[Air-L] CFP Geomedia conference 2017

Raul Ferrer Conill raul.ferrer at kau.se
Fri Aug 12 04:49:59 PDT 2016

Hello everyone, 


Sorry in advance for double posting!




*Geomedia 2017: “Spaces of the In-Between”* Karlstad, Sweden, 9-12 May 2017
Welcome to the 2^nd international Geomedia conference! The term /geomedia/
captures the fundamental role of media in organizing and giving meaning to
processes and activities in space. It also refers to the geographical
qualities of media, for example flows of digital signals between particular
places and the infrastructure carrying those flows. The rapid expansion of
mobile media, location-based services, geographical information systems and
increasingly complex patterns of surveillance/interveillance has amplified
the need for critical studies and theorizations of geomedia. The 2^nd
Geomedia Conference welcomes contributions (full sessions/panels as well as
individual papers) that analyze and problematize the relations between the
any and all communication media and various forms of spatial creativity,
performance and production across material, cultural, social and political
dimensions. Geomedia 2017 provides a genuinely interdisciplinary arena for
research carried out at the crossroads of geography, media and film studies.
It also builds bridges to such fields as urban studies, rural studies,
regional planning, cultural studies and tourism studies.


*Keynote speakers:*

Christian Licoppe – Télécom ParisTech, France 

Scott McQuire – University of Melbourne, Australia 

Gillian Rose – The Open University, UK *Plenary panel – “Geographies of

Julie Firmstone – University of Leeds, UK 

Philip Napoli – Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA 

Lars Nyre – University of Bergen, Norway 

Nikki Usher – George Washington University, USA 

Henrik Örnebring (chair) – Karlstad University, Sweden 


*Film screenings and directors: * 

/Reflections/ – Sara Broos, Sweden (2016) /I Am Dublin/ – 

David Aronowitsch, Ahmed Abdullahi, Anna Persson and Sharmarke Binyusuf,
Sweden (2015)


*Art installation:* 

/Fragmentarium/ – Jacek Smolicki, Sweden 


*Abstract submissions:* 

Geomedia 2017 welcomes proposals for individual papers as well as thematic
panels in English through the conference website: 

/www.geomedia.se/ < <http://www.geomedia.se> http://www.geomedia.se>
/Individual paper proposals:/ The author submits an abstract of 200-250
words. Accepted papers are grouped by the organizers into sessions of 5
papers according to thematic area.

/Thematic panel proposals:/ The chair of the panel submits a proposal
consisting of 4-5 individual paper abstracts (200-250 words) along with a
general panel presentation of 200-250 words.


*Suggested themes include, but are not limited to: *


    * Art and event spaces

    * Cinematic geographies

    * Cosmopolitanism

    * Everyday communication geographies

    * Epistemologies and methodologies of geomedia

    * Geographies of media and culture industries

    * Geographies of news

    * Historical perspectives of geomedia

    * Lifestyle and tourism mobilities

    * Locative and spatial media

    * Material geographies of media

    * Media ecologies

    * Mediatization and space

    * Migration and media

    * Mobility and governance

    * Policy mobilities and power

    * Power geometries and mobility capital

    * Surveillance and spatial control

    * Urban and rural media spaces


*Conference timeline*

September 26^th 2016: Submission system opens 

December 9^th  2016: Deadline for thematic panels and individual paper

January 23^rd 2017: Notes of acceptance and registration opens 

February 28^th 2017: Early Bird pricing ends 

March 20^th 2017: Last day of registration 


*Conference website: *

Information about registration, conference program, venue, social events and
practical arrangements will be posted continuously at the conference

website:  <http://www.geomedia.se> www.geomedia.se <
<http://www.geomedia.se> http://www.geomedia.se>


*Contact: *

You can reach us at  <mailto:info at geomedia.se> info at geomedia.se


*Organizers **and venue:*

Geomedia 2017 is hosted by the Geomedia Research Group at the Department of
Geography, Media and Communication, Karlstad University, Sweden.

Conference Director: Linda Ryan Bengtsson Conference Coordinator: Lena Grip
Director of the Geomedia Research Group: André Jansson *Conference theme*
The special theme of Geomedia 2017 is “Spaces of the In-Between”. The theme
will be addressed through invited keynote talks, a plenary panel, film
screenings and artistic installations. Participants are also encouraged to
submit proposals for paper sessions addressing the conference theme. “Spaces
of the In-Between” sheds light on how media are, and have been, part of
producing spaces and places that fall in-between or resist dominant
categorizations. Such spaces include, firstly, more or less fluid media
spaces that bridge or problematize the divisions of, for example, work and
leisure, home and away, production and consumption. Secondly, spaces of the
in-between are produced through various forms of mobility, related to for
instance commuting or migration, that are shaped by and giving shape to
particular media forms. Finally, the conference theme highlights mediations
of concrete places that can be understood as “neither/nor”. Such places can
be found on the margins of society or fall in-between dichotomized
geo-social constructs like urban vs. rural, front-stage vs. back-stage, etc.

Ultimately, the conference theme opens up for critical discussions of what
forms of power and domination are expressed through the mediated/mediatized
production of various in-between spaces.


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