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  • 06.06.2019 13:37 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    University of Camberra

    Deadline: June 17, 2019

    Apply here:

    Job no: 492863

    Work type: Academic

    Location: Bruce

    Categories: Teaching and Research, Communication and Media

    The Faculty of Arts and Design at University of Canberra is a large and diverse faculty offering programs that range from the highly conceptual to the deeply practical. Creativity is at the core of what we do in all our programs. The Faculty invites outstanding academics to join our world class education and research team. Working as part of the innovative Faculty of Arts and Design, you will have the opportunity and be committed to making a significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge in your profession.

    Reporting to the Head of School, Arts and Communication, you will work collaboratively to design, deliver and coordinate an engaging and innovative learning environment. You will also play a key role in the development of active research program, seeking funding, conducting research and producing quality publications. The Associate Professor or Professor will exercise a special responsibility as a high performing researcher and provide strategic direction in teaching and research.

    You will be known for your leadership style with high level interpersonal skills as well as a PhD. An outstanding national and international reputation as a leader with an internationally recognised track record of research in the discipline area as evidenced by an extensive range of publications. This position will be offered as either Level D or E depending on academic level of the suitable applicant.

    The University is an Equal Opportunity employer offering excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

    The University of Canberra is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

    To be considered for this position your application must include your resume demonstrating your skills and experience in line with the key capabilities outlined in the position description.

    Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

    For job specific information: please contact Dr Glen Fuller, Head of School, Arts and Communication on 6201 2178 or via email

    Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Recruitment team on 02 6180 8020 or email

    Closing Date: 11.55pm, Monday 17 June 2019

  • 06.06.2019 13:25 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    June 18-20, 2020

    University of Winchester, UK

    Deadline: October 1, 2019


    Sponsored by the Culture-Media-Text Research Centre, Faculty of Arts, University of Winchester

    Routledge and the University of Winchester are delighted to announce Transformations in Celebrity Culture: The Fifth International CelebrityStudies  Journal conference.

    Keynote speakers (confirmed):

    • Dr. Nandana Bose, FLAME University, India.
    • Dr. Anthea Taylor, University of Sydney, Australia.
    • Prof. Brenda R. Weber, Indiana University Bloomington, USA.
    • Dr. Milly Williamson, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.

    Celebrity Studies is now a rich, diverse and established field of academic study that focuses on the production, reception, and functions - social, psychological and textual - of a wide range of public figures.

    Building on theories of spectacle (Boorstin 1961), histories of fame (Braudy 1986), and studies of stardom (Dyer 1979, 1986; Gledhill 1991; Stacey 1994), the academic study of celebrity was given shape around the turn of the century by a number of seminal books (DeCordova 1990; Gamson 1994; Marshall 1997; Turner, Bonner and Marshall 2000; Giles 2000; Rojek 2001; Turner 2004), readers (Marshall 2006; Redmond and Holmes 2007), and edited collections (Holmes and Redmond 2006; Negra and Holmes 2011).

    The last decade has seen the publication of new editions of now-classic books (Turner 2014; Marshall 2014), new histories of celebrity (Inglis 2010; Lilti 2017), and a sustained expansion in myriad exciting directions, including online fame (Marwick 2013), celebrity politics (Wheeler 2013), celebrity and the environment (Brockington 2009), transnational stardom (Meeuf and Raphael 2013), celebrity and ‘race’ (Mask 2009), celebrity feminism (Taylor 2017), celebrity and ageing (Jermyn 2014), celebrity and disability (Howe and Parker 2012), the political economy of celebrity (Williamson 2016), queering celebrity (Halberstam 2013), celebrity and religion (Weber 2019), and literary celebrity (Honings and Franssen 2017), among many others.

    Since it first appeared in 2010 under the editorship of Sean Redmond and Su Holmes, the Routledge journal Celebrity Studies has become a key international publication in the field, providing an essential platform for the best new critical scholarship on celebrity and stardom.

    Following successful conferences in Melbourne, London, Amsterdam, and Rome, Transformations in Celebrity Culture thus provides the opportunity to both celebrate and take critical stock of the developments that shaped and shook the field during the first 10 years of Celebrity Studies journal, and to look forward into the future. In an era marked by crisis and anxiety, how has our understanding of stardom changed?

