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  • 14.10.2021 12:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    December 17-18, 2021.

    Online (Niš, Republic of Serbia)

    Deadline: November 25, 2021

    The Department of Communications and Journalism invites you to the international scientific conference “Меdia and Challenges of the Modern Society 2021“, held this year from 17th to 18th December, in an online format.

    This conference, which we hope to become a tradition, is organized with the aim of bringing together scientists and researchers in the field of communication, cultural studies and related disciplines and of exchanging scientific knowledge and experiences. The conference is thematically focused on the challenges that are faced by the media and society in the era of digital technologies; therefore, the framework topics of this year’s conference are the following:

    • Traditional media in the era of digital technologies
    • Digital and media literacy
    • Public media services, media regulation and legal aspects
    • Media ethics in the digital environment
    • Social networks, digital platforms and media
    • The official languages of the conference are Serbian and English.

    Application

    The application should contain the following data:

    • Affiliation
    • The email address of the first author
    • The title of the paper
    • An abstract (maximum 250)
    • Key words (maximum 5 words)

    It should be sent to this email address: misd@filfak.ni.ac.rs

    The application should be sent no later than November 25, 2021. The applications submitted within the given deadline will be given the feedback on participation by December 5, 2021.

    Papers publication

    The papers which are positively reviewed will be published in the first issue of the journal “Media Studies and Applied Ethics“, in 2022. The deadline for submitting papers in English is January 31, 2022.

    Instruction for the preparation of papers for publication is available at the link:

    https://izdanja.filfak.ni.ac.rs/casopisi/2021/media-studies-and-applied-ethics-vol-iino-1-2021

    Registration fee

    As the conference is held in an online format, the registration fee will not be charged.

    We are at your disposal for any further information.

    The Department of Communications and Journalism

    Faculty of Philosophy in Niš

    Ćirila i Metodija, 2, 18 000 Niš, Republic of Serbia

    misd@filfak.ni.ac.rs

  • 14.10.2021 11:57 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: January 31, 2022

    The Department of Communications and Journalism (Faculty of Philosophy Niš, Serbia) is announcing Call for papers for the peer-reviewed journal “Media Studies and Applied Ethics” (MSAE).

    MSAE accepts original research, a review article, critical essays, perspective pieces and book reviews related to communication throughout the world and it encourages contributions from professors, MA and PhD students, media professionals as well as researchers in the field of media studies and applied ethics.

    MSAE welcomes papers on topics such as:

    • Media and society
    • Media and culture
    • Media history
    • Media and entertainment
    • Media and religion
    • Media and violence
    • Media and advertising
    • Media effects
    • Audience and reception
    • New media
    • Journalism Communication
    • Media philosophy
    • Media aesthetics
    • Visual communications
    • Media law
    • Journalism ethics
    • Media ethics
    • Marketing ethics
    • Business ethics

    With reference to above mentioned topics and the fields of research you are kindly invited to send your

    papers to the following e-mail address: msae@filfak.ni.ac.rs

    Papers should be sent before January 31st, 2022

    For more information please visit: https://izdanja.filfak.ni.ac.rs/casopisi/media-studies-and-applied-ethics

  • 14.10.2021 11:39 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tonny Krijnen, Sofie Van Bauwel

    This thoroughly revised second edition provides a critical overview of the contemporary debates and discussions surrounding gender and mediated communication.

    The book is divided into three parts: representing, producing, and consuming, with each section made up of three chapters. The first chapter of each section attempts to answer the most basic questions: ‘Who is represented?’, ‘Who produces what?’, and ‘Who consumes what?’. The second chapter of each section draws attention to the complexity of the relationship between gender and media, concentrating on the 'why'. The third and final chapter of each section addresses the latest debates in the fields of media and gender, adding a vital layer of understanding of the topic at hand. Throughout, text boxes provide additional information on the most important concepts and topics, and exercises help bridge the gap between theory and everyday life media practices. The second edition has been updated in light of current developments with regard to gender, media technologies, and globalisation, including recent theoretical insights and examples.

    This is an ideal textbook for students studying gender and media, and for general courses on gender studies, sociology, cultural studies, and women’s studies.

  • 14.10.2021 11:35 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    University of Zurich

    The Media Change and Innovation Division, Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ), University of Zurich is seeking applications for a fully funded postdoctoral position. The successful applicant will devise and conduct original theoretical and empirical research in the fields of digital media use, well-being, algorithms, governance, privacy, and dataveillance starting in early 2022 (see recent Publications for research focus areas and our new project on the chilling effects of dataveillance).

