Here you will find lists of upcoming conferences in the field of media and communication research.

Please contact  Mia Jonsson Lindell with details of current conferences in the field of media and communication.

15 Apr to 20 Apr 2018

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Graduate Spring School: Comparative Media Systems. Challenges to journalism in the digital age

This seventh "slow science" IUC-CMS is an interdisciplinary research conference & post-graduate course open to doctoral and post-doctoral students in media, communication and related fields engaged with the issue of journalism, that wish to discuss their current work with established and emerging scholars and get relevant feedback.

17 Apr to 19 Apr 2018

St. Petersburg, Russia

Comparative Media Studies in Today’s World

Theme for 2018: Emotions vs. Rationality in Mediated Discussions. The conference is seeking contributions that deal with rationality, irrationality, emotions and affects in mediated communication.

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St. Petersburg State University

18 Apr to 20 Apr 2018

Aarhus, Denmark

Cultures of Participation: Arts, Digital Media and Politics

The conference aims to discuss the potentials and problems of cultural participation by bringing these important, but often disconnected research fields into dialogue with each other. The conference will include theoretical and methodological interventions, as well as case studies that develop processes from theory and policy to concrete implementations.

18 Apr to 20 Apr 2018

London, United Kingdom

Media Industry Studies: Current Debates and Future Directions

This conference is providing an international and interdisciplinary forum for reviewing the past and present state of media industry studies, and defining the future of the field.

19 Apr to 20 Apr 2018

London, United Kingdom

Lights, camera, learning: teaching with the moving image

To mark our seventieth anniversary in 2018, Learning on Screen together with Birkbeck, University of London is pleased to announce a two-day conference exploring the history of teaching and learning with the moving image.

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19 Apr to 21 Apr 2018

Portland, United States

What is Universe? Communication • Complexity • Coherence

The What is Universe? (2018) conference experience examines communication, complexity/simplicity, coherence/incoherence and, how they may or may not contribute to “a pluralistic universe.” This conference marks the third collaboration among scholars from the natural 
and social sciences, communication, media, law, design, and art.

19 Apr to 20 Apr 2018

Lisbon, Portugal

International Media Literacy Research Symposium

Media literacy is a growing field with a need for developing and increasing the research within it.   With each conference, we hope to shorten the present gap by filling it with works from current scholars, new researchers, graduate students, educators and others who have a vested interest in opening this field and moving it forward from all over the world.

19 Apr to 21 Apr 2018

Klagenfurt, Austria

Global mediatization research and technology

This conference thus invites scholars from wide international and interdisciplinary fields to examine one of the predominant queries concerning humans in today’s society and aims to provide insight and understanding into current psychological, cultural, sociological, political and media technological developments and concerns that relate to social as well as political and technological challenges we face. 

19 Apr to 19 Apr 2018

Lisbon, Portugal

Play2Learn: The GamiLearning Conference

This conference is the culminating event for GamiLearning offers an opportunity for scholars and practitioners to share their research findings and to enrich the dialogue about the role of games in the learning environment.

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20 Apr to 20 Apr 2018

Lisbon, Portugal

2nd International Media Literacy Research Symposium

This conference focuses on: Media Literacy: Past, Present, and Future, Civic Media Literacy and Participatory Culture and Education: Digital Citizenship, Social Networking, Policy and Training. Conference plenary keynote is: Paul Mihailidis & Nico Carpentier

20 Apr to 23 Apr 2018

Santa Cruz, United States

Unintelligible: Noise Against Capture

This conference invite proposals for 20-minute presentations from graduate students involved in multi/trans/interdisciplinary work that approach /sound/ as an area of study and that use /noise/ as a tool for critically engaging the arts, social-sciences, and humanities.

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20 Apr to 20 Apr 2018

Nottingham, United Kingdom

Digital⇌Culture 2018

Digital⇌Culture 2018 explores the varied links between digital and cultural processes. Digital tools such as social media, mobile devices, video games, data analysis infrastructures, and networked technologies increasingly permeate our everyday lives.

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21 Apr to 21 Apr 2018

Norwich, United Kingdom

Gender, Media and the Middle East

This symposium is intended to bring together scholars from around the world interested in exploring these topics in relation to a range of media including film, television, radio, video, and digital media. Papers may be historical or contemporary in scope.

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23 Apr to 26 Apr 2018

Athens, Greece

International Conference on Communication and Management

The main purpose of this Annual International Conference is to bring together academics, students, researchers and professionals from different disciplines and cultural backgrounds, so as to encourage them present their work, communicate, exchange and collaborate. Papers can include topics on the areas of Communication, Management, and Marketing.

24 Apr to 25 Apr 2018

Smolenice Castle, Slovakia

Megatrends and Media 2018

 The goal of the conference is to present and exchange the current knowledge and experience reflecting media and trends connected to them nowadays. The lead theme of the conference in 2018 is Reality & Media Bubbles.

25 Apr to 29 Apr 2018

Bremen, Germany

Cinema Crossing Borders

The 23rd Bremen International Film Conference invites international experts to reflect on “Cinema Crossing Borders” as practices of border and cross-border cinema. The conference aims to explore all the varieties of analytical approaches to “Cinema Crossing Borders” and 
to enhance the debate/discussion on how cinema forms and informs our idea of borders.

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University Bremen

27 Apr to 28 Apr 2018

Jyväskylä, Finland


Medie- och kommunikationsforskningsdagarna i Finland organiseras i Jyväskylä den 27–28 april 2018. Årets tema är ”Media ja toivo” – "media och hoppet".  Huvudtalare är professor Lucy Küng från Oxford Universitets Reuters-Institut och docent Anne Kaun från Södertörn Universitet, Stockholm.

2 May to 4 May 2018

Bergen, Norge

Nordiske mediedager / Nordic Media Festival

Nordiske Mediedager er Nordens største årlige mediekonferanse. Tre stappfulle dager med faglig oppdatering og inspirasjon, presentert av topp fagfolk fra inn- og utland.

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Nordiske Mediedager

3 May to 3 May 2018

Accra, Ghana

World Press Freedom Day 2018 Academic Conference

This academic conference, which will be integrated into the celebrations of World Press Freedom Day in Accra, aims at bridging the gap between academic research, policy-making and the experience of journalists on the ground. Policy-oriented research, which can nourish a dialogue between all stakeholders, is therefore highly encouraged. The theme of World Press Freedom Day 2018 is “Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law”.

3 May to 4 May 2018

Uppsala, Sweden

FSMK-dagen (och FSMK:s årsmöte) samt Ämneskonferensen 2018

FSMK och Institutionen för informatik och media, Uppsala universitet, har glädjen att inbjuda FSMK:s  medlemmar till FSMK-dagen (och FSMK:s årsmöte) samt Ämneskonferensen 2018. Temat för FSMK-dagen (3 maj) är Akademisk frihet - hot och trakasserier inom akademin. Temat för Ämneskonferensen (4 maj) är A Non-Media Centric Approach to Media Studies. För att öppna för diskussion om detta välkomnar vi Shaun Moores, Professor of Media and Communications vid Sunderland University, UK, som huvudtalare på temat A Non-Media Centric Media Studies.

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