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  • 19.11.2021 09:53 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Comunicazioni Sociali

    Deadline: January 10, 2022

    Edited by Marco Cucco, Massimo Scaglioni, Anna Sfardini, Gertjan Willems


    In the last twenty years, the relationship between media production and places has been a key topic in the field of media studies. Despite that, in the post-lockdown world this relationship still needs to be properly investigated since nowadays it embodies new meanings that invite media scholars to redefine their understanding of how media may serve and/or impact places and vice versa.

    It is widely known that film and audiovisual shoots can have a positive impact on the host location economy: more tax revenues, new employment and facilities, etc. Sometimes, film and audiovisual products stimulate tourism too, which implies once again economic benefits. In both cases, they feed local pride and contribute to re-define the image and status of the host places. In the framework of the post-pandemic recovery, these two capabilities are receiving even more attention than in the past: tourism, for instance, was one of the sectors that suffered most due to the health emergency, and its relaunch is at the top of the agenda of many public institutions. Thus, the current scenario moves film and audiovisual production at the center of the action plans for the post-pandemic economy and society. However, all the current recovery policies base themselves on the concept of sustainability, and this raises the question how film and audiovisual production meet the concept of sustainability.

    In the (post-)pandemic world, the capability of film and audiovisual production to serve places needs to be reconsidered through the lens of sustainability and its three pillars: economic sustainability, environmental sustainability, and social sustainability. This reconceptualization challenges the widely accepted idea of a win-win relationship between audiovisual production and places. In doing that, it invites to distinguish between good and bad practices, to investigate complex networks of stakeholders that pursue different goals, to adopt new research perspectives and research tools that allow media scholars to fruitfully address the most urgent issues on the political agenda.

    Starting from these considerations, this special issue of Comunicazioni Sociali invites international scholars to discuss the economic, touristic, and cultural impact of audiovisual productions (films, documentaries, scripted and unscripted TV products) on the host places considering both the contemporary unprecedented scenario and the concept of sustainability. Case studies able to enrich or contest the achieved understanding of the relationship between media and places are particularly encouraged. We invite abstracts from different research perspectives (a.o. Film and Television Studies; Media Industry Studies; Sociology) that address the following topics:

    • Good and bad practices in the relationship between different stakeholders: production companies, local institutions, population
    • Green protocols in the audiovisual production
    • Sustainable screen-induced tourism practices and apps
    • Local people’s reactions to audiovisual shoots and screen-induced tourism
    • The impact of audiovisual products in defining local reputation and in promoting/branding places
    • Circulation of national media products and national brand image
    • Media induced tourism and media pilgrimages
    • Audiovisual place and local tourism: national or local data, trends, opportunities, good or bad case studies
    • European and national green policies for the audiovisual industry
    • Methodologies for investigating sustainable screen-induced tourism

    Submission details

    Please send your abstract and a short biographical note by January 10, 2022 to:


    Abstracts should be from 300 to 400 words of length (in English). All submissions should include: 5 keywords, name of author(s), institutional affiliation, contacts details and a short bio for each author. Authors will be notified of proposal acceptance by January 28, 2022.

    If the proposal is accepted, the author(s) will be asked to submit the full article, in English, by April 3, 2022.

    Submission of a paper will be taken to imply that it is unpublished and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.

    The articles must not exceed 5,000/6,000-words.

    Contributions will be submitted to a double blind peer review process.

    The issue number 2/2022 of Comunicazioni Sociali will be published in September 2022.

    “Comunicazioni Sociali” is indexed in Scopus and it is an A-class rated journal by ANVUR in: Cinema, photography and television (L-ART/06), Performing arts (L-ART/05), and Sociology of culture and communication (SPS/08)

  • 19.11.2021 09:51 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    April 7-8, 2022

    University of Seville, Spain

    Deadline: February 20, 2022

    Welcome to the GENDERCOM (Gender & Communication) congress that will be held on 7 and 8 April 2022 in hybrid mode (online and in person), at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Seville. Paper proposals (abstracts) in English, Spanish and Italian can be submitted until 20 February 2022. The selected papers will be published in the Scientific Journal Ámbitos de la Comunicación and by the publishing houses Dykinson and Fragua.

    GENDERCOM began its journey a decade ago (2012). Since then, every two years it proposes a debate on gender controversies in communication. The complexity of social networks has both increased phobias towards sexual diversity and has also promoted initiatives to claim other ways of understanding the heteronormative sexual identities within patriarchy.