    Read the full job description and apply

    Contact for further information: Dr. Moritz Büchi (m.buechi@ikmz.uzh.ch)

  • 14.10.2021 11:32 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Universidade Lusófona - Lisbon/Portugal

    The Ph.D. Program in Media Art and Communication from Lusofona University (Lisbon, Portugal) offers 8 (tuition fee) to 2021 applicants with research interests in historical visual media, digital curatorship, visual arts, creative industries, and virtual reality.

    Applications are open until October 30th to all international students.

    The Ph.D. Program in Sciences of Communication from Lusofona University (Lisbon, Portugal) offers 8 scholarships (exemption of tuition fees) to 2021 applicants with research interests in the broad areas of the crossing between media, arts, and technologies.

    Applications are open until October 30th to all international students.

  • 14.10.2021 11:29 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Call for chapters

    Deadline: October 20, 2021

    We are seeking contributions for a forthcoming multidisciplinary edited volume (Intellect) that examines intangible cultural heritage. The book will be open to scholarship from any discipline in the humanities and social sciences including practice as research and provide a critical forum for dialogue on the theoretical, methodological, and empirical issues central to an understanding of media, memory and public history today.

    Cultural heritage is not limited to museums and monuments anymore but also encompasses oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, artefacts, film and media, and cultural spaces. Intangible cultural heritage stands for the collective cultural expressions of the everyday culture; it is inclusive and community-based. It is closely linked to communities, groups, or even individuals who create, recreate, and transmit it from generation to generation. According to UNESCO, “intangible cultural heritage” (ICH) is important in safeguarding cultural diversity in the age of globalisation. It is “transmitted from generation to generation, is constantly recreated by communities and groups, and provides them with a sense of identity and continuity, thus promoting respect for cultural diversity and human creativity.” (ich.unesco.org, 2021)

    Intangible cultural heritage is a lived phenomenon. It constantly changes and diversifies, advances and develops, transitions, transforms, adapts, and is passed down to future generations. Hence, as a lived cultural reality, it cannot be preserved through regular or conventional means, namely by safeguarding it from any form of change. At the same time, what is important is not only how and in what way intangible cultural heritage is articulated, expressed and transmitted, but also the cultural framework in which it prospers, as well as how it is preserved.

    The scope of this book will focus on exploring the concept of intangible cultural heritage and the new academic, artistic and creative directions of intangible cultural heritage that emerge from the public sphere and are part of public history. The aim will be to present scholarship that engages with aspects of intangible cultural heritage of the international arena as well as possibilities of their digital future.

    You are invited to submit a 250-word abstract and a short biography by October 20, 2021. We welcome theoretical, empirical, or professional contributions of the highest standard on the following topics related to intangible cultural heritage with case studies and examples from all over the world including but not limited to:

    • issues of terminology
    • theory and local or global narratives
    • issues of methodology
    • what forces shape, create, recreate, and transmit intangible cultural heritage
    • the local vs the national and the international
    • globalisation and its effect (s) on intangible cultural heritage
    • intangible cultural heritage and gender studies
    • intangible cultural heritage and ethnicities

    Chapters will be 6,000 to 7,000 words in length.

    • Deadline for abstract submission: October 20, 2021
    • Notification of acceptance: November 19, 2021

    Ph.D. candidates with original empirical research are also encouraged to submit an abstract.

    Prospective authors should submit an abstract directly by email to intangibleculturalheritagebook@gmail.com

    Editors:

    Dr Eleftheria Rania Kosmidou, University of Salford (UK)

    Dr Leslie McMurtry, University of Salford (UK)

  • 07.10.2021 13:09 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    October 14, 2021

    I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The webinar PR for today’s world: relationship management of multiple stakeholders by Dr Takashi Inoue, Chairman & CEO of Inoue Public Relations, Japan on Thursday 14 October 2021 at 12.00 GMT/UCT (unadjusted).

    What is the webinar content?

    In an age of hyper-change, PR is about multiple-stakeholder relationship management and requires constant self-correction. The webinar with Dr Takashi Inoue, will explore relationship management and reflect on how this is complex in a world characterized by hyper-globalization. The webinar draws on the presenter’s book published in 2018 and the presenter’s experience in the Japanese high-tech industries.

    The webinar will be followed by an interactive Q&A session.

    How to join

    Register here at Airmeet.

    A reminder will be sent 1 hour before the event.

