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  • 21.03.2019 10:58 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Special issue of the Journal Interações

    Deadline: April 25, 2019

    Different communication patterns (online and offline) influence individuals to have specific behaviours concerning civic participation and adherence to social movements of different ideological frameworks and scopes.

    As publics have the chance to channel their ideas through Internet behaviours, literature often identifies Internet as a public space that promotes collective action, and acknowledges that technology is shaping the structure and identity of social movements and ideological groups.

    The analysis of direct and indirect influences of media practices on civic engagement must consider that democracy is not a static concept and that such engagement is also influenced by political institutions.

    The media amplifies political discourses and this mediation socially constructs events. The ‘mediated engagement’ of citizens may enhance either civic involvement or political manipulation.

    In this special issue of the Journal Interações we propose a reflection on Media, Civic Participation, Social Movements, Democracy and Populism. Unpublished works that present research results and/or theoretical reflection on this theme are accepted covering, among others, the following topics:

    In this special issue of the Journal Interações we propose a reflection on Civic Participation, Social Movements and Populism. Unpublished works that present research results and/or theoretical reflection on this theme are accepted (although this special issue is not limited to these topics):

    • Participation culture
    • Media representations, discourses, narratives and counter-narratives
    • Social movements, populism and democracy
    • Collective action and (new) social movements
    • Civic participation and contentious action
    • New forms of civic and political engagement
    • Repertoires of contentious politics in different geographical contexts
    • Media and populist discourses
    • Populist narratives and counter-narratives
    • The rise of populism through the Internet
    • New technologies and social movements
    • Internet-mediated participation
    • Digital activism

    Deadline for submission of articles: April 25

    Notification of acceptance: May 30

    Publication: June 30

    Any questions should be addressed through the email: interacoes@ismt.pt

    The articles must be submit through the website: https://www.interacoes-ismt.com

    Guidelines and other instructions for authors can be found on the journal's website: https://www.interacoes-ismt.com

    Interações is a scientific journal of Instituto Superior Miguel Torga with a biannual edition. The journal publishes original papers that present research results and/or theoretical reflection in the different fields of social sciences and humanities. From an interdisciplinary editorial perspective, Interações' primary objective is to foster the reflection and diffusion of knowledge in the areas of Social and Human Sciences, with a particular focus on Portuguese and Latin American spaces. The journal accepts articles of scientific investigation, reviews and critical essays.

  • 21.03.2019 10:30 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ECREA Digital Games Research Section symposium

    November 7-8, 2019

    Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

    Deadline: April 30, 2019

    The 2010s is almost over, and game studies is preparing to enter another decade. The current decade has seen discussions on ludification and e-sports as well as the true breakthrough of terms such as gamification, signifying the pervasive and ubiquitous nature of games and play in contemporary societies. This symposium hosted by the ECREA Digital Games Research Section aims to look at where we have been and where we are going as a field - what could be the next steps? Where could we go from here, and what is going to happen to game studies in the 2020s? How does the multi-disciplinary field of game studies relate to the similarly multi-disciplinary field of communication studies? What kind of innovations are waiting around the corner when it comes to novel research methods or theorizing? What kind of phenomena are only beginning to receive attention, where are the remaining gaps in research?

    We are inviting presentations and panels, which may deal with any aspect of game studies or the intersection of game studies with the broader field of communication sciences. We especially encourage proposals that deal with innovations in research methods, empirical research, theory development, interdisciplinary collaboration, and other ways of renewing or re-inventing game studies. We are also open to discussing work-in-progress research projects.

    Possible topics include, but are not restricted to, the ones listed here:

    • Theoretical approaches and methodological advances in digital games research
    • The production, content, audiences and regulation of digital games
    • Digital game culture and gaming communities
    • Social interaction in and around digital games
    • Social and psychological aspects of digital gaming
    • Digital games in the field of education
    • Communication in and about digital games
    • Playful interaction in its various forms
    • Avatars, identification, and self-representation in virtual worlds
    • Digital game experience, gamer motivations, enjoyment and presence research
    • Digital games in comparison with other forms of media entertainment
    • Innovations in gaming, such as the use of virtual reality, augmented reality, and location-based gaming

    Submission guidelines

    Abstracts should be max. 500 words + bibliography, and include the contact information of the author(s).

    Panel proposals should include 1) a 300-word rationale for the panel, 2) a 150-word abstract describing each participant's contribution, and 3) contact information for each panelist. Each panelist must be willing to register for and attend the symposium if the panel is accepted.

