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University of Zurich
The Media Change and Innovation Division, Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ), University of Zurich is seeking applications for a fully funded postdoctoral position. The successful applicant will devise and conduct original theoretical and empirical research in the fields of digital media use, well-being, algorithms, governance, privacy, and dataveillance starting in early 2022 (see recent Publications for research focus areas and our new project on the chilling effects of dataveillance).
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Universidade Lusófona - Lisbon/Portugal
The Ph.D. Program in Media Art and Communication from Lusofona University (Lisbon, Portugal) offers 8 (tuition fee) to 2021 applicants with research interests in historical visual media, digital curatorship, visual arts, creative industries, and virtual reality.
Applications are open until October 30th to all international students.
The Ph.D. Program in Sciences of Communication from Lusofona University (Lisbon, Portugal) offers 8 scholarships (exemption of tuition fees) to 2021 applicants with research interests in the broad areas of the crossing between media, arts, and technologies.
Call for chapters
Deadline: October 20, 2021
We are seeking contributions for a forthcoming multidisciplinary edited volume (Intellect) that examines intangible cultural heritage. The book will be open to scholarship from any discipline in the humanities and social sciences including practice as research and provide a critical forum for dialogue on the theoretical, methodological, and empirical issues central to an understanding of media, memory and public history today.
Cultural heritage is not limited to museums and monuments anymore but also encompasses oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, artefacts, film and media, and cultural spaces. Intangible cultural heritage stands for the collective cultural expressions of the everyday culture; it is inclusive and community-based. It is closely linked to communities, groups, or even individuals who create, recreate, and transmit it from generation to generation. According to UNESCO, “intangible cultural heritage” (ICH) is important in safeguarding cultural diversity in the age of globalisation. It is “transmitted from generation to generation, is constantly recreated by communities and groups, and provides them with a sense of identity and continuity, thus promoting respect for cultural diversity and human creativity.” (ich.unesco.org, 2021)
Intangible cultural heritage is a lived phenomenon. It constantly changes and diversifies, advances and develops, transitions, transforms, adapts, and is passed down to future generations. Hence, as a lived cultural reality, it cannot be preserved through regular or conventional means, namely by safeguarding it from any form of change. At the same time, what is important is not only how and in what way intangible cultural heritage is articulated, expressed and transmitted, but also the cultural framework in which it prospers, as well as how it is preserved.
The scope of this book will focus on exploring the concept of intangible cultural heritage and the new academic, artistic and creative directions of intangible cultural heritage that emerge from the public sphere and are part of public history. The aim will be to present scholarship that engages with aspects of intangible cultural heritage of the international arena as well as possibilities of their digital future.
You are invited to submit a 250-word abstract and a short biography by October 20, 2021. We welcome theoretical, empirical, or professional contributions of the highest standard on the following topics related to intangible cultural heritage with case studies and examples from all over the world including but not limited to:
Chapters will be 6,000 to 7,000 words in length.
Ph.D. candidates with original empirical research are also encouraged to submit an abstract.
Prospective authors should submit an abstract directly by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Eleftheria Rania Kosmidou, University of Salford (UK)
Dr Leslie McMurtry, University of Salford (UK)
October 14, 2021
I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The webinar PR for today’s world: relationship management of multiple stakeholders by Dr Takashi Inoue, Chairman & CEO of Inoue Public Relations, Japan on Thursday 14 October 2021 at 12.00 GMT/UCT (unadjusted).
What is the webinar content?
In an age of hyper-change, PR is about multiple-stakeholder relationship management and requires constant self-correction. The webinar with Dr Takashi Inoue, will explore relationship management and reflect on how this is complex in a world characterized by hyper-globalization. The webinar draws on the presenter’s book published in 2018 and the presenter’s experience in the Japanese high-tech industries.
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 Dr Takashi Inoue
Dr Takashi Inoue is Chairman and CEO of Inoue Public Relations Inc. in Japan. He is a visiting professor at Kyoto University. In 1997 his firm was the first in Asia to win the IPRA Golden World Awards Grand Prix. The company won subsequent Golden World Awards in 2015 (Japan regulatory changes for product innovation) and in 2021 (Corona manual). Dr Inoue is the author of Hyper-Globalization: essential relationship management published in 2018.