    What has been the impact of social, political, cultural and economic developments on the cultures of celebrity? Do we discern new, alternative forms of renown?

    The conference committee invites abstracts for:

    • Individual 20-minute papers
    • Pre-constituted panels comprising 3 x 20 minute papers
    • Individual short papers for work-in-progress masterclasses (for postgraduates and Early Career Researchers)

    Topics might include, but are not limited to:

    The celebrity studies canon / Methodologies in celebrity studies / Celebrity and technology / Star and celebrity branding / National, international, and transnational stars / Reality TV and celebrity / Post-network TV celebrity / Microcelebrity / Celebrity Influencers / DIY celebrity / Local celebrity / Celebrity and politics / Celebrity and austerity / Entrepreneurial celebrity / Celebrity and power / Celebrity historiography / Literary celebrity / Sport and celebrity / Music and celebrity / Royalty and other ascribed celebrity / Family dynasties / Celebrity couples / Queer celebrity / Fame damage / Celebrity and affect / Celebrity and gender / Celebrity and genre / Anti-celebrity / The phenomenology of celebrity / Cult stardom and celebrity / Music and celebrity / Charisma and celebrity / Pathology and celebrity / Toxic celebrity / Celebrity and news / Celebrity, sex and sexuality / Illness, disability and celebrity / Celebrity art and artists / Celebrity and class / ‘Race’, ethnicity and celebrity / Celebrity and persona / Video games and celebrity / Extreme celebrity / Celebrity and crime / Celebrity and privacy / Celebrity and pornography / Celebrity and authenticity / Fame in virtual reality / Celebrity and fandoms /Celebrity and memory / Posthumous celebrity / Celebrity pilgrimages

    Deadline for abstracts: 1 October 2019

    All enquiries and submissions:

    Individual abstracts: 350 words | 50-word biography.

    Pre-constituted panel abstracts: 150-word overview | 3 x 350-word abstracts | 3 x 50-word bios | Name of lead contact and panel chair.

    ECR Masterclasses (for advanced PhDs or early-stage postdocs): Short outline of work (PhD thesis, chapter, project...) in progress: 150-350 words | 50-word biography | Sessions will include informal discussion, moderated by members of the conference organization team, and sharing of ideas in a safe and constructive environment; feedback will be offered from keynote speakers and relevant senior academics.

    Notifications of acceptance: 1 December 2019.

    Abstracts should be submitted on Word documents. Please abide by the maximum word limits.

    Stipends will be awarded for the most promising abstract and best conference presentation by postgraduate students. Please indicate on your abstract if you wish to be considered for these.

    A special issue of the best papers from the conference will be published in Celebrity Studies Journal in 2021.

    Organising Committee:

    • Neil Ewen, University of Winchester (chair)
    • Shelley Cobb, University of Southampton
    • Gaston Franssen, University of Amsterdam
    • David Giles, University of Winchester
    • Hannah Hamad, Cardiff University
    • Laura Hubner, University of Winchester
    • Erin Meyers, Oakland University
    • Sean Redmond, Deakin University
    • James Rendell, University of Winchester
  • 06.06.2019 13:11 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    January 22-24, 2020

    Brussels, Belgium

    Deadline: June 16, 2019

    Call for Panels:

    This call for panels is aimed at academic consortia, research projects, think tanks and other research organisations. (Another call, to individuals for academic research papers, will go out towards the end of June 2019).

    For the 2020 edition, CPDP takes as its focus one of the most powerful technologies of this century: Artificial Intelligence. Investment and work in AI are accelerating at an unprecedented rate while governments in several countries are swinging into action to regulate AI. What complications does AI add to the already fraught terrain of digital rights? Is the GDPR the panacea for all the legal issues arising in the age of AI? How meaningful is the concept of personal data in the face of systems which work with the logic of identifying hidden trends and behaviour and affect large groups? How can we best address the issues of social justice implicated by AI? Is AI the right framework to discuss the challenges of data-driven technologies? CPDP2020 will serve as a platform to discuss and seek answers to such questions and more. We welcome cutting edge panels in all areas related to technology, privacy and data protection, but particularly invite proposals that fit the general conference theme.