    Abstracts and panel proposals should be submitted by April 30 2019 through EasyChair: https://easychair.org/cfp/gameco2019

    Decisions on the proposals will be made by the end of May 2019. There are plans to produce a publication, either a journal theme issues or an edited volume, based on selected seminar presentations.

    Venue

    The conference will be held at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands (Department of Media and Communication of the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication)

    We hope to see you there!

    Program committee

    • Marko Siitonen (University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland)
    • Felix Reer (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Münster, Germany)
    • Teresa de la Hera (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
  • 21.03.2019 10:20 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    October 3-5, 2019

    Leeds, United Kingdom

    Deadline: April 15, 2019

    Leeds Beckett University is looking forward to welcoming the ECREA Crisis Communication Section to the 6th International Crisis Communication Conference in 2019.

    The conference will be Thursday 3 October- Saturday 5 October, 2019 in Leeds, United Kingdom with pre-conference workshops on Wednesday 2 October and a PhD workshop from 1-2 October.

    The deadline for abstract submission is 15 April, 2019 with notifications sent on or about 15 May, 2019.

    We are looking for an exploration of new approaches to theory, methodology, education and training, practice, as well as the intersection of technology in the context of risk and crisis. We are looking for cross-disciplinary work with communication, journalism, business, marketing, health, law politics, policing, cross-cultural research, education and training. We are inviting you to think about where the field has been and where it is can and should go. We would especially invite our practitioners to share their own experiences and best practices so that we can all learn from each other.

    Traditional research presentations, panel discussions, demonstrations, and theme discussions will all be welcome. We will provide additional details and guidelines over the next several months.

    If you have any questions or feedback about the conference, please contact Dr. Audra Diers-Lawson via email at audra.lawson@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or connect with us in our Facebook group -- 'ECREA Crisis Communication Section'. We have reminders and will post all information there as well.

    Moreover, our conference website is: https://leedstalkspr.com/crisis6-2019/

    Pre-Conference

    We are planning three pre-conference activities.

    Pre-conference 1: Graduate Student Workshop -- for graduate students, we will offer a workshop ahead of the conference. More details on the workshop will follow. The cost for the graduate workshop, inclusive of the simulation or social media workshop is £80. This will include lunches, tea, and snacks throughout the day as well as any materials for the workshop.

    Pre-conference 2: Simulation Workshop -- open to all conference participants. This half-day session will have you experience a crisis simulation, discuss integrating simulations into classroom and training, and recommendations for developing simulations with Dr. Audra Diers-Lawson. This will take place on Wednesday 2 October from 1pm-4pm and will include a buffet lunch. Cost £30 for full conference attendees.

    Pre-conference 3: Social Media Analysis -- open to all conference participants. This half-day session will provide an introduction to Twitter analysis by Daniel Vogler, the Head of Research for the Research Institute of Public and Society at the University of Zurich. This will take place on Wednesday 2 October from 1pm-4pm and will include a buffet lunch. Cost £30 for full conference attendees.

    Other Conference Information

    We anticipate a full conference schedule on Thursday and Friday with a half-day on Saturday. Conference costs, inclusive of morning and afternoon snacks, teas, and coffees as well as a full hot buffet lunch on Thursday, Friday and Saturday:

    Early Bird Rate from 15 May to 31 July - £175

    Full Rate from 1 August to 15 September - £215

    Late registration from 15 September-3 October - £350

    Special practitioner two-day rate (Wednesday & Thursday for Pre-Conference and Day 1) - £100

    We will be hosting a reception on Thursday evening (included in the cost of registration) as well as the Cultural Event and Dinner on Friday (extra cost).

  • 21.03.2019 10:07 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline for submissions of abstracts (maximum 500 words): May 1, 2019

    Deadline for submission of full papers (3,500 to 6,500 words): August 1, 2019

    Edited by: Melissa Tandiwe Myambo (University of the Witwatersrand) and Pier Paolo Frassinelli (University of Johannesburg)

    Contact emails: pierpaolof@uj.ac.za; melissa.myambo@wits.ac.za

    As we approach the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 2019, the editors of this special issue of New Global Studies are seeking scholarly articles, narrative nonfiction essays, creative writing and reportage about the current proliferation, rescaling, reinforcement, militarisation and securitisation of territorial and other types of borders – linguistic, religious, ethnic, class, racial, cultural, digital, etc.

