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 Researcher Profile

Researcher Profiles Emin 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.

Agata Szkiela Researcher Profile

Researcher 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.

For more see https://about.me/agataszkiela

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.

 

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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.

Topics
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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Language culture & mind conference Lublin 2014

Sixth International Conference on *Language, Culture and Mind*
June 24-26, 2014 Lublin, Poland

Contact: info@lcm6.umcs.lublin.pl

Deadline for *abstract submission* of individual papers and posters: *Jan 20, 2014*

The Sixth International Conference on Language, Culture and Mind (LCM VI) will be held on *24-26 June 2014* at the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland. It will be preceded by a *Young Researchers Workshop* on 23 June 2014 (same venue), where young researchers will present their ongoing dissertation projects and other work.

The goals of LCM conferences are to contribute to situating the study of language in a contemporary interdisciplinary dialogue (involving philosophy, linguistics, psychology, anthropology, semiotics and related fields), and to promote a better integration of cognitive and cultural perspectives in empirical and theoretical studies of language.

Confirmed plenary speakers:
Nancy Budwig (Clark University, Psychology)
Henryk Kardela (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Linguistics)
Alan Rumsey (Australian National University, School of Culture, History & Language)
Farzad Sharifian (Monash University, Language and Society Centre)
Beata Stawarska (University of Oregon, Philosophy)

The theme for LCM VI is: *Inside/Out: Practice and Representation*
While some focus on the representational nature of language and mind, others regard them as socially embedded and embodied practices. We encourage submissions that further investigate the dynamic between practice and representation and critically examine stereotypical or mainstream conceptions of representations as internal and practices as external.

We invite abstract submissions for oral presentations, posters and symposia. (Please clearly indicate your chosen format with your submission.)

Submission guidelines and formats:
• Oral presentations
Title, name, affiliation, 400 word abstract
20 min presentation + 10 minute discussion

• Posters
Title, name, affiliation, 100 word abstract
1 minute oral presentation in the main lecture hall, preceding the poster session

• Symposia (submissions closed)
Symposium title, name and affiliation of symposium convener, an
introduction of up to 400 words explaining the theme, all symposium
abstracts, in suitable order. 90-minute symposia of 3 papers, allowing time for discussion. Up to two 90-minute symposia may be merged for proposals with 5-6 participants. Papers in each symposium should be thematically linked.

Symposium proposers should indicate whether, if a symposium is not accepted as a whole, they wish the individual abstracts to be considered as individual presentations (oral or poster)

Deadline for abstract submission of symposia: Nov 30, 2013 (closed). Deadline for abstract submission of individual papers and posters: *Jan 20, 2014. Abstracts should be submitted as .rtf, .odt or .doc attachments using EasyChair. In order to submit an abstract you have to use your existing EasyChair account or register using the link above. Detailed instructions can be found on the Language Culture and Mind VI conference website.

Important dates:
• Deadline for abstract submission (symposia): 30 Nov 2013 (*closed*)
• Deadline for abstract submission (papers, posters): *20 Jan 2014*
• Notification of acceptance (symposia): 15 Jan 2014
• Notification of acceptance (papers, posters): *28 Feb 2014*
• Last date for early registration: 30 Mar 2014
• Last date for participant registration: 1 May 2014
• Final program publication: 31 May 2014

****Young Researchers Workshop****
The LCM VI Young Researchers Workshop is a satellite event of the LCM VI conference, aimed at graduate students and junior scholars conducting theoretical or empirical research in language and communication including, but not limited to cognitive, social, affective, embodied and/or cultural perspectives. The workshop aims at providing a forum for presenting results and foster interaction and debate in the context of interdisciplinary collaboration.

Young researchers in anthropology, biology, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, semiotics, semantics, discourse analysis, cognitive and neuroscience are invited to share, and thereby enrich, their study of human natural language and communication. A specialist’s comment on each accepted
contribution makes the workshop a unique opportunity to receive expert feedback.

