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.

9 Jan to 11 Jan 2019

Stirling, Scotland

Continuity & Change – Media, Communications & Politics

The theme of the MeCCSA 2019 Conference is Continuity & Change – Media, Communications & Politics.  The theme is designed to address the role of traditional and digital media and communications in maintaining continuity and advocating for political change, whilst also speaking to specific anniversaries significant to Scotland, including the 20th anniversary of the Scottish Parliament.

12 Jan to 12 Jan 2019

Leeds, United Kingdom

5th International Conference on Media and Popular Culture

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Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities

13 Jan to 13 Jan 2019

Leeds, United Kingdom

International Conference on Journalism: Who Creates the News?

15 Jan to 19 Jan 2019

Lisbon, Portugal

1st Lisbon Winter School for the Study of Communication

The 1st Lisbon Winter School for the Study of Communication will take a comparative and global approach to the study of media and populism across time. *Jointly organized by the Faculty of Human Sciences (Catholic University of Portugal), the Annenberg School for Communication (University of Pennsylvania), the Faculty of Communication Sciences (University of Tampere), and the School of Journalism and Communication (Chinese University of Hong Kong), it aims to uncover what is familiar and distinctive about manifestations of populism around the globe.

16 Jan to 16 Jan 2019

Leicester , UK

3rd Biannual Conference Digital China: Media and Social Change

The theme of this conference is “Digital China: Media and Social Change”. The conference will focus on the impact of digital media on the construction of China’s political, economic, cultural, and social fields. It explores the role of digital media in different aspects of Chinese society and Chinese everyday lives.

19 Jan to 21 Jan 2019

Sapporo, Japan

2019 International Conference on Library and Information Science (LIS 2019)

2019 International Conference on Library and Information Science (LIS 2019) which will be held in Sapporo, Japan, January 19-21, 2019. We welcome all submissions related to Library and Information Science. To submit abstracts/papers for presentation or participate as a listener, please visit the conference website for more details. All submissions will be subject to a double-blind review process. All accepted manuscripts will be published in the conference proceedings with an ISSN.

22 Jan to 25 Jan 2019

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Academy Colloquium The Audience Turn in Journalism

The aim of this focused conference is to further knowledge of how the digitalization of journalism has changed and continues to shape news user practices, experiences and public engagement. As evident from the title, the colloquium takes a user-perspective to gain a better understanding of changing news habits in a digital era. Thus far, the audience perspective has received limited attention within journalism studies. If we want to capture and understand how digitalisation, globalisation and the increasing participatory nature of journalism have shaped people’s engagement with news, new theories, concepts and research methods are needed that put the news user center-stage.

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the University of Groningen and hosted by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

23 Jan to 24 Jan 2019

Gothenburg, Sweden

Behind the Paywall 2019

Nordicom invites the international research community to a two-day conference devoted to the paywall phenomenon. The conference will take place at the University of Gothenburg on January 23–24, 2019. More precise information regarding scheduling and venue will be circulated later. Deadline for extended abstracts (max 1,000 words) is November 15, 2018. Abstracts, including contact information to authors, should be submitted to Notices of acceptance will be given by November 30. 

25 Jan to 27 Jan 2019

Mannheim, Germany

MZES Open Social Science Conference 2019 (OSSC19)

Open Science refers to a broad, transdisciplinary movement aiming to open up research processes to promote the integrity, reproducibility, and value of scholarly work. Responding to pressing credibility and replicability problems in science, this movement has thoroughly changed the fields of psychology and economy. Clearly, a similar fundamental rearrangement is coming in all social sciences, including political science, sociology, and communication. This interdisciplinary conference brings together a mix of leading senior and junior scholars to present and discuss state of the art and future directions for open science practices in the social sciences.

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MZES Open Social Science

29 Jan to 29 Jan 2019

Trondheim, Norway

The NODA 2019 academic pre-conference workshop

The NODA 2019 academic pre-conference workshop, which will take place in Trondheim, Norway on 29th January 2019, invites the submission of extended abstracts outlining substantial, original, and unpublished research focusing on Data Journalism.

