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.

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.

For more information:

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. 

For more information:

10 Aug to 10 Aug 2018

Philadelphia, United States

Media Sociology Preconference 2018

We invite submissions for a preconference on media sociology to be held at State System @ Center City (This is one day before the start of the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Philadelphia.) To encourage the widest possible range of submissions, we have no pre-specified theme again this year and invite both theoretical and empirical papers on any topic related to media sociology. Submissions from graduate students and junior scholars are particularly welcome.

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).

For more information:

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.

For more information:

20 Aug to 21 Aug 2018

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

VOX-Pol Conference on Violent Extremism, Terrorism, and the Internet

This VOX-Pol’s third biennial conference will be describing and discussing in-depth and cutting-edge research on the intersections of violent extremism and/or terrorism and the Internet.

21 Aug to 25 Aug 2018

Tallin, Estonia

The Cultural Governance of Global Flows: Past and Future

 10th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR) has the theme The Cultural Governance of Global Flows: Past and Future. The conference expects to address not only the present situation and future strategies but invites investigations into the archaeologies and histories of contemporary flows and into past ways of addressing related challenges with cultural policies in different regions of the world. It puts a special emphasis on the experiences in Eastern Europe and other transitional societies.

For more information:

31 Aug to 1 Sep 2018

Oslo, Norway

Media Innovations and Good Lives

The theme for ISMI18 is ‘Media Innovations and Good Lives’.  During our two-day event we will theorise media innovation and how this may relate, influence, and contribute to, living good lives in contemporary societies.  At the same time, we will retain a focus on the presentation and discussion of empirical cases of media innovation in different organisations and contexts.

For more information:

3 Sep to 5 Sep 2018

Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Crosstown Traffic: Popular Music Theory and Practice

A recurrent theme within popular music studies has been discussion of how the field can integrate different disciplines and professions, for example exploring both music and its context; involving both practitioners and researchers; and encouraging interdisciplinary and collaborative work. Proposals for presentations, discussion panels and posters are invited that are relevant to recent developments in any of the subject organisations, especially those that explore theory and/or practice.

For more information:

5 Sep to 7 Sep 2018

Edge Hill University, United Kingdom

Critical Studies in Television Conference

In this conference, we are inviting papers that pertain to all aspects of television. 

For more information:

5 Sep to 7 Sep 2018

Ormskirk, United Kingdom

Critical Studies in Television Conference

The conference theme is "State of Play: Television Scholarship in TVIV". 

6 Sep to 7 Sep 2018

York, United Kingdom

Death & Culture II Conference

This conference seeks to provide a forum for networking and sharing interdisciplinary death scholarship. We welcome research rooted in empirical studies as well as conceptual and theoretical engagement which focus on cultural responses to death and the ways it has shaped understandings and perspectives on mortality. The conference, in its second iteration, seeks to continue engaging with the study of mortality as an academic enterprise, supported by evidence and framed by theoretical engagement.

For more information:

6 Sep to 7 Sep 2018

Reading, United Kingdom

Subcultures, Popular Music and Social Change

The 2nd International Conference of the Interdisciplinary Network for the Study of Subcultures, Popular Music and Social Change. This international conference will analyse the problems and possibilities of writing on subcultures and their music. It will bring together academics, journalists and practitioners; it will be multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary. 

For more information:

6 Sep to 8 Sep 2018

Växjö, Swedem

Symbiotic Cinema: Film and Other Media

this 24th SERCIA international conference calls for rationale and analysis that bears on cinema/television as technical media and its characteristics. Keynote speakers: François Jost – Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, France, Lúcia Nagib – University of Reading, UK and Miriam De Rosa – Coventry University, UK.


For more information:

Linnaeus University Centre for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies

6 Sep to 7 Sep 2018

Auckland, New Zealand

Journalism, media and surveillance

The Internet and social media create new opportunities for surveillance. Governments, military organisations, intelligence agencies, corporations, market researchers, and advertisers have the capacity to erase privacy and reshape the conditions of human autonomy. Mass media representations can, potentially, legitimise or delegitimise contemporary surveillance practices. These developments threaten journalistic practice just as they create new opportunities for counter-surveilling institutions of power. How then, should we understand the interrelationships which conjoin journalism, media and surveillance? Conference participants will, we hope, respond to this general question. 

For more information:

6 Sep to 7 Sep 2018

Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Understanding and Examining the Digital Advocacy Pioneers

This workshop seeks to document the evolution of online organising and digital campaigning across the world. This workshop marks the first gathering of scholars working in this area.

For more information:

6 Sep to 8 Sep 2018

Zagreb, Croatia

Communication, Capitalism and Social Change: Policy, Practice, Praxis

Communication is essential to society. There are no social relations without communication, and communication is the key for the inter-subjective understanding of humans. Communication is embedded within relations of production in digital capitalism.

For more information:

9 Sep to 12 Sep 2018

Valletta, Malta

Digital Research in the Humanities & Arts (DRHA) Conference

A call for proposals for papers, panels, workshops, screenings, performances, installations or round-table discussions is now open.The conference programme will be structured within 5 distinct strands: Digital arts, design and performance; Digital humanities; Creative and cultural industries; Digital libraries and archives; and Digital cities and urban commons.

10 Sep to 10 Sep 2018

Santiago, Chile

Cultural Mediators in the Digital Age

The aim of this symposium is to gather experts on cultural industries to discuss and analyse how consumers’ practices performed in digital spaces (e.g. blog, social media, and websites) are facilitating the emergency of new cultural and economic forms in this industry. 

For more information:

10 Sep to 11 Sep 2018

Loughborough, United Kingdom

Nations and Nationalisms: Theories, Practices and Methods

The Loughborough University Nationalism Network, in collaboration with the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN), are organising an international conference dedicated to post-graduate students (Master and PhD) interested in theories, practices and methods of nations and nationalism studies.