[Air-L] ESN-IAMCR CfP Deadline Extension: *February 28th, 2012*
francesca.musiani at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 04:07:17 PST 2012
please note that the deadline for presenting your abstract to the ESN
section of the 2012 IAMCR conference has been extended to *February
28th*. Apologies for cross-posting.
Announcement of Deadline Extension for IAMCR Durban 2012
The deadline for submissions of abstracts of papers and panel
proposals for the IAMCR Durban 2012 Conference has been extended to
February 28, 2012. This will permit applicants from all continents who
could not make the earlier deadline to now submit their abstracts or
panels for consideration for Durban.
The conference is to be held from July 15-19, 2012 at the Howard
College Campus of the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) in Durban,
The 2012 IAMCR conference will be held under the general theme,
'South-North Conversations'. The theme calls for balanced and
empowering narratives between communications thinkers in developing
countries, sometimes referred to as the 'global south' and those of
the developed countries in the 'north'. It seeks to expose the
interactive linkage of ideas and research initiatives within and
across development and cultural regions.
Participants in the conference will interrogate the compatibilities
and disjunctures in media and communication concepts originating
respectively from the ‘Global South’ and the 'Global North'. In
choosing the theme ‘South-North Conversations’, the conference
organisers acknowledge that the ‘South’ has something important to say
to the ‘North’, and vice versa, and further that the ‘North’ has
something to gain from its relationships with the ‘South’. The concept
of 'conversations', indicates peer-to-peer dialogue, and a more
interdependent vision of global conceptual engagements.
The conference will also seek to explore the varied modalities and
technologies of communication, new methods of media flows and of
associated identity creation, image-making and perceptions globally.
It will examine the diverse forms of technology transfers and
literacies from differently-situated regions of the globe, and
differently- situated communities within regions, countries or
Contributions from both established researchers as well as from young
and emerging scholars are equally encouraged.
Some of the sub-themes that lend themselves to exploration across many
of the IAMCR Sections and Working groups include:
• Revisiting 20th century media and communication constructs
• Critically evaluating communications research in the global south
• Uneven access to technological, political and social capital
• Varied access to information technologies
• Alternative media literacies
• Issues of the so-called ‘digital divide’ post WSIS
• Asymmetrical news and information flows
• Trend lines and origins of innovations, apps and new media
• The spectre or reality of cultural imperialism: regional, global
• Fighting back: empowerment of the local and regional
• Local languages – a growth area or reversals in current global media
• Media development, democracy and ethics
• Social media, challenge and advocacy
• Users and service providers: north and south
• Communication as a tool of empowerment of the marginalised and the stigmatized
• Global media hegemony, regional hegemony and counter hegemony
• Whose story?: competing historical narratives of communication from
the north and south
• Any other topic related to the general conference theme
Submission of Abstracts
Each Section and Working Group of the IAMCR has issued its own Call
for Papers, based on the general thematic outline above. The list of
Sections and Working Groups and links to their respective Calls may be
found at the Conference website below. The deadline extension to
February 28 applies to ALL IAMCR Section and Working Groups, and
supersedes any prior deadline notations which may appear on some
Abstracts should be submitted only via the central Open Conference
System (OCS) at http://iamcr-ocs.org/.
In light of the new abstracts deadline of February 28, 2012. The OCS
system at http://iamcr-ocs.org/ will also close on February 28, 2012.
Decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to
individual applicants by their Section or Working Group Heads no later
than March 19, 2012.
Conference registration will open as originally scheduled on March 12,
2012 for bookings by participants.
For those whose abstracts are accepted, full conference papers are to
be submitted via the IAMCR OCS by June 10, 2012.
Guidelines for Abstracts
Abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words in length.
On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 6:47 PM, Francesca Musiani
<francesca.musiani at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear colleagues,
> just a reminder that the deadline for presenting your abstract
> proposals for the Emerging Scholars Network section of the 2012 IAMCR
> conference is two weeks away, *February 14th*. Apologies for
> Best regards,
> International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
> DURBAN 2012
> EMERGING SCHOLARS NETWORK SECTION CALL FOR PAPERS
> The Emerging Scholars Network (ESN) invites you to participate in the
> 2012 International Congress of the IAMCR to be held on July 15-19,
> 2012 at the Howard College Campus of the University of KwaZulu Natal
> (UKZN) in Durban, South Africa. This year’s theme is South North
> Conversations. We call for general academic papers in Communication
> and Media Studies as well as papers addressing the concrete conference
> Diverging from traditional world systems implications, this theme
> reflects the asymmetry of global communication flows, without
> suggesting the negatives that usually accompany discussions of the
> 'digital divide' within the context of the “global south.” The term
> ‘global south’ refers to countries, territories and communities that
> have been excluded from the mainstream of economic, social and
> communication development. In much of the discourse around global
> geo-politics, these countries and communities are still regarded as
> the recipients of economic and technical largesse from more developed
> sources. It is the theme of this conference to interrogate this
> assumption, and to emphasize the communicative empowerment and the
> positive potential of media and communication in and from the ‘Global
> South’. For more information on this year’s conference theme please
> see the general call for papers.
> The ESN is a section dedicated to the work and careers of emerging
> scholars in the field of media and communication. Hence, we especially
> look for works in progress from graduate students and new university
> instructors/professors who are interested in substantial feedback and
> comments intended to advance their projects.
