OPEN CALLS

Universidade Católica Portuguesa | 16 - 18 November 2017
Deadline for submissions: 30 June 2017

The fifteenth edition of the IBERCOM Conference takes place from 16 to 18 November, 2017 at the School of Human Sciences of the Catholic University of Portugal, in Lisbon, within the framework of consolidating the Iberian-American space for reflection and debate in Communication studies. Taking “Communication, Diversity and Tolerance” as its central theme, the event is dedicated to exploring products and processes of communication from different thematic axes – the historical, local and global unfoldings, the production of memories, trends in consumption and experiences, the implications for the political and economic spheres, the sociocultural dynamics, the new mediascapes – connected in an increasingly diverse world. It aims to highlight the role of Communication Studies in fostering tolerance and respect for differences.

This Conference is organized by ASSIBERCOM – the Iberian-American Communication Association in partnership with CECC - Research Centre for Communication and Culture (FCH-UCP).

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Universidade Católica Portuguesa | 19 – 21 October 2017
Deadline for submissions: April 17, 2017

Crisis Communication research emerged as a response to the need of conceiving emergency plans to deal with events that have a negative effect on stakeholders’ perception of organizations. However, researchers soon demonstrated that crisis communication is more than a reaction, and it should be perceived as a strategic tool to plan organizational life. The absence of a strategic crisis management thinking and discourse, besides posing a risk to organizations also limits response to societal challenges such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks and wars. In addition to this, the Digital Age poses new risks to the typical planning methods, while making available new sorts of tools that can be used to plan, implement and evaluate crisis management. Departing from this context, the 5th International Crisis Communication Conference aims to discuss how crisis communication can be used by business and the public sector in a strategic fashion. Which theories and case studies can help better plan and implement crisis communication plans? How do organizations learn from the past, i.e. how do they evaluate previous crisis and order to be better prepared for the future? How did the digital challenge traditional strategies of crisis communication? Which sorts of new risks are brought by digital media and how can one learn from previous online crisis? Are corporate and non-corporate organizations ready to face online crisis communication?

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I Congreso Internacional da Asociacion Galega de Investigadores e Investigadoras en Comunicación
Santiago de Compostela, 20-21 de noviembre de 2017
Envío de los Abstract: 30 de abril de 2017

La Asociación Galega de Investigadores e Investigadoras en Comunicación (AGACOM) organiza los días 20 y 21 de noviembre de 2017 en la Facultad de Ciencias de la Comunicación de la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela su primer congreso internacional sobre diversidad y redes de investigación y comunicación a través de los seis ejes temáticos siguientes: historia de la comunicación; estructura, medios y soportes de la comunicación; publicidad, relaciones públicas y comunicación organizacional; teorías, métodos y técnicas de investigación de la comunicación y de la recepción de los medios; políticas de la diversidad y discursos de género; y cibercomunicación y cultura digital.

Con tal motivo AGACOM hace una llamada pública general para el envío de propuestas de comunicación que, una vez evaluadas y elaboradas de forma completa, podrán presentarse en el congreso y publicarse en un libro con ISBN editado por la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. Una muestra de las mejores investigaciones presentadas podrán ser seleccionadas para un monográfico de la revista Grial, de la editorial Galaxia (Vigo), y para otras publicaciones indexadas.

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UMa-CIERL (Funchal) | 8-12 November 2017
Submissions deadline: May 30, 2017

In “Ideas of Nature,” Raymond Williams in 1980 emphasizes two issues that we call upon for the III INSULA International Colloquium - Beyond Nature & Artifice: (1) the need to think the “natural” not just as a set of physical phenomena that exist in the world, but also as a plural concept, subject to historical and socio-cultural modelling with effective implications on how such a world is constructed; and (2) the need to rethink the human and the anthropological as parts of what is meant by Nature.

In this same line of thought that rejects a dogmatic character to the concept of “Nature”, Bruno Latour (1999) proposes the replacement of a singular “Nature” by plural Natures. This positioning therefore presupposes the existence of a denser, more elastic and articulated relationship between all the elements that constitute the world. A relationship that also integrates the human or that which is (re)constructed by human, whether in the material, or in virtual or imaginary form.

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School of Arts and Humanities - University of Lisbon | November 8-9, 2017
Deadline for submissions: June 15, 2017

In 2015, Chiara Montini and Anthony Cordingley announced the emergence of a new field of research located at the intersection between Translation Studies and Genetic Criticism, which they proposed to call Genetic Translation Studies. The genetic approach analyses the practices of the "working translator and the evolution, or genesis, of the translated text by studying translators’ manuscripts, drafts and other working documents" (Montini & Cordingley 2015: 1). In an attempt to expand this field of study, this conference presents itself as a forum for discussing the liminal space of translation, that is, "the text outside/inside the text which discusses the text" (Lopes 2012: 130). A liminal space whose materiality lies in the texts produced by moving bodies (agents) – authors, translators, revisers, editors, publishers, archivists, etc.

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UCP-Lisbon | October 19, 2017, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Deadline for submissions: July 1, 2017

We would like to invite all Young Scholars to apply for the YECREA PhD workshop organized within the ECREA's Crisis Communication Section / 5th International Crisis Communication Conference that will take place in Lisbon, 19‐21 October 2017. The aim of the workshop is to provide a forum for doctoral students whose PhD is related to the broad and interdisciplinary field of Crisis Communication. Participants present an outline of their PhD project and receive external feedback by Andreas Schwarz (Ilmenau University) and another senior scholar who will be nominated in accordance with the addressed areas of research. After a presentation of up to 20 minutes, the senior scholars serving as respondents will provide initial feedback, followed by a Q&A session involving the other workshop participants as well.

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Feminist Ghosts: The New Cultural Life of Feminism
Deadline for submissions: November 30, 2015

Over the last two decades, feminist scholarship has consistently drawn attention to the “post-feminist sensibility” (Gill, 2007) overtaking cultural imagination, wherein feminism is only alluded to “in order that it can be understood as having passed away” (McRobbie, 2011). Deemed responsible for disavowing feminist politics and for encouraging a disidentification with feminist struggles on the part of (younger) women, this postfeminist turn shifted attention to individual success, financial satisfaction and heterosexual realization, ousting the plurality of feminist subjectivities.

Recently, however, feminism seems to have reentered the sphere of public awareness, both in political discourse and popular culture. As McRobbie put it, “in endless conjuring up a demon that must be extinguished (in this case feminism), that demon demonstrates something of its lingering afterlife and its ghostly power” (2011: 183). Phenomena such as Beyoncé’s appropriation of Chimamanda Adichie’s talk “We Should All be Feminists”; Emma Watson’s speech at the UN Women HeforShe campaign launch, in which she urged men to stand up for women’s rights; several Hollywood actresses coming forward to denounce the gender pay gap and other inequalities in the film business; Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg’s bestseller Lean In on the work-family balance; the controversial success of Lena Dunham’s Girls on HBO, among many other instances, have not only contributed to a renewed visibility of feminism in social life, but also to bring forth the new contradictions and challenges (radical) feminism is facing today.

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