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A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Media Studies is available at the Department of Media and Communication (IMK), University of Oslo. The position is affiliated with the research project Global Natives. The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway and is led by professor Marika Lüders, the Department of Media and Communication. Project partners include the University of Bergen, The Institute of Social Research/ISF, and King’s College.
More about the position
The research project Global Natives studies the position of global media platforms among Norwegian teenagers, and how national media producers and policymakers respond to global platforms and the media habits of a new media generation. The term ‘global natives’ refers to teenagers of today, who have always assumed the place of global platforms as part of everyday life. We use the term to rethink how transforming media habits may represent challenges and impetus for reshaping media production and policy models. The project focuses on entertainment services, and it includes both entertainment media produced by industry players rooted in a mass media paradigm and entertainment media produced by users-turning/turned-professional-producers in an online media paradigm. More information about the project can be found on the project’s website. The project description can be obtained by contacting the project leader Marika Lüders (see contact details below).
The PhD candidate will be a central member of the project team and a core contributor to the empirical studies of the media experiences of teenagers. The candidate is expected to investigate how Norwegian teens appropriate and ascribe value to entertainment on global platforms. The candidate will take part in the project’s longitudinal qualitative study. This involves collaborating with project members in conducting qualitative interviews with a socio-demographically diverse sample of young study participants in Norway. The empirical data will largely encompass material in Norwegian, and the PhD candidate is therefore expected to be fluent in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language. The applicant is expected to develop a PhD project description, which must be submitted as a part of the application.
The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty's organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.
The appointment is for a duration of 3 years. All PhD Candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor within 3 years or 3 ½ years after the start of their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month Completion Grant.
To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programmes at the University of Oslo, applicants must, as a minimum, have completed a five-year graduation course (Master’s degree or equivalent), including a Master’s thesis of at least 30 ECTS. In special cases, the Faculty may grant admission on the basis of a one-year Master course following an assessment of the study programme’s scope and quality.
In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:
Provided the conditions above are met, applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.
How to apply
The application must include:
Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.
Other educational certificates and master thesis are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, jobbnorge.no.
Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.
The tentative starting date is January 2022.
See also regulations as well as guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.
Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.
No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.
The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.
The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.
Professor Marika Lüders, Project leader of "Global Natives"
HR Adviser Mira Kramarova, for questions on how to apply
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About the University of Oslo
The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.
The Department of Media and Communication's (IMK) main purpose is to conduct research, education and dissemination on the modern media, their importance for society and for people. IMK has approximately 50 employees, including 10-12 doctoral candidates and postdoctoral fellows. There are around 500 active students on different levels. The department offers one-year study program on the Bachelor's level and a Bachelor's degree in media and communication, in addition to Master's degrees in Media Studies, Journalism, Political Communication and Screen Cultures. IMK is a multidisciplinary department, based on the academic traditions of the humanities and social sciences. The department is ranked as one of the top 50 media and communication departments in the world (QS Ratings).
Apply here: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/208733/doctoral-research-fellowship-in-media-studies
A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Media Studies is available at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo. The position is affiliated with the research project “PHOTOFAKE – Visual Disinformation, the Digital Economy and the Epistemology of the Camera Image,” funded by the Research Council of Norway and coordinated by the School of Economics, Innovation and Technology, Kristiania University College. The Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, is a partner in the project.
The PhD candidate will work closely with Professor Liv Hausken who is responsible for the research effort of PHOTOFAKE taking place at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, which will be the candidate’s workspace.
Presentation of the research project PHOTOFAKE
PHOTOFAKE investigates visual aspects of the current crisis of disinformation, a crisis which is exacerbated by AI-altered and generated material that perceptually appears to be camera-derived. The purview of the project involves a multitude of seemingly camera-derived material that can be employed for manipulation – from the most rudimentary to the AI-enhanced videos of tomorrow. Media organizations struggle to get a handle on such material and the threat it poses by developing manuals and practices for fact-checking visual materials.
PHOTOFAKE offers research-based guidelines for the optimization of such fact-checking manuals and practices. The research is mainly organized in three work packages, WP1, 2 & 3.
