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  • 18.05.2022 14:04 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    October 10-11, 2022

    Online meetings

    Dear colleagues!

    Ahead of this year’s ECREA conference in Aarhus, the Crisis Communication Section will hold a virtual preconference on October 10-11. The idea is to provide an additional venue to present and discuss research, e.g. for those who cannot join the physical conference in Aarhus, and also conduct a Ph.D. workshop. The entire preconference is free of charge and will take place via ZOOM.

    On day 1 (October 10), we will hold a classic virtual conference format, in extension of our theme for our programme at the main conference:

    Risk & Crisis Communication Moving Forward from the Pandemic (virtual preconference)

    As some countries begin to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and while some countries are still experiencing significant levels of transmission and deaths, the field of crisis and risk communication has the opportunity to learn from the experiences of the last two years to consider:

    • What impact in crisis and risk communication means across the field of communication?
    • Is pandemic communication fundamentally different from crisis and risk communication?
    • What are critical pedagogical, research, theoretical, amplification, and collaboration lessons have been learned through the pandemic?
    • What critical themes of research and practice should be addressed in the short, medium, and long-term?
    • What can be learned with a view to the communicative challenges that come with imminent wicked problems like climate change, mass migration, immigration, and other potential pandemics?
    • In moving forward from 2022, how can our field meet crisis and risk communication needs across sectors?
    • We welcome abstract-based submissions addressing these themes as we begin to "Rethink Impact" for the European Communication Conference.

    Moving ahead, we explicitly also invite presentations on topics that are not related to the pandemic but touch other topical themes, as well as methodological and theoretical issues et cetera.

    Questions/submissions should be directed to the Head of the Crisis Communication Section, Audra Diers-Lawson (Audra.Diers-Lawson@kristiania.no).

    Deadline: August 10, 2022

    Day 2 (October 11) is reserved for the Ph.D. workshop:

    YECREA PhD Workshop

    As part of our online activities related to the ECREA 2022 pre-conference, we would like to invite all young scholars to apply for our PhD Workshop jointly held by ECREA’s Crisis Communication Section and the Young Scholars Network (YECREA).

    Participation in the workshop is free of charge.

    The workshop aims to provide an online forum with individual feedback for doctoral students whose PhD and research interest is related to the wide and interdisciplinary field of Risk and Crisis Communication. Note that this year we launch a new workshop format. For this reason, you will receive two kinds of feedback - senior scholars and peers’ feedback—and you will be asked not only to present your own project but also to comment on other two projects. The inclusion of peers’ feedback intends to engage attendees in discussions among themselves, increase participation and develop critical analysis skills.

    The PhD Workshop will take place online on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. Further information on the schedules as well as on the respondents (senior scholars and peers) will be announced later. Some of our confirmed senior scholars respondents are Albena Björck (Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland), Deanna Sellnow (University of Central Florida, USA), Yan Jin (University of Georgia, USA) and Yijing Wang (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands).

    To apply for the workshop, please prepare and submit the following two documents:

    1. An extended abstract of up to 500 words outlining your project (references excluded). Please think of key elements such as your research problem, theoretical foundation, research question(s), methodology and (preliminary) findings.

    2. A short letter of motivation stating why you would like to participate, and which questions you would like to see addressed in the feedback session. This letter should also mention the name of your doctoral advisor, the year of PhD you are in, and whether your project will turn into a monograph or (nb. of) papers.

    The documents must be submitted to Bianca Persici Toniolo (bianca.toniolo@ubi.pt) by May 22, 2022.

    A jury will select the applications according to standards of academic quality like theoretical foundation, stringency and originality. You will receive their decision by July 15, 2022.

    There is no need to be a member of the Crisis Communication Section to apply, but please note that the capacity of the workshop is limited.

    Key Dates:

    • May 22 – Deadline for submission
    • July 15 – Notification of decisions
    • September 15 – If your proposal was accepted, you will receive information about the projects on which you are required to provide feedback
    • October 11 – PhD Workshop

    Please do not hesitate to ask questions if you have any doubt by contacting the Crisis Communication Section YECREA’s representative, Bianca Persici Toniolo, at bianca.toniolo@ubi.pt.

