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  • 30.01.2019 20:10 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An edited volume comissioned by Palgrave

    Deadline: February 25, 2019

    If you are working on this or a similar topic, please consider submitting an abstract. The deadline is tight, February 25 for a 500 words abstract and March 31 the chapters.

    To find out more, get in touch at toub.fox@wlv.ac.uk


  • 30.01.2019 19:56 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Topos

    Deadline: June 15, 2019

    We invite papers that address the changes of human subjects – their bodies and selfhood, the modes of private and public interaction – in the light of various technological and institutional innovations in medicine occurred over the past few decades. The researches are encouraged to pay particular attention to integration and dissemination of the latest biotechnologies within the medical sector (locally and globally) and to the effects they have on existential experience, moral judgement and necessity of legal regulation. Similarly, we are interested in the changes of patients’ awareness, and also in the self-reflection of medical community in regard to gradual liberalization of public life and cultural globalization in the post-Soviet countries.

    Topics may include, but are not limited to:

    • 4P Medicine: social prospects and ethical frictions,
    • Boundaries between treatment and enhancement,
    • Redefinition of “death” and “dying” in the age of new medical technologies
    • De-stigmatization of oncology patients,
    • “Neurochemical selves”: the spread of antidepressants use as social and anthropological problem,
    • Spread and reglamentation of assisted reproductive technologies in the post-Soviet societies
    • “Narrative turn” in medicine: results/prospects of application in Western and Eastern European contexts
    • Choice vs. care: alternative logics of interaction between doctors and patients in biomedicine

    Here you can find Author Guidelines and Submission Preparation Checklist: http://journals.ehu.lt/index.php/topos/about/submissions.

    To make your submission, please, register at the web-site of the Topos Journal here http://journals.ehu.lt/index.php/topos/login and submit your article via “Make a Submission” button. In case of any questions, please contact journal’s academic secretary Kseniya Shtalenkova on: mailto:journal.topos@ehu.lt.


  • 30.01.2019 19:52 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    April 11-12, 2019

    Utrech University

    Deadline: February 15, 2019

    This annual conference is aimed at research-oriented MA students and PhD candidates from all (sub)disciplines of the humanities from both Dutch research institutions and comparable institutions abroad, and is held at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands.

    For this year’s edition What’s the Point?, we invite contributions from MA’s and PhD’s from all these disciplines on the twinned issues of Impact and the Future of the Humanities. Prospective contributors should send a 200-300 word abstract with a short biography to whatsthepoint@uu.nl by 15 February 2019.

    For full details of the Call for Papers: https://hgsc.sites.uu.nl/call-for-papers/

    For general information on the conference: https://hgsc.sites.uu.nl/

    Contact us: https://hgsc.sites.uu.nl/contact/ or whatsthepoint@uu.nl.

  • 30.01.2019 10:53 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: February 20, 2019

    Permanence, replicability, scalability and searchability: these four affordances properties of networked publics have become foundational to how scholars think about internet content (boyd 2008).

    Ten years later, these affordances still apply to much of the content produced and circulated within social media. However, online spaces seem to be heading towards a more circumscribed and unsteady form of publicness, as materials are less permanent, less searchable, and, for researchers, more difficult to scale and replicate (e.g.: closed Facebook groups, Whatsapp group chats, Telegram channels, and the ephemeral contents of Snapchat and Instagram Stories). Along with recent platform “lockdowns” that have led some authors to talk about a “post API era”, this trend toward reduced access to online materials points out the need to discuss the impacts of these transformations on the future of internet studies.

    The first AoIR Flashpoint Symposium seeks to investigate platform-driven changes and emergent practices of everyday-life content production occurring “below the radar”, or outside of previous standards of visibility and accessibility, thus calling into question theoretical, methodological and ethical developments in internet studies.

    The #AoIR Flashpoint Symposium 2019 welcomes contributions that address these themes, including but not limited to the following questions:

    • How do ethnographic and qualitative methods allow us to study such spaces?
    • How have quantitative methods been utilized to study these environments – and with the closure of APIs, what new methods have emerged?
    • To what extent, and for whom, is scraping viable in a “post-API era”?
    • What ethical questions arise in relation to inclusion in semi-private spheres?
    • How do these spheres specify and connect to public discourse?
    • How might we approach questions of data validity and representativeness even as it becomes increasingly difficult to define the target universe of these conversations?

