Conferences

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.

24 Apr to 26 Apr 2019

Oulu/Uleåborg, Finland

Interaction and discourse in flux: Changing landscapes of everyday life

This conference explores how changes in society emerge in interactions and discourses. How do these changes influence, and how are they influenced by, participants in various contexts of work and everyday life? We warmly welcome contributions that outline future trends and present new perspectives on interaction and discourse studies. Presentations may investigate the complexity of different settings, data, methods and theories.

For more information:

COACT - Complexity of (inter)action and multimodal participation

http://www.oulu.fi/coact/conference2019

25 Apr to 26 Apr 2019

Vilnius, Lithuania

5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE VISUALITY 2019: CREATIVE COMMUNICATION IN THE EMERGING CONSTELLATIONS

The new visual media create the space in which creativity and communication operate as the inseparable phenomena. On the other hand, mass media are often blamed for levelling up and blocking the creative aspirations of the society. As a result, new social constellations that are neither creative nor sustainable are emerging. These emerging phenomena require innovative measures and technologies capable of proportioning creative aspirations of new constellations to the challenges of new audio/visual media.

For more information:

Gediminas Technical University

http://visuality.vgtu.lt/index.php/visuality/index/pages/view/Introduction2017

1 May to 3 May 2019

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

World Press Freedom Day 2019

This year’s theme “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation” discusses current challenges faced by media in elections, along with the media’s potential in supporting peace and reconciliation processes. A wide range of sessions (plenaries, debates, lightning talks, etc.) will address different aspects of the overall theme.

The event will also host an academic conference on the safety of journalists which will allow researchers from different disciplines to share and discuss recent research. This will be the fourth edition of the conference, aimed at bridging the gap between academic research, policy-making and journalism.

https://en.unesco.org/news/academic-conference-safety-journalists-call-p...

 

For more information:

UNESCO, the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

Saorla McCabe (Email: s.mccabe@unesco.org)

https://en.unesco.org/events/world-press-freedom-day-2019

2 May to 4 May 2019

Denton, USA

An Interdisciplinary Conference on Star Wars, Episodes VII, VIII & IX

Theme of conference: resistance to hegemony, justice, and the restoration of peace in Episodes VII, VIII & IX and how these films reflect, contribute to, or depart from wider social discourses and cultural phenomena. In addition to the films themselves, papers may engage with any media related to the sequels including comics, animated series, SW fiction, merchandise, advertising, or other types of social media.

For more information:

Digital Frontiers and the University of North Texas Department of Philosophy and Religion

https://digital-frontiers.org/resistance/

2 May to 3 May 2019

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Academic conference on the safety of journalists

As part of this year's annual flagship World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) celebration, the Academic Conference brings together researchers from different disciplines working on issues related to the safety of journalists. It also offers the possibility for researchers to connect with decision-makers and media practitioners.

7 May to 10 May 2019

Karlstad, Sweden

The 3^rd International Geomedia Conference: “Revisiting the Home”

The theme of Geomedia 2019 centers on how media are culturally and materially integrated in and reshaping the home-place (e.g., the “smart home” and the “home-office”) and connecting it to other places and spaces. It also concerns the phenomenological and discursive constructions of home, ranging from the intimate social interaction of domestic spaces to the popular (and sometimes politicized) media nostalgia of imagined communities (nation states, homelands, etc.).

For more information:

The Geomedia Research Group at the Department of Geography, Media and Communication (GMK), Karlstad University.

http://geomedia.se/conference/2019/

7 May to 8 May 2019

Bydgoszcz, Poland

The Future of Media, Mediatization, Journalism and Communication

The conference is organized to exchange ideas, opinions, results of research and predictions related to the development of media, journalism, various forms of communication and mediatization of social life in various dimensions. The conference is free (no conference fee) and addressed to experts in media and communication studies, information science, game studies, sociology, political science, law, cultural studies and other specialists whose research is related to the topic of the conference.

For more information:

Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego

https://futureofmedia.ukw.edu.pl/jednostka/the-future-od-media

7 May to 8 May 2019

Pori, Finland

Fake Intelligence Summit 2019

We know the concepts of fake news, data biases and people living in their bubbles. Fake intelligence covers pretty much the same topics but in context of AI: We have to have critical discussions on how data affects to any AI and eventually reveal all kinds of AI bubbles.

For more information:

SATAKUNTA UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

info@fakeintelligence.fi

https://www.fakeintelligence.fi/

8 May to 10 May 2019

Bergen, Norway

Nordiske Mediedager

Nordiske Mediedager är Nordens största årliga mediakonferens och samlar omkring 1800 deltagare från hela branschen. Under eventets tre dagar deltar mer än 100 nationella och internationella föreläsare för att dela sina insikter om branschen.

For more information:

Stiftelsen Nordiske Mediedager

https://www.nordiskemediedager.no/

8 May to 10 May 2019

Aarhus, Denmark

Etc. Exchange Transformation Communication

All of the subdisciplines of English Studies address issues of exchange, transformation and communication: ranging from the temporal development, regional variation and functional properties of language; through the societal interactions examined in history and cultural studies; to the permutations of plot, negotiations of character and voice, and evolutions of genre within literature, film, and other aesthetic forms. Exchange, transformation and communication are crucial to an understanding of English as a humanistic discipline; to its international role in political, institutional and market-driven contexts; and to the mediation between English(es) and other languages that is performed by textual and cultural translation.