    The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 symbolically inaugurated the period of post-Cold War globalization. Neoliberal ideologies of “free trade,” privatization, individual agency and market primacy, championed by international financial institutions such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, became dominant in most of the world. The explosion of the World Wide Web (which also turns 30 in 2019), increasingly rapid information and communication technologies, the omnipresence of (social) media, the ratification of English as the language of globalization and the new consciousness around global climate change led many observers to believe that (national) borders had become passé.

    Cosmopolitanism, post-nationalism, mobility, connectivity, networks, space-time compression, multilateral trade agreements, homogenization and deterritorialization are some of the most influential concepts associated with globalization. Paradoxically, however, borders of all types are proliferating. Income inequality has created harder borders between the haves and the have-nots (gated residential communities, privatized services for the middle classes and the erosion of public resources for the low-income); (social) media siloes divide audiences and users into different information zones ripe for political and corporate manipulation; digital divides separate the rural from the urban and the rich from the poor. Neoliberal global capitalism has yielded all of these borders and more.

    In tandem, the anti-globalization backlash also represents a solidification of national, linguistic, class, ethnic, racial, cultural, and spatio-temporal borders – Brexit, Trump’s border wall, the reinforcement of the concrete wall that the state of Israel has built along and inside the West Bank, the growing power of right-wing authoritarian leaders in several nations and the resurgence of xenophobia, racism, nationalism, isolationism, populism, protectionism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and religious chauvinism are all symptoms and consequences of this backlash.

    Topics and questions addressed by contributors may include but are not restricted to the following:

    • Walls and borders after the fall of the Berlin Wall;
    • The Janus-face of borders as inclusionary and exclusionary;
    • The social relations, places, spaces and practices produced by borders;
    • Border surveillance, digital monitoring and data mining;
    • (Social) media, the Internet and borders;
    • Borderlands, territoriality and sovereignty;
    • Postcolonial borders;
    • Histories of borders;
    • Borders and climate change, the planetary and the environment;
    • The north-south meta-border;
    • 1989, 9/11 and other temporal borders;
    • Language, translation and borders;
    • Social media, reality TV and the border between public and private, the intimate and the communal;
    • How do transnational migrants, diasporas, subnational groups like indigenous communities and other imagined, gaming, mobile, nomadic, virtual, religious communities (re)configure borders?

    Creative writing, narrative nonfiction essays, experimental writings, scholarly articles from a variety of disciplines, interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary perspectives and geographical vantage points are welcomed. Reviews, poetry, event reports, and interviews pertinent to the special issue are also of interest. Please contact the issue editors to enquire about possibilities here or if you have any questions regarding the suitability of possible topics and material for inclusion.

    Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words and a brief biographical note to the issue editors, Pier Paolo Frassinelli (pierpaolof@uj.ac.za) and Melissa Tandiwe Myambo (melissa.myambo@wits.ac.za) by 1 May, 2019. Please indicate the expected length of your submission. We hope to include the maximum number of works by keeping work published on the shorter side where possible.

    Notification of acceptance will be no later than the end of May 2019. If accepted, full works (3,500 to 6,500 words) will be due by 1 August, 2019.

  • 21.03.2019 09:53 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP)

    Deadline: March 22, 2019

    Job/Fellowship Reference: UCP-CECC/EDITAL/0017/2019

    Main research field: Communication sciences

    Job summary:

    Dr Isabel Maria de Oliveira Capeloa Gil, Rector of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, hereby announces that the Rector’s Office is currently recruiting for the position of Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Human Sciences, for a period of 30 working days, in the subject area of Communication Studies (specialization: Strategic Communication). The present vacancy is opened within the framework of the Agreement-Programme of Institutional Support Selection Procedure (articles 17, 19, and 28 of the Scientific Employment Regulation) signed between the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. ( FCT,IP) and the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP).

    Job description:

    In accordance with the provisions of the Statutes of Academic Careers of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa and the Regulations for the Recruitment of Assistant Professors of the Faculty of Human Sciences, approved by Rectorial Dispatch no. NR/R/0070/2017, of 30 January, the following procedures shall be followed:

    1. The application requirements are outlined in the Regulations for the Recruitment of Assistant Professors of the Faculty of Human Sciences and the Statutes of Academic Careers of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, notably in Paragraph 1 of Article 12 and Articles 22 and 23.

    2. Applications for the position must be addressed to the Rector, and must include the documentation detailed in Article 9 of the Regulations for the Recruitment of Assistant Professors of the Faculty of Human Sciences.