WP1 explores how contemporary manuals for detecting audiovisual disinformation may be optimized by drawing on the history and theory of film and photography. This involves a critical reassessment of the vocabulary and the implicit media theoretical assumptions underpinning the manuals.
WP2 explores how actual practices of fact-checking audio-visual material in news media may be optimized given internal constraints as well as external pressures from a global digital media ecology largely outside their control. This involves exploring the institutional practices in which the manuals are embedded, including the procedural and technological tools involved.
WP3 explores what new alteration technologies and camera practices with deceptive potential are now evolving. This, in order to improve the understanding of the material the manuals and practices must be ready to guard against.
Contact information and more about the research project PHOTOFAKE can be found here.
Expectations for the PhD-project:
The PhD-project forms part of WP3. It must find a productive research strategy for addressing the objective of WP3 outlined above, so that it can provide relevant inputs to the challenges dealt with in WP1 and WP2 and productively contribute to the overall objective of PHOTOFAKE.
The PhD-candidate is expected to develop a research project for the PhD based on the described objectives of PHOTOFAKE. This project should be based on concrete investigations and account for its empirical and theoretical contributions to PHOTOFAKE. While the PhD-project thereby should serve the overall objective of PHOTOFAKE, it is at the same time expected to be of value as a research intervention in its own right. The project could be comparative, it could involve historical perspectives as well as various theoretical perspectives.
It is advantageous if the PhD-project explores how some of the visual sub-cultures in online forums and social media contribute to making camera practices more malleable and open to alteration and generation practices. Camera practices that (even if this was not a main purpose behind their invention) may come to support disinformation efforts and also practices that potentially bear on the epistemology of photographic images by, for example, undermining the credibility of camera-images and contribute to redefine how photographic imaging may function and operate is of particular interest.
The empirical material investigated in the PhD-project may for example involve camera practices, technologies in photographic and related equipment, as well as attitudes among users, for example concerning deception by means of alteration practices. While media studies, potentially informed by theory on photography and moving images, may be a productive vantage point, perspectives from computer science, technology studies, visual culture, digital media and the digital attention economy may be also be productive.
While the PhD-project is expected to help amend the challenges the current information disorder has brought, the PhD-project is also expected to share in PHOTOFAKE’s ambition to contribute to a theoretically and philosophically pertinent intervention beyond the immanently useful and provide a better basis for an interdisciplinary understanding of photographic epistemology which will be valid throughout the decade. In short, PHOTOFAKE wants to combine applied research with more fundamental investigations into how visual media lodged within a digital attention economy, remade by computational developments, bear on the knowledge produced and circulated.
To be eligible for admission to the doctoral programs at the University of Oslo, applicants must, as a minimum, have completed a five-year graduation course (Master’s degree or equivalent), including a Master’s thesis of at least 30 ECTS. In special cases, the Faculty may grant admission on the basis of a one-year Master course following an assessment of the study program’s scope and quality.
Provided the conditions above are met, special preference may be given to:
Professor Liv Hausken, for information about the position
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Join a unique British University in China. 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 over 8,000 in just 16 years.
A pioneer in Sino-foreign tertiary education, UNNC is rapidly expanding as part of the University of Nottingham’s Global University. The institution seeks ambitious, talented academics with a flair for research and a passion for teaching to join its team of experts, offering unique teaching and research opportunities in a highly dynamic economy.
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 UK campus. Our BA (Hons) in International Communications is a provincial level accredited degree which includes a dedicated programme of study for a European or East Asian language. Its sister programme, BA (Hons) in International Communications with Chinese, has proved successful in attracting high quality international students to the school. We currently run an MA programme in International Communications and also have one of the most successful PhD programmes in the university.
The post-holder will be expected to teach across the full range of our programmes, undertake supervision of BA and MA dissertation students. The Role holder will have specific responsibility for identifying the learning needs of students and ensure that the content, methods of delivery and learning materials meet the defined learning objectives of our School modules. More details of the school and its teaching and research activities can be found here:
Candidates must have a PhD or close to completion in relevant subject area, which could include:
Salary will be within the range of RMB331,602 to RMB451,939 per annum depending on skills and experience. In addition, an attractive package including employment support allowance and international private medical insurance will be provided.
