The College of Communication and Information Sciences is pleased to host the longest-running regional research gathering of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). We look forward to welcoming dozens of our colleagues in the field of journalism and mass communication to one of the most beautiful campuses in the Southeast. For many, the Colloquium will be homecoming as they have spent years here as a student or faculty member. For others, plan to come and experience the home of The Alabama Crimson Tide for the first time. In addition to hearing, presenting or commenting on research, you’ll have the opportunity to spend time in state-of-the-art facilities where our students, faculty and staff do award-winning work each year
The 2018 AEJMC Southeast Colloquium will be the fifth such event that The University of Alabama has hosted in the 43-year history of the research gathering. It will be preceded by our Ninth Annual Discerning Diverse Voices Symposium, a daylong event on March 8, 2018 that welcomes participants from around campus and elsewhere in the nation. Attendees for the Colloquium are invited to also abstracts for this event, a unique venue for diversity-related research and creative activity.
More info here.
We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Second International Conference on Communication & Media Studies, held 16–17 November 2017 at the University of British Columbia – Robson Square in Vancouver, Canada.
Founded in 2015, the International Conference on Communication & Media Studies offers an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of the role of media and communications in society.
We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2017 Special Focus: Rethinking the “Mediascape”.
Click here for more information regarding the conference.
Keynote: Zeynep Tufekci
CFP Deadline: Monday, May 1, 2017
Submit an abstract.
At 3:30 a.m. on November 9, just after the 2016 U.S. election results were announced, The New York Times published an article entitled “How Did the Media—How Did We—Get This Wrong?”. In the piece, four NYT correspondents struggled to find answers to how the media—they, themselves—might have partially abetted the electoral outcome. Their concerns reflect the contradictory position of news media facing authoritarian populist political figures. According to political communication scholar Gianpietro Mazzoleni, savvy media use (often articulated through media critique) is indispensable to the success of populist political figures, regardless of ideology. Mazzoleni claims that news media have undergone a process of “popularization,” increasing their focus on personalities over political content, thereby lending themselves more readily to the “diffusion” of populist ideas. Can populism exist independently of its mediation? And if media are involuntarily complicit in the spread of authoritarian populism specifically, what room do they have in resisting it?
In this conference we will explore the relationship between “populism,” across ideological spectrums and national boundaries, and media—that is, the practices, economies, and politics of information circulation, production, and consumption through various industries, networks, and technologies. If we understand populism to be a political “logic” rather than orientation, as Ernesto Laclau famously argued in 2005, how is this logic mediated differently across a range of political alternatives? In what ways does the conflation of political logic and orientation foreclose political possibilities? How are multiple techniques and technologies—old and new—leveraged to assert or deny populist discourse? Crucially, this conference is interested in the relationship between the charge of “populism” perpetuated by information industries, its cultural and technological mediation, and the equating of divergent political platforms.
The New York University Department of Media, Culture, and Communication invites graduate students, academics, activists, workers, and artists to submit conference paper proposals. Paper proposal submissions (no more than 300 words) should be submitted by Monday, April 24, 2017 to the Google Form below. The conference will be held on Friday, October 6 at NYU.
Deadline for abstract: March 15
Big Data from the South: From media to mediations, from datafication to data activism
Organizers: Stefania Milan (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands & University of Oslo, Norway) & Emiliano Treré (Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy).
Critical scholarship has exposed how big data brings along new and opaque regimes of population management, control, and discrimination. Building on this scholarship, this pre-conference engages in a dialogue with traditions that critique the dominance of Western approaches to datafication that do not recognize the diversity of the Global South. Moving from datafication to data activism, this event will examine the diverse ways through which citizens and the organized civil society in the Global South engage in bottom-up data practices for social change as well as resistance to “dark” uses of big data that increase oppression and inequality.
Location: Cartagena, Colombia
Date and Time: July 15, 2017, 10am-6pm
TPRC Call for Conference Submissions
September 8-9, 2017
TPRC is an annual conference on information policy that convenes researchers and policymakers from academia, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations. TPRC strives to inspire top quality research on information, communications, and technology policy, and to connect researchers, policymakers, lawyers, and practitioners. TPRC is the longest-running conference of its kind, and has a legacy of showcasing cutting-edge research across multiple disciplines and international perspectives. TPRC seeks conference submissions for papers, posters, and panels, as well as the graduate student consortium. TPRC’s goal is to provide multiple opportunities for active and engaging conference participants to interact, take part, and share their knowledge. Academics, policy-makers, lawyers, students, and industry experts alike are all welcome.
Information and criteria for Paper and Poster abstract submissions can be found here.
Panel proposal information click here.
Dates for your Calendar
- March 1-31 – Submissions Accepted
- March 31 – Submissions Close
- April 30 – Student Paper Contest Deadline
- May 31 – Notification of Acceptance
- August 15 – Early Registration Deadline