    In the 7th edition, in addition to issues such as discrimination due to gender or representations of sexual identities, we want to highlight the debate on new masculinities. Full equality will only be possible if we reconsider the shortcomings of the patriarchal construction of the male model to achieve more open, horizontal and communicative models from a plural understanding of masculinity. The thematic axes proposed for this edition are eight, including Studies and debates on new masculinities in communication and other scientific disciplines and Hate speech relating to gender identity.

    For more information and to see all eight thematic axes, visit the congress website

    To submit your paper proposal for the congress, visit 

  • 19.11.2021 09:47 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    June 24-25, 2022 (Friday-Saturday)

    Budapest, Hungary

    Deadline: November 20, 2021

    Conference website and CfP:

    Keynote Speakers:

    • Mark Deuze (University of Amsterdam)
    • Laura Ahva (Tampere University)

    Call for Papers:

    Although the shared past of digitization and journalism stretches back at least to a half-century, digital journalism history is a field still in formation. Building on the momentum of the recent "historical turn" in digital media and internet studies, the aim of the conference is to bring together an interdisciplinary network of scholars to interrogate digital journalism histories and to start a global critical exchange on various approaches to and aspects of historicising digital journalism.

    As digital journalism has been re-configured by socio-historical contradictions of communication and complexities of its technological innovations, journalism scholarship should continuously strive for enhancing critical exchange to advance studies that intersect with numerous disciplines, theoretical approaches and methodological traditions. Emphasis of the conference is on the plurality of histories instead of one single digital journalism history, acknowledging diachronic as well as synchronic complexities of social relations, political contingencies, cultural traditions and power configurations between journalism and digitisation. Instead of enforcing one great master narrative, the conference aims to offer a space to embrace the co-existence of parallel, sometimes complementing, often conflicting historical investigations and narratives.

    By aiming to explore the intersections of history, culture, digital technology and journalism, the conference welcomes papers and panels that are grounded on diachronic or synchronic explorations of digital journalism "pasts", while elaborating the relevance of its historical findings for digital journalism "futures". The conference invites theoretical and methodological reflections on historicising digital journalism as well as original single case studies or comparative inquiries into the phenomena from the decades of the long digital revolution of journalism. The conference welcomes papers that examine the digital journalism histories of the global "centers" and we especially encourage inquiries from the "peripheries" of digital journalism development and scholarship.

    Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

    - Mythologies of technology: reconsidering "dead" and "new" technologies in journalism

    - Transforming social control in the digitized newsroom: investigating separation and integration tendencies

    - Re-configuring the labour process in digital journalism: between standardisation and creativity of digital news production

    - Digital platforms, tools and practices in journalism: from Teletext, CD-ROMS and Minitel to www, smartphones and social media

    - Changing skillsets in digital journalism: deskilling, reskilling, upskilling newsworkers

    - (Dis)continuities of forms and genres in journalism

    - Labour relations of digital journalism: standardisation, precarisation, entrepreneurialism

    - Liquefied identities of digital journalism: boundary work between "online" and "offline" journalists, "professional" and "citizen" journalists, journalists and "technologists", "journalists" vs "bloggers"

    - Re-inventing journalistic profiles: from "mouse monkeys", "meta journalists" to "robot journalists"

    - Digitized audiences between participation and commodification

    - Business models of digital journalism: from legacy media ecosystem to platform capitalism

    - Ethical, legal and regulatory issues of digital journalism: from www to automation

    - Particular online journalistic genres moving online: digital music, sport, food journalism

    Technical details and important dates

    Deadline for submitting abstracts and panel proposals is November 20, 2021 (CET).

    Please submit all submissions via this online form:

    Panel proposals should consist of 3 or 4 papers, and all the paper abstracts belonging to a proposed panel should be submitted individually through the form. The maximum length for panel and paper abstracts is 400 words.

    Conference talks will be 15 minutes long followed by 5 minute long discussions.

    Further information will be found on the constantly updated website:

    Organizers and contact information

    The conference will be held at Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), and is jointly organised by the Department of Sociology and Communications, Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, BME and the Social Communication Research Centre, University of Ljubljana (UL).