  • 12.05.2022 20:51 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wednesday 18 May, 14.00 CET

    FREE but registration required

    EBU: Research foci and opportunities for academic collaborations

    This spring the IAPMR will give voice to our partners at work. In this season's first webinar, Dr. Florence Hartmann (Head of the EBU Media Intelligence Service) will offer an overview of her team’s recent research activity and share with the community of PSM researchers what she sees as the most pressing issues for PSM research.

    The workshop aims to identify opportunities for academic collaborations and knowledge exchange. There will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and contribute to the discussion.

    The webinar will take place on Wednesday 18 May at 14.00 CET via Zoom. To register, please fill this form and we will send you the link to the Zoom meeting when the date approaches.

    To register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_y64hHlw-QYWpIIFyUKVgI8ioAMkRzXTAv7Sz1ea3Xon-Pw/viewform

  • 12.05.2022 20:45 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    June 29-30, 2022

    Nice (France)

    Deadline (registration): June 20, 2022

    http://ceccopop.com/

    This international conference in comparative political communication will be held in Nice, on June 28 and 29, 2022. It is organized by Sic.Lab Méditerranée of University Cote d’Azur, with the participation of the Center for Comparative Studies in Political and Public Communication (CECCOPOP). It is supported by the International School of Political Science of Fontainebleau UPEC and has been granted by the UCA EUR-CREATES

    Mandatory Registration before June, 20th

    inscriptions.int.workshop@gmail.com

  • 12.05.2022 20:40 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 23, 2022

    We would like to invite you to a meeting with the authors of the book Mediatisation of Emotional Life, edited by Katarzyna Kopecka-Piech and Mateusz Sobiech, published by Routledge.

    The meeting will take place on 23.05.22, at 17.00-18.00 CET on the Google Meets platform: https://meet.google.com/qne-xjkc-tgk.

    It will be moderated by Karolina Burno-Kaliszuk, PhD (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University). The discussant will be Prof. Tamar Dolidze (Batumi State Maritime Academy).

    The collection, consisting of 15 chapters, is the fruit of the work of 21 researchers from 13 countries, who attempted to analyze the various dimensions of mediatization of feelings, emotions, relationships and relations, including love, anxiety, loneliness, intimacy, closeness, friendship, family relationships, romantic and erotic experiences.

    For more information about the book: https://www.routledge.com/Mediatisation-of-Emotional-Life/Kopecka-Piech-Sobiech/p/book/9781032181066

  • 12.05.2022 19:30 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Roskilde University

    Apply here: https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationForm/SinglePageApplicationForm.aspx?cid=1310&departmentId=18969&ProjectId=146704&MediaId=4618

    Department of Communication and Arts (DCA), Roskilde University (RUC), invites applications for a position as Associate Professor in digital humanities, with a special focus on digital communication, digital platforms, digital business models and ”datafication”. The position is available from December 1st 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    The position is part of a larger strategic effort by Roskilde University to strengthen its research profile within research fields that open new avenues for external collaboration with the private and public sector, for example through the Danish innovation cluster organizations. Furthermore, as the Region Zealand university, Roskilde University is particularly committed to addressing the research and innovation needs of the region’s stakeholders.

    In announcing the position, DCA looks to simultaneously strengthen its relationship with the University’s external stakeholders in Region Zealand as it pertains specifically to the DigitalLead Cluster and develop its research and teaching in digital communication and/or digital humanities, by focusing on new digital busines models and platforms, datafication and digitalization especially within new media and the cultural sector.

    The Department of Communication and Arts is an innovative and interdisciplinary university environment, characterized by diversity with respect to theory, method and area of study in research and education. The department produces knowledge that contributes to critical research and reflexive practice in relation to development and change in society, including public institutions, private organizations, NGOs, and cultural and media institutions. Read more here. The department holds a strong environment within research and education in digitalization, and has recently launched Center for Digital Citizenship.