    Proposals for papers and/or posters should be in the form of a title and 500 word abstract. Please include information on authors, institutions, and titles (these will be removed for the blind review process). Submissions are due by 20 February 2019.

    All submissions should be emailed to: ymposiasubmissions@aoir.org

    Registration Details will be available very soon!

    Please email symposia@aoir.org with any questions.

    Location

    Room D1 – Palazzo Volponi

    Via Saffi 15 – 61029

    URBINO (PU)

    Italy

    Key Dates

    20 February 2019 – Submissions Due

    10 March 2019 – Notification of Acceptances

    1 April 2019 – Full Symposia Program Available

    24 June 2019 – AoIR Symposium


  • 29.01.2019 19:27 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: February 20, 2019

    The editors of forthcoming book titled Educational Technology and Integrated Writing Skills are pleased to invite you and members of your working group to submit a chapter for this book volume, to be published by Apple Academic Press, USA.

    Proposed Book: Educational Technology and Integrated Writing Skills

    Editors: Aditya Sinha & Arindam Nag Assistant Professor-cum-Scientist, Department of Extension Education, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, India

    Important Dates

    • February 20, 2019: Chapter abstract Submission Deadline
    • February 28, 2019: Notification of Acceptance of Chapter abstract
    • April 30, 2019: Full Chapter Submission due
    • May 20, 2019: Review Results Returned
    • May 31, 2019: Final Acceptance Notification

    The Book

    Technological advancement is going on at a hasty pace affecting every dimensions of social and cultural life of people. Learning atmosphere is rapidly witnessing changes due to educational technologies. This book desires to integrate the concepts related to educational technology and written communication competency enhancement for undergraduates and thereafter.

    Objective

    The proposed book will explore technological dimension in teaching learning environment. Adult educational context is different yet challenging due to numerous factors like attention span, motivation etc. Thus this book will cut across the psychological paradigm of physical boundary to boundary less education through digital technology. This book will ponder upon the utilization of Educational Technology in multidisciplinary setting; promotion of effective learning environment; motivational aspects of adult learning; enabling better comprehension ability; enhancing written communication proficiency etc.

    US OFFICE:

    • Apple Academic Press, Inc.Apple Academic Press, Inc. 9 Spinnaker Way3333
    • Mistwell Crescent Waretown,
    • New Jersey
    • 08758 USA
    • Tel: 732–998–5302
    • Tel: 289-937-6300

    CANADIAN OFFICE:

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • L6L 0A2 Canada
    • Fax: 866–222–9549
    • Fax: 866–222–9549

    info@appleacademicpress.com

    http://www.appleacademicpress.com

    Target Audience The target audience of this book will include researchers and professionals working in the field of education and disciplines of humanities and social sciences who are interested in knowing the role played by technology on educational space of human behaviour. It would provide the readers a wide collection of updated tools for use in the real classroom situations. The students would find the content extremely useful for enhancing written communication skills for writing better academic content.

    Recommended Chapters: Following are some of the indicative chapters however authors can suggest any suitable topic under the theme educational technology and integrated writing skills.

    Educational Technology related

    1. Genesis of Educational Technology in Teaching and Learning

    2. Theories on Teaching and Learning

    3. Instructional design and tools

    4. Media in Education

    5. Techniques in Teaching

    6. Emerging technologies in enhancing teaching and learning experiences

    7. Adult learning and advancements

    8. Motivational/ Behavioral aspects of teaching and learning

    9. Professional ethics in the use of Educational Technology

    10. Scope for integration of technology-enabled learning in academic program and Teaching Evaluation

    11. Artificial Intelligence in Education

    12. Implications of Machine learning and deep learning in teaching learning situation.

    Integrated Writing Skills related

    1. Theories in the teaching of writing

    2. Academic writing vs. Popular writing

    3. Writing analytically and argumentatively

    4. Ways to respond to student writing/ Writing evaluation

    5. Ways to prevent and detect plagiarism

    Submission Procedure Scholars and Researchers are invited to submit chapter abstract indicating chapter rationale, objectives and outlines (within 350 to 500 words) on or before February 20, 2018. The confirmation of selection of chapter abstract with chapter guidelines will be intimated before February 28, 2019. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 30, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://appleacademicpress.com/pdfs/AAPBookChapterInstructions1-5.pdf prior to submission.

