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University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Join a unique British University in China. The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. This award winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of over 8,000 in just 16 years.
A pioneer in Sino-foreign tertiary education, UNNC is rapidly expanding as part of the University of Nottingham’s Global University. The institution seeks ambitious, talented academics with a flair for research and a passion for teaching to join its team of experts, offering unique teaching and research opportunities in a highly dynamic economy.
The School of International Communications is the largest school in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and is affiliated to the Department of Culture, Media and Visual Studies at the Nottingham UK campus. Our BA (Hons) in International Communications is a provincial level accredited degree which includes a dedicated programme of study for a European or East Asian language. Its sister programme, BA (Hons) in International Communications with Chinese, has proved successful in attracting high quality international students to the school. We currently run an MA programme in International Communications and also have one of the most successful PhD programmes in the university.
The role holder will conduct research and teaching broadly in the area of Media, Communication and Cultural Studies on our BA and MA International Communications programmes. S/he should have a specialism in Communication and Media and be able to teach in one of the key area of the School.
More details of the school and its teaching and research activities can be found here: https://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/internationalcommunications/about-the-school.aspx
Candidates must have a PhD in relevant subject area, which could include:
A specialization or industry experience in filmmaking will be an asset.
Salary will be within the range of RMB421,889 to RMB555,548 per annum depending on skills and experience.. In addition, an attractive package including employment support allowance, international private medical insurance and schooling support will be provided.
The post will initially be offered on a fixed term contract with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China for a period of 5 years starting September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. This contract may be extended by mutual agreement.
All applicants are required to formally apply online for the position.
Informal enquires may be addressed to Dr Filippo Gilardi, Head of School of International Communications, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that applications sent directly to this address will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted on-line.
Interview will be arranged in August in Ningbo or on Teams for oversea candidates, but these are subject to change.
Please be advised that your referees will be contacted prior to interview.
For more details and/or to apply on-line please access:
If you are unable to apply on-line please contact Recruitment Team, Email: Job@nottingham.edu.cn
Please quote ref.1818102. Closing date: 1 August 2021.
For other vacancies and more about working at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China please see: http://www.universityjobsinchina.com/
The post-holder will be expected to teach across the full range of our programmes, undertake supervision of BA and MA dissertation students and PGR students, and conduct research and external engagement in the school’s main research areas. More details of the school and its teaching and research activities can be found here:
Candidates must have a PhD degree supported by extensive and high level research and teaching experience in communications studies that connects to the Creative Industries and Digital Media, which could include:
Candidates will need to have in depth knowledge of creative and cultural industries to enable the development of new knowledge, innovation and understanding in the relevant field. In addition, candidates will be required to have extensive experience in leading the design of research techniques and methods and capability to act as a role model in the areas of research and teaching.
Minimum salary will be RMB731,551 per annum and negotiable based on background and experience. In addition, an attractive package including employment support allowance, international private medical insurance, and schooling support will be provided for international appointments.
The post will initially be offered on a fixed term contract with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China for a period of 5 years starting Autumn 2021/as soon as possible. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.
All applicants are required to formally apply online via online system at:
Informal enquires may be addressed to Dr Filippo Gilardi, Head of School of International Communications, email: email@example.com. Please note that applications sent directly to this address will not be accepted.
Interview will be arranged in Ningbo or on Teams for oversea candidates.
Please quote ref.181807. Closing date: Open till filled
August 2-13, 2021 (online)
Maastricht Summer School, Maastricht University
Deadline: July 16, 2021
The focus of this Summer School course is on critical discourse analysis, social semiotics and news framing. A key objective is to enable you to design an analytical framework to study media representations with textual and/or visual elements (e.g. newspaper/magazine articles with photos, cartoons and social media posts). You can read more about the course content, course objectives and recommended literature below. You also find there the link to the timetable. To apply for the course, please visit the DreamApply website.
The tweets of US-President Donald Trump, the heated social media debate on Greta Thunberg and the many angles on migration stress the pivotal role of texts and images in our societies. This course teaches you the analytical skills to study the possible meanings of textual and visual media representations.
Interactive lectures offer you concepts and methods to examine what combinations of words and/or visual elements mean in terms of a broader debate in society. These lectures further help you to understand how national identities and power relations affect the interpretations of media representations. Your individual assignment concerns a short paper, in which you apply a method to study one or two news articles, cartoons or social media posts.