    3. At the end of the term established by this public notice, the Rector shall issue a preliminary dispatch listing candidates and whether they have been admitted or not admitted for consideration. The latter will occur in cases where the admission criteria have not been met. Candidates who have not been admitted for consideration may appeal this decision within a period of ten working days, with a final decision being reached within 30 working days.

    4. Candidates admitted for consideration must submit, within a period of 30 days from the publication of the preliminary dispatch of admission, the following documentation:

    • A printed copy and a digital copy of their curriculum vitae;
    • A printed copy or a digital copy of each of the works listed in their curriculum vitae;
    • A printed copy and a digital copy of a career development plan detailing the research and teaching projects the candidate proposes to develop at the University.

    5. Applicant selection criteria are detailed in the Regulations for the Recruitment of Assistant, Associate and Full Professors at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, in force at the Faculty of Human Sciences.

    6. The ranking criteria, by absolute and relative merit (in descending order) of candidates, are as follows:

    • I. Research component of the curriculum vitae: 50% Publication of monographs, book chapters, articles and conference papers in peer reviewed journals [“in press” articles are acceptable, with indication of publisher/journal title]: 0-15 Conferences and talks presented by invitation or by submission to scientific events: 0-10 Coordination and participation in research projects/networks and participation in scientific events: 0-10 Supervision of dissertations or other non-curricular components in 2nd cycle degree programmes: 0-5 Other scientific publications (reviews, entries in dictionaries/encyclopaedias, prefaces, working papers, subject-specific translations, research reports, etc.): 0-5 Other subject-specific activities (prizes, grants, membership of editorial bodies or scientific evaluation panels, conferences or talks at non-academic events, etc.): 0-5
    • II. Teaching component of the curriculum vitae: 30% Diversity of modules taught (in terms of subjects and cycles of study or other courses): 0-20 Pedagogical materials produced and other relevant pedagogical activities: 0-5 Participation in academic panels of judges: 0-5
    • III. Administrative component of the curriculum vitae: 10% Participation in the academic management of the University or Faculty, its institutes, study centres, degrees and other scientific and pedagogical structures or bodies; activities related to the extension and promotion of the university and of service to civil society or to the Church (scientific and cultural affiliations, councils, commissions or consultancies, media presence, etc.)
    • IV. Academic Development Plan: 10% Summary report or introductory letter that includes a self-reflection and self-assessment on the candidate’s academic history and a forecast of future research options or pathways, including an international dimension, which are liable to contribute to the scientific and institutional development and evolution of the subject area of the vacancy.

    7. Particular value will be placed on applications whose curriculum vitae evinces continued activity in the areas of research, teaching, academic administration and service to the community in the field of Strategic Communication.

    8. For the purposes of candidate ranking, each member of the panel of judges shall separately rank candidates on relative merit and shall subsequently vote for first place, for second place and so forth, until all candidates admitted on absolute merit have been ranked. Once all ranking criteria have been applied, the panel shall draft a single candidate ranking list.

    9. Candidates admitted to written hearing shall be notified of the provisional ranking list, and its corresponding justification, including the reasons for the non-inclusion of candidates not admitted on absolute merit, for a period of ten days, after which the ranking list shall be adopted by the panel of judges within a maximum period of 30 days.

    10. The panel’s final decision, to be handed down within a maximum period of 150 days from the date of publication of the panel appointment dispatch, is recorded in minutes which must include a list of individual voting decisions and corresponding justification, with no abstentions allowed.

    11. The final decision, together with the corresponding minutes, shall be sent for approval to the Rector within a period of eight days. The Rector shall issue a dispatch of approval of the ranking list, which shall subsequently be published.

    12. The panel of judges is composed of:

    • Doctor Nelson Costa Ribeiro, Dean of the Faculdade de Ciências Humanas (Chair)
    • Doctor Maria Lucília Marcos Moreira da Silva, aggregated associate professor, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
    • Doctor Teresa Augusta Ruão Correia Pinto, associate professor, Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade do Minho
    • Doctor Rita Maria Brás Figueiras, associate professor, Faculdade de Ciências Humanas, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
    • Doctor Nuno Goulart Brandão, guest associate professor, Faculdade de Ciências Humanas, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
    • Doctor Ana Mafalda Eiró-Gomes, coordinator professor, Escola Superior de Comunicação Social, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

    Privacy Policy

    Universidade Católica Portuguesa is the controller responsible for the processing of Personal Data in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 – General Regulation on Data Protection.