    www.appleacademicpress.com

    Abstract Submission components

    • Title of chapter
    • Author name/s, institutional details
    • Corresponding author’s email address
    • Abstracts should be of 350-500 words long containing a brief summary of the chapter theme and content
    • Keywords (no more than 5)
    • A short bio (Maximum 100 words)

    Additional guidelines

    Commissioned chapters will be around 20 – 35 pages (5,000 – 7,000 words). Accepting an abstract does not guarantee the publication of the final manuscript. Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Educational Technology and Integrated Writing Skills. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. All contributing authors will receive pdf copy of the published chapter/ book. All proposals should be submitted to inc.aditya@gmail.com or arindam.apdj@gmail.com

    Publisher This book is scheduled to be published by Apple Academic Press, Inc., an independent international publisher focusing on academic and professional books in STEM and other fields. With a focus on relevant content as well as first-class production, Apple Academic Press is dedicated to publishing cutting-edge, informative books written and edited by internationally renowned experts in their fields. Apple Academic Press has partnered with CRC Press, a member of the Taylor & Francis Group, for marketing and distribution worldwide. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.appleacademicpress.com. This publication is anticipated to be released on or before December 31, 2019.

    Inquiries should be forwarded to

    Aditya Sinha Email: inc.aditya@gmail.com Mobile: 979-864-9444

    Arindam Nag Email: arindam.apdj@gmail.com Mobile: 997-318-0046

  • 29.01.2019 08:22 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Universität Bremen

    Deadline: March 15, 2019

    The German Science Foundation funded project "The Reciprocal Relationship of Public Opinion and Social Policy" under Principal Investigator (PI) Nate Breznau at the SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy at the University of Bremen seeks to employ - under the condition of job release - 2 PhD Fellows

    Salary level 13 TV-L (0,65)

    Reference number A332/18

    Ffor a duration of three years, starting from September 1st, 2019 through August 31st, 2022

    Project description

    Fellow "A" will focus on the macro-comparative part of the research and Fellow "B" will focus on the German case, see "Eligibility" for each fellowship below. Both Fellows will collectively contribute to the project and its output such as reports and publications, thus Fellows should be prepared to work in a team environment. Both Fellows are expected to develop academic research and writing skills, statistical analysis skills and attend and present findings at international conferences. English language fluency is necessary as the main project language is English. More details and a project description are available here.

    Concurrent to the project work, the Fellows will pursue their doctoral degrees at the University of Bremen as Affiliated with the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS). The Fellows will have about half of their weekly working time free for the pursuit of this goal. The topics of their dissertations are open; however, having topics related to the project is ideal.

    Finally, Fellows should be aware that this project seeks to practice ethical and open science. Therefore, Fellows should be interested in data and code sharing, open access publications, developing shared workflows using online technologies (such as the Open Science Framework and GitHub), and a commitment to transparency in all of their work.

    Fellow A - Macro-Comparative Focus. Eligibility

    Candidates should have studied sociology or related social science disciplines and be interested in macro-comparative social policy. Ideally these candidates want to pursue a dissertation related to comparative welfare states, social policy and/or social inequality. Although this position will focus on the macro-comparative aspect of the project it also includes some work on the German case study, thus some knowledge of or willingness to learn the German language is desirable.

    This Fellow will focus on collecting and analyzing cross-national comparative data. Primarily opinion data will come from the International Social Survey Program and the European Social Survey. Policy indicators will come from a variety of sources and the candidate will be expected to develop creative ways to measure policy and welfare states. This candidate must know or be willing to learn Stata or R, and to develop skills to implement multilevel statistical analysis. The ideal candidate will simultaneously pursue a dissertation topic in comparative welfare states or institutions, although this specific topic is not a strict requirement.

    Fellow B - German Case-study Focus. Eligibility

    Fellow B candidates should have studied political science or related social science disciplines and be interested in the political system of Germany. Given the project's inquiry into German politics, history and public opinion, candidates must be fluent in German with native German being ideal.

    This Fellow will focus on analyzing the content of public opinion and policymakers' discussions throughout German history since 1945. In this process they will take responsibility for developing a database for later quantitative analysis. They will develop skills in qualitative content analysis for identifying the nature and direction of policy and opinion over time. The ideal candidate will simultaneously pursue a dissertation topic related to German politics, although this is not a strict requirement.

