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  • 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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  • 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.

  • 30.05.2019 18:58 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    London South Bank University - Arts & Creative Industries

    Deadline: June 19, 2019

    Location: London

    Salary: £36,620 to £43,030 pro rata, per annum incl. London weighting.

    Hours: Full Time

    Contract Type: Permanent

    Placed On: 16th May 2019

    Closes: 19th June 2019

    Job Ref: REQ3250

    The BA (Hons) Film Practice degree is the largest course in The School of Arts and Creative Industries. With ScreenSkills accreditation, the course offers students a thorough grounding in film production, while allowing a choice of specialist pathways in Cinematography, Writing/Directing, and Editing and Post Production (EPP). Our Elephant Studios at LSBU is an interlinked media space, offering high-specification production facilities at the forefront of digital technologies and multimedia practice. With a fully equipped film studio, Arri cameras and high end editing and grading suites, our students have the best possible environment for developing their film practice.

    We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, experienced and highly committed film lecturer focusing on cinematography to join the course team. The appointee will have an understanding of current debates and theoretical issues relevant to film practice, and experience of integrating research and practice in their film work and teaching. They will also be able to evidence the impact of their practice through dissemination across academic or professional forums, along with any markers of excellence such as film festival selection, peer review, public endorsement, awards, commissions, professional contracts etc.

    The appointee will have the capacity to work across the course team, developing the curriculum, approaches to teaching and learning, and the management and internal and external profile of the course. They will facilitate the development of professional networks and maintain ongoing partnerships with media producers, as an important step in boosting the employability of our graduates. They will also have excellent organisational and communication skills, and the ability to both inspire and guide students. You will be an engaging lecturer with experience of designing and delivering high quality, innovative teaching and learning. The appointee should be able to teach practical filmmaking modules that range in their ambition from getting the basics right to developing original content for cinematic or other digital exhibition formats.

    In addition to teaching and research, the successful candidate will also take on administrative duties, which will include engaging in the periodic quality processes of the university. Reporting to the Head of Division, the successful applicant will take up a portfolio of teaching within the School's Division of Film and Media.

    To view the Job Description & Person Specification - please visit the LSBU vacancies webpage by pressing the apply button.

    Please Note: Job Reference # is REQ3250.

    Apply here.

  • 30.05.2019 18:54 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies

    Deadline: June 7, 2019


    Teaching & Scholarship

    To contribute to the development of the School’s provision in data journalism, delivering high-quality scholarship-led teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. To pursue excellence in teaching and pedagogy and to inspire others to do the same. To supervise students and to carry out administrative duties within the work area as required.

    This post is full-time and open-ended.

    Salary: £42,036 - £48,677 per annum (Grade 7)

    Date advert posted: Wednesday, 22 May 2019

    Closing date: Friday, 7 June 2019

    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


    • To independently contribute to module and curriculum development and lead modules across undergraduate and postgraduate levels, inspiring students, in the areas of best practise on digital platforms, including Data Journalism..
    • To identify, develop and facilitate opportunities for curriculum innovations and enhancements, including;

    1) helping with new provision for course development

    2) enhancing existing modules and programmes and evaluating the impact of innovations as appropriate

    3) Review on a regular basis course content and materials, updating when required

    • To contribute to the co-ordinatorship of the JOMEC component (50 percent) of the MSc in Computational and Data Journalism, ensuring delivery of teaching in line with current curricular requirements, developing and applying appropriate teaching techniques and material which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students.
    • To undertake work associated with examinations, such as setting and marking assessments and providing student feedback
    • To act as a Personal Tutor and provide pastoral support to students, including supervising the work of Undergraduate and Master’s students, and post-graduate research student support as appropriate


    • To undertake educational research in data journalism, pedagogical evaluation and scholarly activity, leading to publications
    • To participate in conferences, seminars and other academic and professional forums to disseminate the results of one’s own scholarship


    • To engage effectively with data journalism-related stakeholders, including industrial, commercial and public sector organisations, professional institutions, other academic institutions etc., regionally and nationally and internationally, to raise awareness of the School’s profile, to cultivate strategically valuable alliances, and to pursue opportunities for collaboration across a range of activities. These activities are expected to contribute to the School and the enhancement of its external profile
    • Any other duties not included above, but consistent with the role.