    We particularly seek panel proposals addressing the following topics:

    • Regulating AI
    • AI in law enforcement and/or national security
    • AI in the public sector
    • Facial recognition and other AI driven video surveillance systems
    • AI and sentiment analysis
    • Deepfakes, news generators and AI-manipulated media
    • AI and gender
    • AI bias and discrimination
    • AI and social justice
    • AI and healthcare
    • AI and children’s privacy
    • AI personhood and posthuman rights
    • Voice-based agents, robots, and social bots

    We encourage panels that are well-balanced, multidisciplinary, geographically and gender diverse. We also welcome different types of sessions such as debates, roundtables, workshops and other non-conventional formats. More information about rules for panel composition and submission can be found here.

    Please note: chosen institutions, organisations or EU research projects will become CPDP2020 event partners. This implies that the event partner is able to finance all costs of the panel speakers (travel and lodging) in addition to paying a conference contribution of €1200. In return, the event partner will be granted a number of benefits such as logo recognition, conference bag insert and full conference registration for the panelists. Organizations such as nonprofits for whom the panel fee would cause financial hardship can get in touch after submitting their panel proposal.

    Panel proposals should be submitted through the online form here. Please fill in the form as completely as possible.

    Key Dates

    Final panel submission/suggestion: Sunday, 16th June 2019

    Notification sent to panel convenors: Monday, 8th July 2019

    Panel organisation finalised: Friday, October 18th, 2019

    Dates of CPDP 2020: 22nd to 24th January, 2020


    If you have an innovative idea for the set up of a panel or workshop or have any questions regarding potential panel topics, please contact the organisers at

  • 06.06.2019 13:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    July 3, 2019

    Birmingham, UK

    The third annual RGS-IBG Digital Geographies Research Group Symposium will be taking place at the University of Birmingham on 3rd July 2019, examining the Geographies of Gaming and VR.

    Since Atari released Pong in 1972 the video game industry has evolved rapidly, with an estimated global value of $137.9 billion in 2018 (Newzoo, 2018). Considering the size of the sector and notwithstanding important exceptions (e.g. Ash & Gallacher 2011, Shaw & Sharp 2013), gaming has received surprisingly little attention from geographers. VR, meanwhile, has been periodically hyped as the next big thing in technology for over thirty years. The immersive qualities of VR drive a particularly compelling experience of virtual space, yet VR has been relatively neglected by geographers (although see Hillis, 1996, Fisher and Unwin, 2002). In recent years VR has been boosted by significant investments from tech giants such as Facebook, Sony and Microsoft and is gaining traction in both consumer and professional contexts as a platform for games, socialisation and immersive media.

    The programme for this event has now been finalised, and tickets are on sale via our Eventbrite page.

    Please see the details the event below, including information on keynotes, paper sessions and workshops. All are welcome.

    • Keynote 1: Sarah Jones (Head of the Birmingham School of Media, Birmingham City University) Storyliving: how presence manifests itself within immersive media
    • Keynote 2: John Sear (Software developer and CEO of Museum Games) Engaging publics through gaming technologies
    • Keynote 3: Melissa Kagen (Lecturer in Digital Media, Bangor University) Misplaying the map in 80 Days

    With papers and workshops from

    • Emma Fraser
    • Leighton Evans & Michał Rzeszewski
    • Victoria Williams
    • Clancy Wilmott
    • Sally Bushell & James Butler
    • Vincent Miller & Gonzalo Garcia
    • Gareth W. Young & Oliver Dawkins
    • Adam Brown
    • Peter Nelson
    • Jack Lowe
    • Phil Jones
    • Sally Bushell

    Bursaries are also available to cover travel, accommodation and registration fee. More information here here.

    NEW DEADLINE: JUNE 21, 2019

  • 06.06.2019 12:57 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    November 1, 2019

    New York University, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication

    Deadline: June 15, 2019


    Keynote: Neferti X. M. Tadiar, Professor and Chair, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Barnard College, Columbia University

    What is coming to pass? How do we experience that which is passing us everyday? From coastal vantages, friends and lovers wish safe passage with the wave of a hand. In the berths of ships, this security is furnished both through documents of passage — visas, tickets, logbooks — as well as the logistics of oceanic travel and maneuvers of the ship.

