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.

24 Jul to 4 Aug 2017

Milan, Italy

ECREA Doctoral Summer School

The main emphasis of this summer school is not on a particular theme, but on providing structural and individuated PhD- support for young European scholars, through a variety of working forms, including feedback seminars, workshops, and lectures.
International director: Nico Carpentier
Programme director: Fausto Colombo
Summer School coordinators: Simone Tosoni, Maria Francesca Murru, Laura Peja

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European Communication Researcher Association / ECREA

25 Jul to 27 Jul 2017

London, UK

EUPOP 2017

EUPOP 2017 will explore European popular culture in all its various forms.
Topics: European Film, Television, Music, Celebrity, The Body, Fashion, New Media, Popular Literature and Graphic Novels, Queer Studies, Sport, Curation, and Digital Culture. One particular strand will be devoted to fascism and popular culture.

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The European Popular Culture Association / EPCA

26 Jul to 2 Aug 2017

Saulkrasti, Latvia

Nordic Summer University 2017

Since 1950 the Nordic Summer University (NSU) has been an independent, academic institution, which organises symposia that draws international participants across disciplines in the Nordic and Baltic regions.
Keynote speakers for the summer session:
Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Iceland. She specializes in the philosophy of Nietzsche, feminist philosophy and philosophy of nature and embodiment.
Cecilia Malmström Olsson is a Ph.D. in dance science and literature and has been working in the field of dance for the past 35 years as a dancer, dance critic and researcher.

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Nordic University

27 Jul to 27 Jul 2017

Birmingham, UK

African Women in the Media

A women's network event funded by Media, Communication and Cultural Studies (MeCCSA) Women’s Media Studies Network and Birmingham Centre for Media and Culture Research is taking place at Birmingham City University. Proposals are invited  which aims to bring together African women working in the media in the UK and academics in the field of media and communications which are concerned with media, diaspora, race, gender, and representation.

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Birmingham City University

27 Jul to 28 Jul 2017

Brighton, UK

British Medical Television

Within a political and ideological landscape of Tory cuts, austerity, threats of privatisation, editorial control and neo-liberalism, this conference suggests that to consider the history, politics, production and public role of British medical television is timely and urgent work.

27 Jul to 29 Jul 2017

Greenville, NC, USA

Console-ing Passion 2017

Console-ing Passions was founded in 1989 by a group of feminist media scholars and artists looking to create a space to present work and foster scholarship on issues of television, culture, and identity, with an emphasis on gender and sexuality.
The 2017 conference will take place at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC

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Console-ing Passions

31 Jul to 4 Aug 2017

Karlsruhe, Germany

Summer School: Representation of Space and Time in Processes of Industry 4.0

This is the first time that Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany, offers a summer school in the Communication and Media Management (KMM) department. Representation of Space and Time in Processes of Industry 4.0 will be the main theme.

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Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

7 Aug to 11 Aug 2017

Locarno, Italy

Summer School: The 18th Documentary Summer School

This Summer School, a residential educational program, is jointly organized by the Institute of Media and Journalism of the Università della Svizzera italiana with the Locarno International Film Festival. This year’s theme is To show or not to show. The possibilities and limits of shocking images in documentary filmmaking.

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the Institute of Media and Journalism of the Università della Svizzera

8 Aug to 9 Aug 2017

Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Islam, Media and Communication

Under the theme Muslim Identity, Media and Culture ICIMaC2017 invites scholars and early career researchers, media practitioners, and stakeholders to submit their papers that focus on the intersection of Islam, media, communication and culture

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Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia

8 Aug to 24 Aug 2017

Helsinki, Finland

Summer School: Humour and Power in Media Society

This course is designed for advanced bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree students of social sciences, media and communication studies, journalism, cultural studies, politics, literature, arts, or sociology. The course offers guest lectures and workshops to analyse contemporary mediated humour from various perspectives.

