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  • 26.10.2021 21:37 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    March 12, 2022

    Online

    Deadline: December 10, 2021

    Biographic, Narrative and Lifecourse Research Group (BNLR) of the Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI)First Biennial Conference Online

    Overview

    The Biographic, Narrative and Lifecourse Research Group (BNLR) of the Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI) was established in 2019 as a forum for critical discussion and debate among Irish, European and international social scientists on the multidimensionality of narrative, biographic and lifecourse inquiry, to address methodological questions and challenges and advance scholarship in these interlinking fields. Our first biennial conference engages critically with national and international biographic, narrative and lifecourse scholarship on voices in uncertain times; how voice is conceptualised, why and how some voices are accorded greater or lesser social legitimacy depending on context and how the voices of some social groups that have traditionally been marginalised from social debates, might be given more primacy in contemporary social and political debates. We are also interested in the interplay between voice and visibility, i.e. how voices may become noticeable and seize public spaces.

    The Covid-19 pandemic has wrought unprecedented changes in global societies, irrevocably transforming governance and social relationships, everyday interactions, touch practices, and emotional displays. At the same time, international debates rage about climate justice, inequitable impacts of environmental degradation in majority and minority world contexts, while major transformations take place globally and locally in how society is organised and governed. The social and cultural effects of these events on people’s lived experiences are long-lasting affecting how we talk, touch, move, and interact in private and public spaces. In contemporary society, voices are continually repositioned and their legitimacy is reimagined due to profound cultural transformation with regards to rights, freedoms, membership of online communities, political protests and the impact of non-human actors (e.g. viruses, animals) on human worlds (and vice versa).

    For this first biennial conference, we invite abstracts for papers and proposed conference roundtables and panels from narrative, lifecourse and biographical researchers which engage with one or more of the following themes/topics relating to voice and social transformation:

    • The meaning of voice in contemporary societies; positionalities, legitimation and de-legitimation of particular voices;
    • Methodological innovations, challenges and novel solutions to capturing, analysing and interpreting voices and lived experiences in times of unprecedented social and cultural transformation;
    • Research with groups often considered to be ‘marginalised’ and/or ‘hard to reach’;
    • Effects of recent social transformations on lived lives and everyday social experiences, including concealed and unspoken aspects of daily living;
    • Interdisciplinary or Transdisciplinary research which incorporates distinctively biographic, narrative or lifecourse research focus;
    • Research on socially fragmented professional and working lives (e.g. working arrangements, emotions, social isolation, innovative technological responses; ‘blurred’ boundaries of professional and personal living arrangements, impacts on particular professional groups;
    • Voices of young people in contemporary education systems and novel challenges of learning and teaching online;
    • Societal perceptions of Covid-19, risk, trust and governance;
    • Research on built space, urban/rural environments and our relationships with non-humans;
    • Reflexivity and research impacts upon individual researchers and/or research teams.

    Submission of Abstracts

    Abstracts for papers should be 200-250 words approximately and must also contain an indicative title, list of authors’ names, institutional affiliation and 2-3 keywords.

    Proposals for individual panels, roundtables or workshops should be approximately 700 words in length and must contain a title, list of convenors, outline of the key focus, and description of workshop/panel activities (if appropriate).

    Please submit all abstracts and panel/workshop proposals to bnlrgroup@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions: 10th December 2021

    Authors will be notified of the outcome of their submission by email on/by 8th February 2021.

  • 26.10.2021 21:26 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    November 18-19, 2021

    This is an invitation to register for virtual or in-person participation!

    The Union of International Associations (UIA) cordially invites European Communication Research and Education Association to participate in its 14 th Associations Round Table Europe in Prague (Prague Congress Centre) on Thursday 18 & Friday 19 November 2021

    The UIA Associations Round Table Europe 2021 is a hybrid event designed for participants working in and with international associations. If travel is not permitted, then in-person registrations will be converted to online participation.