    The personal data processed in the scope of this tender procedure is processed within the framework of said tender procedure only, and will be processed by Universidade Católica Portuguesa with the purpose of verifying the fulfillment, by the candidates, of the assumptions established in the applicable legislation for their contracting. Opposition to the processing of data by the candidates will make it impossible to accept the application and, therefore, to analyze and evaluate it. The personal data of the Data Subject, if it be indispensable for the fulfillment of the obligations of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, may be conveyed to third parties, namely to the Financing Entities identified in this announcement. The data retention period shall correspond to the legally defined period of five years.

    The Data Subject is entitled to oppose to the collection and processing of data, has the right to verification, the right to rectification, the right to deletion, and the right to restriction of processing of the data collected. However, the exercise of such rights may be excluded when the personal data is used to protect public interest, namely in the detection and prevention of crimes or when subject to professional rules of confidentiality. The Data Subject has the right of access and portability of the data. Rights of Personal Data Subjects: https://www.ucp.pt/rights-data-subjects.

    For purposes of exercising the respective rights, contact the University through the e-mail address compliance.rgpd@ucp.pt or by using the address found at the end of this announcement, through the means set out in "Contacts for clarification". The Data Subject is always entitled to contact and file a complaint with the Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados (Portuguese Supervisory Authority for Personal Data). Non-Discrimination and Equal Access Policy The Universidade Católica Portuguesa actively promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy, wherefore no candidate can be privileged, benefited, impaired or deprived of any rights whatsoever, or be exempt of any duties based on their ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, family and economic conditions, instruction, social origin or condition, genetic heritage, reduced working capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions, and union membership.

    Final notes

    This tender is exclusively destined to fill this specific vacancy and can be terminated at any time until approval of final candidate list, expiring with the respective occupation of said vacancy. This invitation to tender and the contract concluded as a result of it will only take effect if FCT's financing conditions are fulfilled. The interruption or suspension of the funding can determine the termination of the contract. This tender procedure can be canceled when it is vacant; when any case of force majeure occurs; when reasons of a budgetary nature, occurring after the opening of the competition, determine it. The selected candidate will be hired by Universidade Católica Portuguesa as an auxiliary professor under a contract following the determinations stipulated in the Estatuto de Carreira de Docente da UCP [Statute of the University Teaching Career of Universidade Católica Portuguesa]. Contacts for application: direccaofch@fch.lisboa.ucp.pt

    Vacant posts: 1

    Type of contract: Other

    Job country: Portugal

    Job city: Lisboa

    Job company/institute: Universidade Católica Portuguesa

    Application deadline:  March 22, 2019

    (The Application's deadline must be confirmed on the Job Description)

  • 14.03.2019 14:17 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Edited by: Slavko Splichal

    The successful Brexit referendum campaign; Donald Trump’s election; and the rise of right-wing nationalist-populist political parties and movements – all of these events have incited renewed interest in public communication and the internetised media, deliberative democracy and public spheres, challenged by an informational abundance that generates a communicative liquefaction of publicness and politics.

    This book celebrates the 25th anniversary of the journal Javnost – The Public, bringing together internationally renowned scholars from 20 countries to discuss topical issues in contemporary media and communication research. It focuses on challenging issues of the changing nature of publicness and the public sphere in the internet age, issues of democracy and the crisis of public communication and the tasks of media and communication research as a social practice. It critically reflects on the democratisation crisis and the demise of popular and scholarly optimism, which the emerging internet inspired in early 1990s, when Javnost – The Public was founded.

    More here.

  • 14.03.2019 13:26 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nottingham Trent University

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

    Apply HERE

    Job reference: 06122

    Salary : Grade H/I (£33,199 - £48,677 p.a.)

    Section : School of Arts & Humanities

    Post Ref : M1409

    Are you an academic or media professional looking for an innovative and successful university to take your next step? At NTU, we recognise that our greatest strengths lie in the energy, expertise, and experience that our colleagues bring. NTU is a prize winning, top twenty University. Thanks to our £421million investment in estates and equipment across our three campuses since 2003/4, we deliver an inspirational learning environment for both staff and students. We achieved TEF Gold Standard for the quality of our teaching and in 2018 NTU was proud to be named Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. Our research facilities allow us to shape lives and society, which is central to our mission and achievements of our aims.