    Yet transversal, identity, and its mediations sometimes run athwart of each other. After failed attempts, user and password meet interface as impasse. Students get caught lolling in the hallway without a pass only to face the fury of administrators. No, safe passage is not guaranteed. It is a matter of strategy and planning. Taking on the clothes, haircuts, language, and gestures of gendered, sexualized, or racialized normativity, we inhabit forms of passing only to reject them in more familiar community.

    Saying passage is a matter of survival is to point to both the quotidian and the crisis. One moment, we’re occupying the ethics of sociality. Someone says, “Pass the salt.” And the next, that someone has “passed on”. Passage directs us from one register to another, from one world to another. These are not merely euphemisms. Our rituals and rites of passage move us forward. They are not something we can pass up.

    The 2019 Postman Graduate Conference invites graduate students, artists, and independent scholars to submit projects that attend to passage and acts of passing. Recognizing the mobility of the concept, the selection committee welcomes interdisciplinary responses, artist talks, and academic papers which meditate on passing and its possibilities as modes of inquiry and survival.

    Possible topics include (but are by no means limited to):

    • Temporalities of passage
    • Borders, securitization, and migration
    • Strategies of trespassing
    • The experience and aesthetics of passing
    • The materialities and measurements of sensation
    • Gendered and/or racialized performativity as "passing"
    • Risk, speculation, and logistics
    • Blackness and the Middle Passage
    • Debility, capacity, and technological mediation
    • Surveillance and policing of affect
    • Modes of evidence and witnessing
    • Biopolitics, necropolitics, sovereignty, and capital
    • Forms of political violence
    • Rites of passage and passage as religious motif
    • The passage and literature
    • Translations across languages, ontologies, and epistemologies

    Please email submissions to by June 15, 2019. Abstracts should be 250-300 words in length, formatted as Word documents (.doc, .docx), and accompanied by a CV 

  • 06.06.2019 12:55 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    November 27-30, 2019

    Brussels, Belgium

    Deadline (EXTENDED): June 15, 2019

    The Université libre de Bruxelles invites submissions for abstracts for papers and panels for the 12th OURMedia Conference to be held 27-30 November in Brussels, Belgium. The deadline has been extended to June 15.

    The conference will be held under the general theme ‘Mediactivism – Scholactivism’. We encourage the submission of papers that focus on the (real or imagined) gap between academia and society, exploring how academic scholarship could be useful for (alternative) media (activists) and the myriad ways in which media scholars can be committed to equality, social justice and progressive social change. The general theme ‘Mediactivism – Scholactivism’ refers to how both media practitioners and media scholars, rather than being impartial or partisan, can be ‘committed’ by actively and openly campaigning for particular ideals. As the conference will coincide with the 20th anniversary of Indymedia, we encourage the submission of papers specifically focusing on analysing its legacy, achievements, shortcomings and influence on contemporary (online) media activism.

    The confirmed keynote speakers are Dorothy Kidd (University of San Francisco), Des Freedman (Goldsmiths, University of London), Keltoum Belorf ( and Vincent Verzat (Partager C'est Sympa).

    The conference program committee consists of Amaranta Cornejo Hernandez (Centro de Estudios Superiores de México y Centroamérica), David Domingo (Université libre de Bruxelles), Pieter Maeseele (Universiteit Antwerpen), Dimitra Milioni (Cyprus University), Ana Lucia Nunes de Sousa (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), Robin Van Leeckwyck (Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles), Pantelis Vatikiotis (Kadir Has University).

    The local organizing committee consists of Roel Coesemans (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), David Domingo (Université libre de Bruxelles), Stijn Joye (Universiteit Gent), Florence Le Cam (Université libre de Bruxelles), Pieter Maeseele (Universiteit Antwerpen), Steve Paulussen (Universiteit Antwerpen), Ike Picone (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Robin Van Leeckwyck (Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles), Victor Wiard (Université libre de Bruxelles; Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles).


    We welcome both individual abstracts and panel presentations in English, Spanish, French or Dutch. All proposals must be submitted to Abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words. Panel proposals consist of a panel description (title + framing text) and the individual abstract of each panel member contribution.