    Hiring Considerations and Requirements

    Application materials should include a Curriculum Vitae ("Lebenslauf"); a 1-2 page Cover Letter indicating why the candidate is interested in the position, why they think they are a good fit, what research skills they have, and an indication of what they might like to pursue as a dissertation topic; and a copy of the Master's Degree or a note indicating completion plans. Applicants must have completed a Master's Degree before Sept. 1st, 2019.

    Applicants must be able to obtain a visa in case they are offered a position, please see visa requirements on the Federal Foreign Office website for more details.

    Applications should be submitted as one combined Adobe pdf document no later than March 15, 2019 to socium-bewerbungen@uni-bremen.de

    Interviews will take place in April or May. Candidates from far away can interview via internet video conferencing if necessary.

    For any other job-related inquiries please contact Nate Breznau, the PI, at nbreznau@uni-bremen.de

    The University of Bremen has received a number of awards for its diversity policies and offers a family-friendly working environment as well as an international atmosphere.

    The University is committed to a policy of providing equal employment opportunities for both men and women alike, and therefore encourages particularly women to apply for the position offered. Persons with disabilities will be considered preferentially in case of equal qualifications and aptitudes.

    The University of Bremen explicitly invites persons with migration background to apply.

    Mailing address:

    SOCIUM Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik

    Universität Bremen / Bremen University

    Postfach 33 04 40

    The cost of application and presentation cannot be reimbursed.

    Website: https://www.socium.uni-bremen.de/ueber-das-socium/stellenausschreibungen/project-the-reciprocal-relationship-of-public-opinion-and-social-policy/


  • 29.01.2019 07:55 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Kinephanos

    Deadline: February 28, 2019

    Edited by Audrey Bélanger and Stéfany Boisvert

    Theme

    Not unlike other media, television is undergoing major changes. The Internet, as well as the possibilities of digitisation and storage, has contributed to the transnational circulation of content and, most importantly, the development of over-the-top (OTT) media services. These new digital portals (Lotz 2017), or streaming services, offer a library of audio-visual productions online without the intermediary of a distribution or broadcasting company. OTT services therefore act as gateways to a wide range of audio-visual content, without having to rely on a schedule (Lotz 2017; Wayne 2017; Johnson, 2018), which changes our perception of the medium and deeply influences the modes of production, distribution and reception of /television/ itself.

    In the new industry of Internet-distributed television (Lotz 2017), it goes without saying that the multinational company Netflix currently occupies the most enviable position. Even though contents offered by this streaming company are not only “televisual”, Netflix’s influence on contemporary TV productions is undeniable, and has even been documented by a significant number of scholars. Several topics have already been addressed, such as the question of algorithms and Netflix’s system of recommendations (Gomez-Uribe et Hunt 2015); Netflix’s role in the broader history of television (Jenner 2014, 2018); the multinational company’s production/distribution strategies and their impact on viewing habits (Matrix 2014); or the brand image and branding strategies of streaming platforms (Wayne 2018). Whole books are dedicated to the study of Netflix and its history (Keating 2012), its specific modes of production and distribution, its users’ viewing patterns (Barker et Wiatrowski 2017), or its impact on the television industry (McDonald et Smith-Rowsey 2016, Jenner 2018, Johnson 2018).

    However, this centrality of Netflix within academic publications conveys a rather restrictive view of our media ecosystem, almost as if Netflix was the /only/ platform available. Indeed, publications on new forms of Internet-distributed television mostly focus on Netflix, even when they are published outside the United States. This situation leads us to ask: what about other OTT media services or streaming platforms? What about local media industries? What is the situation of other portals, whether they originate from the United States or elsewhere, and how do they manage — or not — to secure a position in the new industry? On the flipside, how do traditional broadcasters –– which, it must be reminded, are still in operation today – are influenced by streaming services and their in-house productions, and how do they try to secure (or preserve) a position for their own company? Also, in this era of multi-platform viewing practices, what are the various consumption and viewing habits adopted by viewers?

