political and media scientists, law experts, philosophers, anthropologists, culture mediators (translators, teachers, etc.), as well as other researchers from related disciplines to the multidisciplinary discussion of prospects and limits of mediating human culture(s) through dialogue.

IUPUI Study Abroad in Poland 2019

Study AbroadSummer Intercultural Communication Study Abroad in Poland, May 13-27, 2019. Deadline: February 15, 2019.

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is now accepting applications for a two-week, 3 credit-hour study abroad program in Wroclaw, Poland. As the fourth largest city in Poland, Wroclaw is home to over 100,000 college students and considered Poland’s “tech hub.”  Students will spend two weeks examining intercultural interaction from a communication perspective, with particular focus on coordinated management of meaning (CMM).  They will explore issues of ethnicity, culture, gender and social/economic class, and participate in a two-day conference with communication students and faculty from the University of Wroclaw. The program also includes a visit to Auschwitz and museum tours including the National Museum, the Architectural Museum, and the Panorama.

CFP Across Borders: Cultural & Linguistic Shifts (Poland)

ConferencesACROSS BORDERS VIII: Cultural and Linguistic Shifts in the 21st Century, International conference in Krosno, Poland, 3-4 June 2019. Deadline: 30 January 2019.

Intercultural encounters accompanying the movement of individuals and groups receive a variety of expressions and call for a debate in an interdisciplinary context. The conference aims at investigating aspects of culture, language, media and literature in the context of a world made more mobile than ever before. The organizers of the conference wish to invite scholars in humanities and social sciences, esp. literature, linguistics, communication, folkloristics, media, cultural studies, humour studies, translation and interpreting, teaching methodology, to a discussion on the broad subject of cultural neighbourhood, especially related to: minority cultures and literature, migration and narration, the Other, autobiography and identity; communication styles, pragmatics of intercultural communication, communication in institutions, folkloric communication, ethnolinguistics; humour and irony in cultural context; cross-cultural aspects of translation and (language) teaching, English as an international lingua franca, language contacts, culture and the teaching of languages, global learning, innovation in education; images/discussions of culture in news media (print, broadcast and electronic); contemporary culture and media, images of culture/groups in media, transnational / transmedial cultural texts, cultural and linguistic globalization / localization.

Polish Institute of Advanced Studies Fellowships (Poland)

FellowshipsThe Polish Institute of Advanced Studies fellowships. Deadline: October 30, 2018.

The Polish Institute of Advanced Studies (PIASt) Junior and Senior Fellowship Programme offers residencies in all research areas of the social sciences and humanities, broadly defined. Fellowships run for the full 10-month period and the 5-month fall semester (October – February) or spring semester (March – July). For the 2019-2020 academic year, PIASt offers 12 fellowships (4 junior and 8 senior positions). The fellowships will begin in October 2019.

Emin Yiğit Koyuncuoğlu Profile

ProfilesEmin Yiğit Koyuncuoğlu is part of the European Solidarity Corps for Fundacja EkoRozwoju, an environmental organization in Wraclaw, Poland.

He has a BA in Communication Design and Management from the University of Anadolu (Turkey), including a year of studying Tourism Management at the University of Primorska (Slovenia). After graduation, he spent a year as Communications Assistant to Darüşşafaka Society, the oldest educational NGO in Turkey, providing high quality primary and high school education to students whose parent(s) are deceased.

While a student, he completed a Marketing internship in Tallinn (Estonia), and worked as a tour guide and as a staff member with Tourcon Turizm ve Kongre Hizmetleri in Antalya (Turkey), helping that organization prepare for national and international conferences. As a travel enthusiast and hitchhiker, he manages a Facebook page about his experiences, improving social media and video editing skills. He considers himself a linguaphile currently learning the art of translation.

Work for CID:

Emin Yiğit Koyuncuoğlu translated KC78: Language and Intercultural Communication, and KC94: Cross-Cultural Kids into Turkish.

Agata Szkiela Profile

ProfilesAgata Szkiela is the Executive Director and founder of Translating Cultures©, a coaching and training company operating globally since 2005, which she created with her Canadian husband.
Agata Szkiela

She has been a Senior Lecturer at the European Academy of Diplomacy for almost 12 years, focusing mainly on cross-cultural communication, intercultural business etiquette, indigenous and aboriginal people, cultural shock, dimensions of culture and intercultural competence, intercultural dimension of diplomacy and cultural differences in business environment. She has over 15 years of professional experience in a multicultural diplomatic environment and UN structures.