    We particularly encourage the participation of activists, both scholactivist and mediactivist. A limited number of travel grants is available.

    Finally, we strongly encourage travelling by train instead of plane. Moreover, a videoconferencing system will be available to those who are unable to physically attend the conference.

    Key themes

    • In particular, the conference will focus on four topics:
    • Legacy of Indymedia
    • Mediactivism
    • Scholactivism
    • Digital and offline media activism

    A special series of sessions will be dedicated to the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Indymedia, by critically approaching its legacy: the Indymedia network was set up in 1999 in London and Seattle (with the WTO protests). Using new technologies of information and communication, activists created online content in parallel to what was broadcasted and reported by traditional media. But what is left of the Indymedia network after its 20th anniversary, and how has it helped in shaping the evolution of (alternative) media? We propose to tackle this theme by asking three questions: (1) How can we explain the decline of Indymedia’s local and regional centers? (2) How has the role of Indymedia evolved over time in the social movements landscape of the regions/countries it is or was present in ? And (3) which influence has the "Indymedia experiment" had on new alternative media initiatives?

    Indymedia is a form of Mediactivism, which constitutes the second theme of the conference. We encourage presentations that focus on examples of mediactivism, using online and/or offline tools. Activists’ experiences may foster scholarly discussions that take us beyond the classical division between expressivist (ie citizens’ participation) and counter-hegemonic (ie discourses and form opposed to the mainstream) media. We warmly welcome activists’ testimonies and presentations of current and future projects.

    As a specific form of activism, we also put forward the question regarding scholactivism, which is the third theme of the conference. As scholars, how can we be involved in activism? To which extent can we collaborate with traditional or alternative media? How can we express our solidarity with progressive social movements, and more importantly, take inspiration from them and embed our work in their campaigns? Can we be part of the “counter-power”? We ask specific experiences that foster innovative research approaches and question established methodological practices. The goal of the conference is to make a link between mediactivism and scholactivism. How can we foster cooperation between scholars, activists and media-practitioners? How can we justify the social engagement of academia and deactivate the assumption that researchers (and professional journalists) are supposed to have a “neutral point of view”?

    Looking at the Arab Spring, the Occupy Wall Street Movement or the Indignados, the anti-TTIP movements or the more recent climate marches, and the influence of Facebook and Twitter on those movements, it may seem that social media are at the core of contemporary counter-hegemonic communication strategies, in the realm of digital activism. This is the fourth theme of the conference. In this regard, social media are not always used by the same kinds of activists. Extremist right-wing political trolls seem to have found online the perfect space to bully professional politics and shape the agenda towards intolerance and hate. Are social media really helping us to structure social movements and effectively changing political power imbalances? Is the political economy of social media being critically discussed and assessed when used? For this crucial discussion, both media practitioners and scholars can exchange experiences and knowledge regarding the effects of social media platforms, their interfaces and algorithmic mechanisms in the hope to gain knowledge on how to use or distance oneself from these online services. Finally, research and debate among scholars today are generally focused on online communication. Is there still a place for offline activism and offline media? How can one develop alternative media without social media, the internet or digital technologies? Are face-to-face discussions and the quite old-fashioned leaflets still useful? We welcome contributions on the offline side of mediactivism.

  • 06.06.2019 12:48 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Media and Communication, Volume 8, Issue 3

    Deadline: November 15, 2019

    Editor(s): Johannes Breuer (GESIS—Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany), Tim Wulf (LMU Munich, Germany) and M. Rohangis Mohseni (TU Ilmenau, Germany)

    • Submission of Abstracts: 1-15 November 2019
    • Submission of Full Papers: 15-30 March 2020
    • Publication of the Issue: July/September 2020