The post will initially be offered on a fixed term contract with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China for a period of 5 years starting August 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. This contract may be extended by mutual agreement.
All applicants are required to formally apply online for the position.
Informal enquires may be addressed to Dr Filippo Gilardi, Head of School of International Communications, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that applications sent directly to this address will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted on-line.
Interview will be arranged in August in Ningbo or on Teams for oversea candidates, but these are subject to change.
Please be advised that your referees will be contacted prior to interview.
For more details and/or to apply on-line please access:
If you are unable to apply on-line please contact Recruitment Team, Email: Job@nottingham.edu.cn
Please quote ref.181790. Closing date: 18 July 2021.
For other vacancies and more about working at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China please see: http://www.universityjobsinchina.com/
The role holder will conduct research and teaching broadly in the area of Media, Communication and Cultural Studies on our BA and MA International Communications programmes. S/he should have a specialism in Communication and Media and be able to teach in one of the key area of the School.
More details of the school and its teaching and research activities can be found here: https://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/internationalcommunications/about-the-school.aspx
Candidates must have a PhD in relevant subject area, which could include:
A specialization or industry experience in filmmaking will be an asset.
Salary will be within the range of RMB421,889 to RMB555,548 per annum depending on skills and experience.. In addition, an attractive package including employment support allowance, international private medical insurance and schooling support will be provided.
The post will initially be offered on a fixed term contract with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China for a period of 5 years starting September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. This contract may be extended by mutual agreement.
Please quote ref.1818102. Closing date: 1 August 2021.
The post-holder will be expected to teach across the full range of our programmes, undertake supervision of BA and MA dissertation students and PGR students, and conduct research and external engagement in the school’s main research areas. More details of the school and its teaching and research activities can be found here:
Candidates must have a PhD degree supported by extensive and high level research and teaching experience in communications studies that connects to the Creative Industries and Digital Media, which could include:
Candidates will need to have in depth knowledge of creative and cultural industries to enable the development of new knowledge, innovation and understanding in the relevant field. In addition, candidates will be required to have extensive experience in leading the design of research techniques and methods and capability to act as a role model in the areas of research and teaching.
Minimum salary will be RMB731,551 per annum and negotiable based on background and experience. In addition, an attractive package including employment support allowance, international private medical insurance, and schooling support will be provided for international appointments.
The post will initially be offered on a fixed term contract with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China for a period of 5 years starting Autumn 2021/as soon as possible. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.
All applicants are required to formally apply online via online system at:
Informal enquires may be addressed to Dr Filippo Gilardi, Head of School of International Communications, email: email@example.com. Please note that applications sent directly to this address will not be accepted.
Interview will be arranged in Ningbo or on Teams for oversea candidates.
Please quote ref.181807. Closing date: Open till filled
August 2-13, 2021 (online)
Maastricht Summer School, Maastricht University
Deadline: July 16, 2021
The focus of this Summer School course is on critical discourse analysis, social semiotics and news framing. A key objective is to enable you to design an analytical framework to study media representations with textual and/or visual elements (e.g. newspaper/magazine articles with photos, cartoons and social media posts). You can read more about the course content, course objectives and recommended literature below. You also find there the link to the timetable. To apply for the course, please visit the DreamApply website.
The tweets of US-President Donald Trump, the heated social media debate on Greta Thunberg and the many angles on migration stress the pivotal role of texts and images in our societies. This course teaches you the analytical skills to study the possible meanings of textual and visual media representations.
Interactive lectures offer you concepts and methods to examine what combinations of words and/or visual elements mean in terms of a broader debate in society. These lectures further help you to understand how national identities and power relations affect the interpretations of media representations. Your individual assignment concerns a short paper, in which you apply a method to study one or two news articles, cartoons or social media posts.
Dr Leonhardt van Efferink developed an exclusive Summer School template that helps you to write a well-structured course paper. On top of this, he offers individual feedback in class and active personal tutoring by e-mail. Finally, his support includes a simple framework to develop focused, consistent and transparent research questions.