Contact: Roberto Bottini

Abstract specifications:
1 page, 400 words, single-spaced, font size 12 pt, Times New Roman, 2.5 cm margins on all sides. Diagrams must fit in the page.
Heading should include:
– Title of the paper
– Author(s) name
– Author(s) affiliation
– E-mail address of principal author

Abstracts for the Young Researchers Workshop presentations should be submitted as .rtf, .pdf or .doc attachments using EasyChair. A special track for YRW has been created within LCM6 EasyChair account.

Vilnius Centre for Intercultural Dialogue

On 20 May [2011] in Vilnius, Lithuanian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Egidijus Meilunas and representative from Poland’s Borderland Foundation (Fundacja Pogranicze) Malgorzata Czyzewska discussed the events that are being organized on the occasion of the one hundredth birth anniversary of poet Czeslaw Milosz and activities of the Centre for Intercultural Dialogue that will soon be opened, reported BC the press service of the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Egidijus Meilunas and Malgorzata Czyzewska, 20.05.2011. Photo: urm.lt
Egidijus Meilunas and Malgorzata Czyzewska, 20.05.2011. Photo: urm.lt

Czyzewska acquainted the Deputy Minister with plans of the Borderland Foundation on 30 June, on the eve of taking over the Presidency of the European Union by Poland and on the occasion of the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of poet Czeslaw Milosz, to open the Centre for Intercultural Dialogue in the town of Krasnogruda on the Lithuanian-Polish border. The Centre will be dedicated to the strengthening of cross-cultural dialogue in the borderlands of various countries in the world and to the research of such dialogues. According to Czyzewska, the experience that was accumulated over twenty years of the Foundation’s activities will allow to build bridges between the closest neighbours: Belarusians, Poles, Lithuanians and Russians from the Kaliningrad region. The Centre will contribute with education, research, publishing and cultural activities. In her opinion, exchanges of people in culture, historians, teachers and youth from neighbouring countries and cooperation will take place at the Centre.

Deputy Minister Meilunas welcomed the Foundation’s initiative and emphasized the benefits.

“These activities are very necessary. It is important to have and strengthen the dialogue between Lithuanian and Polish people in culture. It is particularly symbolic that the Centre will operate in the borderlands of a few countries, in a manor that was the property of the family of Milosz, the ‘last national of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania’ in the interwar period,” Deputy Minister Meilunas said.

For further information, see the original article published in The Baltic Course, 27 May 2011.

Call for papers IMDA

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 20th World Business Congress of the International Management Development Association (IMDA) devoted to “Challenges and Opportunities of Global Business in the New Millennium: Contemporary Issues and Future Trends” will be held in Poznan, Poland from July 3rd through 7th, 2011 in cooperation with Poznan University of Economics and in partnership with a number of state, provincial, and local government departments. His Excellency Mr. Waldemar Pawlak, Deputy Prime Minister and Poland’s Minister of Economy, will be the opening speaker along with a number of other important dignitaries.

Scholarly papers, panel/special session proposals, and case study exercises for presentation and subsequent publication in the refereed Congress Proceedings in book and CD form and in a number of scholarly journals are invited. Theoretical, conceptual, and empirical papers (using qualitative/historical and quantitative methodologies) are solicited.

Manuscripts submitted must be complete papers, ready for blind review, to be considered for inclusion in the Congress proceedings. A work-in-progress may be reviewed and considered for presentation, even though not published in the Congress proceedings. In addition to sharing scholarship regarding global business issues, the Congress is designed to offer an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world and exchange information and ideas on a variety of global business topics. This is a great organization and a great venue. No visas are required for nationals of most countries.

Please note that the paper submission deadline is April 1st, 2011. The manuscripts should be submitted to the appropriate track co-chairs according to the Congress Call for Papers. A copy of the Call for Papers and much more information about the Congress is available on the Association’s website: http://www.imda.cc

Any specific Congress related questions should be directed to Congress Program Co-chairs Dr. Erdener Kaynak at ek9@comcast.net or Dr. Ajay Manrai at manraia@udel.edu. I would be delighted to send a complete call for papers in PDF format and otherwise be of further assistance.