    Since its subject of study is changing constantly and rapidly, research on media entertainment has to be quick to adapt. This need to quickly react and adapt not only relates to the questions researchers need to ask but also to the methods they need to employ to answer those questions. For several decades now, the large majority of quantitative research on the content, uses, and effects of media entertainment has been based on data from surveys, manual content analyses, or lab experiments. While there is no doubt that these studies have produced numerous important insights into media entertainment, they have certain limitations, some of which may entail significant biases. For example, several recent studies have shown that self-reports of media use tend to be unreliable. This is especially problematic if researchers are interested in very specific, rare, or socially undesirable forms of media entertainment. Experimental lab studies, on the other hand, tend to have relatively small samples and often occur in somewhat unnatural settings. And manual content analyses are not suitable for the large amounts of data that new forms of media entertainment generate (e.g., comments on YouTube videos). Over the last few years, the nascent field of computational social science has been developing and using methods for the collection and analysis of data that can help to address some of the limitations of traditional methods. For example, the use of digital trace data, such as data collected via APIs or tracking apps/plugins, can alleviate some problems associated with self-report data, and methods from the area of machine learning can be used to (semi-)automatically analyze large amounts of media content (or reactions to it). For this thematic issue, we invite substantive as well as methodological contributions that employ computational methods—either standalone or in combination with traditional methods—to study the content, uses, and effects of media entertainment. Submissions should either apply computational methods to investigate the content, uses or effects of media entertainment (studies that combine different types/sources of data, such as surveys and digital trace data, are especially welcome) or present and discuss novel computational methodologies for collecting and/or analyzing data on the content, uses or effects of entertainment media.

    We invite two types of submissions: (1) late-breaking brief reports (of no longer than 3000 words, inclusive of all manuscript elements) and (2) longer-format manuscripts (of no longer than 6000 words, inclusive of all manuscript elements). Submissions engaging in open science practices will be given particular consideration in the review process (for some practical primers on the adoption of open science practices see or We also especially welcome preregistered studies (for an introduction to preregistration see or

    Instructions for Authors: Authors interested in submitting a paper for this issue are asked to consult the journal’s instructions for authors and send their abstracts (about 250 words, with a tentative title and reference to the thematic issue) by email to the Editorial Office (

    Open Access: The journal has an article publication fee to cover its costs and guarantee that the article can be accessed free of charge by any reader, anywhere in the world, regardless of affiliation. We defend that authors should not have to personally pay this fee and advise them to check with their institutions if funds are available to cover open access publication fees. Institutions can also join Cogitatio’s Membership Program at a very affordable rate and enable all affiliated authors to publish without incurring any fees. Further information about the journal’s open access charges and institutional members can be found here.

  • 06.06.2019 12:25 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    November 15-16, 2019

    University of Padova (Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology)

    Deadline: July 20, 2019

    Organized by Gender & Communication Section in collaboration with Women’s Network and Film Studies Section (ECREA)

    Keynote speakers

    • Prof. John Mercer (Birmingham City University)
    • Prof. Karen Ross (Newcastle University)
    • Organized by ECREA Network
    •  “Gender and Knowledge Production in Contemporary Academia. Unpacking challenges and possibilities”

    Call for Papers

    The relations between gender, sexuality and the media are ubiquitous and firmly embedded in everyday practices at a cultural and social level. Our understanding of how people across Europe interpret and consume media content and perform gender and sexual identities within this context is changing alongside the modification of the media landscape.

    Due to political and cultural changes across Europe and the rest of the world, issues connected to sexual identity and gender are in the process of being renegotiated and, in certain instances, even questioned. On the one hand, there are tendencies reconfirming patriarchal scripts; on the other hand, there are challenges and redefinitions of old paradigms.

    Researchers within media studies have been working within diverse epistemological and methodological contexts in order to understand this mutation. This conference attempts to position itself within this debate with the aim of problematising such issues across research fields.

    We are looking for original and innovative research within media, cultural and feminist studies, exploring the complex set of relations between media, gender and sexuality and the approaching aspects of the changing social and sexual landscape. We are especially looking for contributions that approach the topics of interest analytically in terms of production, representation and consumption, reflecting different cultural constructions and experiences.

    We welcome presentations from (though not exclusively) the following topics:

    • performing gendered and sexual identities
    • forging new normative gendered identities
    • motherhood and sexuality
    • gender equality in media industries
    • performing gender and sexuality in social networking sites, including dating apps
    • rebranding feminism
    • virtual intimacies, desires and affect
    • digital technologies, methods and the study of sexuality
    • games, gender and sexualities
    • pornography
    • datafication of gender and sexuality
    • representation of gender and sexuality in popular culture
    • gender, sexuality and media production
    • gender, sexuality and technologies, technology of pleasure, sex robots
    • futures of European gender, feminist, sexuality and LGBTQ media studies
    • film, gender and sexuality

    Abstract Submission

    Please submit your 350-400 words abstract in English, along with a short bio (up to 150 words), including contact details before the 20th of July. Abstracts will be reviewed via a blind peer review process.