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29 Jan to 31 Jan 2019

Trondheim, Norway


In January 2019 the NODA conference will be held in Trondheim, Norway where journalists, editors, data vizualisers, researchers and students touch down for days jam packed with the latest in data journalism.

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1 Feb to 1 Feb 2019

Kuching, Malaysia

2nd ASEAN Academic Network International Conference on Media and Cultural Studies

2nd ASEAN Academic Network International Conference on Media and Cultural Studies. This conference a platform for both academicians and professionals from multi-disciplinary interests to meet and interact with members inside and outside their own particular disciplines. 

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ASEAN Academic Network

8 Feb to 9 Feb 2019

London, UK

Beyond the Console: Gender and Narrative Game

The Centre for Research in Digital Storymaking at London South Bank University is organising a two-day conference to showcase and explore narrative games through the experiential and critical lens of gender.

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The Centre for Research in Digital Storymaking at London South Bank University

12 Feb to 14 Feb 2019

Jyväskylä, Finland

Ethnography with a twist

The ETHNOGRAPHY WITH A TWIST conference will bring together researchers from diverse disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including media and communication studies. We welcome papers and panels that explore ethnographic research from a wide range of perspectives that reflect the variety of backgrounds and/or address personal and affective experiences of the researchers. The conference will provide an interdisciplinary arena for lively discussion and exchanges in an inspiring environment that allows ethnographic research to be approached without the weight of tradition and encourages thinking outside the box and the usual comfort zones in our respective fields.

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13 Feb to 13 Feb 2019

Vienna, Austria

2nd ECREA Journalism Studies Section PhD-Workshop

This workshop brings together up-and-coming journalism scholars with experienced colleagues in the field. The goal of this colloquium is to provide mentorship to members of the Journalism Studies Section.

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ECREA Journalism Studies Conference 2019

14 Feb to 15 Feb 2019

Vienna, Austria

ECREA Journalism Studies Conference

The Journalism Studies Center at the University of Vienna is hosting the 2019 conference of the ECREA Journalism Studies Section (14-15 Feb 2019), as well as a PhD Workshop (13 Feb 2019).

The theme of the conference is:, Breaking Binaries: Exploring the Diverse Meanings of Journalism in Contemporary Societies

To address the transformations of a more complex and dynamic journalistic field, this conference invites in particular theoretical and empirical research to address the breaking up of long-established dichotomies, or binaries, in journalism studies

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ECREA Journalism Studies Conference 2019

20 Feb to 22 Feb 2019

Aarhus, Denmarik

Comics and Society: Research, Art, and Cultural Politics Nordic Summer University Winter Symposium

Comics and Society is an interdisciplinary three-year initiative that aims to cultivate our understanding of comics as a social and socially defined phenomenon and to strengthen the status of comic art and comics scholarship in the Nordic-Baltic region. Through academic discussion, artistic work, and social engagement we explore how comics take part in making sense of societies, social phenomena, and societal changes especially, but not exclusively, in the Nordic and Baltic countries.

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Nordic Summer University

22 Feb to 23 Feb 2019

Savannah, GA, USA

International Critical Media Literacy Conference

This multidisciplinary conference is designed to aid current educational leaders, future teachers, youth, and other concerned citizens in their understanding of mass media and its impact on the events that shape our daily lives. Promoting critical media literacy is essential in excavating social inequalities and fostering participatory democracy during the 21st century.

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Georgia Southern University

25 Feb to 27 Feb 2019

Bangkok, Thailand

2019 2nd International Conference on E-Business and Applications (ICEBA 2019)

ICEBA 2019 aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners who are interested in e-Business technology and its current applications. The scope of the conference covers low-level technological issues, such as technology platforms, internet of things and web services, but also higher-level issues, such as business processes, business intelligence, value setting and business strategy.

6 Mar to 8 Mar 2019

Cologne, Germany

the 21th General Online Research Conference!

The General Online Research Conference is annually organized by the German Society for Online Research in cooperation with a local partner. In 2019 the GOR conference will take place in Cologne, Germany, with the TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences being the local organizer.

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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Online-Forschung - DGOF e.V. / German Society for Online-Research