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

Please contact Karin Hellingwerf with details of current conferences in the field of media and communication.

18 Jun to 19 Jun 2018

London, United Kingdom

Trailblazing Women On and Off Screen*

This international conference seeks to bring together scholars, practitioners, industry figures and students from around the world to explore the role of women on and off screen, with a particular focus on equal access. The aim is to find solutions, champion women and further the important discussions and debates as well as build connections between the academy and industry.

18 Jun to 23 Jun 2018

Bologna, Italy

Mediating Italy in Global Culture Summer School

Lectures, meetings and seminars will focus on the mediatic representations most commonly related to Italy, as well as on their reworking by cultural industries, grassroots fandoms, and opinion makers. The program will also explore the consumption of these representations by not only general and mainstream audiences but also those that are more targeted and defined.

18 Jun to 19 Jun 2018

Lake Forest, United States

Symposium on Media, Communication, and Film Studies

The Media, Communication, and Film Studies at Liberal Arts Colleges (MCFLAC) Consortium is dedicated to providing a space for faculty engaged in the scholarly and pedagogical praxis of media, communication, and film studies in the liberal arts context.

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18 Jun to 18 Jun 2018

Oxford, United Kingdom

Connected Life 2018: Information Control

Connected Life 2018 is a student-run day-long conference aimed at sparking multidisciplinary conversations and showcasing emerging Internet research. We welcome students and faculty from all departments, including (but not limited to) business, policy, computer science, economics, education, history, international relations, law, linguistics, literature, media and communication, medicine, philosophy, politics, psychology, and sociology. 

19 Jun to 19 Jun 2018

Brussels, Belgium

More women in digital: a strategy for growth and equality Conference

A one day conference, organised by the European Commission, will take place on 19 June 2018 in Brussels. This event will bring together policy-makers, university students, women entrepreneurs and investors and everyone interested in the benefits of gender equality in the digital sector.

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19 Jun to 21 Jun 2018

Montreal, Canada

Society for Animation Studies Conference 2018

 This  occasion of the 30th Annual International Society for Animation Studies Conference seeks interrogations into the temporalities of animation, the past/present/future of animation practices, the spatial locations of its creation and study, and the orientations of animation theory and practice.

19 Jun to 20 Jun 2018

Versailles, France

Media Representations of Islam and Muslims

This conference aims to bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines, from France and from abroad, as well as professionals from the media industry, to further debate and develop our understanding of the media’s role in the construction of the ‘Muslim problem’ – in France and beyond.

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20 Jun to 24 Jun 2018

Oregon, United States

IAMCR 2018

IAMCR conferences address a wide diversity of topics defined by our 31  thematic sections and working groups. We also propose a single central theme to be explored throughout the conference with the aim of generating and exploring multiple perspectives on a shared set of issues. For IAMCR 2018, the  central theme is Reimagining Sustainability: Communication and Media Research in a Changing World.

20 Jun to 22 Jun 2018

Cadenabbia, Italy

Cut the bullshit! Communication, populism and electoral choice in the new media enviroment

This conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in those three approaches: political communication proposed by the candidates and parties in the recent electoral contests, the reception and possible reaction from the citizens and voters, and third, the consequences that such communication and responses may have on thefuture of the democratic societies.

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21 Jun to 23 Jun 2018

Preston, United Kingdom

Women’s Spring: Feminism, Nationalism and Civil Disobedience

The aim of this conference is to explore the ways in which female activists and artists responded the resurgence of the far-right nationalism and the twin evil of religious fundamentalism.

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21 Jun to 22 Jun 2018

Ibadan, Nigeria

African Women in the Media 2018

The conference will feature panel discussions, workshops, networking opportunities project presentations, Flashtalks and Pitch Zone hosted by commissioning editors from international and national media organisations, and much more. We will also be launching the AWiM production grant.

21 Jun to 23 Jun 2018

Sussex, United Kingdom

DISCO! An Interdisciplinary Conference

This major interdisciplinary international conference aims to examine and expand the debates on disco in popular culture. We therefore invite researchers from a range of academic backgrounds to re/consider disco cultures in their shifting historic and social contexts.

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21 Jun to 21 Jun 2018

Boston, United States

#ScreentimeBU Graduate Student Conference

The graduate students of Boston University’s Division of Emerging Media Studies are calling for abstracts for their fourth annual conference on emerging media. #ScreentimeBU is a graduate conference that provides a platform for students to showcase their research and to network with peers in emerging media studies.

21 Jun to 23 Jun 2018

Bilbao, Spanien


In this year´s edition, the global topic of the congress: Fake news, post-truth and online fanaticism. A.nti-establishment anatomy. Political communication, evolution, discourse and politics on screen. Electoral campaigns evolution.

21 Jun to 22 Jun 2018

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

New discourses of populism and nationalism

The theme of the conference “Political Discourse – Multidisciplinary Approaches #2” is "New discourses of populism and nationalism". Some of the sugested topics are “Mediatisation of populism and nationalism” and “Populist, nativist and nationalist narratives”. Kenote speakers: Prof Michael Billig (Loughborough University), Prof Yannis Stavrakakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Prof Felicitas Macgilchrist (Georg-Eckert-Institut, Braunschweig). 

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21 Jun to 23 Jun 2018

Preston, United Kingdom

Women’s Spring: Feminism, Nationalism and Civil Disobedience

The aim of this conference is to explore the ways in which female activists and artists responded the resurgence of the far-right nationalism and the twin evil of religious fundamentalism. We want to take a closer look at grassroots emancipatory movements, women-led 
voluntary associations, as well as cultural texts by women – performances, installations, artworks, films and novels – in which authors take a stance against religious bigotry, xenophobia, homophobia, racism and misogyny.

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22 Jun to 22 Jun 2018

Brussels, Belgium

Media Education and Citizenship

The proposals for INsPIrE conference may follow the following thematic pillars: The first pillar discusses the principles, practices, aesthetics and impact of “citizen media”. The second pillar concerns the role of media education in active citizenship. The third one proposes a reflection on the relations between high education and civil society.

22 Jun to 22 Jun 2018

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Digital Marketing

The term Digital Marketing is always distinguished to different philosophy, and the modern discipline has a clear set of antecedents including Online Marketing, Search Engine Marketing, Mobile Marketing, SEO and other fields concerned with normative determinations of what ought to be and with deducing the characteristics and functions of the ideal state. International Conference on Digital Marketing 2016 provides platform to all academics, leading researchers, professionals to share their knowledge and their achievement.

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Global Academic Research Institute

25 Jun to 28 Jun 2018

Stanford, United States

International conference on web and social media

The International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) is a forum for researchers from multiple disciplines to come together to share knowledge, discuss ideas, exchange information, and learn about cutting-edge research in diverse fields with the common theme of online social media.

25 Jun to 28 Jun 2018

Stockholm, Sweden

Arts & Humanities Conference

The Arts & Humanities Conference is focused especially on the following topics: History and Cultural Studies, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Literature, Languages, Performance Art (music, theatre, film), Visual Arts (painting, sculpture, architecture), Media and Communication. 

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The International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences (IISES)