    Please upload your abstract and bio (in a unique file) using this link:

    Please name the file as follow: LastName_Name

    For any further questions or information about the CFP please contact ECREA G&C section (Management team: Cosimo Marco Scarcelli, Despina Chronaki, Sara de Vuyst and Florian Vanlee) at


    • 1st June: Call for papers opens
    • 20th July: Deadline for abstract submissions
    • 24th August: Notification of acceptance/rejection
    • 26th August: Registration opens
    • 1st October: Deadline for conference registration


    • Students-Phd Students: 60 €
    • Regular registration: 75 €

    The conference registration fee includes: conference kit, coffee breaks and launches.

    Host/Location: Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology, University of Padova, Italy.

    University of Padova, City of Padova (40 km from Venice).

    see at URL:

    Local organizer

    Cosimo Marco Scarcelli (IUSVE and University of Padova),

    Renato Stella (University of Padova),

    Scientific Committee:

    • Valentina Anania (University of Nottingham)
    • Dr. Despina Chronaki (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens & Hellenic Open University)
    • Dr. Sara de Vuyst (University of Ghent)
    • Dr. Ayşegül Kesirli (Istanbul Bilgi University)
    • Dr. Arianna Mainardi (University of Milano-Bicocca)
    • Prof. Claudia Padovani (University of Padova)
    • Dr. Cosimo Marco Scarcelli (University IUSVE & University of Padova)
    • Prof. Renato Stella (University of Padova)
    • Jolien van Keulen (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
    • Dr. Florian Vanlee (University of Ghent)
    • Dr. Sergio Villanueva (University of Barcelona)

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    Twitter: @GC_ECREA


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  • 06.06.2019 12:22 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Special Collection for the Communication and Media Section of Global Perspectives

    Deadline: July 1, 2019

    Please submit abstracts to Lina Dencik ( and Anne Kaun (

    Estimated Timeline

    • 1st July 2019 - 500-word abstracts
    • 20th of July 2019 - notification of invitation to submit full papers (6000-8000 words)
    • 1st of November 2019 - submission of full papers
    • 1st of April 2020 - review process complete
    • 1st of June 2020 - publication of articles

    The impact of globalization on the welfare state has been a prominent long-standing issue in both scholarly and policy debate. Whilst the advent of digital technologies has been central to this debate, the more recent onus on data and data-driven technologies across business, government and civil society brings with it a particular set of concerns. Data and algorithmic processes are increasingly an integral part of governing populations and used to categorize, profile and score individuals, households and communities, with a view to allocate services, target and identify people, and make decisions about them. In this sense, datafication is part of (re)shaping state-citizen relations, the nature of statecraft and (re)defining state models, particularly in relation to public services and welfare provision. Advancing unevenly and in diverse contexts, this trend is often underpinned by a rationale centred on efficiency, resource-saving and more ‘objective’ decision-making. Yet critical scholarship on datafication has pointed to the ways in which this ‘new public analytics’ paradigm (Yeung 2018) is embedded in a particular set of values, and advances certain epistemological and ontological assumptions that carry substantial social and political significance (e.g. boyd and Crawford 2012, Van Dijck 2014). Moreover, both assumptions and responses to such assumptions have tended to rely on universalist understandings of developments and rights, bypassing nuanced and contextual engagement with the way data systems are developed, implemented and understood across the globe (Arora 2019; Milan & Treré 2019). For this special collection, we therefore invite submissions that engage with the notion of the welfare state from global perspectives, with a particular focus on datafication.