    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the organizers:

    • Dr. Tamas Tofalvy, Associate Professor (BME)
    • Dr. Igor Vobic, Associate Professor (UL)
  • 19.11.2021 09:46 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    February 21-25, 2022

    Strobl, Austria

    Deadline: November 22, 2021

    How should we govern our news ecology in the digital age? Digital platforms bring several challenges to news production, distribution and consumption, ranging from concerns on the economic sustainability of this activity to questions regarding trust building and legitimacy. There is pressure on European policymakers to provide solutions to ensure a healthy news ecology.

    This Winter School invites students to write a manifesto on European news politics beyond platforms, relying on input by a team of experienced and emerging scholars: Aukse Balcytiene, Leen d’Haenens, Michaël Opgenhaffen, Colin Porlezza, Susana Salgado, Helle Sjøvaag, Tales Tomaz and Josef Trappel. Participants pay a nominal fee of 50 EUR that covers accommodation (full board hotel) and excursions. We welcome PhD and advanced Master students.

    Read more:

  • 19.11.2021 09:45 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    April 29-30, 2022

    Örebro University, Sweden/online

    Deadline: December 1, 2021

    In Spring 2022, Örebro University will hold an international workshop focusing on the rich interpretations that Ingmar Bergman's work has been generating over the last seven decades, and on the impact of Ingmar Bergman on and in film history and in different cultural contexts.

    Being one of the main representatives of European modernist cinema, Ingmar Bergman’s oeuvre has been the subject of heated debate and various readings. The rapid canonization of his work after his international breakthrough in 1956 has tended to reinforce an interpretation of Bergman as "the auteur", usually written from a high art perspective. As Bergman-scholar Maaret Koskinen repeatedly pointed out, discourses around Bergman were always a mix between high art and the popular, both at home in Sweden and abroad. His films attracted a variety of audiences seeking redemptive messages, liberal agendas, religious transcendence, and/or eroticism. Beyond his titles, Bergman's strong public image as quintessential modernist filmmaker has usually functioned as a productive intersection of (sometimes contradictory) images, interests and discourses. Bergman has been alternatively seen as an artist, the main voice of Swedish cinema, a creative genius between cinema and other media, a transcendental artist or a clown, as well as a danger to the national youth, a source of moral disorder or a ‘too theatrical’ filmmaker. Given the different (national) contexts and time periods, one could argue that each audience has generated its own ‘Bergman’.

    This workshop aims to bring together scholars interested in shedding light on some of these contexts and film cultures, as we believe that understanding Ingmar Bergman’s interpretations is also a productive way of understanding how a significant part of film history has been seen and commented on, adopted and adapted, written and read. Bergman was a filmmaker, but for cinephiles, critics, and audiences around the word he was also more than that: the images projected on the Swedish auteur function as a telling example that film history can not be just reduced to a history of its films. In this regard, this symposium sees itself as a timely contribution to the analysis of film culture, that is, the institutions, discourses, places and practices that are not films but without which there would be no films. This relates, in the tradition of New Cinema History, to the cinema as a site of cultural exchange, but it also goes beyond and includes discourses in specialized magazines, practices at institutions such as film clubs, festivals, film schools etc. New Cinema History as a field is in nature transdisciplinary – a variety we wish to maintain in our workshop – such as memory and oral history research, social and economic historiography, geography, social anthropology, ethnography, cultural and memory studies, and area/urban studies. We therefore encourage participants from a variety of academic backgrounds to participate (such as, but not limited to, film and media studies, anthropology, art and cultural history). Additionally, we aim to include global, comparative, and/or peripheral perspectives on this topic.

    Considering these aspects, this workshop is interested in contributions that could, but are not limited to, illuminate some of the following subjects:

    • A Swedish auteur: Bergman’s reception in different local and/or national film cultures & political climates;
    • International, transnational, world cinema; Bergman as brand: commerce of auteurism;
    • Audience reception in terms of admissions, circulation, oral history, emotional experiences;
    • High and Low: Critical reception, cinephilic anxieties, canonisation;
    • Artistic reinterpretations of Bergman (adaptations and remakes);
    • Gendered audiences, gendered history; women portrayed by men;
    • Religious interpretations / catholic vs protestant;
    • Paratextual information informing the interpretations;
    • Beyond the auteur / back to the auteur? Contemporary readings on Bergman;
    • And Bergman in popular cinema, TV and other media.

    The workshop will take place 29 & 30 April 2022, and will be held at Örebro University, with the option of participating online. Jan Holmberg, CEO of the Ingmar Bergman Archive in Stockholm, will give a keynote presentation.