Dr Leonhardt van Efferink developed an exclusive Summer School template that helps you to write a well-structured course paper. On top of this, he offers individual feedback in class and active personal tutoring by e-mail. Finally, his support includes a simple framework to develop focused, consistent and transparent research questions.
Below you find the course objectives, timetable and suggested literature. The course fee is €399. If you have any further questions, please contact Leonhardt via L.vanEfferink(at)MaastrichtUniversity.nl
1. Designing an analytical framework to study media representations with textual and/or visual elements (e.g. newspaper/magazine articles with photos, cartoons and social media posts).
2. Developing a research method that draws on critical discourse analysis, social semiotic analysis and/or news framing analysis, in line with your research objectives.
3. Explaining the role of the national and ideological contexts in which (social) media content is being produced.
4. Understanding the complexity of text-image relations and their role in meaning-making processes.
5. Producing a research design and dataset for your thesis or dissertation that is manageable.
Since the first two online editions were quickly fully booked in 2020, Maastricht Summer School decided to organize a third edition of this course. This edition will last from 2 until 13 August 2021, with daily teaching hours limited to three hours at most. Teaching days will start at 13.00 (Maastricht time zone/GMT+2) and end at the latest at 16.00 (Maastricht time zone/GMT+2). This makes it easier for students from far away countries to deal with the large time differences. Please check Leonhardt's website for most up-to-date version of the timetable: https://vanefferink.com/en/media-representations-and-research-methods-summer-school-critical-discourse-analysis-social-semiotics-and-news-framing/
Leonhardt has based this course on publications in various languages (see overview below for some examples). You are not required to do pre-course reading. However, if you would like to do so, you are advised to select one of the publications below. You can also contact Leonhardt for tailor-made reading advice.
1. Caple, H. (2013) Photojournalism. A Social Semiotic Approach.
2. Dahinden, U. (2006). Framing. Eine integrative Theorie der Massenkommunikation.
3. D’Angelo, P. (ed.) (2018) Doing News Framing Analysis II. Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives.
4. Geise, S., & Lobinger, K. (eds.). (2013). Visual Framing. Perspektiven und Herausforderungen der visuellen Kommunikationsforschung.
5. Machin, D. (2007) Introduction to Multimodal Analysis.
6. Machin, D. and Mayr, A. (2012) How to do Critical Discourse Analysis.
7. Richardson, J. (2007) Analysing Newspapers. An Approach from Critical Discourse Analysis.
8. Royce, T. D. (2006). Intersemiotic Complementarity. A Framework for Multimodal Discourse Analysis. In T. D. Royce, & W. Bowcher (Eds.), New Directions in the Analysis of Multimodal Discourse (pp. 63-109).
9. Van Gorp, B. (2010) Strategies to take the Subjectivity out of Framing Analysis. In P. D’Angelo, & J. A. Kuypers (Eds.), Doing News Framing Analysis. Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives (pp. 84-109).
10. Wodak, R. and Meyer, M. (eds., 2016) Methods of Critical Discourse Studies.
Student reviews (from LinkedIn recommendations)
1. “I found Leonhardt very well familiar with all the dynamics of his class room, as he very efficiently caters to the need of all his students coming from different social, cultural and educational backgrounds.” – Sadia from Pakistan
2. “Leonhardt is a great lecturer who knows his subject matter. I found his inclusive approach particularly useful in teaching media analysis techniques.” – Koen from Belgium
3. “Not only did Leonhardt demonstrate a high level of expertise in the subject, but he also helped his students understand difficult concepts in a very accessible way, effectively bridging the gap between theory and practice, and fostering fruitful discussions in class.” – Carolina from Brazil
July 8, 2021
I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The webinar Twin peaks: the overlap between public affairs and public relations will be presented by Andras Baneth, managing director of the European Office of the US-based Public Affairs Council, on Thursday 8 July 2021 at 12.00 GMT/UCT (13.00 British Summer Time).
What is the webinar content?