    We seek contributions that examine the kinds of practices, values and logics that underpin the advancement of datafication and consider how these relate to the practices, values and logics that form the basis of public services and social welfare in the context of globalisation. For example, research has suggested that data analytics advances a society organized around risk management, in which it is assumed that it is possible to predict individual behaviour from the aggregation of data points pertaining to group traits, with the aim to both pre-empt and personalize risk (Amoore 2013, Van Dijck 2014, Andrejevic 2017). In addition, many of the tools being deployed originate in a commercial sphere, perpetuating the presence of multi-national companies in the public sector, often favouring economic values rather than social, relational and personal values (Baym 2013, Redden 2015). These logics can be seen as the continued dismantling of the welfare state, understood in terms of a commitment to universal access, decommodification, and social solidarity. Moreover, the prevalence of data science as developed and practiced by a few dominant global players raise questions about the standardization of governance and statecraft. By fleshing out these issues, the special collection invites contributions that reflect on transformations brought about by data processes in the public sector and across social life, and contextualise these in terms of different value-systems and visions for how society should be organised.


    Andrejevic, M. (2017). To pre-empt a thief. International Journal of Communication, 11(2017), pp. 879-896.

    Amoore, L. (2013). The Politics of Possibility: Risk and Security Beyond Probability. Durham and London: Duke University Press.

    Arora, P. (2019). Decolonizing Privacy Studies. Television & New Media, 20(4): 366-378.

    Baym, N. K. (2013). Data Not Seen: The Uses and Shortcomings of Social Media Metrics. First Monday, 18(10).

    boyd, d. and Crawford, K. (2012). Critical Questions for Big Data. Information, Communication & Society, 15(5), pp. 662-679.

    Milan, S. and Treré, E. (2019) Big Data from the South(s): Beyond Data Universalism. Television & New Media, 20(4): 319-335.

    Redden, J. (2015). Big data as system of knowledge: investigating Canadian governance. In: G. Elmer, G. Langlois and J. Redden, J., eds., Compromised Data: From Social Media to Big Data, London: Bloomsbury.

    Van Dijck, J. (2014). Datafication, Dataism and Dataveillance: Big Data Between Scientific Paradigm and Ideology. Surveillance & Society, 12(2), pp. 197-208.

    Yeung, K. (2018) Algorithmic government: Towards a New Public Analytics? Paper presented at ThinkBig, Windsor, 25 June.


    Please submit a 500-word abstract to Lina Dencik ( and Anne Kaun ( before 1 July 2019.

    The special collection will be published as part of the Communication and Media Section of the Global Perspectives journal. Full papers – 6000-8000 words in length – are required by 1 November 2019.

    About the journal

    Global Perspectives (GP) is an online-only, peer-reviewed, transdisciplinary journal seeking to advance social science research and debates in a globalizing world, specifically in terms of concepts, theories, methodologies, and evidence bases. Work published in the journal is enriched by invited perspectives, through scholarly annotations, that enhance its global and interdisciplinary implications.

    GP is devoted to the study of global patterns and developments across a wide range of topics and fields, among them trade and markets, security and sustainability, communication and media, justice and law, governance and regulation, culture and value systems, identities, environmental interfaces, technology-society interfaces, shifting geographies and migration.

    GP sets out to help overcome national and disciplinary fragmentation and isolation. GP starts from the premise that the world that gave rise to the social sciences in their present form is no more. The national and disciplinary approaches that developed over the last century are increasingly insufficient to capture the complexities of the global realities of a world that has changed significantly in a relatively short period of time. New concepts, approaches and forms of academic discourse may be called for.

    About the Communication and Media Section of Global Perspectives

    Section Editor: Payal Arora, Erasmus University Rotterdam

    The ‘global turn’ in communications, advances in mobile technologies and the rise of digital social networks are changing the world´s media landscapes, creating complex disjunctures between economy, culture, and society at local, national, and transnational levels. The role of traditional mass media - print, radio and television - is changing as well. In many cases, traditional journalism is declining, while that of user-generated content by bloggers, podcasters, and digital activists is gaining currency worldwide, as is the impact of robotics and artificial intelligence on communication systems. Today, researchers find themselves at important junctures in their inquiries that require innovations in concepts, frameworks, methodologies and empirics. Global Perspectives aims to be a forum for scholars from across multiple disciplines and fields, and the Communication and Media Section invites submissions on cutting-edge research on changing media and communication systems globally.

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    London South Bank University - Arts & Creative Industries

    Deadline: June 19, 2019

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    Placed On: 16th May 2019

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