    Person Specification

    Essential Criteria

    Qualifications and Education

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

    2. Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning or equivalent qualification or experience

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience

    3. Teaching experience, demonstrating learning innovation and course development and design

    4. Growing reputation for data journalism education

    5. Some experience or understanding of computational journalism and coding

    Pastoral, Communication and Team Working

    6. Excellent communication skills with the ability to disseminate complex and conceptual ideas clearly and confidently to others using high level skills and a range of media

    7. The ability to provide appropriate pastoral support to students, appreciate the needs of individual students and their circumstances and to act as a personal tutor.


    8. Proven ability to demonstrate creativity, innovation and team working within work

    Desirable Criteria

    1. Relevant professional qualification(s).

    2. Evidence of collaborations with industry.

    3. Proven ability to adapt to the changing requirements of the Higher Education community.

    4. Evidence of ability to participate in and develop both internal and external networks and utilise them to enhance the teaching and research activities of the School.

    5. Proven record of taking responsibility for academically related administration.

    6. Experience of cross disciplinary working

    Apply here.

  • 30.05.2019 18:48 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Edited book 

    Deadline: June 28, 2019

    We are looking for abstracts for an edited collection, provisionally entitled Mothers and Motherhood: Negotiating the international audio- visual industry. This question of how women reconcile care-work with formal work and qualitative insights into mothers’ experiences in the audio -visual industry, is under-researched in international production studies literature; something that this collection seeks to address.

    Chapters will explore the gendered challenges facing mothers and the attempts they make to address those challenges in order to sustain their working lives.

    Areas of inquiry could include, but are not limited to, maternity leave, returning to work, the challenges of balancing motherhood with work at various ages of child development, motherhood and industrial practices, women who leave work because of care-work demands, the concealment o maternal status in the workplace, the rejection of motherhood by women who prioritize their careers, women who ‘missed’ motherhood for a variety of reasons, motherhood as a barrier to career progression and successful interventions by the industry to facilitate mothers.

    It is anticipated that this book will make a valuable contribution to international debates on equality, mothers and motherhood. It is expected that it will facilitate scholars, students, activists, policy makers and practitioners in understanding the impact of motherhood on the engagement of women in the industry across the globe.

    We have received a strong expression of interest from an international publishers who is awaiting the submission of a full proposal.

    Potential contributors should send us a detailed 300 word abstract and a short bio by 28 June 2019. The estimated timeframe for the completed first draft of approx. 6,000 words is November 30, 2019.

    Please send abstracts and queries to: Susan Liddy, Department Media and Communication Studies, MIC. or Anne O Brien Department of Media Studies, Maynooth University.

  • 30.05.2019 18:43 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Special Issue of The International Journal of Press/Politics

    Deadline: December 15, 2019

    Guest editors: Erik Bucy (, Texas Tech University Jungseock Joo (, University of California at Los Angeles

    Images are both ubiquitous and consequential in contemporary politics. The rise of images in politics parallels the rise of images in society as icons of socio-political messaging, vessels of persuasive intent, and efficient carriers of social information for citizens of increasingly harried societies. From television coverage of campaigns and elections to visual memes and images of leaders circulated on social media, visual portrayals shape perceptions of the political world. When used strategically, visual portrayals hold the capacity to frame issues, candidates, and causes in a particular light and affect the acceptance or rejection of social policies. As representations of public opinion and leadership, political images influence issue understanding and motivate citizens to action.

    Political visuals are potent in part because they do not require conventional literacy to apprehend and operate at both an individual and cultural level. From an information processing perspective, political images are highly efficient carriers of social and symbolic information that is quickly assessed, rapidly judged, and readily remembered. In news coverage, candidate portrayals and event depictions may crystallize sentiment among the viewing public and alternately inspire increased involvement or disenchantment with politics. Culturally, images can act as icons of social solidarity or political isolation, serving to mainstream or marginalize individuals, groups, and causes. The polysemic quality of images opens them to diverse interpretation, depending on the viewer’s orientation.

    As forms of information, political images are not only open to interpretation but are also susceptible to digital manipulation. Image shading, facial blending, digital editing, and other alterations of political materials can have persuasive effects on audiences, raising troubling ethical concerns. More recently, the mass spread of “deepfakes”, i.e., manipulated video recordings, threatens to undermine the authenticity of recorded candidate communication and further confuse unsuspecting viewers, already buffeted by fabricated visual memes and text-based disinformation campaigns.

    These and related considerations make the systematic study of political visuals and their effects necessary and urgent. Despite renewed interest in visual analysis within political communication, images remain an understudied feature of the contemporary political media landscape. This special issue of The International Journal of Press/Politics therefore invites original research conducted in any methodological tradition that fits the theme of “Visual Politics.” In this special issue, we hope to highlight new possibilities for theory development, methodological innovation, and cross-national approaches to advance the study of visual political communication.


    • Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • The influence of political images in digital campaigns, including comparisons between online messaging, social media strategies, and more traditional forms of political advertising
    • The role of visual messaging in disinformation efforts, whether used to confuse, incite resentment, or demotivate potential voter or citizen involvement
    • Computational analysis of large-scale visual datasets to detect patterns of coverage or behavior not evident in smaller, hand-coded projects
    • Integrated or comparative analysis of multimodal cues in political messages and their synergistic or differential impacts on viewer perceptions
    • Visual analysis of protest and collection action, including visual framing of activism or demonstrations as well as visual memes circulated on social media
    • Cross-national comparisons of visual news framing of politics or protest and its reception by audiences
    • Viewer reception of newer visual technologies such as 360-degree video cameras to depict campaign events, demonstrations, marches, or other collective actions
    • Visual depictions of populist and fringe political actors, including signature gestures and nonverbal displays, expressive range, or performative repertoires
    • Effects of nonverbal aggression, norm violations, and other transgressive candidate behavior on viewers of political programming
    • Visual measures of negative advertising, incivility, “in your face”-style of candidate interaction, or other normatively fraught political communication styles
    • Visual analysis of hate speech and white nationalism, including identifiable signs and symbols as identified by the Anti-Defamation League and other watchdogs
    • The role of viewer orientations (e.g., ideology, partisanship, political interest, age cohort, moral outlook, geographical situatedness, issue attitudes) in shaping political image interpretations and message efficacy
    • The role of visual content in explaining patterns of news sharing on social media
    • The use of visuals in emerging genres of political campaign communication, whether mini-documentaries, mash-up advertising, candidate-generated videos, or political selfies.


    Manuscript submissions for this special issue are due on 15 December 2019.

    Please submit your work through our online submission portal and ensure that the first line of the cover letter states: “Manuscript to be considered for the special issue on Visual Politics”. Manuscripts should follow the IJPP submission guidelines. Submissions will be subject to a double-blind peer review process and must not have been published, accepted for publication, or under consideration for publication elsewhere.

    Authors interested in submitting their work are encouraged to contact the guest editors, Erik Bucy ( and Jungseock Joo ( with questions.


    • Paper submissions: 15 December 2019
    • First decision: 15 February 2020
    • Paper revisions: 15 April 2020
    • Final decision: 15 May 2020
    • Online publication: July 2020
    • Print publication: October 2020
  • 30.05.2019 18:39 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Call for book proposals 

    We would be delighted to receive proposals for single-authored or edited  volumes that examine educational media in their cultural and  socio-political contexts. We endeavour to publish one book each year  open access. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact 

    The blurb: 

    There is no education without some form of media. Much contemporary  writing on media and education examines best practices or individual  learning processes, is fired by techno-optimism or techno-pessimism  about young people’s use of technology, or focuses exclusively on  digital media. An emerging body of studies is attending – empirically  and conceptually – to the embeddedness of educational media in  contemporary cultural, social and political processes. The Palgrave  Studies in Educational Media series explores textbooks and other  educational media as sites of cultural contestation and socio-political  forces. Drawing on local and global perspectives, and attending to the  digital, non-digital and post-digital, the series explores how these  media are entangled with broader continuities and changes in today’s  society, with how media and media practices play a role in shaping  identifications, subjectivations, inclusions and exclusions, economies  and global political projects. Including single authored and edited  volumes, it offers a dedicated space which brings together research from  across the academic disciplines. The series aims to provide a valuable  and accessible resource for researchers, students, teachers, teacher  trainers, textbook authors and educational media designers interested in  critical and contextualising approaches to the media used in education. 

    Series Editors: 

    Eckhardt Fuchs and Felicitas Macgilchrist

    International Advisory Board: 

    • Michael Apple, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA 
    • Tânia Maria F. Braga Garcia, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brasil 
    • Eric Bruillard, ENS de Cachan, France 
    • Nigel Harwood, University of Sheffield, UK 
    • Heather Mendick, Independent Scholar, UK 
    • Eugenia Roldán Vera, CINVESTAV Mexico City 
    • Neil Selwyn, Monash University, Australia 
    • Yasemin Soysal, University of Essex, UK 
  • 30.05.2019 18:35 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Call for edited collection

    Deadline: June 30, 2019

    In 1963 /Doctor Who /began with the purported intention of using drama  to teach science. Since then it has inspired many people to pursue  scientific careers and the science presented in it has lived on in new  contexts from stage shows to the classroom. The program is now the  world’s longest running science fiction series. The recent re-casting of  the title role with a female actor has served to reinvigorate its global  popularity and interest, in part because some commentators see the  Doctor as a scientist role model. 