Below you find the course objectives, timetable and suggested literature. The course fee is €399. If you have any further questions, please contact Leonhardt via L.vanEfferink(at)MaastrichtUniversity.nl
1. Designing an analytical framework to study media representations with textual and/or visual elements (e.g. newspaper/magazine articles with photos, cartoons and social media posts).
2. Developing a research method that draws on critical discourse analysis, social semiotic analysis and/or news framing analysis, in line with your research objectives.
3. Explaining the role of the national and ideological contexts in which (social) media content is being produced.
4. Understanding the complexity of text-image relations and their role in meaning-making processes.
5. Producing a research design and dataset for your thesis or dissertation that is manageable.
Since the first two online editions were quickly fully booked in 2020, Maastricht Summer School decided to organize a third edition of this course. This edition will last from 2 until 13 August 2021, with daily teaching hours limited to three hours at most. Teaching days will start at 13.00 (Maastricht time zone/GMT+2) and end at the latest at 16.00 (Maastricht time zone/GMT+2). This makes it easier for students from far away countries to deal with the large time differences. Please check Leonhardt's website for most up-to-date version of the timetable: https://vanefferink.com/en/media-representations-and-research-methods-summer-school-critical-discourse-analysis-social-semiotics-and-news-framing/
Leonhardt has based this course on publications in various languages (see overview below for some examples). You are not required to do pre-course reading. However, if you would like to do so, you are advised to select one of the publications below. You can also contact Leonhardt for tailor-made reading advice.
1. Caple, H. (2013) Photojournalism. A Social Semiotic Approach.
2. Dahinden, U. (2006). Framing. Eine integrative Theorie der Massenkommunikation.
3. D’Angelo, P. (ed.) (2018) Doing News Framing Analysis II. Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives.
4. Geise, S., & Lobinger, K. (eds.). (2013). Visual Framing. Perspektiven und Herausforderungen der visuellen Kommunikationsforschung.
5. Machin, D. (2007) Introduction to Multimodal Analysis.
6. Machin, D. and Mayr, A. (2012) How to do Critical Discourse Analysis.
7. Richardson, J. (2007) Analysing Newspapers. An Approach from Critical Discourse Analysis.
8. Royce, T. D. (2006). Intersemiotic Complementarity. A Framework for Multimodal Discourse Analysis. In T. D. Royce, & W. Bowcher (Eds.), New Directions in the Analysis of Multimodal Discourse (pp. 63-109).
9. Van Gorp, B. (2010) Strategies to take the Subjectivity out of Framing Analysis. In P. D’Angelo, & J. A. Kuypers (Eds.), Doing News Framing Analysis. Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives (pp. 84-109).
10. Wodak, R. and Meyer, M. (eds., 2016) Methods of Critical Discourse Studies.
Student reviews (from LinkedIn recommendations)
1. “I found Leonhardt very well familiar with all the dynamics of his class room, as he very efficiently caters to the need of all his students coming from different social, cultural and educational backgrounds.” – Sadia from Pakistan
2. “Leonhardt is a great lecturer who knows his subject matter. I found his inclusive approach particularly useful in teaching media analysis techniques.” – Koen from Belgium
3. “Not only did Leonhardt demonstrate a high level of expertise in the subject, but he also helped his students understand difficult concepts in a very accessible way, effectively bridging the gap between theory and practice, and fostering fruitful discussions in class.” – Carolina from Brazil
July 8, 2021
I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The webinar Twin peaks: the overlap between public affairs and public relations will be presented by Andras Baneth, managing director of the European Office of the US-based Public Affairs Council, on Thursday 8 July 2021 at 12.00 GMT/UCT (13.00 British Summer Time).
What is the webinar content?
The webinar will cover the following topics:
The webinar will be followed by an interactive Q&A session.
How to join
Register here at Airmeet.
A reminder will be sent 1 hour before the event.