    We hope to see many of you in-person in Prague. And for those, who wish to participate virtually, our hosts the Prague Convention Bureau will provide a virtual meeting platform where easy access, networking and educational content will combine to provide an engaging and rewarding experience for all delegates.

    What you can expect:

    • presentations on common challenges by peers working in international associations
    • discussions in workshops and break-out rooms with the chance to ask in-depth questions and to share and exchange knowledge and experience
    • UIA team members will moderate the sessions throughout, guiding and assisting the delegates
    • the host teams will assist virtual attendees with any technical need
    • networking breaks
    • in-person attendees: optional city tours and everyone will enjoy tasty food and the city of Prague

    See the topics of the programme at https://uia.org/roundtable/2021/europe/

    Thanks to the support of our hosts, we are able to offer a high-level educational programme through a professional and easy to access technology platform for a low fee:

    • the registration fee for the hybrid Round Table Europe is EUR 60.00 plus 21% VAT

    How to register for Round Table Europe 2021:

    (1) Go to https://uia.org/user/login

    (2) Fill in your username : XF5766

    (3) Fill in your password: DTSRQAZH

    (4) Click on “Register for the 2021 Round Table Europe in Prague”

    You can use this username and password to register any number of delegates; each of your delegates will need to log in and register separately.

    UIA is an independent non-profit research institute founded in 1907 which documents and promotes the work of international associations since over 110 years.

    We look forward to welcoming you at our Round Table Europe this year and we thank our host partner Prague Convention Bureau – and our Platinum Special Partners: Thailand Convention & Exhibitions Bureau and Business Events Sarawak

    Sincerely,

    Carol Williams

    Union of International Associations

    PS. While you are logged in on the UIA website, you may also wish to check your association’s profile in the Yearbook of International Organizations.

  • 26.10.2021 21:19 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information

    Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information, the Institute for Women’s Leadership, and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences, are joining together to seek a prominent leader in the area of media, culture, and feminist studies to hold the prestigious Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair.

    The Gloria Steinem Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies reflects and builds on the work and world view of Gloria Steinem, feminist journalist and activist, organizer, reporter, editor, and humanist. The chair inspires students and faculty at Rutgers, as well as the wider audience outside the university, to explore and reimagine the role of the media in serving democracy, with an explicit focus on women and under-served communities. Connecting the worlds of academia and media, this chair will invite students to come together across boundaries, to analyze, critique, and create media that reflect reality, and to provide facts, narratives, and new forms of storytelling that advance empathy, democracy, communal action, and innovative solutions.

    This notable leader may come from the academic, media, and/or activist worlds and will engage with topics such as (a) examining the relationship among media technologies, democracy, social change, gender and racial equality, and public policy as well as catalyzing and supporting others in the Rutgers and engaged communities; (b) providing opportunities for students and faculty to learn from scholars, experts, and activists with frontline experience; (c) developing classes and educational programs to enhance students’ understanding of how technology and media shape who we are; and (d) guiding students toward critically analyzing important social and cultural questions and encouraging them to take action to address social inequalities.

    The successful candidate will be the second Gloria Steinem Chair and will play an important role in shaping the chair’s development, ensuring that its work is world-leading in envisioning its positive impact on gender equality in society. The successful applicant’s expertise and interest may be grounded in gender, communication, media, or information. They will be excited by students and teaching; a leader who will foster robust collaboration among related scholars and practitioners and build a hub for innovation in teaching and practice. We seek a leader who is creative, dynamic, and energetic, an effective and trusted communicator who is excited about collaborating and leading a diverse and dynamic team of colleagues and students, and about engaging in national and international arenas. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrable record of public engagement as a public intellectual, scholar, professional, and/or activist in related areas.

    The Position

    This is a two to three-year rotating position.