International Public Relations Association Secretariat
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IJFMA Vol. 7 No.1
Deadline: November 29, 2021
Guest Editors: Gesa Marten and Jyoti Mistry
For this issue IJFMA Vol. 7 No. 1, we take up the title of the GEECT conference Transversal Entanglement, which took place at the Film University Babelsberg in 3rd – 5th June 2021, to further spin the threads of artistic research in film and weave them together in this journal edition. Transversal is process-oriented, transdisciplinary and multi-perspectival and aims to question and transform existing structures. Entanglement invites examination of how relations between things effect each other and how relational processes may impact and affect particular artistic outcomes.
For this issue on artistic research, we invite contributions that give consideration to new media forms and technologies, new ways of distribution and reception that are changing the filmic arts and film language. New digital possibilities put the classic cinema space into revised perspectives. Filmic narratives and imageries shape reality in a re-orientated constellation of entangled experiences. Artistic research in the medium of film invites reflection on social, political, economic, scientific and technical transformations.
We invite contributions that are case studies, experiments with and through the medium of film, collaborative projects across disciplines using film and audio-visual media and expansive historical reflections that open towards the entangled relationships between film practices and critical enquiry.
We frame this special issue through the lens of research approaches and methods and the impact of technology is driving artistic research in film forms. Contributors are encouraged to share their experiments with form, content and knowledge from the sciences and the role of technologies which traverse other art forms. Further consideration may be given to the discourses, narratives and imageries in film that expand media forms to build on technological innovations and which impact artistic developments.
Please submit to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or https://revistas.ulusofona.pt/index.php/ijfma/about/submissions
Please, check the author guidelines here:
Timeline for publication:
IJFMA Online Launch – 15th June 2022 11 am CET (TBD)
IJFMA Launch – GEECT Conference (TBD)
April 5-7, 2022
Deadline for paper submission: 15 November 2021
Conference website: https://nationalismand.media/
Organizers: the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) and National movements and Intermediary Structures in Europe (NISE) with the kind support of Ghent University and the University of Antwerp.
Call for papers
For as long as nationalist movements have existed, ideological pamphlets, historical novels that constructed a romantic national past to visual arts and hashtags such as #maga on Twitter have instrumentalised media. Next to disseminating explicit nationalist messages, media (printed press and visual arts included) also play a role for nationalism by making national symbols and discourses part of everyday life. By continuously providing representations of the nation and by presenting the world as a world of nations, media help to naturalise nationalism.
Since Karl Deutsch’s Nationalism and social communication (1953/1966), many studies of nationalism and national movements have pointed at the role of media. Most famously, in Imagined Communities (1983), Benedict Anderson emphasized the importance of ‘print capitalism’ in the emergence of modern nations. The growing distribution of newspapers, magazines, books and other print media facilitated language standardisation and literacy and through that to the development of a collective consciousness and the formation of an imagined community.
The so-called ‘second Gutenberg revolution’ (early 19th century) rendered printing considerably faster and cheaper, eventually putting the ‘mass’ in mass media. This was salutary for national movements, often lacking the infrastructure that modern states possessed, and facilitated their global development. Global reach and very low costs associated with social media today provide platforms not only to national movements aspiring to state-building, but also to fringe ultra-nationalist groups without access to mainstream media.
While media can contribute to the construction of nations, media are also formed by nations, since nations often determine the institutional and legal frameworks within which media operate. For the study of nationalism, the question is then whether this media dissemination coincides with a nation, or rather reaches another community.
Studies on the organization of media usually depart from a top-down approach, without taking into consideration the active roles that audiences take up in making meaning. The ‘everyday nationhood’ concept complements these studies by proposing a bottom-up approach, focusing on the place ‘ordinary’ people give to the national through their media consumption and their own production of media content. As a consequence, social media have unifying and dividing effects on nation building as through them competing definitions of modern nationhood come to the fore.
Despite the consensus about the idea that media are important for nationalism, this relationship is rarely explored in depth. How exactly can we understand the relationship between different forms of both media and nationalism? What are the common characteristics and the differences between different geographical and political contexts? How did the relationship between media and nationalism evolve? Given the enormous growth of media in late modern and contemporary history, has its importance for nationalism grown accordingly? And how did the rise of transnational (social) media and user generated content media affect nationalism?