Apart from her role as an intercultural educator, she is also a Global Mindset and Cultural Transition Coach, as well as Intercultural Business Communication and Relocation Trainer, working with such global companies as Communicaid, CultureWaves, Brookfield Global Relocation Services or ICUnet.AG. Her main interests and research concentrate around intercultural coaching, cross-cultural leadership and multinational team management as well as cultural identity and cultural shock. She is an active member of the SIETAR Poland training group and does pro bono intercultural education classes for kindergarten kids.

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Work for CID:

Agata Szkiela has served as a reviewer for translations into Polish.

Interculturalism in Historical Education (Warsaw)

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the European Wergeland Centre are pleased to invite participants to the international conference Interculturalism in historical education which is organized with support from the Council of Europe and will take place on 20-22 April 2015 in Warsaw.

The conference will address the question of how to use knowledge and reflection about the past to build attitudes of openness in today’s globalizing world and harness the potential of diversity on the local level. We will look at methods of intercultural learning, civic education and education on human rights, with a focus on how to use education to prevent and combat discrimination anti-Semitism, racism and hate speech.

It is important to us to consider the perspective of both practitioners and researchers. The conference will be an opportunity to discuss, exchange, brainstorm and connect with representatives of Polish and European organizations and institutions.

We invite scholars conducting research on interculturalism and intercultural education, as well as practitioners – museum professionals, representatives of non-governmental organizations and cultural institutions, educators, teachers, those conducting projects in the field of multi- and interculturalism, as well as all those interested in the subject.

The conference program will comprise lectures, panel discussions, films and workshops. The lectures and panel discussions will be conducted by invited experts from Poland and abroad. Workshops will be conducted by experts and activists who submitted their proposals in response to an open call.

In conference program:
*Discussion panels (History and citizenship education. Diversity in Europe
– contemporary challenges) and experts lectures (History education and intercultural competences, Local history and attitudes towards “others”, Interculturalism in the city, Dealing with prejudice, discrimination and hate speech)
*Workshops with experts from Poland, Norway, Holland, Germany, Great Britain and France
*International exchange of good practices – Project Ideas Exchange (few minutes, dynamic presentations of programs executed in participants and conference patrons institutions and organizations)
*Music events – concert by Bente Kahan (Norwegian artist presents sons and tales by a European Jews) and POLIN choir performance
*Journey thought 1000-years history of Polish Jews – curator-led tour

Registration is open until 31 March 1915. Participation in the conference is free.

Supported from the Norway and EEA Grants by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.



ICA Regional Conference: Lodz (Poland) 2015

International Communication Association REGIONAL CONFERENCE
Expanding Communication: Old Boundaries and New Frontiers

The ICA Lodz regional conference, organized jointly by 8 European universities and with the cooperation of the Polish Communication Association (PCA), under the auspices of the International Communication Association, will take place on 9-11 April, 2015 at the University of Lodz, Poland.

We welcome paper submissions on a broad range of topics ranging from intercultural communication across diverse borders and bridges, old boundaries and new frontiers: transformations in audiences and societies, to the ethical issues in communication, domain-specific, Internet and mediated communication, AV translation and interpreting as well as the relationship among semiotic codes used in communication. Some of the topics are given below, but the list is not exhaustive:
*New Frontiers in European Communication Research
*Communication theory and research
*Interpersonal and organizational communication
*Journalism and media studies
*Language and Social Interaction
*Intercultural communication and Ethnicity and Race
*Communication and Technology
*Literature and performance studies
*Popular culture studies
*Meaning, Context and Cognition (MCC) in Communication
*Writing research and instruction, intercultural rhetoric
*Political Communication
*Public Relations, Advertising, Propaganda, Promotion
*Visual/Graphic Communication
*Communication ethics
*Feminist and LGBT Studies
*Education and media literacy

Plenary Speakers:
*Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska (The Former President of the Polish Communication Association, University of Wrocław)
*Sonia Livingstone (London School of Eonomics)
*Ayse Lahur Kirtunc (Ege University)
*Francois Heinderyckx (President ICA, Free University Brussels)
*Jef Verschueren (International Pragmatics Association, Antwerp University)
*Piotr Cap (University of Lodz)

Individual Submissions must be completed online no later than 23:00 EST 15th November, 2014. Get the Call.


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