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.

27 Jun to 29 Jun 2018

Rome, Italy

Desecrating Celebrity, 4th International Celebrity Studies Conference

The conference welcomes submissions from a broad range of disciplines: from film and television to digital media studies; from reception and audience studies, sociology, psychology and anthropology, politics, history, economics, literary studies, philosophy and more. Lucy Kenotes: Bolton, Queen Mary, University of London, Misha Kavka, University of Auckland, Douglas Kellner, UCLA, Pramod K. Nayar, University of Hyderabad, Martin Shingler, University of Sunderland. 

28 Jun to 28 Jun 2018

London, United Kingdom

Re-Imagining Cultural Histories of The Middle East and North Africa

This conference begins with the premise that understanding cultural histories of the region needs to begin with contextualized analysis of cultural and political practices within their local contexts, while not disregarding or ignoring the encounters with the global and international.

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29 Jun to 30 Jun 2018

Cardiff, United Kingdom

Fan Studies Network 2018 Conference

The conference will find its home in a city already well-known as a destination for fans of television shows such as Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Sherlock. The conference will continue FSN’s long-standing tradition of offering an enthusiastic space for interdisciplinary 
researchers at all career stages to connect, share resources, and further develop their research ideas. In addition to panel presentations, the two days will feature a variety of social events, workshop discussions, and our famous speed-geeking sessions.

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2 Jul to 7 Jul 2018

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture

The Summer School brings together cyber with cipher in order to discuss the manifold incisions that write the machine into life and the strategies that users need to read them back. The Summer School will take place at several cultural institutions in Lisbon and will gather outstanding doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers from around the world. In the morning there will be lectures and master classes by invited keynote speakers. In the afternoon there will be paper presentations by doctoral students.

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3 Jul to 5 Jul 2018

Gothenburg, Sweden

Film-Philosophy Conference 2018

The Film-Philosophy Conference 2018 at the University of Gothenburg invites proposals for presentations on any subject related to film, media and philosophy. *We especially encourage proposals from LGBTQI, feminist and BME scholars*. There is no single overall theme. Keynotes: Professor Emma Wilson (University of Cambridge), Professor Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli (University of California at Davis), Dr Eugenie Brinkema (MIT) Dr Catherine Wheatley (King’s College London) and filmmakers Maja Borg (Sweden) and Aparna Sharma (UCLA). 

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4 Jul to 5 Jul 2018

Bristol, United Kingdom

Creativity, Knowledge, Cities

Creativity, Knowledge, Cities invites academics, activists, and practitioners to contribute to critical and productive dialogue around these tensions. Sessions will be programmed as provocative panels organised around contrasting perspectives, followed by space for discussion.

4 Jul to 6 Jul 2018

Aalborg, Denmark


CADAAD conferences are intended to promote current directions and new developments in cross-disciplinary critical discourse research. We welcome papers which, from a critical-analytical perspective, deal with contemporary social, scientific, political, economic, or professional discourses and genres. 


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Department of Culture & Global studies, Aalborg University

4 Jul to 6 Jul 2018

Auckland, New Zealand

Multiple Realities: Fluidity, Hybridity, and Stability in Global Communication

The  2018 Australia and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) conference theme is “Multiple Realities: Fluidity, Hybridity, and Stability in Global Communication.” More information will be available on the conference website in due course. 

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Australia and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA)

5 Jul to 7 Jul 2018

Liverpool, United Kingdom

The Eighth International Tourism and Media Conference

The eighth ITAM conference aim is to continue the network’s exploration of new ideas and debates sprung from the intersection between tourism industries and practices and those that broadly relate to the fields of media and communication.

9 Jul to 13 Jul 2018

Perth, Australia

Digitising Early Childhood

This conference welcomes papers that address the broadest possible construction of early childhood and the digital.

9 Jul to 14 Jul 2018

Milan, Italy

Milan International Summer School of Political Communication and Electoral Behavior

The School addresses theoretical and empirical questions at theintersection of political communication, political science, andpolitical sociology, with a special focus on the relationship betweenpolitical communication, media, political participation and democracy.

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10 Jul to 13 Jul 2018

Prato, Italy

Radio Conference: A Transnational Forum

This international event will bring together radio and audio scholars and practitioners from across disciplines and continents. We invite scholars to consider ‘free radio’ (in its broadest sense) in a contemporary mediascape where evolving forms, such as podcasting, are providing global audiences with unlimited free audio content and promises of increased access. 

11 Jul to 13 Jul 2018

Alcalá, Spain

Ethics in/of business and professional communication

This conference addresses the issue of ethics - its expression as well as its legitimization - from a multidisciplinary approach, inviting proposals from the fields of discourse analysis, (applied) linguistics, communication studies, organizational scholarship, management studies, 
business communication training and coaching, and further, practice-related areas, like marketing, branding, customer service industry, financial studies and similar.

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11 Jul to 13 Jul 2018

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism

Console-ing Passions at Bournemouth University welcomes a wide range of proposals for individual papers, pre-constituted panels and pre-constituted workshops that consider television, video, audio or new media alongside gender, sexuality, race and/or other intersectional components of identity.  Proposals for the presentation of video, audio, or new media creative works are also invited.

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Faculty of Media and Communication, Bournemouth University

13 Jul to 15 Jul 2018

Barcelona, Spain

IAFOR International Conference on Global Studies

Conference theme: Fearful Futures: Cultural Studies and the Question of Agency in the Twenty-First Century. 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. Looking to the past, what do we learn about the challenges of today? How does culture replicate itself in the classroom, in literature, in social media, in film, in the visual and theatrical arts, in the family, and among peer groups?

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24 Jul to 26 Jul 2018

Prague, Czech Republic

EUPOP 2018

EUPOP 2018 will explore European popular culture in all its various forms. This includes, but is by no means limited to, the following topics: European Film (past and present), Television, Music, Costume and Performance, Celebrity, The Body, Fashion, New Media, Popular Literature and Graphic Novels, Queer Studies, Sport, Curation, and Digital Culture. A special emphasis this year will be on the idea of European Identity in all its diversity.

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25 Jul to 28 Jul 2018

Turin, Italy

The Game is the Message

Games have long since moved out of the toy drawer, but our understanding of them can still benefit from seeing them in a wider context of mediated meaning-making. DiGRA 2018 follows Marshall McLuhan, and sees games as extensions of ourselves.

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8 Aug to 11 Aug 2018

Boulder/Colorado, United States

Media, Religion and Public Scholarship

The conference will explore the theme of public scholarship in the study of media and religion from a variety of different perspectives. International participants will represent disciplines including media studies, journalism, politics, religious studies, the anthropology and sociology of religion, history, the study of literature and public policy. 

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12 Aug to 15 Aug 2018

Shanghai , China

Crossroads in Cultural Studies 2018

The Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference has played an important role in the creation of a global discussion of Cultural Studies. It has become a major international conference where scholars from all five continents gather regularly to exchange research, views, and insights.Previous conferences have taken place in Sydney (Australia), Birmingham (United Kingdom), Urbana-Champaign (USA), Istanbul (Turkey), Kingston (Jamaica), Hong Kong (China), Paris (France), and Tampere (Finland).

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The Association for Cultural Studies / ACS

19 Aug to 24 Aug 2018

, Switzerland

Media history from the margins

The summer seminar aims to rethink media history from the margins and to place at the center of our attention neglected, alternative, or censured media texts, uses, and technologies. By shifting the discussion from hegemonic actors, dominant institutions, and successful mass media to the fringes of media history, it pursues the double objective of rewriting media history into media histories, and of opening a space to rethink historiographical practices and methods.

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