    This issue of Kinephanos seeks to better understand the advent of OTT media services (portals) and the new ways of viewing/distributing TV productions, by trying to look beyond (or beneath) Netflix in order to provide a more complete picture of our current TV industry. By deliberately putting aside the most popular platform, trying to think “outside the box”, this issue wants to encourage reflection on other streaming services and topics related to OTT, and, by doing so, to promote diversity (whether geographic, cultural, or generic). This issue of Kinephanos is multi-disciplinary, and therefore open to many different forms of analysis and approaches (institutional, aesthetic, sociological, narratological, political, cultural, feminist, queer, reception-based, etc.).

    Articles may cover, but are not limited to, the following topics:

    • Other streaming platforms and websites, their economics, operations, catalog, etc.,
    • The state of national televisions in the context of increasing competition with streaming services;
    • The regulations in different territories regarding streaming services;
    • The state of linear/traditional television (broadcasting, cable industry). The viewing habits related to linear television, and/or those adopted for streaming services and websites;
    • The circulation of contents on different platforms and websites;
    • Economic, political, or social issues related to new forms of over-the-top television
    • Thematic, aesthetic, narrative (etc.) analyses of TV shows developed for portals other than Netflix, and/or their influence on other media;
    • The development of original content for streaming services, that is,
    • TV shows commissioned and/or produced by those companies in order to be distributed exclusively (or primarily) on their platform
    • Since “failure studies” can also help us better understand our media industry, we are also interested in articles documenting cases of streaming services that failed or went bankrupt –in other words, that did not find their audience.

    How to submit?

    Please send an abstract, between 300 and 500 words (excluding references), in English or French, by February 28, 2019, to belanger.audrey@uqam.ca and boisvert.stefany@uqam.ca

    The abstract must specify the topic and the object(s) of study, along with the preferred methodology. Don’t forget to indicate key bibliographical references, your name, email address, and you institutional affiliation.

    Selected contributors will be advised by email. Full papers will be submitted by summer 2019, and the exact calendar will be communicated to the accepted authors. The issue will be released at the beginning of 2020.


  • 29.01.2019 07:42 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    September 20-22, 2019

    Die Wolfsburg, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Essen, Germany

    Deadline: April 15


    "The Bat-Man, a mysterious and adventurous figure, fighting for righteousness and apprehending the wrong doer, in his lone battle against the evil forces of society… his identity remains unknown."

    Detective Comics #27 (1939)


    In 2018, the superhero genre reached a remarkable milestone with the eightieth anniversary of Superman, with the character’s signature title of Action Comics reaching its one thousandth issue, which sold over half a million copies and, not unimportantly, finally returned The Man of Steel to his iconic red trunks.

    And yet, it was undoubtedly a banner year for the genre beyond that, particularly in the realm of cinema, where the superhero maintains an aggressive dominance: the Marvel Cinematic Universe celebrated its tenth anniversary, its grand inter-connected narrative reaching no less than twenty films (and eleven television series); the Ryan Coogler-directed Black Panther achieved enormous cultural impact, widely deemed to be a vital moment in black American history; the electrifying Spider-Man: Into The Spider Verse set a thrilling new benchmark in animation and a vivid view of the Spider-Man mythos; Aquaman returned some lustre to the faltering movie endeavours of DC Comics, grossing over one billion dollars.

    Meanwhile, in the source medium of comics, the superhero genre continues to generate works of great diversity and nuance: Jeff Lemire’s Black Hammer (Dark Horse) explored, with exquisite melancholy, the aftermath of a superhero saga; Superman (DC) has compellingly utilised the character’s role as a father in highlighting his innate goodness Captain America (Marvel) has powerfully examined the hero’s identity within the contemporary political divisions in the United States; Mister Miracle (DC) masterfully fuses interpersonal family drama with Kirby-esque spectacle; Batman: White Knight (DC) was a striking and thoroughly gripping inversion of the power dynamic between The Dark

    Knight and his nemesis, The Joker and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (Marvel) offered a heady mix of comedy and female empowerment. In the midst of such vibrant activity, however, the comics industry was rocked by the death of Stan Lee, the “Marvel Bard”, who was very much the genial, effervescently-creative face of the superhero genre for decades. Soaring into its ninth decade, then, the superhero currently occupies a diverse and expansive space in modern popular culture. Perceived as a modern form of mythology or folklore, the character's signature emblems are among the most recognisable in the world, functioning as powerful, pervasive and vastly profitable brands. Yet, while still largely American in focus, the superhero has become increasingly international, capable of reflecting specific issues and operating as a powerful messenger of them - a power they have possessed since their inception