This conference is intended to cover cases from all parts of the world and welcomes papers based on different theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches, and from different disciplines and fields, such as history, media and communication studies, political science, sociology, linguistics and literature. The conference will take place in person, at the University of Antwerp. However, certain timeslots will be reserved for online sessions, in order to facilitate the participation of scholars who would otherwise be unable to travel to Antwerp, and to encourage scholars from outside Europe to participate. Requests for a place in the online sessions should be clearly indicated when submitting an abstract.
Possible themes include:
Abstracts may contain proposals for individual papers, entire panels and workshops. Abstracts are to be submitted before November 15th 2021 at nationalismand.media/abstract.
All abstracts will be peer reviewed before final acceptance.
We will let you know whether your abstract has been accepted in January 2022.
The conference is organized by ASEN (asen.ac.uk), NISE (nise.eu), the University of Antwerp’s Departments of History, Literature, and Communications Studies (uantwerpen.be), and Ghent University’s Departments of History and Communications Studies (ugent.be).
If you have any queries, you can contact the organizing team by email at email@example.com or by telephone and WhatsApp on +44 78 85 99 16 33.
We look forward to welcoming you to Antwerp.
Copyright © MMXXI ASEN and NISE.
UCLouvain invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured full-time position in Communication studies
The candidate will have teaching assignments in the field of organizational communication and in research methods within the Master of Communication as well as the Bachelor's degree in Information and Communication. Part of the teaching activities can take place on the Mons site and/or in evening programmes.
As such, the candidate should be able to intervene in the following teaching areas:
The candidate will develop, carry out and lead a cutting-edge research program in the field of organizational communication that could be rooted in one of the following paradigms:
The candidate will contribute to the research activities carried out at the Institute for Language & Communication in collaboration with the members of the research “Laboratoire d’analyse des systèmes de communication d’organisation”. Part of the research activities can be carried out on the Mons site.
Application deadline: Monday, November 15, 2021 at noon
More info here: https://jobs.uclouvain.be/PersonnelAcademique/job/An-academic-position-in-Communication-studies-%281FTE%29/720721401/
Deadline: November 5, 2021
ICA 2022 Paris submissions: Submission to ICA 2022 in Paris is now open for business and we would love to see your papers! Submit your work at this website: https://ica2022.abstractcentral.com/.
GSD will accept full research papers, full theory papers, research escalators (extended abstracts), poster proposals, and panel proposals this year. The full GSD CfP is available here: www.icahdq.org/mpage/GAME_CFP.
Deadline for submission is Friday, 5 November 2021, at 12:00 Noon ICA Headquarters time (EST).
GSD social event in October: GSD leadership is planning a virtual event in GATHERTOWN ( https://bit.ly/GamesMeetGreet) to share information about the division and facilitate collaborations on ICA papers and panels. RSVP form is here: https://forms.gle/xUgNqBSQQNCHfsdW8
Special Issue of Tourism Geographies
Deadline: October 15, 2021
This special issue examines practices, meanings and impacts of emerging media technologies: digital, mobile, geo/locative and augmented reality technologies within tourism geographies. The special issue aims to situate emerging media technologies within processes of the production and transformation of space, spatial knowledge and social relations within the tourist encounter. We ask contributors to the special issue to consider: What are the configurations of different technologies involved with tourist experiences? In what ways do emerging media technologies shape tourism imaginaries and experiences? What are the particular cultural inflections in the relationship between digital and tourist practices? How do broader infrastructural and economic conditions shape the relationships between digital and tourist practices?
Papers in this special issue will explore the unfolding contexts of media, digital and emerging technologies in tourism geographies across breadth and depth and may include the following topics:
Jolynna Sinanan, University of Manchester
Christian Ritter, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract submission: 15 Oct 2021
Full publication timeline: https://www.tgjournal.com/emerging-media-technologies.html
We are looking forward to receiving your contributions.
October 15-16, 2021
Sapienza University of Rome and online on Zoom
The Conference has the objectives of advancing discussion about gender and media studies and exchange among scholars from different countries, providing an overview of the most recent and original studies on gender and the media, and giving prominence to research strands that are not always visible in the international arena.
There will be two keynote lectures, three round tables and fifteen parallel panels. The opening lecture will be given by Rosalind Gill (City, University of London). The closing lecture will be a dialogue between Milly Buonanno (Sapienza University of Rome) and Paola Bonifazio (University of Texas at Austin).
Free registration: https://tinyurl.com/yeknskre
Full programme: https://www.gemmaconference.com/wp-content/uploads/Conference-Programme-1.pdf
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