Conferences

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.

30 May to 1 Jun 2018

Regina, Canada

Canadian Communication Association Annual Conference 2018

“Gathering Diversities” is the theme of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS) 2018 Congress within which the Canadian Communication Association (CCA) will hold its Annual Conference.  We are calling for proposals that explore, 
critique and extend this theme as well as for proposals on any other themes relevant to Communication and Media Studies.

For more information:

http://congress2018.ca

30 May to 1 Jun 2018

Szeged, Hungary

Communicative Space – Political Space

The focal point of the 11th CEECOM is the conceptual and practical application of space in communication, media studies, political sciences, and a broad range of social scientific disciplines (from cultural anthropology through geography to sociology). The conference addresses a diverse set of issues and will cover a wide spectrum of ideas related to ongoing changes and transformations of the concept of space. 

31 May to 3 Jun 2018

Pittsburgh, United States

2018 Cultural Studies Association Conference

For our 2018 conference, “Interventions,” we solicit proposals that intervene in the theory, practice, teaching, or conception of cultural studies. We are also interested in how cultural studies itself intervenes in existing social, cultural, and political formations. Cultural studies is poised to play a key role in how we understand our fraught politics, fragile environment, and fragmented economy.

31 May to 1 Jun 2018

St. Petersburg, Russia

Digital Transformation and Global Society

DTGS is an emerging international academic forum for the interdisciplinary Internet Studies field. The mission of the conference is to provide a collaborative platform for researchers and experts to discuss the transformative impact of digital technologies on the way we communicate, work and live.
 

For more information:

http://www.dtgs-conference.org

31 May to 1 Jun 2018

Oviedo, Spain

Cultural Industries, Musical Flows and Transnational Discourses

International Conference on Cinema and Identities: Cultural Industries, Musical Flows and Transnational Discourses. This conference promotes the study and research of cultural identities articulated in cinema, in which music plays a prominent role. It also establishes an interdisciplinary framework that bridges musicology, film studies, cultural studies, sociology and audiovisual communication.

31 May to 31 May 2018

London, United Kingdom

Hate speech as Political Communication and Practices

This conference on hate speech as political communication and practices will be held at SOAS, London. Free registration. 

For more information:

https://goo.gl/xXZ2gU

31 May to 2 Jun 2018

Pennsylvania, United States

Culture and War

Consonant with this year’s conference theme, “Interventions,” the Working Group invites papers thematizing “intervention” in the context of culture and war. Papers might address a wide array of military interventions, past and present, assessing unforeseen consequences of technological innovation or policy shifts. Some examples may include the weaponization of the internet and social media, pre- and post-elections of 2016 in Europe and the US . 

31 May to 31 May 2018

London, United Kingdom

Hate speech as political communication; global uses and abuses

This conference/workshop seeks to move beyond the relatively safe purview of Western liberal democracies and address how hate/extreme speech has also been widely used and misused as a proxy for all other kinds of other political purposes by different actors.

For more information:

https://goo.gl/aQjNSr

1 Jun to 1 Jun 2018

London, United Kingdom

Instagram Conference 2018

The purpose of the conference is to explore new theories and methodological approaches capable of unlocking the full socio-anthropological potential of Instagram, and better enabling researchers to undertake the deep exploration of everyday practices through the platform.

For more information:

https://instagramconf.mdx.me.uk/

1 Jun to 1 Jun 2018

Ghent, Belguim

Remaking European Cinema

A symposium on the theory and practice of the film remake in a European context. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together scholars with expertise in the currently vibrant field of remake studies for a discussion of the dynamics and particularities of the film remake 
in a European context.

For more information:

https://remakingeurope.com

1 Jun to 1 Jun 2018

Cardiff, Wales

Creating Comics, Creative Comics

Comics Symposium is interested in creator’s perspectives. It will explore comics and creativity and papers are invited which examine the practice of creating comics, and the particulars of storytelling in comics.

For more information:

https://goo.gl/A1fhiA

1 Jun to 2 Jun 2018

Montreal, Canada

Transnational Journalism History Conference

The third annual conference on Transnational Journalism History is seeking papers that deal with any aspect of the history of journalism and mass communications that transcends national borders.

For more information:

https://goo.gl/xUrJ8P

1 Jun to 3 Jun 2018

Stanford, United States

Communication, Disinformation and the Media

Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies Conference 2018. The conference will bring together scholars interested in Baltic studies from all over the world and foster collaboration between Baltic and Stanford researchers. The Communication, Disinformation, and the Media division seeks individual, panel and roundtable submissions featuring original research on /all /areas of journalism, mass media, and related subjects in the Baltic states. 

For more information:

Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies and the Stanford University Libraries

http://aabs2018.stanford.edu/cfp

1 Jun to 3 Jun 2018

Kobe, Japan

The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2018

This international and interdisciplinary conference will bring together a range of academics, independent researchers, artists and activists to explore the challenges that we face in the twenty-first century. While we have every right to fear the future, we also have agency in creating that future. Can we commit to a cosmopolitanism that celebrates difference and that challenges social inequity? On our ability to answer to that question affirmatively likely hangs our very survival.

For more information:

https://accs.iafor.org/

2 Jun to 3 Jun 2018

Kobe, Japan

Fearful Futures

This is the Asian Conference on Cultural Studies, entitled “Fearful Futures: Cultural Studies and the Question of Agency in the Twenty-First Century”.

For more information:

https://accs.iafor.org/

2 Jun to 3 Jun 2018

London, United Kingdom

Besides the Screen Conference 2018

Vaults, Archives, Clouds and Platforms: Archiving and Preservation in the 21st Century. The 2018 Besides the Screen Conference welcomes paper, panel, artwork, installation, and workshop proposals on the theme of archiving and preserving audiovisual materials in the 21st century.

For more information:

http://besidesthescreen.com

4 Jun to 5 Jun 2018

Liverpool, United Kingdom

Retrenching/Entrenching Youth: Mobility and Stasis in Youth Culture Representations on Screen

This conference, we aim to explore how contemporary youth culture has been shaped by these and other earlier developments such as, the global financial crisis, the increased visibility of terrorism in the West, and the intersecting ways in which industrial, economic, social, cultural and political factors have affected the representation of young people’s stasis and mobility on screen.

4 Jun to 6 Jun 2018

Jyväskylä, Finland

Scapegoats, Violence and Mimetic Theory

In the 21^st summer school of cultural studies the approach to the topic is multidisciplinary. The research may focus for example on a media text, online discussion, television series, or a literary work. The summer school addresses the questions of scapegoats, violence, and mimetic theory through lectures and seminar presentations based on the latest research. Acknowledged experts serve as teachers, and they will deliver open lectures on the topic, and provide commentary on and feedback to the student papers presented.

For more information:

https://kultut.fi/summer-school/

4 Jun to 6 Jun 2018

St. Petersburg, Russia

Networks in the Global World

The session “Shaping Social Media Discourse: The Roles of People, Institutions, Algorithms, and Other Network Agents” at the conference "Networks in the Global World" focuses on the role of organized grassroots actors, institutional accounts, platform algorithms, and inherent discussion structures in the formation of today’s discourses in social media.

For more information:

http://ngw.spbu.ru/submission

6 Jun to 8 Jun 2018

Aarhus, Denmark

Transnational Television Drama: Tastes, travels and trends

The scale and scope of transnational aspects at all levels of television production and consumption becomes even more significant in an age of globalization, digitization and media convergence. All information including keynotes are available on the conference website. 

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