Background to IPRA
IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, was established in 1955, and is the leading global network for PR professionals in their personal capacity. IPRA aims to advance trusted communication and the ethical practice of public relations. We do this through networking, our code of conduct and intellectual leadership of the profession. IPRA is the organiser of public relations' annual global competition, the Golden World Awards for Excellence (GWA). IPRA's services enable PR professionals to collaborate and be recognised. Members create content via our Thought Leadership essays, social media and our consultative status with the United Nations. GWA winners demonstrate PR excellence. IPRA welcomes all those who share our aims and who wish to be part of the IPRA worldwide fellowship. For more see www.ipra.org
Background to the Andras Baneth
Andras is the managing director of the European Office of the Public Affairs Council, the largest global non-profit association for public affairs executives. He is an entrepreneur and executive trainer, focusing on strategic communications and public affairs. He created EUtraining.eu, Europe's leading training company for those wishing to become a European Union civil servant. He is also the founder of SpeakerHub.com, a platform to connect event planners with public speakers. For more see https://pac.org
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Teaching Media Quarterly
Deadline: October 1, 2021
"We both had to admit that popular songs really had no academic significance.” This is what Ray B. Browne was told upon being rejected from a journal in the first issue of Popular Music and Society fifty years ago. This prejudice still exists in the academy and has been perpetuated in the curriculums across a number of disciplines. However, with plenty of academic monographs and a good amount of dedicated peer-reviewed journals today, popular music is now a prolific field for critical and interdisciplinary inquiries. Popular music scholarship explores musical (sub)cultures, music in visual and digital media, music as propaganda, music as activism, and more. Thus, music is a ripe avenue through which media scholars contend with issues of power, identity, nationalism, environmentalism, (de)coloniality, globalization, and social justice. For media instructors, then, teaching a critical perspective on popular music can address many of the multisensory and transdisciplinary dimensions of media literacy.
Teaching Media Literacy is seeking submissions of creative, intersectional, and inclusive lesson plans that engage how media instructors mobilize the critical pedagogical value of teaching (with) popular music. Lesson plans that consider media examples beyond the North American and British landscape or adopt comparative and transnational lenses are particularly welcomed. Lesson plans may use any (sub)genres of popular music but they need to have a focused topic with a set of clear and achievable learning objectives. We welcome submissions that speak to a variety of teaching contexts, including face-to-face, remote, and hybrid.
Download and use the TMQ Template in one Microsoft Word document, and submit using the Submit Lesson Plan. Submission deadline: October 1st, 2021.
REVIEW OF COMMUNICATION, themed issue
Deadline: August 31, 2021
GUEST EDITORS: Giuliana Sorce (U of Tübingen) and Delia D. Dumitrica (Erasmus U)
This themed issue aims to map international perspectives on transnational processes in digital activism and protest. Against wider claims that social movements and citizen activism are shifting from the logic of spatial organization to networked flows (Bennett & Segerberg, 2012; Mercea, 2020), this themed issue seeks to illuminate how the global and local come together in networked public spheres. Recent transnational movements such as #MeToo or Black Lives Matter yield the importance of interweaving digital communication, pre-existing activist collectives, and citizen activation on a seemingly global scale. The policing of physical protests during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have intensified reliance on digital technologies among activists and grassroots collectives (Sorce & Dumitrica, 2021), further enhancing the appeal to create transnational ties and globalize movement appeals.
We ask how political causes circulate globally, what role digital technologies play, and ultimately, what “transnational” means for seemingly universal causes, global collective identity, and activist practice. In reflecting how activists across the globe employ digital media to construct a civic imaginary of a transnational polity, attention must be paid to the dialectical nature of transnational processes that simultaneously magnify the importance of locality while normalizing hybridity (Roudometof, 2016; Kraidy, 2005; Pieterse, 2015).
Where previous scholarship has drawn attention to the diffusion of political causes (della Porta & Mattoni, 2014) or cultural references (Dumitrica, in press) across national borders, this themed issue focuses on how digital technologies mediate and shape transnational processes in global organizing. This includes how transnational causes move across cultural contexts and how global appeals or activist vocabularies traverse (local) initiatives, considering the ways transnational organizers create collective identities among dispersed adherents, and what digital tactics of action work for global movements.
Possible contributions might examine, but are not limited to:
SUBMISSION DEADLINES AND GUIDELINES
Extended abstracts should include the research problematic, theoretical angle, methodology, and key findings. The extended abstracts will be reviewed by the Guest Editors, who will subsequently invite a selection of authors to submit full papers.