    Background to IPRA

    IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, was established in 1955, and is the leading global network for PR professionals in their personal capacity. IPRA aims to advance trusted communication and the ethical practice of public relations. We do this through networking, our code of conduct and intellectual leadership of the profession. IPRA is the organiser of public relations' annual global competition, the Golden World Awards for Excellence (GWA). IPRA's services enable PR professionals to collaborate and be recognised. Members create content via our Thought Leadership essays, social media and our consultative status with the United Nations. GWA winners demonstrate PR excellence. IPRA welcomes all those who share our aims and who wish to be part of the IPRA worldwide fellowship. For more see www.ipra.org.

    Background to Dr Takashi Inoue

    Dr Takashi Inoue is Chairman and CEO of Inoue Public Relations Inc. in Japan. He is a visiting professor at Kyoto University. In 1997 his firm was the first in Asia to win the IPRA Golden World Awards Grand Prix. The company won subsequent Golden World Awards in 2015 (Japan regulatory changes for product innovation) and in 2021 (Corona manual). Dr Inoue is the author of Hyper-Globalization: essential relationship management published in 2018.

    Contact

    International Public Relations Association Secretariat

    United Kingdom

    secgen@ipra.orgTelephone +44 1634 818308

  • 07.10.2021 13:07 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    IJFMA Vol. 7 No.1

    Deadline: November 29, 2021

    Guest Editors: Gesa Marten and Jyoti Mistry

    For this issue IJFMA Vol. 7 No. 1, we take up the title of the GEECT conference Transversal Entanglement, which took place at the Film University Babelsberg in 3rd – 5th June 2021, to further spin the threads of artistic research in film and weave them together in this journal edition. Transversal is process-oriented, transdisciplinary and multi-perspectival and aims to question and transform existing structures. Entanglement invites examination of how relations between things effect each other and how relational processes may impact and affect particular artistic outcomes.

    For this issue on artistic research, we invite contributions that give consideration to new media forms and technologies, new ways of distribution and reception that are changing the filmic arts and film language. New digital possibilities put the classic cinema space into revised perspectives. Filmic narratives and imageries shape reality in a re-orientated constellation of entangled experiences. Artistic research in the medium of film invites reflection on social, political, economic, scientific and technical transformations.

    We invite contributions that are case studies, experiments with and through the medium of film, collaborative projects across disciplines using film and audio-visual media and expansive historical reflections that open towards the entangled relationships between film practices and critical enquiry.

    We frame this special issue through the lens of research approaches and methods and the impact of technology is driving artistic research in film forms. Contributors are encouraged to share their experiments with form, content and knowledge from the sciences and the role of technologies which traverse other art forms. Further consideration may be given to the discourses, narratives and imageries in film that expand media forms to build on technological innovations and which impact artistic developments.

    Please submit to:

    anna.coutinho@ulusofona.pt or https://revistas.ulusofona.pt/index.php/ijfma/about/submissions

    Please, check the author guidelines here:

    https://revistas.ulusofona.pt/index.php/ijfma/about/submissions

    Timeline for publication:

    • Submission Full Paper – 29th November 2021
    • 1st round feedback from reviewers – 16th February 2022
    • 1st round return from authors – 14th March 2022
    • 2nd round feedback from reviewers – 6th April 2022
    • Final Revisions – 25th April 2022
    • Publication Date – 8th June 2022

    IJFMA Online Launch – 15th June 2022 11 am CET (TBD)

    IJFMA Launch – GEECT Conference (TBD)

  • 07.10.2021 13:03 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    April 5-7, 2022

    Antwerp (Belgium)

    Deadline for paper submission: 15 November 2021

    Conference website: https://nationalismand.media/

    Organizers: the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) and National movements and Intermediary Structures in Europe (NISE) with the kind support of Ghent University and the University of Antwerp.

    Call for papers

    For as long as nationalist movements have existed, ideological pamphlets, historical novels that constructed a romantic national past to visual arts and hashtags such as #maga on Twitter have instrumentalised media. Next to disseminating explicit nationalist messages, media (printed press and visual arts included) also play a role for nationalism by making national symbols and discourses part of everyday life. By continuously providing representations of the nation and by presenting the world as a world of nations, media help to naturalise nationalism.

    Since Karl Deutsch’s Nationalism and social communication (1953/1966), many studies of nationalism and national movements have pointed at the role of media. Most famously, in Imagined Communities (1983), Benedict Anderson emphasized the importance of ‘print capitalism’ in the emergence of modern nations. The growing distribution of newspapers, magazines, books and other print media facilitated language standardisation and literacy and through that to the development of a collective consciousness and the formation of an imagined community.

    The so-called ‘second Gutenberg revolution’ (early 19th century) rendered printing considerably faster and cheaper, eventually putting the ‘mass’ in mass media. This was salutary for national movements, often lacking the infrastructure that modern states possessed, and facilitated their global development. Global reach and very low costs associated with social media today provide platforms not only to national movements aspiring to state-building, but also to fringe ultra-nationalist groups without access to mainstream media.

