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ECC2018 to be held in Lugano

ECREA is proud to announce that the seventh European Communication Conference (ECC2018) will be held in Lugano, Switzerland, 31 October - 3 November 2018, and hosted by Università della Svizzera italiana.

Tomanic Trivundza, Ilija 29.07.2016

ECREA is pleased to announce that the 7th European Communication Conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Communication Sciences, Università della Svizzera italiana. The conference will take place in the Lugano Convention Centre.

Under the theme ‘Centre and Periphery. Communications, Research, Translation’, ECC2018 will aim to analyse and to deconstruct the theme Centre and Periphery in communication under many perspectives. First of all, from the perspective of power, communication has been often interpreted as a movement toward a target that is placed outside the centre of meaning production, as a periphery. Second, communication geographically often flows from rich (central) countries to poor (peripheral) ones, made of people that mainly receive information instead of co-producing it in a real dialogue. Third, this topic can be applied to business studies because there is often an internal dialectic in private companies: for example, where and how does communication go from one department to another? Centre/periphery can be also addressed as a dialectic between old and new forms of communication. For example, mass media have been considered one-to-many and as such one-directional, while digital media are often considered more “democratic”. Finally, this topic can be studied also in terms of communication research, including linguistic, geographical and methodological centres and peripheries in communication studies.

Further information will be available on this site later this year. The event will also be announced and presented during this year's ECC2016 in Prague 9-12 November 2016.

This is the first time that ECREA conference will take place in Switzerland, after taking place in Amsterdam (2005), Barcelona (2008), Hamburg (2010), Istanbul (2012), Lisbon (2014) and Prague in November this year.

ECREA and Università della Svizzera italiana are looking forward to welcoming you in Lugano in 2018!


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