    The School of Arts and Humanities delivers inspiring and supportive undergraduate and postgraduate teaching; provides doctoral supervision; collaborates and engages with local, national and international industries, professions and communities; and undertakes high quality research. Academics in the School work in partnership with colleagues nationally, as well as in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. This has the benefit of creating a varied and dynamic community that enhances research and the student experience more generally. The School hosts a range of innovative Research Centres and Projects, offering opportunities for collaborative work in many areas.

    We are looking to recruit an ambitious and enthusiastic Lecturer/Senior Lecturer with the specialist knowledge to teach and research across the media production modules in our undergraduate and postgraduate taught portfolio of courses. With a professional background in media production, you will also have relevant teaching experience at HE level, well-developed knowledge of a range of different media areas and an awareness of trends and market expectations across the media landscape. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the design and delivery of an evolving curriculum that equips our graduates for work and further study. You will be keen to develop your own skills and knowledge through practice and/or research, and by maintaining and building links with media producers to ensure that the curriculum remains informed by the latest developments in technology and practice. Applicants with a specialism in community media, participatory media, multi-platform delivery, or television production, will be particularly welcome.

    You will possess the experience and skills required to act as Course Leader and take responsibility for the management, planning, design and development of undergraduate course provision. Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification, which highlight the specialist knowledge and experience we are seeking.

    Successful applicants will usually be appointed to the base of the advertised salary grade, except in justifiable circumstances.

    Closing date – 31st March 2019

    Interview date – 8th May 2019

    If you have any specific queries in relation to this position please contact Dr Mark Dunford, Head of Department of Journalism and Media (mark.dunford@ntu.ac.uk), or Dr Steve Jones, Principal Lecturer (steven.jones@ntu.ac.uk).

  • 14.03.2019 13:14 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tufts University

    The Film and Media Studies Program at Tufts University seeks a full-time lecturer or one or more part-time lecturers for the 2019-2020 academic year to teach courses at the undergraduate level in Television History, Media Theory, and Contemporary Television. This limited appointment is to cover the teaching, advising, and service duties of a full-time aculty member who will be on a year-long sabbatical. We anticipate needing coverage for at least four courses and perhaps more.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    A Ph.D. in Film and Television or a humanities-based field with a television emphasis is preferred; ABDs in these fields are also invited to apply. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level in Television

    Studies or a related field is required.

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

    Apply with cover letter, CV, sample syllabi, a writing sample of relevant research, and three confidential letters of reference submitted directly by their authors. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio athttp://apply.interfolio.com/60479.

    Review of applications begins March 22 and continues until the position is filled.

    Questions about the position may be directed to the Film and Media Studies Program, Tufts University:fms@tufts.edu .

    Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.

    Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

    Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at johny.laine@tufts.edu.

    Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at http://oeo.tufts.edu.

  • 14.03.2019 13:09 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    July 15-24, 2019

    Beijing, China

    Deadline: May 1, 2019

    Inspired by the European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School (SuSo), the Europe-China Dialogue: Media and Communication Studies Summer School (ECDSS) has been successfully organized for 5 years, taking place in Beijing (China), Lugano (Switzerland), and Brussels (Belgium). The China Media Observatory (CMO) of Università dellaSvizzera Italiana (USI) in cooperation with School of Journalism and Communication of Peking University (PKU), will hold the 6th Summer School at PKU in 15-24 July 2019.

    The 2019 programme will have a new format and emphasis that focus more on “scientific training” – the provision of theoretical and methodological guidance for PhD students, postdocs and graduate students who are eager to engage in research at the early stage of their academic career. It aims to bring together scholars from different cultures to shed light on contemporary issues in (and not limited to) media, communication, political economy and cultural studies. As the fast-changing world is reshaped by the digitalization of the media sphere, scholars in Europe and China are facing the same challenges posed by the new information world that is full of misinformation, radical emotions, fragmented knowledge and deep uncertainties. The Summer School wishes to provide a platform linking scholars from the two great civilizations in order to foster the generation of new ideas or solutions for a better global communication exchange under the framework of Europe-China Dialogue.

    Specifically, the Summer School aims to provide the student-participants with the opportunity to present their research projects and receive in-depth feedback on them, to listen to inspiring keynote speeches and practical guides on research by renowned scholars and experts from Europe and China, and to learn from experienced researchers when producing a team project proposal. To the students, the Summer School represents a highly supportive international setting where they can present their current and future projects, exchange ideas with international experts, and establish connections with academics and fellow students from around the world.