    The individual chosen for this chair may come from the academic, media, or activist worlds and will be, first and foremost, interested in and excited by students and education. Responsibilities of the position include undergraduate and graduate teaching assignments (one course each semester) in communication, media, information, and women studies; an active program of engagement in the candidate’s area of expertise and interest; initiating and facilitating events and collaborations (e.g., workshops, internships, symposia, guest lectures, projects, etc.); and communicating on behalf of the Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair with all relevant stakeholders.

    The expected start date for the position is August 2022.

    The Environment

    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. Nearly 71,000 students and 23,600 full- and part-time faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world. An equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Rutgers is committed to building a diverse community and encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. For additional information please see our Non-Discrimination Statement at http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

    Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information (SC&I) houses a dynamic and engaged community of scholars studying real-world problems related to knowledge, technology, culture, media, creativity, health, social justice, organizations, communities, policy, leadership, and their interrelations. It is unique in its mature and dynamic combination of communication, information science, journalism, and media studies. The school teaches over 10,000 students, of whom 2,500 are its own undergraduate, master, and doctoral students. Geographically adjacent and closely connected to the world’s largest media and information hubs and supported by Rutgers’ vibrant scholarly community, the School embraces the University's goals of promoting diversity throughout our networks and programs and is strongly committed to social engagement. For more about the School see: http://comminfo.rutgers.edu

    Rutgers University’s Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies teaches approximately 4,000 undergraduate students and over 200 graduate students annually. In its major and four minors it introduces path-breaking research that addresses concerns of particular interdisciplinary constituencies in the areas of women and gender studies, critical sexualities, social justice, and gender and media (in collaboration with the School of Communication and Information). Reflecting the fundamental commitments of feminist pedagogy, the program provides students with critical tools to engage and challenge contemporary life and to work toward the social transformation and social justice. For more about the department see: http://womens-studies.rutgers.edu/

    Rutgers University’s Institute for Women’s Leadership (IWL) is a consortium of ten participating members dedicated to the mission of examining and advancing women's leadership for a just world. Consortium members include: Douglas Residential College, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Center for American Women and Politics, Institute for Research on Women, Center for Women and Work, Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics, Center on Violence Against Women and Children and Center for Women in Business. For more about IWL see: http://iwl.rutgers.edu/

    How to Apply

    Applicants should apply at https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/143220.

    Include a CV and a cover letter that addresses the points above and clearly articulates the candidate’s expertise in media, culture, and feminist studies. Also include a list of up to five referees, with full contact information and rationale for their inclusion. Active review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021, and the position will remain open until filled.

    For queries regarding the position, please contact Distinguished Professor Dafna Lemish, chair of the search committee, at dafna.lemish@rutgers.edu.

  • 21.10.2021 10:52 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ruth Garland

    This book opens up the black box of government communication during the age of political spin, using archival and official documents, memoirs and biographies, and in-depth interviews with media, political and government witnesses. It argues that substantive and troubling long-term changes in the ways governments manage the media and publicly account for themselves undermine the public consent essential to democracy. Much of the blame for this crisis in public communication has been placed at the feet of politicians and their aides, but they are just part of the picture. A pervasive ‘culture of mediatization’ has developed within governments, leading to intended and unintended consequences that challenge the capacity of central public bureaucracies to implement public values and maintain impartiality. It concludes that public servants, elected officials and citizens have an important role to play in accounting for governments’ custodianship of this most politically-sensitive of public goods – the public communications function.

    https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030775759
  • 21.10.2021 09:57 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This study focuses on experiences and perceptions on co-authorship in scientific research. This questionnaire is entirely anonymous, results will be treated globally, and no singularities will be applied.

    You can fill the questionnaire here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfA2KUPOUxsRPDTSbeoYQKd_FeJWV4tq7SQrWaVauj0ZKBg7Q/viewform

    We appreciate your honesty and participation in our research.