    At different times /Doctor Who/’s production personnel have been from  science backgrounds (1960s writer Kit Pedler), been avid readers of /New  Scientist /(1970s producer Barry Letts) or wanting to make ‘hard  science’ the substance of drama (1980s script editor Christopher H.  Bidmead). Others have been more cavalier, and science can be either  surface dressing or essential to the plot. The extent to which the central character has reinforced her or his role and credentials as a  scientist has varied across decades. Scientific dialogue can be  scrupulously researched or careless nonsense. The science fiction in the  show can be derivative from the genre (traction beams, teleporters) or  novel. 

    This collection is to pull together the latest research into a volume  that examines the dramatic use and possibly abuse of science in /Doctor  Who/ and how it characterises, celebrates or terrifies with science. 

    Advice for contributors

    This edited collection is under contract with McFarland.  This call for papers is for abstracts of up to 250 words explaining the  focus and approach the contributor/s’ chapter will take. 

    Contributions can consider any of the show’s different incarnations  (1963-1989, 1996, 2005-), its spin-off television series and other  Doctor Who media such as novels and audio plays. Contributions  addressing how Doctor Whohas been used to promote public engagement  with science, including through exhibitions in science museums and  popular science works, are also welcome. 

    Contributors might like to consider the social, political, ideological,  cultural and economic aspects of science as a way to approach the series  and its content, as well as its depictions of scientist characters and  scientific knowledge. 

    The proposed volume is intended to be scholarly but accessible in tone  and approach. Each contribution should be 6000-8000 words all inclusive.  We cannot accept contributions that require the reproduction of images  unless you already hold the rights to reproduce them. 

    Suggested reading and key documents are available at 

    Email abstracts to both  and  by 30 June 2019. 

    About the editors

    Associate Professor Marcus Harmes is author of /Doctor Who and the Art  of Adaptation /(2013) and /Roger Delgado:/ /I am Usually Referred to as  the Master / (2017) and contributed chapters to /Doctor Who and Race/,  Doctor Who and History/ and /Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith/. He  is the author of numerous studies on popular culture, science fiction  and the history of British television. 

    Dr Lindy Orthia is a senior lecturer in science communication whose  research interests include studies of science in popular fiction. She  has published extensively on representations of science in /Doctor Who/,  examining intersections in the program between science and politics,  ethics, gender, race and environmental disaster. She is the editor of  /Doctor Who and Race/ (2013). 

  • 30.05.2019 18:32 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    September 17, 2019

    Department of Theatre, Film & Television, University of York

    Deadline: June 28, 2019


    Professor Martin Barker (Aberystwyth University)

    Dr Kirsty Sedgman (University of Bristol)

    Audience research is a growing area in many diverse areas of study, from film, television and theatre to music, communications media and gaming. As a developing and inherently interdisciplinary area of academic study, the methodological components of audience research are constantly evolving, inviting innovative approaches to methodologies. This form of research is notoriously demanding, presenting ethical, epistemological and practical issues that need to be considered before any research can begin to take place. Given both the fast-moving and demanding nature of audience research, it is therefore more than usually suited to input and support from cross-disciplinary researchers, who can share their own experiences and practices. However, whilst collaboration within subject areas is more common, there is little opportunity for researchers working with audiences from different cultural practices to come together and share their practice and experiences.

    This one-day conference will bring together academics and researchers from across the disciplines of film and television, media and communications, theatre and performance studies to present their research approaches and share their processes and their experiences. The organisers invite people working in the area of audience research in any field to submit proposals for 20 minute papers, or other forms of presentation. We strongly encourage proposals from postgraduate researchers and early career researchers; however, all are welcome to apply. Presentations on any form of audience research are welcome, but a particular focus on methodological issues or innovations is encouraged.

    Subjects for proposals may include the following topics (although all aspects of audience research will be considered):

    • Considerations of how audiences find meaning in the works that they see, and the relationship this has to the intended meaning of the producer.
    • Marginalised or under-researched audiences and the ways in which their feedback might challenge hegemonic ideas about cultural products and audience reception.
    • The reception of specific art forms or genres and audience expectations of these.
    • Cultural differences in the reception of the same product.
    • Artist and audience communication, and ways in which audiences can feed into the creative process
    • The place of cultural intermediaries in shaping audience experience.
    • Reflections on collaborative audience research, considering the role of partners and gatekeepers, means of knowledge exchange and collaborative learning.
    • Innovative or emerging audience research methodologies, and how we can make our research accessible and meaningful to participants
    • How audience research might better drive sectoral change and impact on arts, culture and creative industries policy

    Proposals should be no more than 300 words, accompanied by an author biography of no more than 100 words. In order to allow us to make the event as inclusive as possible, we would encourage potential presenters to inform us of any particular access requirements they might have, as well as any specific AV requirements they require for their presentation.

