Conference archive

11 Apr to 13 Apr 2019

Reading, UK

An International Conference on Action Cinema

This conference brings together scholars from a range of disciplines in a cross-continental, intercultural, intermedial and interdisciplinary examination of this wide-ranging form. We seek to analyse action cinema in its heterogeneity, and in particular to skew away from traditional foci of action scholarship, such as the white cis-gendered male hero.

10 Apr to 12 Apr 2019

Osaka, Japan

2019 8th International Conference on Language, Medias and Culture

ICLMC 2019 aims to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of Language, Medias and Culture, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted. The conference will be held every year to make it an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in Language, Medias and Culture and related areas. For more details of the conference schedule, please feel free to contact us at The full version of program will be given by the end of March 2019.

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International Conference on Language, Medias and Culture (ICLMC)

10 Apr to 12 Apr 2019

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Realities and Fantasies: Relations, Transformations, Discontinuities

In this workshop, we take on the continuous and renewed interest in the real in its relation to fantasy, illusion, and imagination. Whereas typically, debates on realism are focused on its contrast to idealism or nominalism, we ask: What are the contemporary relations between realities and fantasies? How do reality and fantasy speak to intellectual imaginings and possible futures? What role can or should fictions, fantasies, and idealizations play in social, political, individual, and metaphysical change? We are interested in presentations that take on the ways in which reality and fantasy relate, how they may contrast, and how, and under what conditions, the one may transform into the other.

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ASCA, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis

10 Apr to 11 Apr 2019

Aarhus, Denmark


TRANSFORMING CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS AND THEIR USERS – Current Agendas in the Interdisciplinary Turn to Participation

The seminar introduces, and offers a space for discussing, important current agendas for cultural institutions interested in participation. It begins with the premise that the present cultural, institutional and academic interest in participation often challenges traditional professional practices as well as distinctions like institution/citizen, professional/user, expert knowledge/lay experience and cultural sector/other sectors. In this way, the turn to new forms of participatory engagements also calls for interdisciplinary interaction and inspiration.

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the Danish research network on cultural participation

10 Apr to 10 Apr 2019

Sheffield, UK

1st Communication, Media and Journalism Research Group PGR/ECR Conference

This one-day conference seeks to unite postgraduate researchers and early career academics whose research focus lies in the interconnected fields of communication, media and journalism.

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The Communication, Media and Journalism research group (CMJ)

8 Apr to 10 Apr 2019

Jönköping, Sweden

MuDD2019 - Multilingualism, Diversity and Democracy

The MuDD2019 international conference will bring together international experts from across the global-North and the global-South with the intent of interrogating the continuing dichotomized situation (in particular in nation-states like Sweden) wherein mono-lingualism and mono-culturalism constitutes the norm and multilingualism and diversity are seen as the exception. MuDD2019 also has the potential to create new knowledge of relevance for present day challenges related to mobility, migration and communication across virtual-physical spaces.

5 Apr to 7 Apr 2019

Athens, Greece

8th International Conference of Communication, Media, Technology and Design

The themes of the conference aiming for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of Communication Technologies, Social Media, Visual Communication and Design, Integrated Marketing Communication, Communication Education, Communication Barriers, Health Communication, Media Management and Economics, Political Communication and Communication and Media Studies in General.

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5 Apr to 7 Apr 2019

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The 5th International Conference on Media and Mass Communication

The digital revolution has changed the characteristics, the channels, and the modalities of communicating through the media. The social and cultural changes of globalization have helped to change the media. However, the media can be central factors of cultural change and collective imagery both locally and globally. The search for new scientific and professional paradigms that help in the interpretation and accompaniment of this double change is the goal of MEDCOM 2019 .

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The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM)

5 Apr to 6 Apr 2019

Maribor, Slovenia

Words as a Battlefield: Contemporary Political and Media Discourse

The 21st century has brought significant changes to both the media and political landscape, impacting and altering political discourse. The position of the mainstream media as a neutral actor in reporting the news continues to be tainted with the desires of corporate sponsors, further transforming and shaping the message. In addition, the role of social media in political communication has also changed, as politicans communicate more directly with the public. Combined, we find ourselves situated in an era where facts are not facts, allegations of 'fake news' are commonplace, and more people are turning to social media for their news.   In such a time, it is important for experts across disciplines to gather and examine political discourse, specifically, what constitues successful political discourse and how ideologies are reflected through the languages of media and politics.