    For inquiries, please contact the corresponding author: clara.fernandes@lasalle.edu.sg

  • 21.10.2021 09:51 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    June 15-18, 2022

    University of Milano-Biocca (Italy)

    Deadline: November 21, 2021

    https://11efrc.unimib.it/strand-3/

    → abstracts to be sent to: efrc.strand3@gmail.com, info@atgender.eu

    Coordinators: Arianna Mainardi, University of Milano-Bicocca; Nina Ferrante, ULiège; Åsa Ekvall, independent researcher; Domitilla (domi) Olivieri, Utrecht University.

    The conference raises the general question on what it means to imagine, to enact and to analyse “social change” from a feminist perspective. This conference-strand focuses on how media and the process of digitalisation contribute to the production and contestation of the spaces/relations/canons we inhabit individually and collectively. Especially the last year(s) of pandemic have made the use of digital media a constitutive part of the process of subjectivation and the construction of the public sphere, even more crucial.

    Media and digital media in particular are often analysed in mainstream scholarship as well as in popular culture and journalism, either as exploitative tools that mine data, are vulnerable to hacking, violate our privacy, manipulate the so-called public opinion, and expose minorities and oppressed groups to online violence /aggression; or they are praised as tools which can enable unlimited access to information, as a medium for ‘democratic’ freedom of expression and free speech, that are the beacon of a teleological future of progress and speed, or are the battleground for recognition and (self)representation.

    In this framework, the longstanding idea that new technologies are linked to novelty, innovation and acceleration crashes against the material impossibility for public discourse and institutions to guarantee a ‘good and productive’ idea of the future. (Digital) Media participate in the production of the current, colonial, patriarchal meanings associated with time on a large scale. But precarious communities and subjectivities have always experienced the non-linearity of time associated with hetero-cis-white-middleclass-white-able idea of progress. As decolonial, feminist, queer scholars and activists we are interested in how within the ambivalences of contemporary (digital) media could emerge imaginaries, practices, narratives, and figurations that point to alternative ways of being in the world and relating to each other, and go towards other ways of relating to temporal horizons of (cyber-)feminist and non-dystopian ecologies.

    Recently, feminist, transfeminist and queer critiques and practices of resistance have been directed towards digital platforms and the way in which they produce new mechanisms of the extraction of value along with data exploitation. This logic of extraction not only pertains to the exploitation of labour, but to processes of self-representation and desires (such as in social platforms and dating apps). The pandemic scenario has accelerated even more those dynamics of neoliberal extractive capitalism. At the same time, formal and informal online networks, that have been strengthened to bridge the physical distance in everyday life, are experimenting with other practices and strategies of care and participation.

    Against this background, this strand invites papers and panels from a wide range of (inter)disciplines, both empirical and theoretical contributions, on topics which include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Affordances and constraints of digital platforms
    • Cyberfeminist legacies (hacklab, hacktivism)
    • Alternative media industries, representations and networks
    • Feminist networking, digital activism and collective action in pandemic time
    • Transfeminist critiques to computational culture (big data, creative methodologies, ethics)
    • Mediated articulation of the affective and intimate everyday life (dating app, family, friendship, alternative intimacies and radical kinships)
    • The complexities of feminist communication and knowledge exchanges across academic and non academic spaces (e.g.: issues of accessibility, production, and dissemination)
    • Community media
    • Normative regime of (in)visibility and resistance (representation, self-representation, disidentifications)
    • Critical takes on the popularised issue of fake news and post-truth
    • Platforms/digital practices of care, networking, participation
    • Memes as aesthetiques and language
  • 14.10.2021 12:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    December 17-18, 2021.

    Online (Niš, Republic of Serbia)

    Deadline: November 25, 2021

    The Department of Communications and Journalism invites you to the international scientific conference “Меdia and Challenges of the Modern Society 2021“, held this year from 17th to 18th December, in an online format.