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Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki

8 Aug to 11 Aug 2017

Odense, Denmark

NoPSA 2017

The Nordic Political Science Association (NoPSA) and the Department of Political Science and Public Management at the University of Southern Denmark  invite to NoPSA’s XVIII Political Science Congress.
In line with previous NoPSA congresses, the organisers expect to host 33-35 workshops, allowing scholars working in a broad range of themes to engage in substantive discussions around their current research and possibly establish collaborations.

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The Nordic Political Science Association / NoPSA

11 Aug to 11 Aug 2017

Montreal, Canada

Media Sociology Preconference 2017

Submissions are invited for a preconference on media sociology to be held at Concordia University. This is one day before the start of the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Montreal.

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Concordia University

16 Aug to 18 Aug 2017

Tokyo, Japan

BISM 2017: Business, Internet, and Social Media

The main objective of BISM 2017 is to provide a platform for researchers, academicians, practitioners, as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Engineering and Science fields.

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16 Aug to 18 Aug 2017

5th International Visual Methods Conference

The phenomenon of cities is an increasingly important aspect of the everyday life of individuals. In this 5th instalment of the International Visual Methods Conference, the organisers seek papers, presentations and performances that critically examine the city through visual methods.

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Singapore Institute of Technology

16 Aug to 16 Aug 2017

Tampere, Finland

NordMedia 2017: Pre-Conference for Doctoral Students

NordMedia 2017 conference organizes a free pre-conference academic workshop for doctoral students in media and communication studies on August 16, 2017. The program of the workshop includes discussions and presentations with experienced scholars about topics concerning dissertation writing, methodology, publishing, and more. The workshop offers a great chance to share research projects and ideas, and address common challenges with experts and other students alike

17 Aug to 19 Aug 2017

Tampere, Finland

NordMedia 2017

The theme for the 2017 conference is Mediated Realities – Global Challenges. The conference takes a critical approach to the mediated realities of contemporary social and cultural institutions, identities and everyday life and sheds light on the debates over mediation and mediatization in relation to global challenges. Read more about the conference theme from the website.
All submissions must be addressed to a specific conference division or temporary working group. NordMedia 2017 conference features 10 divisions and 8 temporary working groups. Complete descriptions of the divisions and the working groups can be found on the conference website.

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University of Tampere

21 Aug to 25 Aug 2017

Tallinn, Estonia

Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR2018)

The 10th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research
Keynotes by:
• Prof. J.P Singh, University of Edinburgh,
• Prof. Jose van Dijck, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
• Prof. Joseph Straubhaar, University of Texas, USA
• Prof. Madina Tlostanova, Lindköping University, Sweden

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Tallinn University

21 Aug to 22 Aug 2017

Enschede, Netherlands

Social Media Marketing ICSMM'17

This international conference on social media marketing (ICSMM’17) aims to provide an international platform that allows practitioner and academic researchers respectively to share and discuss their latest research, ideas, and survey reports in the theoretical and practical areas regarding all aspects of Social media marketing.

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The American Academic Research Society

23 Aug to 25 Aug 2017

Helsinki, Finland

The 8th Nordic Conference on Cultural Policy Research / NCCPR 2017

The Foundation for Cultural Policy Research (CUPORE), the Unit of Cultural Policy at the University of Jyväskylä (JyU), and the Scientific Committee for the Nordic Conference on Cultural Policy Research invite you to submit abstracts for research papers, panel sessions, roundtables, or other types of presentations, to the 8th Nordic Conference on Cultural Policy Research. The theme is Migration, Culture, and Nation.

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University of Jyväskylä

29 Aug to 1 Sep 2017

Athens, Greece

ESA 2017: (Un)Making Europe. Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities.

The conference will feature keynote talks, invited semi-plenaries, sessions by ESA's 37 thematic networks, 17 research streams, midday specials, and a pre-conference PhD workshop. In addition, the ESA conference provides for the first time the opportunity for submission of abstracts to selected semi-plenary session topics.

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European Sociological Assocation / ESA