CFP The Communication Histories Project (France and England)

The Communication Histories Project

Call for Papers
SFSIC Congress: 8th-10th June 2016, Metz, France
IAMCR/AIECS/AIERI Conference: 27th-31st July 2016, Leicester, England

The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and the Société Française des Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication (SFSIC) will organize a series of events to encourage the building of international bridges between researchers across different communities.

The first workshop in this series will be dedicated to research in the histories of communication studies.

We invite contributions which are concerned with the ways in which contemporary social problems are addressed by our research into communication, information, and media.

We call for original historical analyses of the concepts, paradigms, methods, institutions, educational programmes, features and figures which have structured communication studies, and which are firmly located in the many contexts which have produced them.

Our aim is to gather a diversity of perspectives on the history of our field, that together will demonstrate its complexity and interdisciplinarity, as well as historical contestations and counter-narratives.

It is anticipated that there will be publications emerging from this project.

We call for interested colleagues to submit a 1,000-word proposal for presentation in a specific workshop at the SFSIC Congress (June 8-10th, 2016, in Metz, France) and/or IAMCR/AIECS/AIERI conference (July 27th-31st, 2016, in Leicester, UK). As these are separate workshop, the resulting papers will not be included in the conference proceedings.

Proposals will be accepted in English, French and Spanish, and should be sent for review by February 29th, 2016. Please make sure to specify if you are making a proposal for the SFSIC Congress, the IAMCR/AIECS/AIERI Conference, or for both events.

Send proposals to,

Globalization conference 2012


Communicating in a World of Norms: Information and Communication in Contemporary Globalization
Lille, France, March 7-9, 2012

Lille is located in Northern France and it takes 50 minutes by train to get to this beautiful city from the Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG), one of the two main Paris airports. For more information about Lille, please visit

We hope that you will be interested in participating in this international event, which is co-sponsored by ICA [International Communication Association], the GERIICO [Group of studies and research on information and communication] and the SFSIC [French Society for Information and Communication Sciences]. It is the first time that ICA is sponsoring such an event in France, which will help us develop stronger scientific relationships between communication scholars all around the world.

The deadline to submit your 1,000 word abstract is September 30, 2011.

The proposals must without fail be submitted in French or in English. The main conference site is in French. Information about the conference is English is available here.

The authors will get an answer at the beginning of December 2011. Please see the attached APPEL A COMMUNICATIONS CMN (US) for more details.

Looking forward to seeing you there!
François Cooren, PhD
Past president (2010-2011)
International Communication Association