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.

8 Feb to 8 Feb 2018

Accra, Ghana

The Relationship between Journalism and Foreign Aid

This one-day symposium will examine the contemporary and complex relationship between aid and journalism and the role of foreign aid/development assistance, along with the impact these processes have had on fostering independent national media sectors. The conversation will focus on issues and problems arising from the intersection between journalism, foreign aid, media development assistance, foreign investment in media, and how this has affected the development of a critical and independent media sector in Africa and Latin America. 

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8 Feb to 9 Feb 2018

Ghent, Belgium

24 hours of Communication Sciences

Etmaal 2018 welcomes proposals on a wide scope of topics that aim to discuss and reflect on today’s interconnected, international and transcultural media environment, and this in terms of theoretical concepts, applied methodology and empirical findings.

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Ghent University

12 Feb to 16 Feb 2018

Hanover, Germany

Computational Communication Science-confernce

Computational Methods for Communication Science: Towards A Strategic Roadmap. During various training courses and a workshop conference, this event aims to develop knowledge, skills, resources, and strategies in computational methods within the field of communication.

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Hanover University of Music, Drama, and Media

15 Feb to 16 Feb 2018

Oslo, Norway

Making Transparency Possible - Interdisciplinary dialogues Research Conference

The research project "Making Transparency Possible - Interdisciplinary dialogues" invites paper proposals from all relevant disciplines on cross border journalism on global illicit financial flows and tax havens.

17 Feb to 17 Feb 2018

London, United Kingdom

Media and Culture

The conference will bring together scholars working on research projects on mass media, film studies, game industries, political science, education, etc.

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23 Feb to 23 Feb 2018

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Loneliness in the age of Mobile & Social Media

This conference aims to fill this gap in scholarship by also examining the causes and stories of loneliness among young people. As loneliness is something people are likely to experience at any age, this conference invites scholars to think about this widespread prevalent problem from innovative new perspectives. The conference is devoted to an examination of the current situation across the world from a variety of perspectives, and aims to identify and bridge the gaps in academic research on loneliness, creating new research pathways. 

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23 Feb to 23 Feb 2018

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Loneliness in the age of Mobile & Social Media

This conference aims to fill this gap in scholarship by also examining  the causes and stories of loneliness among young people. As loneliness is something people are likely to experience at any age, this conference invites scholars to think about this widespread prevalent problem from innovative new perspectives. Keynotes: Dr. Shakuntala Banaji, London School of Economics, Dr. Jennifer Lau, King’s College London


23 Feb to 25 Feb 2018

Alberta, Canada

Shifting Currents in Communication and Media

The conference theme for the Rundle Summit is ‘Shifting Currents.’ This theme evokes the idea of ‘currents’ within a river or stream, and aligns metaphorically with the idea that research in communications, technology, and media is ever changing and dynamic.

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28 Feb to 2 Mar 2018

Cologne, Germany

General Online Research conference

This conference adsresses anyone working on research on web and mobile Web survey methodology, online market research, Big Data and data science, or politics and online communication. Main topics are: Internet Surveys, Mobile Web, and Online Research Methodology, 
Big Data and Data Science, Politics and Online Communication, Online Market Research. 


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1 Mar to 3 Mar 2018

Gorizia, Italy

Gorizia International Film Studies Conference

The conference is a part of the Filmforum festival 2018 and aims to map the possible interrelationships between the notion of moving image and the notion of “exhibition” in the broadest possible sense. The focus is on the specific epistemic object: Exposing the Moving Image: the Cinematic Medium across World Fairs, Art Museums, and Cultural Exhibitions. 

3 Mar to 7 Mar 2018

Gorizia, Italy

Gorizia International Film Studies Spring School

At the Edges of Nobody’s Empire: Media, Politics, and Representations. The International Film Studies Spring School is a part of the Filmforum festival 2018 and it's especially aimed at MA and PhD students and early career researchers. The different sections of  of the Spring School are: Cinema and Contemporary Arts, The Film and Media Heritage, Media Archaeology, Porn Studies, and Post-Cinema. 

8 Mar to 8 Mar 2018

Belfast, Northen Ireland

#Resist: Protest and Resistance Media in Brexit Britain and Trump-era USA

This conference is interested in media created in response to these seismic periods of political change, media created in the period leading up to them, and media that more broadly deals with themes related to populism, politics, and power. As well as discussing media that can be seen as protest or resistance, this event will consider media forms that fail to resist, or those that merely hint at protest.

14 Mar to 16 Mar 2018

Akureyri, Iceland

SPM 2018: Global Media Literacy in the Digital Age

The overarching theme of the 20th Annual Conference of the Society for Phenomenology and Media will be ‘Global Media Literacy in the Digital Age.’ The aim of this conference is to explore various dimensions of media literacy in the global and local media landscapes, cultural constraints, educational practices, theoretical distinctions, philosophical dilemmas etc.

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The Society for Phenomenology and Media

15 Mar to 15 Mar 2018

Lund, Sweden

Media Freedom International Symposium

We invite contributions to this symposium on media freedom that address the theme from political, social-cultural and personal perspectives. The symposium seeks to debate both the political economic and policy contexts to media freedom and the aspects of freedom related to creative labour, representation and cultural practices.

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Department of Communication and Media, Lund University

15 Mar to 17 Mar 2018

Stockholm, Sweden

The Nordic Data Journalism Conference

he conference, founded by Södertörn University in 2013 together with seven Swedish media companies, combines professional, practical, and scientific aspects to bring together media professionals and media researchers working with data journalism and/or digital journalism.

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15 Mar to 16 Mar 2018

Lusaka, Zambia

2nd African International Telecommunications Society conference

Mobile communication connections in Africa have outpaced the expectations just in a period of 15 years. This development clearly documents the great importance of communications for all. The 2nd African Conference of the International Telecommunication Society (ITS) in Lusaka will focus on the interplay between technology developments and market and policy and regulatory developments in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) field in African countries. 

18 Mar to 20 Mar 2018

Vienna, Austria

Radiodays Europe 2018

This year Radiodays Europe will be held in the city of Vienna. More information to come. 

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19 Mar to 21 Mar 2018

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


At the turn of the millennium the world’s broadcasting and communication research and industries are undergoing a massive metamorphosis as well as a profound, tumultuous, rapid and unparalleled change. Digital and interactive media is now irrevocably linked with computer science, telecommunications, the Internet and World Wide Web. Given the prominence of the electronic media in the 21^st  century, scholars, academics and media professionals need to know how to decipher and evaluate media and communication fields in the emerging and dynamic digital age.

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21 Mar to 22 Mar 2018

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Reggae Innovation and Sound System Culture

This Reggae Innovationconference promises to be a landmark event in reggae culture research, highlighting the music’s subgenres, crossovers, mashups, intersections, and innovations, featuring international academic guests and musicians. The conference will discuss reggae innovation, in particular theoretical and practical expressions of how innovation plays out through music and popular culture.

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22 Mar to 24 Mar 2018

Barcelona, Spain

Transmedia Literacy International Conference

This event brings together a vibrant and global community of media and education researchers and innovators. The conference is organized as a part of the dissemination activities of the TRANSLITERACY H2020 action, a project that involves researchers from Europe, Latin America and Australia. Beyond the paper sessions and the keynotes the *Transmedia Literacy International Conference *will include workshops and short presentations by education innovation leaders.

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