    In conjunction with the workshop, a follow-up volume in a leading academic publishing house is planned.

    Please submit full contact information, a short biography that explains your background and field (of no more than 300 words) and an abstract (of no more than 500 words) on the topic you would like to work on to the following address:

    The call for papers will close on 01.12.2021. The authors of selected contributions will be notified by 15.01.2022 if the proposal has been accepted.

    We are looking forward to your proposal!

    Jono Van Belle (Örebro University, Sweden)

    Fernando Ramos Arenas (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)

    María Paz Peirano (Universidad de Chile, Chile)

  • 19.11.2021 09:32 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    December 9, 2022

    I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The webinar Science based reputation management: insight, influence and persuasion will be presented by Ashwani Singla, founding managing partner at Astrum, India on Thursday 9 December 2021 at 12.00 GMT/UCT (unadjusted).

    What is the webinar content?

    The webinar will explore science-based reputation management considering aspects of insight, influence and persuasion. Drawing on examples from Asia we will consider the five aspects of reputation management which are:

    • Discover and define the persuadables
    • Discover and define the drivers of opinion
    • Define and develop sources of influence and information
    • Define and develop your Big Picture Story
    • Deliver your communication by being holistic yet focused.

    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, he International Public Relations Association, is the leading global network for public relations professionals. Membership is individual not corporate. It aims to further the development of open communication and the ethical practice of public relations. IPRA fulfils this aim through networking opportunities, its code of conduct and intellectual leadership of the profession. IPRA is the organiser of the annual Golden World Awards for excellence – PR's global awards scheme. With 60 years of experience, IPRA, recognised by the United Nations, is now present throughout the world wherever public relations are practised. IPRA welcomes all those within the profession who share its aim and who wish to be part of the IPRA worldwide fellowship. For more information please visit:

    Background to the Golden World Awards for Excellence.

    The annual IPRA Golden World Awards (GWA) initiative, established in 1990, recognizes excellence in public relations practice worldwide in a variety of categories. Recipients of the award take particular pride in the recognition granted to their entry as meeting international standards of excellence in public relations. An overall IPRA Grand Prix for Excellence is presented each year to the entry judged as representing the highest standards that year. While there are many national and regional PR awards, there is only one truly global scheme: the GWA.

  • 19.11.2021 09:22 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 26, 2022

    Paris, France

    Deadline for Abstracts: January 21, 2022

    The preconference will be held on-site in Paris the day before the main conference. The preconference explores convergent and divergent perspectives on digital disconnection across disciplines, media, and national borders and invites participants to a dialogue concerning the challenges and promises of digital disconnection research.

    Time and place: May 26, 2022 9:30 AM–5:00 PM, Paris, France

    The preconference is part of the International Communication Association Annual Conference, Paris, France. 


    The conference has three main objectives:

    • Expand scholarly discussions: how is digital disconnection understood and conceptualized within various contexts and across different levels of analysis? In what ways are conceptual underpinnings and understandings of the causes and implications of digital disconnection connected?
    • Promote collaborative and comparative scholarship: What are the similarities and differences of approaches to digital disconnection across country, discipline, and media?
    • Networking and career development: What are the emerging perspectives on digital disconnection provided by young scholars? How can new contributions deepen understandings of digital disconnection or expand existing knowledge?

    The preconference is sponsored by the following ICA divisions: Activism, Communication and Social Justice Interest Group; Mobile Communication Interest Group.

    Deadline for Abstracts: January 21, 2022

    The call for abstracts can be found here:


    • Trine Syvertsen, Professor, University of Oslo.
    • Anne Kaun, Professor, Södertörn University.
    • Ana Jorge, Associate Professor, Lusófona University.
    • Stine Lomborg, Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen.
    • Mariek Vanden Abeele, Associate Professor, Ghent University (Belgium)
    • Mehri Agai, PhD Candidate, University of Bergen.
    • Kari Spjeldnæs, PhD Candidate Kristiania University College.