    While media can contribute to the construction of nations, media are also formed by nations, since nations often determine the institutional and legal frameworks within which media operate. For the study of nationalism, the question is then whether this media dissemination coincides with a nation, or rather reaches another community.

    Studies on the organization of media usually depart from a top-down approach, without taking into consideration the active roles that audiences take up in making meaning. The ‘everyday nationhood’ concept complements these studies by proposing a bottom-up approach, focusing on the place ‘ordinary’ people give to the national through their media consumption and their own production of media content. As a consequence, social media have unifying and dividing effects on nation building as through them competing definitions of modern nationhood come to the fore.

    Despite the consensus about the idea that media are important for nationalism, this relationship is rarely explored in depth. How exactly can we understand the relationship between different forms of both media and nationalism? What are the common characteristics and the differences between different geographical and political contexts? How did the relationship between media and nationalism evolve? Given the enormous growth of media in late modern and contemporary history, has its importance for nationalism grown accordingly? And how did the rise of transnational (social) media and user generated content media affect nationalism?

    This conference is intended to cover cases from all parts of the world and welcomes papers based on different theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches, and from different disciplines and fields, such as history, media and communication studies, political science, sociology, linguistics and literature. The conference will take place in person, at the University of Antwerp. However, certain timeslots will be reserved for online sessions, in order to facilitate the participation of scholars who would otherwise be unable to travel to Antwerp, and to encourage scholars from outside Europe to participate. Requests for a place in the online sessions should be clearly indicated when submitting an abstract.

    Themes

    Possible themes include:

    • Revisiting media and nationalism theories;
    • Media and nationalist propaganda;
    • Media and banal nationalism;
    • Media and everyday nationalism;
    • Media and national indifference;
    • New media and nationalism;
    • Media, nationalism and gender/sexuality/class/age/ethnicity;
    • The representation of nations in media;
    • The role of media in naturalizing the idea of a ‘world of nations’;
    • Media as sources for nationalism research;
    • Social media and nationalism as a part of civil societies and public spheres
    • Competing definitions in both visual and literary media
    • Media, education and nationalism

    Abstracts

    Abstracts may contain proposals for individual papers, entire panels and workshops. Abstracts are to be submitted before November 15th 2021 at nationalismand.media/abstract.

    All abstracts will be peer reviewed before final acceptance.

    We will let you know whether your abstract has been accepted in January 2022.

    Conference organizers

    The conference is organized by ASEN (asen.ac.uk), NISE (nise.eu), the University of Antwerp’s Departments of History, Literature, and Communications Studies (uantwerpen.be), and Ghent University’s Departments of History and Communications Studies (ugent.be).

    Contact

    If you have any queries, you can contact the organizing team by email at hello@nationalismand.media or by telephone and WhatsApp on +44 78 85 99 16 33.

    We look forward to welcoming you to Antwerp.

    Copyright © MMXXI ASEN and NISE.

  • 07.10.2021 12:51 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    UCLouvain

    UCLouvain invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured full-time position in Communication studies

    Teaching

    The candidate will have teaching assignments in the field of organizational communication and in research methods within the Master of Communication as well as the Bachelor's degree in Information and Communication. Part of the teaching activities can take place on the Mons site and/or in evening programmes.

    As such, the candidate should be able to intervene in the following teaching areas:

    • Information and communication theories
    • Strategy of organizations (in the business sector as well as in the non-profit sector)
    • Strategic communication
    • Sensitive communication and crisis communication
    • Qualitative methods in information and communication studies

    Research

    The candidate will develop, carry out and lead a cutting-edge research program in the field of organizational communication that could be rooted in one of the following paradigms:

    • Critical approaches to organizational communication
    • Constructivist and/or interpretative approaches of organizational communication
    • Processual approaches of organizational communication
    • The candidate should master at least one of the following research methods:
    • Ethnography
    • Ethnomethodology
    • Grounded theory
    • Discourse analysis and critical discourse analysis
    • Mixed methods research in communication

    The candidate will contribute to the research activities carried out at the Institute for Language & Communication in collaboration with the members of the research “Laboratoire d’analyse des systèmes de communication d’organisation”. Part of the research activities can be carried out on the Mons site.

    Application deadline: Monday, November 15, 2021 at noon

    More info here: https://jobs.uclouvain.be/PersonnelAcademique/job/An-academic-position-in-Communication-studies-%281FTE%29/720721401/

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