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.

23 May to 23 May 2018

Munich, Germany

Media literacy as intergenerational project: skills, norms, and mediation

The core of this ICA Pre-Conference is the idea of an entanglement of media changes, lifelong acquirement of media literacy, and exchange processes between media generations. 

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24 May to 28 May 2018

Prague, Czech Republic

ICA 68th Annual Conference

The 2018 International Communication Association Conference / ICA Conference will be held in Prague, Czech Republic. A pre-conference will take place on May 24. 

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International Communication Association / ICA

25 May to 26 May 2018

Alberta, Canada

Amateur Video & Journalism symposium

The symposium will bring together scholars and practitioners to share ideas and experiences in connection with the utilization of user generated video content in professional news coverage.

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29 May to 30 May 2018

Maynooth University, Ireland

Women and New Hollywood

The conference will endeavour to excavate and reassess the various roles that women’s creative labour played in shaping the New Hollywood era across all facets of production and within the broader cultural context.

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Media Studies at Maynooth University and the Irish Research Council

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.

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30 May to 1 Jun 2018

Szeged, Hungary

CEECOM 2018: 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.

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.

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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.

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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. 

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

6 Jun to 8 Jun 2018

Le Havre, France

Social Networks, Digital Traces & Electronic Communication

The Department of Information-Communication – IUT/University of Le Havre (France) is organizing a fifth international conference focusing on digital communication.  The international conference “Social Networks, Digital Traces & Electronic Communication”, will take place in Le Havre (France), June 6th, 7th and 8th, 2018.

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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. 

9 Jun to 9 Jun 2018

Luton, United Kingdom

Sewing Reality: Fashion in Non-fiction Media

This conference aims to discuss the interconnection between fashion and media industries, the audiences of factual moving images about fashion, as well as the past, the present and the future of fashion documentaries.

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12 Jun to 13 Jun 2018

Stockholm, Sweden

Nordic Media Insights 2018

The two-day conference is all about the industry’s biggest opportunities and challenges in the ongoing digital transformation. By inviting over 40 speakers from companies that have made significant progress in key areas, we hope to offer a wide range of insights, best practices and possible ways forward. The conference program is organized across six tracks covering different aspects of the transformation of media. This means you can focus on the challenges that are most important to you, whether you are responsible for sales, marketing, publishing, video or business development. 

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14 Jun to 16 Jun 2018

Bucharest, Rumania

Semiosis in Communication: Differences and Similarities

This conference explores the role of semiosis in communication. As such,  the conference offers an insight towards the epistemological relations between semiotics and other approaches to communication coming from perspectives such as sociology, philosophy of language and communication theory.

14 Jun to 15 Jun 2018

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Gender Differentiation in Media Industries

This conference is interested to explore various dimensions of gender differentiation in contemporary media industry as they are reproduced at the level of media production, representation and consumption. The aim is in shifting the focus from researching relative underrepresentation of women in the media to analyse structures and practices of engendered media systems ˗ a shift from /what /to /why/. 

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14 Jun to 15 Jun 2018

Warsaw, Poland

Media Management in the Age of Big Data and High-tech

2018 Annual Conference of the European Media Management Association (emma), will seek to answer to the question of whether and how media enterprises are adapting to the age of machines.

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.

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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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.

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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