    The superhero remains regarded as an inspirational figure, but also a divisive one, perceived in some quarters as a promoter of violence and vigilantism. Superheroes position themselves as purveyors of a specific set of moral values, sometimes above the law, but always striving for the greater good. Superheroes are typically depicted in a constant struggle with notions of personal responsibility, and questions of identity and destiny, in line with Joseph Campbell's "Monomyth". As more and more people wear the symbols of superheroes (via t-shirts et al) as an expression of values as well as fandom, the superhero is becoming us.

    The 3rd Global Conference on Superheroes invites inter-disciplinary discussion on superheroes and the notion of the super-heroic. In particular, this edition welcomes a focus on Batman, whose eightieth anniversary is being marked in 2019.

    Indicative themes for discussion may include but are not limited to:

    1. Post-Humanism:

    • Technology & augmentation / armour
    • Cyborgs
    • Prosthesis
    • The Übermensch
    • Mutations and genetic engineering

    2. Dual Identities:

    • The power of the mask
    • Alter-egos and secret identities
    • Costume and Disguise
    • Cosplay

    3. Gender & Ethnicity:

    • Hyper-masculinity
    • Depictions of the female superhero
    • Ethnic diversity in superhero comics and their readership

    4. Sexuality:

    • LGBT Superheroes
    • Queer readings of established characters
    • Gay Representation in Superhero Comics
    • Camp and the Superhero
    • Superheroes vs Sexual Violence

    5. Deconstruction:

    • The anti-hero
    • The post-9/11 Superhero
    • The Everyman superhero

    6. Social Responsibility:

    • Vigilantism
    • Superheroes as role models
    • Childhood play
    • Heroism and cowardice

    7. The Heroic & the Patriotic:

    • The monomyth (the hero's journey)
    • Patriotism and nationalism
    • National personification
    • The Soldier as Superhero
    • "Truth, justice and the American way"

    8. Pop Culture Depictions:

    • Adaptation
    • The superhero as brand
    • Merchandising and franchising
    • Fans and cultural capital

    What to Send:

    300 word abstracts should be submitted by Monday April 15, 2019 to the following e-mail: super3@uni-due.de

    If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 16th August 2019. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word or RTF formats with the following information and in this order: a) author(s), b) affiliation as you would like it to appear in programme, c) email address, d) title of proposal, e) body of proposal, f) up to 10 keywords.

    E-mails should be entitled: *_SUPER3 Abstract Submission_*.

    Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

    Organising Chairs

    Danny Graydon (University of Hertfordshire): d.graydon@herts.ac.uk

    Torsten Caeners (University of Duisburg-Essen): torsten.caeners@uni-due.de


  • 29.01.2019 07:39 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies

    Deadline: February 22, 2019

    To conduct research and provide administrative support to the ESRC funded project Beyond the MSM: Understanding the rise of alternative online political media.

    This post is full-time and fixed term for three years.

    Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum (Grade 6). It is not expected that an appointment be made above £36,261 per annum (Point 33).

    Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

    Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

    Job Description

    Research

    • To conduct quantitative and qualitative research on alternative online political media, including content analysis, textual analysis and interviews.
    • To undertake administrative tasks associated with the research project, including project planning, progress updates and dissemination.
    • To review and synthesise existing literature within the field, including academic research and policy documents.
    • To present research at national and international conferences/industry seminars as appropriate.
    • To create and nurture relevant research networks to include academics, alternative media and mainstream media editors and journalists, as well as media policy makers in order to pursue opportunities for collaboration and dissemination.
    • To assist with organising workshops and events associated with the research project together with the PI and Co-I.
    • To co-publish in high quality peer-reviewed international journals.
    • To assist with management of the project website and social media accounts.
    • To participate in School research activities.

    Other

    • To contribute to the School and the enhancement of its regional, national and international profile.
    • To undergo professional development that is appropriate to the post and which will enhance the post holders’ research and project management skills.
    • Any other duties not included above, but consistent with the role of research assistant.