The webinar will cover the following topics:
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 the Andras Baneth
Andras is the managing director of the European Office of the Public Affairs Council, the largest global non-profit association for public affairs executives. He is an entrepreneur and executive trainer, focusing on strategic communications and public affairs. He created EUtraining.eu, Europe's leading training company for those wishing to become a European Union civil servant. He is also the founder of SpeakerHub.com, a platform to connect event planners with public speakers. For more see https://pac.org
International Public Relations Association Secretariat
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Teaching Media Quarterly
Deadline: October 1, 2021
"We both had to admit that popular songs really had no academic significance.” This is what Ray B. Browne was told upon being rejected from a journal in the first issue of Popular Music and Society fifty years ago. This prejudice still exists in the academy and has been perpetuated in the curriculums across a number of disciplines. However, with plenty of academic monographs and a good amount of dedicated peer-reviewed journals today, popular music is now a prolific field for critical and interdisciplinary inquiries. Popular music scholarship explores musical (sub)cultures, music in visual and digital media, music as propaganda, music as activism, and more. Thus, music is a ripe avenue through which media scholars contend with issues of power, identity, nationalism, environmentalism, (de)coloniality, globalization, and social justice. For media instructors, then, teaching a critical perspective on popular music can address many of the multisensory and transdisciplinary dimensions of media literacy.
Teaching Media Literacy is seeking submissions of creative, intersectional, and inclusive lesson plans that engage how media instructors mobilize the critical pedagogical value of teaching (with) popular music. Lesson plans that consider media examples beyond the North American and British landscape or adopt comparative and transnational lenses are particularly welcomed. Lesson plans may use any (sub)genres of popular music but they need to have a focused topic with a set of clear and achievable learning objectives. We welcome submissions that speak to a variety of teaching contexts, including face-to-face, remote, and hybrid.
Download and use the TMQ Template in one Microsoft Word document, and submit using the Submit Lesson Plan. Submission deadline: October 1st, 2021.
REVIEW OF COMMUNICATION, themed issue
Deadline: August 31, 2021
GUEST EDITORS: Giuliana Sorce (U of Tübingen) and Delia D. Dumitrica (Erasmus U)
This themed issue aims to map international perspectives on transnational processes in digital activism and protest. Against wider claims that social movements and citizen activism are shifting from the logic of spatial organization to networked flows (Bennett & Segerberg, 2012; Mercea, 2020), this themed issue seeks to illuminate how the global and local come together in networked public spheres. Recent transnational movements such as #MeToo or Black Lives Matter yield the importance of interweaving digital communication, pre-existing activist collectives, and citizen activation on a seemingly global scale. The policing of physical protests during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have intensified reliance on digital technologies among activists and grassroots collectives (Sorce & Dumitrica, 2021), further enhancing the appeal to create transnational ties and globalize movement appeals.
We ask how political causes circulate globally, what role digital technologies play, and ultimately, what “transnational” means for seemingly universal causes, global collective identity, and activist practice. In reflecting how activists across the globe employ digital media to construct a civic imaginary of a transnational polity, attention must be paid to the dialectical nature of transnational processes that simultaneously magnify the importance of locality while normalizing hybridity (Roudometof, 2016; Kraidy, 2005; Pieterse, 2015).
Where previous scholarship has drawn attention to the diffusion of political causes (della Porta & Mattoni, 2014) or cultural references (Dumitrica, in press) across national borders, this themed issue focuses on how digital technologies mediate and shape transnational processes in global organizing. This includes how transnational causes move across cultural contexts and how global appeals or activist vocabularies traverse (local) initiatives, considering the ways transnational organizers create collective identities among dispersed adherents, and what digital tactics of action work for global movements.
Possible contributions might examine, but are not limited to:
SUBMISSION DEADLINES AND GUIDELINES
Extended abstracts should include the research problematic, theoretical angle, methodology, and key findings. The extended abstracts will be reviewed by the Guest Editors, who will subsequently invite a selection of authors to submit full papers.
Completed manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word using a 12-point common font, double- spaced, no more than 7,000 words, inclusive of all matter (abstract, keywords, endnotes, etc.).
Review of Communication follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., endnotes style. Abstracts and manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the Review of Communication
submission site: https://rp.tandfonline.com/submission/create?journalCode=RROC
Authors should identify which themed call their paper is responding to by selecting the relevant drop-down option in ScholarOne.
In keeping with the journal’s current practice, all invited manuscripts/submissions will undergo rigorous peer review, including screening by the Guest Editors and review by at least two anonymous referees.
*Please note that an invitation to submit a full manuscript does not guarantee acceptance/publication.