    This conference, which we hope to become a tradition, is organized with the aim of bringing together scientists and researchers in the field of communication, cultural studies and related disciplines and of exchanging scientific knowledge and experiences. The conference is thematically focused on the challenges that are faced by the media and society in the era of digital technologies; therefore, the framework topics of this year’s conference are the following:

    • Traditional media in the era of digital technologies
    • Digital and media literacy
    • Public media services, media regulation and legal aspects
    • Media ethics in the digital environment
    • Social networks, digital platforms and media
    • The official languages of the conference are Serbian and English.

    Application

    The application should contain the following data:

    • Affiliation
    • The email address of the first author
    • The title of the paper
    • An abstract (maximum 250)
    • Key words (maximum 5 words)

    It should be sent to this email address: misd@filfak.ni.ac.rs

    The application should be sent no later than November 25, 2021. The applications submitted within the given deadline will be given the feedback on participation by December 5, 2021.

    Papers publication

    The papers which are positively reviewed will be published in the first issue of the journal “Media Studies and Applied Ethics“, in 2022. The deadline for submitting papers in English is January 31, 2022.

    Instruction for the preparation of papers for publication is available at the link:

    https://izdanja.filfak.ni.ac.rs/casopisi/2021/media-studies-and-applied-ethics-vol-iino-1-2021

    Registration fee

    As the conference is held in an online format, the registration fee will not be charged.

    We are at your disposal for any further information.

    The Department of Communications and Journalism

    Faculty of Philosophy in Niš

    Ćirila i Metodija, 2, 18 000 Niš, Republic of Serbia

    misd@filfak.ni.ac.rs

  • 14.10.2021 11:57 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: January 31, 2022

    The Department of Communications and Journalism (Faculty of Philosophy Niš, Serbia) is announcing Call for papers for the peer-reviewed journal “Media Studies and Applied Ethics” (MSAE).

    MSAE accepts original research, a review article, critical essays, perspective pieces and book reviews related to communication throughout the world and it encourages contributions from professors, MA and PhD students, media professionals as well as researchers in the field of media studies and applied ethics.

    MSAE welcomes papers on topics such as:

    • Media and society
    • Media and culture
    • Media history
    • Media and entertainment
    • Media and religion
    • Media and violence
    • Media and advertising
    • Media effects
    • Audience and reception
    • New media
    • Journalism Communication
    • Media philosophy
    • Media aesthetics
    • Visual communications
    • Media law
    • Journalism ethics
    • Media ethics
    • Marketing ethics
    • Business ethics

    With reference to above mentioned topics and the fields of research you are kindly invited to send your

    papers to the following e-mail address: msae@filfak.ni.ac.rs

    Papers should be sent before January 31st, 2022

    For more information please visit: https://izdanja.filfak.ni.ac.rs/casopisi/media-studies-and-applied-ethics

  • 14.10.2021 11:39 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tonny Krijnen, Sofie Van Bauwel

    This thoroughly revised second edition provides a critical overview of the contemporary debates and discussions surrounding gender and mediated communication.

    The book is divided into three parts: representing, producing, and consuming, with each section made up of three chapters. The first chapter of each section attempts to answer the most basic questions: ‘Who is represented?’, ‘Who produces what?’, and ‘Who consumes what?’. The second chapter of each section draws attention to the complexity of the relationship between gender and media, concentrating on the 'why'. The third and final chapter of each section addresses the latest debates in the fields of media and gender, adding a vital layer of understanding of the topic at hand. Throughout, text boxes provide additional information on the most important concepts and topics, and exercises help bridge the gap between theory and everyday life media practices. The second edition has been updated in light of current developments with regard to gender, media technologies, and globalisation, including recent theoretical insights and examples.

    This is an ideal textbook for students studying gender and media, and for general courses on gender studies, sociology, cultural studies, and women’s studies.

  • 14.10.2021 11:35 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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).

    Read the full job description and apply

    Contact for further information: Dr. Moritz Büchi (m.buechi@ikmz.uzh.ch)

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