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Department of English and American Studies University of Maribor, Faculty of Arts

4 Apr to 5 Apr 2019

New York, USA

Sexuality and Borders

Sexuality and Borders is a two day symposium hosted and funded by New York University’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. It is co-sponsored by NYU’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, the DFG-funded research training group “Minor Cosmopolitanisms” (University of Potsdam, Germany) and is supported by LSE’s Department of Gender Studies.

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Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University, NYC

4 Apr to 6 Apr 2019

Aarhus, Denmark

International Play Festival

The purpose of the CounterPlay festival is to explore, inspire and support play in all areas of society, building on our three main pillars: playful learning, playful working and playful living. The theme of CounterPlay ’19 is “playing at the edge”, and we welcome different forms of proposals that reflect this in one way or another. The theme is open for interpretation and fresh ideas: we invite you to play with the theme and identify your own ways of approaching the edge.

31 Mar to 2 Apr 2019

Lausanne, Switzerland

Radiodays Europe

Radiodays Europe (Annual conference for radio professionals with over 1500 participants from 62 countries.)

What are the big themes for radio and audio this year? How is our industry changing? What are the new challenges and the latest innovations in radio and audio in 2019?

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Radiodays Europe, C/o Anders Held, Swedish Radio

29 Mar to 29 Mar 2019

London, UK

PhD Symposium 2019 Disruption, Transition and Transformation

The focus of the Symposium is on moments of upheaval and discontinuity – within our disciplinary institutions, our practices as social science researchers, and in the world at large.

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London School of Economics Department of Media and Communications

29 Mar to 30 Mar 2019

Istanbul, Turkey


CULTURAL STUDIES '19 / III. International Conference on Cultural Studies will be held at Nippon Meeting Halls in Istanbul. The conference is coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and will be organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions).

28 Mar to 28 Mar 2019

Philadelphia, USA

opular Culture and Coloniality: Decolonizing Global Media and Communication

This one-day conference asks: how can critical, theoretical, and empirical studies of popular culture push global media studies to further examine the production of knowledge?

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Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication

27 Mar to 29 Mar 2019

London, UK

2nd International Conference on Big Data and Education (ICBDE 2019)

ICBDE is expected to provide an opportunity for the researchers to meet and discuss the latest solutions, scientific results and methods in solving intriguing problems in the fields of Big Data and education.

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27 Mar to 27 Mar 2019

Oslo, Norway

Digital Journalism, Platforms, Professions and Coordination : OsloMet Digital Journalism Symposium Series

Welcome to Digital Journalism, Platforms, Professions and Coordination - a one day conference in the OsloMet Digital Journalism Symposium Series. Full conference program is available on the conference website. 

27 Mar to 29 Mar 2019

London, UK

2019 International Conference on Big Data and Education (ICBDE 2019)

Welcome to ICBDE 2019

2019 International Conference on Big Data and Education (ICBDE 2019) will be held in University of Greenwich.
We solicit high-quality original research papers (and significant work-in-progress papers) in any aspect of Big Data with emphasis on 5Vs (Volume, Velocity, Variety, Value and Veracity), including the Big Data challenges in scientific and engineering, social, sensor/IoT/IoE, and multimedia (audio, video, image, etc.) big data systems and applications.

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25 Mar to 26 Mar 2019

Oslo, Norway

Workshop "Magazine Culture(s) and Reader Engagement"

This 1-day workshop is aimed at researchers interested in questions of materiality and mediality of literature in general and reader engagement in magazine cultures from the 18th century and beyond in particular. The event includes a public lecture by Prof. Gustav Frank (LMU Munich), expert on periodical studies and visual culture.

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organized by Janicke S. Kaasa, Natalia Igl & Karin Kukkonen | ILOS

21 Mar to 23 Mar 2019

Gorizia, Italy

XXVI Udine International Film Studies Conference

Moving Pictures, Living Machines
Automation, Animation and the Imitation of Life in Cinema and Media

The 2019 Udine/Gorizia International Film Studies Conference will investigate the interrelationships between automation, representation and “viewing/listening dispositives” from early to late modernity/postmodernity.