For more information:

NORDIC ASSOCIATION OF ENGLISH STUDIES

https://events.au.dk/naes2019/about.html

13 May to 16 May 2019

Athens, Greece

17th Annual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media

The Mass Media & Communication Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) organizes its 17th Annual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Mass Media and Communications. The aim of the conference is to bring together academics and researchers of Communications, Mass Media and other related disciplines.

For more information:

ATINER/Mass Media & Communications Unit

https://www.atiner.gr/media

14 May to 14 May 2019

Göteborg, Sweden

Mediemötet 2019. Medierna och klimatet

Med journalistiken och journalisterna i centrum arrangerar Mediemötet årligen ett seminarium kring ett aktuellt tema och välkomnar journalister, blivande journalister, forskare och andra intresserade av aktuell journalistik. På mötet delas även priset till Nils Horners minne ut.

For more information:

Samarrangemang mellan Västsvenska Journalisters stiftelse, institutionen för journalistik, medier och kommunikation (JMG) vid Göteborgs universitet, Borås Tidning och Publicistklubben Västra.

https://jmg.gu.se/aktuellt/mediemotet19

16 May to 17 May 2019

Örebro, Sweden

FSMK-DAGEN + ÄMNESKONFERENSEN 2019

FSMK och enheten för medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap vid HUMUS, Örebro universitet, har glädjen att inbjuda FSMK:s  medlemmar till FSMK-dagen samt Ämneskonferensen 2019. Evenemangen äger rum på Örebro universitet, torsdag 16 maj (start 13.00) till fredag 17 maj (avslutning med gemensam lunch).

Temat för FSMK-dagen och ämneskonferensen är The critical challenge / Den kritiska utmaningen.

16 May to 17 May 2019

Salerno, Italy

CfP GIG-ARTS 2019: “Europe as a Global Player in Internet Governance”

The third edition of the European Multidisciplinary Conference on Global Internet Governance Actors, Regulations, Transactions and Strategies (GIG-ARTS 2019), will be held exactly twenty years after the entry into force of the Amsterdam Treaty and ten years after the Lisbon Treaty, which are milestones in the history of the European integration process, preparing the EU for enlargement and further deepening of competences, and reinforcing the centrality of democratic principles and the protection of fundamental rights as the Union’s foundation.

For more information:

he Internet & Communication Policy Centre / Department of Political, Social and Communication Sciences / Università degli Studi di Salerno

https://www-npa.lip6.fr/gig-arts/conference/

17 May to 18 May 2019

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

MiT10: A REPRISE - DEMOCRACY AND DIGITAL MEDIA

How will our news media look and sound in the next decade? What can we learn from news media of the past? What can international perspectives reveal about the variability and plasticity of media landscapes? How are non-traditional sources of learning, knowledge production, and participation reshaping civic spheres? We are interested in how these issues play out across media, whether as represented in television series and films, or enacted in rule set and player interactions in games, or enabled in community media, music, social media, and talk radio. We welcome research that considers these issues in public media and commercial media, with individual users and collective stakeholders, across media infrastructures and media texts, and embedded in various historical eras or cultural settings.

For more information:

MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

http://media-in-transition-10.mit.edu/

17 May to 18 May 2019

Salzburg, Austria

Trial and Error Conference 2019

The European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) Temporary Working Group on “Journalism and Communication Education” is hosting its 5th Annual ConferenceThe Conference Theme is:  “Trial and Error III” – Business as usual? On the Relationship between Industry and Education for Media Professionals in Times of Change

For more information:

ECREA Journalism & Communication Education TWG management team

(michael.harnischmacher@uni-passau.de

https://trialanderror2019.uni-salzburg.at/

22 May to 24 May 2019

Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide 2019 International Conference

The interdisciplinary Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide 2019 International Conference brings together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners for an extended, in-depth dialogue about key issues that inform information and communication technologies and the digital divide around the world. The Conference works to identify new areas of necessary, productive focus, foster greater understanding, advance research, and enlighten policy and practice going forward.

For more information:

Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide

http://www.ppdd.org/conferences/ppdd2019/

23 May to 25 May 2019

Gothenburg, Sweden

Towards Capability in Ageing – from cell to society

The 9th International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics – European Region congress. The theme 'Towards Capability in Ageing – from cell to society'  emphasizes our ability to perform actions in order to reach valued goals within the macro, meso, and micro contexts. The main track of the congress includes sessions on multidisciplinary aspects of aging in which we can meet and learn from each other.

For more information:

http://iagger2019.se

23 May to 24 May 2019

Bilbao, Spain

International Conference “Sharing Society. The Impact of Collaborative Collective Actions in the Transformation of Contemporary Societies“

This international conference sets out to analyse the characteristics, trajectory and impact of collaborative collective actions in a context of erosion of the welfare state. It also seeks to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of collaborative collective actions.

23 May to 24 May 2019

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Eyewitness Textures – User Generated Content and News Coverage in the 21st Century,

Eyewitness Textures – User Generated Content and News Coverage in the 21st Century, will bring together scholars and practitioners to share ideas and experiences in connection with the use of user generated content in professional news coverage. The range of issues covered will include questions of content and professionalism, theoretical and methodological approaches to amateur produced images in the news, questions of labour and risk, organizational changes, the changing aesthetics of visual news narratives, and the challenges of new technologies in the changing conditions of contemporary newsrooms.

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