    Please send proposals or any enquiries to Shelley Anne Galpin ( ) and Emma McDowell ( ).

    The closing date for proposals is Friday 28th June 2019. Contributors will be notified by mid-July.

    Registration will open June 2019 and is £40 (£25 for early bird registration by Friday 16th August). We are able to offer bursaries of £30 to a limited number of PGRs / unwaged researchers as a contribution towards travel costs. We also encourage anyone with specific access needs to get in touch with the conference organisers, to ensure we are able to make the event as inclusive and accessible as possible.

    For more details on any of the information above, or anything else to do with the conference, do get in touch with Shelley Anne Galpin ( ) and/or Emma McDowell ( ).

    Follow the conference on Twitter: @across_audience

    This conference is organised by Shelley Anne Galpin (University of York) and Emma McDowell (University of Leeds) and is funded generously by the White Rose College of Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) as a Student Led Forum, the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the University of York.

  • 30.05.2019 18:28 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Special issue of Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture

    Deadline extended: June 15, 2019

    Guest Editors: Annamária Neag and Richard Berger (Bournemouth University, UK)

    Discussions on the relationship between children & youth and (social) media have predominantly focused on issues involving online safety, self-image, media use and media literacy (e.g. Canty et al, 2016; Hoge & Bickham, 2017; Livingstone et al, 2017; Nikkon & Schols, 2015;). However, less attention has been cast on the mediated experiences of children and youth in what we call ‘in between spaces’. These ‘in between’ spaces can be both physical (e.g. migrating from one country to another), and more intangible or abstract, such as re-negotiating gender.

    We know that childhood and adolescence are transitional states, which, for many, are often contradictory and difficult. Research shows that children and teenagers have a fluid and interdependent relationship with both the world around them and the technologies they are using (Rooney, 2012). The work of Turkle (2011) and latterly Sefton-Green and Livingstone (2017) highlights, for instance, that young people often turn to the online world as it has “intense individual meanings” (p. 245) for them, away from the school and the home. In this space then, new identities are constantly re-negotiated. As one study found, teenagers use selfies as tools for both confirming heteronormativity and for renegotiating and mocking gender norms (Forsman, 2017). In the ‘in between spaces’ of migrating youth then, social media is seen to play a vital role for maintaining social links with friends and families, and with new acquaintances in the receiving societies (Kutscher & Kress, 2018).

    For this special issue, we are seeking contributions which explore and map the ‘in between’ spaces children and youth negotiate in their everyday lived media experiences. We seek articles which research how (social) media and digital technology is used/deployed in these spaces, as tools of negotiation and transaction. For this special issue, we are interested in seeing how these relationships are influenced or changed because of social platforms and digital technologies.

    We would welcome expressions of interest from academics working in these fields, as well as practitioners and those who work with directly with children/childhood in these ‘in between spaces’ (e.g. those from NGO/charity sectors).

    Submissions may cover, but are not limited to, the following:

    • The transitioning of young people/youth through foster care;
    • Unaccompanied minor asylum-seekers and migrant youth settling in a new country;
    • Re-negotiating gender (including trans/non-binary transition);
    • Children and young people who are transitioning between being
    • home-schooled or from having been educated in isolated communities;
    • The negotiating of new identities, such as becoming step-son/daughter, step-brother/sister;
    • Transition from high school to university/labour market


    Please write a 300-word statement of the overall concept of your study, its thematic coherence and especially how it relates to the aims and scope of the call, carefully articulating the transition under discussion in a well-defined mediated ‘in between’ space. Please include your name, institutional affiliation and contact details. The deadline for sending in the proposals is the 15th of June 2019. The abstracts should be sent to both Dr. Annamária Neag ( and Dr. Richard Berger (

    A selection of authors will be invited to submit a full paper (from 6000-8000 words, including references) due on the 15th of October 2019.

    All submissions will be peer-reviewed, and the issue is scheduled for publication in November 2020.

    Please make sure to follow the Intellect Style Guide and requirements for images, graphs and tables available at

    All inquiries about this Call for Papers can be addressed to Dr. Annamária Neag ( and Dr. Richard Berger (




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