    Organizer: digitox

  • 11.11.2021 10:40 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Syracuse University

    Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications invites applications for either an Associate or Full Professor position with tenure or an advanced tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin August 22, 2022. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

    The School is seeking applicants in the areas of media psychology and extended reality (virtual, augmented, and mixed reality). This recruitment is part of an ambitious Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative in the broad area of Virtual and Immersive Interactions. As an integral part of this investment, Syracuse University will recruit multiple candidates for faculty positions across departments for this cluster. Faculty hired into these positions will build on our existing strengths in the focus area and will participate in an organized research cluster that spans multiple departments in the Newhouse School, the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the School of Education, the School of Architecture, and other units across Syracuse University. Further information on the campus-wide hiring initiative can be found at

    The successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to bring national visibility to the school through academic scholarship with potential to gain extramural funds. Top candidates will have a well-defined and ambitious research agenda. The ability to secure grant funding is essential. Candidates will also need to indicate ability and aptitude for teaching through prior university teaching experience. They will have a track record of collegial collaboration and be expected to advise doctoral dissertations and master’s theses. A Ph.D. is required.

    In addition to completing an online application at, applicants should submit a cover letter of interest which includes three important areas:

    1. Research Activity – The Newhouse School values both scholarly research and creative activity. However, we look for colleagues to make substantial collegial contributions in sponsored research, thus the successful applicant must demonstrate a sustained scholarly agenda with potential to gain extramural funds. Please describe how your experience will help you contribute to the University and School’s commitment to research and creative initiatives.

    2. Teaching – The Newhouse School prides itself on the high quality of education it provides. We are especially interested in applicants with the ability to contribute to doctoral study. Please describe your teaching interests and philosophy of how students best learn.

    3. Diversity and Inclusion – Please describe how your past experience has prepared you to contribute to the School’s and the University’s strategic commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in higher education.

    In addition to the cover letter, applications should include :

    • a curriculum vitae, and
    • list of four academic or professional references with contact name, title, address, and email/phone information. The search committee will only contact listed references for applicants who are finalists for the position.
  • 10.11.2021 18:33 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    April 28-29, 2022

    Roskilde University, Denmark

    Deadline: November 15, 2021

    Confirmed keynote speakers: Nancy Fraser (New School, New York)

    Noortje Marres (U. Warwick), Zizi Papacharissi (U. Illinois-Chicago), and Stefania Milan (U. Amsterdam).

    The notion of ‘publics’ or ‘the public’ is as well-known as it is elusive of exact definition. In everyday vocabulary, it is most often used in reference to a collection of people – for example, the listening or protesting public – and carries normative ideals of the importance of the public in democratic society. Within academia, the concept itself and the process of the formation of publics have been and continue to be highly theorised across disciplines and in the wake of societal changes, leaving a multitude of different conceptualisations behind.

    The conference invites for abstracts (500 words) addressing the following or related questions:

    • How are mediated publics forming and transforming in current media environments?
    • How are publics imagined, constructed, cultivated and segmented by legacy media, alternative media and datafied civic practices in the digital age?
    • How are processes of datafication and platformization affecting the formation of publics and the development of counter- publics?
    • How does media in its many forms sustain and contribute to public connection?
    • How do processes of digitalisation and datafication transform audience practices in various mediated publics?
    • How do these processes impact and bring about new forms of civic engagement and political participation, from connective action to dark participation to data activism?
    • What do these transformations look like across countries and continents, media systems, media organizations, platforms, beats, and/or different audiences, movements and publics?
    • How can we understand the current transformations and the role of the different media as cultivating publics in a historic perspective?
    • How can we methodologically investigate publics in transformation?
    • How can we – given these current developments – theorize concepts of publics and citizens’ mediated practices in its different forms?

    The conference will consist in a mix of keynote lectures and panels, and a number of thematic sessions. There will also be a digital track. The registration fee is 100 Euros (50 Euros for postgraduate students), which includes lunch, tea and coffee breaks as well as a pre-conference reception on April 27th and the conference dinner to be held on April 28th. Travel to Roskilde/Copenhagen and accommodation is not included.

    Read more about the conference here:

  • 10.11.2021 18:30 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We kindly invite you to participate in the 4th edition of the Young Media and Communication Scholars Mentoring Program of the Polish Communication Association. The Mentoring Program is addressed to Ph.D. and MA students who want to develop their research competencies under the guidance of an experienced mentor, being a PCA member. In the 4th edition of the Mentoring Program, the recruitment is in Polish and English.

    The deadline for applications is 10 December 2021. Application form and detailed information are available here:

    We are looking forward to your applications!

    If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact the program coordinator, Roksana M. Zdunek:




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