    Responsibilities and tasks

    The associate professor is expected to actively engage in the ‘DigitalLead’ cluster in Region Zealand, and it is expected that the candidate has an aptitude for external collaboration. Roskilde University provides the candidate with 150 hours to develop this dimension working with one or more of the cluster organizations.

    Moreover, the associate professor´s tasks and responsibilities will include research (including publication/academic dissemination) and research-based teaching (including examination and course coordination). The associate professor will be expected to teach both MA and BA levels, and across programs. Teaching at Roskilde University involves supervising problem-oriented project work (PPL – read more here) and requires an interdisciplinary approach.

    The position also entails public dissemination of knowledge, including participation in public debate; participation in managing research, providing guidance and supervision of PhD students, assistant professors and taking part in academic assessments.

    Furthermore, the associate professor is expected to maintain a steady rate of publications and to make a contribution to the research culture at the department; to attract research grants and manage research projects; provide guidance and supervision of PhD students and assistant professors; participate actively in research groups and development of new teaching activities, as well as taking part in academic assessments and other tasks requested by the department.

    Qualifications

    Applicants must hold a relevant PhD degree in communication studies, media studies or other relevant subject areas. The ideal candidate matches the following characteristics:

    • International research profile within digital methods (such as media analytics, digital network analysis, data tracking/capture, information retrieval, recommender systems, etc.) and/or digital communication (such as platformization, datafication, digital business models, data governance, etc.).
    • A focus on questions of trust, ethics and transparency in processes of digitalisation and datafication.
    • A keen interest in working in a cross-disciplinary fashion, as the methods mentioned above are highly recommended across the department and university.
    • Teaching experience in digital methods, preferably within communication studies as well as the humanities broadly.
    • A keen interest in and experience with project-based teaching and teaching in an interdisciplinary environment.
    • Documented pedagogical qualifications, good teaching evaluations, and the ability to innovate within the educational field.
    • Ability to communicate in Danish (or possibly Swedish or Norwegian)

    Moreover, the ideal candidate is expected to be enterprising and possess good communication skills, and be an involved participant in the department’s daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department. At the time of appointment, successful candidates must master English for academic purposes. Potential applicants from outside Denmark will find information about life in Denmark (taxation, healthcare etc.) here.

    Assessment

    In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:

    • Research topic(s)
    • Scientific production at an international level
    • Experience with close collaboration with external stakeholders
    • Strong teaching qualifications, experience with project-based learning, and interdisciplinary teaching experience,
    • The ability to attract external funds for research
    • The ability to promote and utilise research results
    • The ability to contribute to development of the department’s internal and external cooperation

    Questions

    For further information about the position, please contact Dean of Humanities Ida Willig (+45) 2365 0085 / idaw@ruc.dk.

    Terms of employment

    The employment is full time and you will refer to Dean of Humanities, Ida Willig.

    Application procedure

    After the deadline for applications the Dean will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee.

    Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.

    The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and - later on - their assessment.

    Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.

    Application

    To apply for the position go to www.ruc.dk/en/job/

    Only applications in English are accepted.

    Applications must include:

    1. Cover letter

    2. CV

    3. Reasearch plan (maxium 2 pages)

    4. Documentation of education

    5. Teaching portfolio (read more about teaching portfolio at Roskilde University here)

    6. A complete list of publications

    7. A maximum of 5 relevant scientific works that you want included in the assessment

    If any of the publications that you want included in the assessment are the result of a joint effort, the extent and the nature of your contribution to each individual work must then be clarified in a co-author statement (find template here)

    Please submit your application no later than June 13 2022.

    Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.

    Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

    The position is part of a larger strategic effort by Roskilde University to strengthen its research profile within research fields that open new avenues for external collaboration with the private and public sector, for example through the Danish innovation cluster organizations. Furthermore, as the Region Zealand university, Roskilde University is particularly committed to addressing the research and innovation needs of the region’s stakeholders.

  • 12.05.2022 19:28 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    October 11, 2022

    Online workshop

    Deadline (EXTENDED): May 22, 2022

    As part of our online activities related to the ECREA 2022 pre-conference, we would like to invite all young scholars to apply for our PhD Workshop jointly held by ECREA’s Crisis Communication Section and the Young Scholars Network (YECREA).