Please direct questions about submissions to this themed issue to:
Institute of Media Studies
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Media & Communication Erasmus University Rotterdam email@example.com
February 24-25, 2022,
Deadline: August 20, 2021
In the last decades, more and more scholars have claimed for an inclusion of maintenance among the key topics and key questions of technology (Edgerton 2007, Jackson 2014, Russell and Vinsel 2018, Henke and Sims 2020,). Communication and media studies have just partially included in their methodological and analytical tools reflections on maintenance (see Balbi and Leggero 2020; Weber and Krebs 2021) and this paper-based workshop aims to advance in this aspect adding another fundamental yet underestimated layer in communication and maintenance research: the longue durée.
Maintenance of communication infrastructures, for example, is a long-term process lasting for decades or even centuries. On the one hand, roads, networks and cables are constantly maintained to keep them functioning but, on the other, to understand their strategic relevance is important to adopt a longue durée perspective (Braudel 1958), since those channels of communication have often political, economic, and socio-cultural relevance. Sometimes, maintenance has a strong effect not only in preserving communication infrastructures, but also in modifying or even dismantling them. In long terms, communications can be radically changed because of maintenance and transformed into something totally different from what was originally to be maintained.
Furthermore, despite or even because of maintenance and its related costs, communication infrastructures are abandoned in favor of other and apparently most “advanced” technologies of communication, whose maintenance is easier for example. This is typical when new technologies of communication emerge or when new cultures of maintenance appear.
Finally, communication maintenance in longue durée can also be considered in political and cultural terms. Sometimes, the technological dimension of the communication infrastructure to be maintained is secondary and political ideologies are more relevant: national or regional demands, (fake or real) ethnical ancestries, centers and peripheries, mountains and flatlands, cultural claims are all relevant in deciding to maintain an old and misused road, an undersea cable, a trait of railway, etc.
This workshop will host methodological and empirical approaches and we aim for contributions ranging from history to anthropology, from geography to political studies, from economics to obviously communication and transportation studies. The papers will have to deal with the topic of maintenance in communication in long-term at large, have to discuss about problems and challenges, opportunities and successes as well as failures, cultural changes and continuities over time in thinking the maintenance of communication. Papers should be focused not only on one specific point in time but take into account decades and centuries in order to grasp the hidden changes and undersea continuities which are not evident.
This two-day workshop will be held in person, if possible.
Important dates and deadlines
- In order to proceed with the selection we ask for a 300-word abstract to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by 20 August 2021.
- The selected participants will be notified by 20 September 2021 and they will have to provide a draft paper of max 5’000 words by 31 January 2022.
- This paper will be discussed collectively during the workshop on 24-25 February 2022, held in Mendrisio (Switzerland).
- Gabriele Balbi, USI Università della Svizzera italiana (Switzerland)
- Stefan Krebs, University of Luxembourg (Luxemburg)
- Roberto Leggero, USI Università della Svizzera italiana (Switzerland)
- Massimo Rospocher, Italian-German Historical Institute, Trent (Italy)
- Andrew Russell, SUNY Polytechnic Institute (US)
- Hitomi Sato, Konan University (Japan)
- Heike Weber, Technische Universität Berlin (Germany)
- Laboratorio di Storia delle Alpi, USI Università della Svizzera italiana (Switzerland)
- Institute of Media and Journalism, USI Università della Svizzera italiana (Switzerland)
For more info, please see http://www.labisalp.arc.usi.ch/it/news/detail/31277
Complutense University Madrid
Supervisor: Loreto Corredoira
Group description Modern times
Based on a broad conception of audiovisual heritage that includes cinema, television, radio, video and audio recordings and photographs, this group at the Complutense University (Chair Modern Times https://www.ucm.es/modern-times/) is focused on the analysis of European audiovisual heritage with a special emphasis on transformations in the Digital Single Market and on access to its works and services.
The Group combines the experience of a highly reputed master’s programme on Audiovisual Heritage at Complutense University (WEB: https://www.ucm.es/master_patrimonio_audiovisual/) with innovative research (including PhD supervision) and transfer activities.
The members of the Chair lead by Corredoira are part of the teaching personnel for this latter master’s, which brings together seven different university departments. Prof. Ramos Arenas also teaches at the School of Art, and Prof. Ramos Simón on the master’s in Documentation. The Chair should contribute to strengthening a specifically European approach to matters regarding our common audiovisual heritage.