> The ESN organizes emerging scholar panels and joint panels with other
> sections. Our emerging scholar panels provide a comfortable
> environment for the presentation of theses and works in progress,
> where emerging scholars can receive feedback from colleagues also at
> the beginning of their careers and from senior scholars who act as
> respondents to individual papers. The joint panels with other sections
> allow for the exchange of ideas with senior scholars in the field and
> networking. Should there be enough submissions we are planning to
> co-sponsor panels together with the following IAMCR Sections and
> Working Groups: Law Section; Gender and Communication Section; Media
> Education Section; Political Communication Section; Health,
> Communication and Change Working Group; and the Task Force on Media
> In line with the purpose of our section, the ESN also organizes panels
> about issues affecting emerging scholars, such as:
> - Publishing research results;
> - Mentoring and the Student-mentor relationship;
> - Academic work and academic jobs;
> - Neoliberalism in the academy;
> - Language barriers in academia.
> Scholars who wish to organize or contribute to an issue-related panel
> are welcome to contact Sara Bannerman at Sara.Bannerman [at] gmail.com
> and Stefania Milan at stefania.milan [at] eui.eu.
> The deadline for submission of abstracts is February 14, 2012. Please
> note that this deadline will not be extended.
> The OCS system at http://iamcr-ocs.org will open on December 1, 2012,
> and will close on February 14, 2012.
> Decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to
> individual applicants by their Section or Working Group Head no later
> than March 12, 2012.
> On the same day, March 12, 2012, conference registration will open for
> bookings by participants.
> For those whose abstracts are accepted, full conference papers are to
> be submitted via the IAMCR OCS by June 10, 2012.
> - Questions may be addressed to the section co-chairs,
> Stefania Milan stefania.milan at eui.eu and Sara Bannerman at
> Sara.Bannerman at gmail.com.
> - Submissions must include author name(s), affiliation,
> address, e-mail address, and paper title.
> - If you are submitting a work in progress, we welcome your
> submission! Please state that it is a work in progress in your
> - Abstracts should be 250-300 words.
> Please also take a look at our suggestions on how to write an
> abstract: http://iamcr.org/component/docman/doc_download/315-2010-esn-how-to-write-an-abstract
> New ! Special Call ESN in Spanish / ESN Hispanohablante
> El grupo de estudios ESN Hispanohablante y Comunicación
> Latinoamericana abre una convocatoria para presentar trabajos en
> idioma español en la Conferencia IAMCR 2012. Para el grupo ESN
> Hispanohablante y Comunicación Latinoamericana es especialmente
> pertinente el tema de la conferencia en Durban, “Conversaciones
> Norte-Sur”, que vincula los problemas sociales, las propuestas de
> desarrollo sostenible, y los contextos interculturales de América
> Latina con varias perspectivas de comunicación ciudadana, estudios de
> recepción, comunicación para el desarrollo y metodologías
> participativas de la comunicación.
> Invitamos investigadores emergentes a presentar propuestas de ponencia
> en idioma español y con un enfoque latinoamericano de la comunicación,
> que pone énfasis en comunicaciones y contextos socioculturales
> diferentes; reflexiona en lo intercultural e interdisciplinar,
> adecuando epistemologías, definiciones y metodologías de la
> comunicación a la realidad social. Los planteamientos de la
> comunicación en América Latina incluyen la diversidad de sujetos
> múltiples, negociando identidades y significados ante la modernidad y
> procesos de urbanización, mestizaje sociocultural, nuevas narrativas,
> medios, lugares y espacios de la comunicación.
> Para dudas o preguntas antes de enviar la propuesta, se puede
> escribir a Franklin Cornejo (fcu_75 at yahoo.com) coordinador de
> ESN-Hispanohablante y Comunicación Latinoamericana y a la
> coordinadora de comunicación de ESN Francesca Musiani
> (francesca.musiani at gmail.com)
> MORE INFORMATION AND UPDATES ABOUT THE ESN
> - Please take a look at our website ((http://iamcr.org/s-wg/cctmc/esn);
> - Join the ESN Facebook group
> - Or subscribe to the ESN listserv
> Francesca Musiani
> Ingénieur de recherche ARMINES
> Doctorante, Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation (associé au CNRS, UMR7185)
> MINES ParisTech
> 60, Boulevard Saint Michel
> 75272 PARIS Cedex 06 France
> 33 (0)1 40 51 92 77
> 33 (0)6 45 31 90 53
> francesca.musiani at mines-paristech.fr
> Site: www.csi.mines-paristech.fr/Perso/Musiani/
> Projet ADAM: adam.hypotheses.org
> Incoming Chair, Outreach & Partnerships Committee, Global Internet
> Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) (http://giga-net.org/)
> Communications coordinator, Emerging Scholars Network, IAMCR
Ingénieur de recherche ARMINES
Doctorante, Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation (associé au CNRS, UMR7185)
60, Boulevard Saint Michel
75272 PARIS Cedex 06 France
33 (0)1 40 51 92 77
33 (0)6 45 31 90 53
francesca.musiani at mines-paristech.fr
Projet ADAM: adam.hypotheses.org
Incoming Chair, Outreach & Partnerships Committee, Global Internet
Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) (http://giga-net.org/)
Communications coordinator, Emerging Scholars Network, IAMCR
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