Completed manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word using a 12-point common font, double- spaced, no more than 7,000 words, inclusive of all matter (abstract, keywords, endnotes, etc.).
Review of Communication follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., endnotes style. Abstracts and manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the Review of Communication
submission site: https://rp.tandfonline.com/submission/create?journalCode=RROC
Authors should identify which themed call their paper is responding to by selecting the relevant drop-down option in ScholarOne.
In keeping with the journal’s current practice, all invited manuscripts/submissions will undergo rigorous peer review, including screening by the Guest Editors and review by at least two anonymous referees.
*Please note that an invitation to submit a full manuscript does not guarantee acceptance/publication.
Please direct questions about submissions to this themed issue to:
Institute of Media Studies
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Media & Communication Erasmus University Rotterdam email@example.com
February 24-25, 2022,
Deadline: August 20, 2021
In the last decades, more and more scholars have claimed for an inclusion of maintenance among the key topics and key questions of technology (Edgerton 2007, Jackson 2014, Russell and Vinsel 2018, Henke and Sims 2020,). Communication and media studies have just partially included in their methodological and analytical tools reflections on maintenance (see Balbi and Leggero 2020; Weber and Krebs 2021) and this paper-based workshop aims to advance in this aspect adding another fundamental yet underestimated layer in communication and maintenance research: the longue durée.
Maintenance of communication infrastructures, for example, is a long-term process lasting for decades or even centuries. On the one hand, roads, networks and cables are constantly maintained to keep them functioning but, on the other, to understand their strategic relevance is important to adopt a longue durée perspective (Braudel 1958), since those channels of communication have often political, economic, and socio-cultural relevance. Sometimes, maintenance has a strong effect not only in preserving communication infrastructures, but also in modifying or even dismantling them. In long terms, communications can be radically changed because of maintenance and transformed into something totally different from what was originally to be maintained.
Furthermore, despite or even because of maintenance and its related costs, communication infrastructures are abandoned in favor of other and apparently most “advanced” technologies of communication, whose maintenance is easier for example. This is typical when new technologies of communication emerge or when new cultures of maintenance appear.
Finally, communication maintenance in longue durée can also be considered in political and cultural terms. Sometimes, the technological dimension of the communication infrastructure to be maintained is secondary and political ideologies are more relevant: national or regional demands, (fake or real) ethnical ancestries, centers and peripheries, mountains and flatlands, cultural claims are all relevant in deciding to maintain an old and misused road, an undersea cable, a trait of railway, etc.
This workshop will host methodological and empirical approaches and we aim for contributions ranging from history to anthropology, from geography to political studies, from economics to obviously communication and transportation studies. The papers will have to deal with the topic of maintenance in communication in long-term at large, have to discuss about problems and challenges, opportunities and successes as well as failures, cultural changes and continuities over time in thinking the maintenance of communication. Papers should be focused not only on one specific point in time but take into account decades and centuries in order to grasp the hidden changes and undersea continuities which are not evident.
This two-day workshop will be held in person, if possible.
Important dates and deadlines
- In order to proceed with the selection we ask for a 300-word abstract to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by 20 August 2021.
- The selected participants will be notified by 20 September 2021 and they will have to provide a draft paper of max 5’000 words by 31 January 2022.
- This paper will be discussed collectively during the workshop on 24-25 February 2022, held in Mendrisio (Switzerland).
- Gabriele Balbi, USI Università della Svizzera italiana (Switzerland)
- Stefan Krebs, University of Luxembourg (Luxemburg)
- Roberto Leggero, USI Università della Svizzera italiana (Switzerland)
- Massimo Rospocher, Italian-German Historical Institute, Trent (Italy)
- Andrew Russell, SUNY Polytechnic Institute (US)
- Hitomi Sato, Konan University (Japan)
- Heike Weber, Technische Universität Berlin (Germany)
- Laboratorio di Storia delle Alpi, USI Università della Svizzera italiana (Switzerland)
- Institute of Media and Journalism, USI Università della Svizzera italiana (Switzerland)
For more info, please see http://www.labisalp.arc.usi.ch/it/news/detail/31277
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