    Participation in the workshop is free of charge.

    The workshop aims to provide an online forum with individual feedback for doctoral students whose PhD and research interest is related to the wide and interdisciplinary field of Risk and Crisis Communication.

    Note that this year we launch a new workshop format. For this reason, you will receive two kinds of feedback - senior scholars and peers feedback - and you will be asked not only to present your own project but also to comment on other two projects. The inclusion of peers feedback intends to engage attendees in discussions among themselves, increase participation and develop critical analysis skills.

    The PhD Workshop will take place online on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. Further information on the schedules as well as on the respondents (senior scholars and peers) will be announced later.

    Some of our confirmed senior scholars respondents are Prof. Dr. Albena Björck (Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland), Prof. Dr. Deanna Sellnow (University of Central Florida, USA), Prof. Dr. Yan Jin (University of Georgia, USA) and Prof. Dr. Yijing Wang (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands).

    To apply for the workshop, please prepare and submit the following two documents:

    1. An extended abstract of up to 500 words outlining your project (references excluded). Please think of key elements such as your research problem, theoretical foundation, research question(s), methodology and (preliminary) findings.

    2. A short letter of motivation stating why you would like to participate, and which questions you would like to see addressed in the feedback session. This letter should also mention the name of your doctoral advisor, the year of PhD you are in, and whether your project will turn into a monograph or (nb. of) papers.

    The documents must be submitted to Bianca Persici Toniolo (bianca.toniolo@ubi.pt) by May 15, 2022.

    A jury will select the applications according to standards of academic quality like theoretical foundation, stringency and originality. You will receive their decision by July 15, 2022.

    There is no need to be a member of the Crisis Communication Section to apply, but please note that the capacity of the workshop is limited.

    Key Dates:

    • May 22 – Deadline for submission
    • July 22 – Notification of decisions
    • September 15 – If your proposal was accepted, you will receive information about the projects on which you are required to provide feedback
    • October 11 – PhD Workshop

    Please do not hesitate to ask questions if you have any doubt by contacting the Crisis Communication

    Section YECREA’s representative, Bianca Persici Toniolo, at bianca.toniolo@ubi.pt.

  • 12.05.2022 19:16 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Maja Simunjak

    Routledge

    Tweeting Brexit presents the most thorough examination of the role that the most political social network, Twitter, played in creating, negotiating, and challenging Brexit narratives during the process of UK’s exiting of the European Union.

    Working with multiple methods, from digital media analysis to interviews, and a wide variety of data, the book offers scrutiny of Brexit-related tweets and discourses they promote and gives voice to key actors – UK citizens, political and media actors – to explain why and how they’ve used Twitter to engage with Brexit and with what outcomes. In doing so, the author engages with, and enhances, a range of theoretical discussions central to our understanding of the role of social media in politics, from permanent campaigning on social media and social media journalism, to the issue of online abuse and its impact on users' well-being and mental health, as well as the functioning of a pluralist democratic society. With a reach far beyond the central Brexit case study, the book discusses new trends and practices in political communication and contextualises them with references to empirical evidence.

    The book may be of interest to students and researchers in journalism, political communication, digital media and politics, digital methods, and related areas, as well as anyone interested in developing their understanding of the role that Twitter plays in political communications.

    Table of Contents

    • Chapter 1 Introduction: Tweeting politics
    • Chapter 2 British political actors: #GetBrexitDone vs #PeoplesVote
    • Chapter 3 The European Union: #CitizensRights
    • Chapter 4 Journalists: #BrexitFacts
    • Chapter 5 Citizens: #LeaveMeansLeave vs #StopBrexit
    • Chapter 6 The Uncivil Argument?
    • Chapter 7 Conclusions: Tweeting Brexit

    The book is available as hardback and eBook from Routledge - https://www.routledge.com/Tweeting-Brexit-Social-Media-and-the-Aftermath-of-the-EU-Referendum/Simunjak/p/book/9781032037875

    Please consider recommending the book to your university library.