    The main learning format of the summer school includes:

    1. Student Panels: Participant-students will present their research projects and receive structured and multi-voiced feedback on their work from Summer School lecturers and students. They will enable students to identify problems in their own research, improve the quality of their academic work, and stimulate further research interest. In the beginning of the Summer School, each participant-student will be guided to draft a poster on their research project, which will then be used during their presentations in the student panels.

    2. Keynotes: Special seminars (90 mins) by leading scholars in different fields of media and communication studies, and consulting experts for projects that engage European and Chinese stakeholders. The keynote speeches are meant to demonstrate the state-of-the-art scholarship on how research can be done in a given area.

    3. Workshops on Research Practice: workshops (30-60 mins) with invited speakers. These workshops are designed to provide hands-on examples or guidance in real research settings. Topics will include: how to write an abstract; how to define research questions from the literature review; quantitative research methods v.s. qualitative research methods in social science research; oral presentation skills; academic writing; key steps of publishing academic paper, etc.

    4. Student Group Projects: students will be grouped into different teams based on their research area and methodological background. Professors will be assigned to the different student team with the best fit in terms of topic and methods. Both in-class and off-class group work will not only help the students to understand how to collaborate in an academic environment, but also give them more opportunities to engage with professors. One task will be assigned to the team in the beginning of the programme, and the results of the team work will be presented at the end of Summer School.

    5. Media Dialogues: Dialogues with media experts from media organizations will be arranged during the Summer School. The Dialogue will be held on the site of the media organization itself, whenever possible. This will allow the participant-students to personally observe the media work in practice.

    Confirmed Teaching Faculty is composed by:

    International Faculty

    • Dr. Nico Carpentier, Docent at Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic).
    • Dr. Giuseppe Richeri, Emeritus Professor at Universitàdella Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland).
    • Dr. Paola Catenaccio, Full Professor at University of Milan (Italy).
    • Dr. Zhenyi Li, Full Professor at Royal Roads University (Canada).
    • Dr. Gabriele Balbi, Associate Professor at Universitàdella Svizzera Italiana(Switzerland).
    • Dr. Florence Padovani, Associate Professor at Paris1-Sorbonne University (France), director of the Sino-French Social Sciences Research Centre at Tsinghua University (China).
    • Dr. Bettina Mottura, Associate Professor at University of Milan (Italy).
    • Dr. Massimo Ragnedda, senior lecturer at North-Umbria University (UK).
    • Dr. Shaohai Jiang, Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore (Singapore).
    • Dr. Zhan Zhang, research fellow at Universitàdella Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland).
    • Dr. Gianluigi Negro, research fellow at Universitàdella Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland).
    • Mr. Douwe van den Oever, Founder and Managing Director DomainShift AG (Switzerland).

    Chinese Faculty

    • Dr. Anbin Shi, Full Professor, Vice Dean at School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University.
    • Dr. Shaoyang Lu, Full Professor, Dean at the School of Journalism and Communication, Peking University
    • Dr. Jing Wu, Full Professor at Peking University.
    • Dr. Jing Xu, Full Professor at Peking University.
    • Dr. Lun Zhang, Associate Professor at Beijing Normal University.
    • Dr. Kui Zhou, Associate Professor at Communication University of China.
    • Dr. Dianlin Huang, Associate Professor at Communication University of China.
    • Dr. Chenyu Dong, lecturer at Renmin University of China.
    • Dr. Hongzhe Wang, Assistant Professor at Peking University
    • Dr. Xinchuan Liu, Assistant Professor at Peking University.

    The Summer School will enrol 30 participants. It is open to students from China, Europe and other parts of the world. 3 ECTs will be granted to those students who complete the whole program.

    To apply:

    All participants are required to send an abstract (up to 500 words) of their research projects before 01/05/2019 to chinamediaobservatory@gmail.com.

    The confirmation of acceptance will be sent by 15/05/2019, and the full-draft of research project should be sent before 30/06/2019.

    Admission fee and payment:

    The admission fee of the summer school is 400 CHF (without accommodation), which includes the participation of the whole program, media visit(s) and the farewell dinner. If student needs the accommodation during their stay near the campus, you should inform the organizers before 01/05/2019 (the price will be about 40CHF/night, in a shared double-room).

    The Summer School Scientific Committee will recommend the best students to the Swiss-Excellence Scholarship 2019-2020.