    Person Specification

    Essential Criteria

    Qualifications and Education

    1. Postgraduate degree at PhD level in a related subject area or relevant industrial experience.

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience

    2. An established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant industrial experience within at least one of following research fields:

    • Journalism Studies
    • Political Communication
    • Alternative media studies

    3. Proven ability to generate academic peer reviewed outputs and/or industry reports and/or policy briefings in one of the areas identified above.

    4. Proven ability to conduct quantitative and qualitative research and data analysis, including content analysis and interviews.

    5. Evidence of project administration.

    Communication and Team Working

    6. Proven ability in effective and persuasive communication, particularly with industry and policy-makers.

    7. Proven ability to demonstrate creativity and innovation, particularly in the dissemination of research.

    8. Proven ability to work independently and supervise the work of others to focus team efforts and motivate individuals as part of a small research team.

    Desirable Criteria

    9. Evidence of innovative collaboration with journalism industry and/or media policy-makers.

    10. Experience of using NVivo software and/or Concordance software to analyse interview data.

    11. Experience of using SPSS to analyse media content analysis data.

    12. Experience of managing a research project website (e.g. WordPress) and a social media account (e.g. Twitter).

    Additional Information

    Beyond the MSM: Understanding the rise of alternative online political media is an ESRC funded project that will critically examine alternative online political media launched within the last fifteen years. The aim is to understand the production, content and consumption of the most influential left- and right-wing alternative political online sites, and to explore people's views about the MSM (mainstream media) and ask why some are turning to alternative media for news about politics and public affairs.

    The post holder will report directly to the PI and will support the PI and Co-I by reviewing the academic and policy literature about alternative media, mapping relevant alt-left and –right UK and international media, carrying out content analysis and textual analysis, and conducting interviews with users of alternative media and actors who contribute to these sites. He/She will also help co-publish work in high-quality journals, and assist with dissemination and impact activities including conferences and other public outputs.

    • Salary Range:33,199-39,609
    • Job Category_ Academic - Research
    • Grade: Grade 6
    • Code: 8210BR
    • Date advert posted: Friday, 25 January 2019

    • Closing date: Friday, 22 February 2019


  • 29.01.2019 07:20 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    July 1-2, 2019

    Malaga (Spain)

    Deadline: April 4, 2019

    The 3rd European Data and Computational Journalism Conference aims to bring together industry, practitioners and academics in the fields of journalism and news production and information, data, social and computer sciences, facilitating a multidisciplinary discussion on these topics in order to advance research and practice in the broad area of Data and Computational Journalism.

    Hosted by the University of Malaga (Spain), the European Data and Computational Journalism Conference will take place 1-2 July 2019.

    Theconference website is http://datajconf.com/

    We invite the submission of both academic research-focused and industry-focused talks for the conference, on the subjects of journalism, data journalism, and information, data, social and computer sciences.

    Proposals deadline: 4 April 2019.

    ACADEMIC TALKS should be submitted as 2-page extended abstracts, using a template. INDUSTRY TALKS are also encouraged, which can be submitted to the main submission site as brief descriptions highlighting the topics and key themes of the talk and the relevance to the conference.

    Proposals for workshops and tutorials are also welcome. Templates can be downloaded: http://datajconf.com/#submissions

    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Application of data and computational journalism within newsrooms
    • Data driven investigations
    • Data storytelling
    • Open data for journalism, storytelling, transparency and accountability
    • Algorithms, transparency and accountability
    • Automated, robot and chatbot journalism
    • Newsroom software and tools
    • ‘Post-fact’ journalism and the impact of data
    • User experience and interactivity
    • Data and Computational Journalism education
    • Post-desktop news provision/interaction
    • Data mining news sources
    • Visualisation and presentation
    • News games and gamification of News
    • Bias, ethics, transparency and truth in Data Journalism
    • Newsroom challenges with respect to data journalism, best practices,
    • success and failure stories

    Extended Abstracts presented at the conference will be archived in proceedings compiled by the Library of University College Dublin.

    Selected full papers from the conference will be invited to submit to a journal special issue .

    WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

    Submissions are also welcomed for ½ day workshops/tutorials to be given on the 2nd day of the conference. These could be practical/introductory sessions on topics/tools related to the themes of the conference.

    Workshop/Tutorial proposals should include information on the workshop/tutorial topic, the maximum number of attendees, and any space/equipment requirements, and can be submitted through the main submission site: http://datajconf.com/#submissions


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