We collaborate with different institutions and archives (such as Filmoteca española, Cinemateke Belgium, RTVE, National Library, Museums, etc.) directing projects for the management and cataloguing of audiovisual works. The Fellow will be able to make a professional stay at the chosen institution in Spain or another European country, to develop a policy for the reuse of public access works, and public domain catalogue.
It will cover preservation, custody and legal questions related to access to and dissemination of European audiovisual heritage.
Specific objectives will additionally include analysis of the transformation of the legal framework affecting audiovisual heritage projects and programmes, as well as consideration of questions concerning preservation and current digitization policies.
The innovative proposal put forward by this Chair also includes the supervision of doctoral theses (a minimum of five PhD theses and twelve master’s theses); the production of catalogues and cinema and television archival repositories.
Complutense University currently offers three official master’s programmes focused on heritage: a Historical Heritage and Museums programme, a Photographic Documentation programme (starting this year), and an Audiovisual Heritage programme. And in all of them, the Management and Legislation material is taught, which includes Intellectual Property Law.
This team will launch a new European PhD programme in 2022/2023. The syllabus for Master and PhD students will include seminars and courses on the history of European cinema and television, collective European memory, European audiovisual policies, rights management, universal access to European film management of open access archives.
Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC) Depart. of Constitutional Law
Curriculum vitae, publications from the last 5 years, a letter of motivation (in English and in Spanish) from the candidate indicating his/her interests and lines of research, and a letter of recommendation from a professor/researcher.
Previous experience or publications in the field (copyright, EU policy)
Lone Sorensen, University of Leeds
How can we make sense of the current age of global political disruption when populism leaves norms overturned and the future form of democracy unpredictable?
Political representatives are no longer elected for their experience and expertise but out of a desire for authenticity, a direct connection to citizens, and the certainty of the truths they tell. But when populists project these ideas and claim to represent the citizenry, what is reality and what is strategic performance? This conceptually rich book explores the performative strategies of the populist politicians who disrupt the normative order with acts of ‘truth-telling’. It disentangles their complex use of media—from their appeal to news values through spectacular disruptions to sophisticated social media commentary—in repertoires of mediated performances. Based on vigorous empirical research in both established and transitional democracies, it develops a theoretical framework of populist communication in the new media environment.
April 9-14, 2021
Deadline: July 25, 2021
2021 Documentary Summer School at Locarno Film Festival
Summer School Description: https://www.locarnofestival.ch/LFF/about/locarno-young/documentary-summer-school.html
Conditions of participation:
The Documentary Summer School (DSS), jointly organized by the Institute of Media and Journalism (IMeG) of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and the Locarno Film Festival, is open to up to 36 graduate students (Master and PhD) in the fields of film, media and communication studies. Now in its 22nd edition, the DSS explores different topics relevant to the research and production of documentaries. Given the great pervasiveness with which images and representations currently spread, this year the DSS has decided to dedicate a privileged space to the intertwining of ethics, gender, documentary and, more generally, the modes of communication when we represent the other. This is particularly important when we consider that the respectful coexistence between people who differ in culture, sexual orientation, origin, and religion is becoming an issue of crucial importance in many countries. More information on the lectures and the guests can be found on the website.
Participation to the DSS and the production of a final paper on the topics of the DSS will award students 3 ECTS.
This year's DSS lectures will be offered in a hybrid format, with the possibility to participate in person or online.
There are 6 spots for students that can come to Locarno for the Festival. The participation fee is 470 CHF and includes:
- Online lectures
- Two virtual Q&As with directors of films selected for the Locarno Film Festival
- An assigned classroom with free Wi-Fi to follow the online lectures and Q&As
- Bed and breakfast for seven nights, in a single room, at the Locarno Youth Hostel (9-14 August 2021)
- Accreditation valid for Festival screenings and related Festival activities (9-14 August 2021).
There are 30 spots for students who will not be able to come to Locarno in person due to COVID-19 restriction. The participation fee is 170 CHF and includes:
- Specifically curated virtual screenings of movies from the Festival’s special sections as well as films related to the main DSS topic.
Candidates shall submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org their CV and a motivation letter. Submitted dossiers will be evaluated by the scientific board, and selected participants will be notified via email within two weeks after their submission.
Further enquires can also be sent to this email address.
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