    More information can be found at: http://www.euchinamediadialoguesummerschool.usi.ch/home

    Organizers:

    China Media Observatory at USI: http://www.chinamediaobs.org/

    School of Journalism and Communication, Peking University: http://sjc.pku.edu.cn/English.aspx

    Sponsor:

    • Blue Future
    • Institutional Contributors:
    • European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School (SuSo)
    • UK-China Media and Cultural Studies Association (UCMeCSA)
    • Sino-French Social Sciences Research Centre (CEFC)
    • Department of Language Mediation & Intercultural Communication and the Confucius Institute, University of Milan.

    Contact:

    • Dr. Zhan Zhang, international director of the programme: zhan.zhang@usi.ch
    • Prof. Xu Jing, co-director of the programme in Greater China: xujing@pku.edu.cn
  • 13.03.2019 21:34 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Pre-conference event IAMCR Madrid July 6th 2019

    July 6, 2019

    Madrid, Spain

    This pre-conference is concerned with the possibilities for doing advanced global-level, research on women and media. We aim to bring together scholars interested in large comparative studies of gender and media such as the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP), the IWMF newsroom study, the EIGE study on media organizations. Advanced analysis of already existing data will be presented in the first section, then participants will be able share ideas on how to advance comparative research. There will also be time to learn how to do use of an open access dataset that will be launched at the pre-conference.

    A special focus will be given to the GMMP that since 1995 has mapped the status of women in the world news media in more than 100 countries and served as a reference point for data on gender equality indicators in news content. The event will open discussion on innovations for the 2020 GMMP edition, and strategies for attracting interest for participation in countries that are not yet part of the study. The event will investigate possibilities to find viable, sustainable models for funding, organizing and curating this kind of data and securing the continuity of the GMMP and the new dataset. It will be a space to gather information on the ways in which the GMMP methodology, instruments, process and outcomes have been useful, as well as to discuss new dimensions and indicators for the 2020 edition.

    The topic of the pre-conference is especially important in view of the upcoming 25-year assessment of progress made in the implementation of the 1995 UN Beijing Platform for Action (BpFA), in which “women and the media” is included as a critical action area (Section J). BpfA is central for gender and media scholars and policy makers, and is the foundation for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

    Organisers and sponsors:

    • University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism, Media and communication, (lead organiser)
    • Global Media Monitoring Project network
    • Nordicom is a publisher and a Nordic knowledge centre in the field of media and communication, In autumn 2019 Nordicom will publish an edited volume, Comparing Gender and Media Equality Across the Globe

    Preliminary programme July 6th 2019 at Aula 006 Facultad Ciencias Información

    • 13.00 - 13.30 Registration
    • 13.30 - 15.30 Qualities, causes and consequences of gender equality in and through the news media by
    • GEM and its international partners
    • 15.30 - 16.00 Break/refreshments
    • 16.00 - 17.30 GMMP 2020 and the future of media monitoring / how to use the GEM data set
    • 17.30 - 18.00 Looking ahead - making a difference

    Confirmed participants:

    The Swedish research team of GEM from University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism, Media & Communication (JMG):

    • Monika Djerf Pierre (PI), Professor
    • Maria Edström, Associate Professor,
    • Mathias Färdigh, Ph.D.

    International partners:

    • Carolyn Byerly, Professor Department of Communication, Culture & Media Studies, School of
    • Communications, Howard University.
    • Karen Ross, Professor, School of Arts and Cultures, Newcastle university.
    • Claudia Padovani, Associate Professor, Department of Politics, Law and International Studies DSPGI, University of Padova.
    • Sarah Macharia, Ph.D. Manager, Gender & Communication, World Association for Christian Communication, WACC, Toronto

    Special guest:

    Corinna Lauerer, data manager of the Worlds of Journalism Study.

    About Comparing Gender and Media Equality across the Globe (GEM):

    GEM is a cross-national study of the qualities, causes and consequences of gender equality in and through the news media. The project aims at taking systematic, comparative research on gender equality in and through the news media to the next level by bringing together, complementing, and re-analysing existing data on media/gender equality. It combines the data sets on gender equality with existing sources of empirical data on the essential structural and cultural factors in society and in the media system, which can explain the differences in media/gender equality between countries.

    Participation and registration

    GMMP-coordinators and participants who are involved in large comparative studies of gender and media are especially welcome, but the pre-conference is open for all. Please send your name, affiliation, and if you are involved in any transnational project to: maria.edstrom@jmg.gu.se

    No fee is required. Maximum 40 participants.

    The International Association for Media and Communication Research - IAMCR - is the preeminent worldwide professional organisation in the field of media and communication research.

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