  • 12.05.2022 19:12 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC)

    The School of International Communications at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) invites applications for our Visiting Scholars programme. There are two Visiting Scholar positions:

    1. The first is an in-person Visiting Scholar, and the position includes transportation, accommodation, and a research stipend. (Please note that, due to present Covid-19 travel restrictions, we will only accept applications from domestic or international candidates who are currently residing in China and do not need a visa for this position).

    2. The second is a virtual Visiting Scholar, who will not travel to China, and the position includes a research stipend.

    For both positions, the Visiting Scholar residency is 2-3 months in duration (exact date range chosen by the Scholar), and can be held during Semester 1 (Oct. 1, 2022 – Jan. 15, 2023), or Semester 2 (March 1, 2023 – June 30, 2023). People who are currently employed by another institution will need a consent letter from their current employer if they will be based at UNNC for more than a week or will visit multiple times.

    The aim of this award is to foster research collaboration with members of staff in the School. During the residency, the scholar will undertake their research and collaborate with one or more members of IC staff on a research project (proposed by the Visiting Scholar) that will result in a publication and/or a grant application. They will also deliver one lecture for our School’s UG and PG students and will give one presentation to the wider University on their research as part of our Invited Speakers programme. There are no further teaching or administrative responsibilities.

    The award is competitive, and will be based on the proposed research proposal and the applicant’s CV. Applicants should have already been awarded their PhD degrees and have expertise relevant to IC, which includes media and communication studies, cultural studies, film and television studies, game studies, etc. (see: https://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/internationalcommunications/know-our-people/know-our-people.aspx).

    Application Instructions

    To apply, first contact a member of staff to discuss your research proposal. Then, please send the following in an email addressed to IC Research at: ICResearch@Nottingham.edu.cn:

    • Covering letter - please state the semester (1 or 2), the proposed length of residency (maximum 3 months), and suggested dates
    • Research proposal detailing your proposed research project, intended output(s), and the member(s) of staff that you have contacted [maximum of 500 words]
    • A statement of support from the IC member(s) of staff
    • CV
    • Email addresses of two referees

    The call closes on Monday, June 13th 2022 at noon (Beijing Standard Time). The Visiting Scholar committee will aim to make their decisions by July 4th 2022.

    The website can be found here: https://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/humanities-and-social-sciences/schools-and-department/international-communications/research/visiting-scholars.aspx

    For further questions about the programme, please contact Corey Schultz at Corey.Schultz@Nottingham.edu.cn. For further information about the research interests of members of staff, please consult the staff webpages or contact members directly.

    About the University: The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign University to open its doors in China. This award-winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of 8,000 in just 15 years. The School of International Communications is the largest school in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and is affiliated to the Department of Culture, Media and Visual Studies at the Nottingham campus. More information about the School of International Communications and its members can be found here: https://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/internationalcommunications/index.aspx

  • 12.05.2022 19:06 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 23, 5:00 PM (London time), 6:00 PM (Barcelona time)

    Facilitator: Paul Widdop, Academic in Sport Management at the University of Manchester

    Russell Holden, author of "Cricket and contemporary society in Britain". Professor, director and founder of In the Zone Sport and Politics Consultancy, founder of the Sport and Politics Research International Network (SPRING).

    David Storey, author of “Football, Place and National Identity”, principal lecturer in Geography at the University of Worcester.

    Xavier Ginesta, author of “La disneyització del futbol”, associate professor in Sport Marketing at the University at Vic-Central University of Catalonia and Founder of the Sport and Politics Research International Network (SPRING).

    Registration: https://uviccat.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_d01UxaU9TJeYAgjEbSInyA 

  • 06.05.2022 08:36 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear ECREA members,

    we want to encourage you to offer your expertise and contribute to the community by adding your name to the EC expert database. It will be used, among others, to find evaluators for Creative Europe & Horizon Europe: https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/work-as-an-expert.

    The European Union Institutions appoint external experts to assist in the evaluation of grant applications, projects, and tenders, and to provide opinions and advice in specific cases. We know that ECREA members have a lot of knowledge, skills, and expertise on topics that are much needed and valued at the EU level and it will be great to use it.

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