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  • 12.03.2018 12:11 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are happy to invite you to participate in the ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2018 that will take place at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy, from July 19 to July 27, 2018.

    The ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2018 brings together members of the European research community to this summer school in order to debate contemporary issues in media, communication and cultural studies. The main emphasis of this summer school is not on a particular theme, but on providing structural and individuated PhD-support for young European scholars, through a variety of working forms, including feedback seminars, workshops, and lectures. The summer school aims to provide a supportive international setting where doctoral students can present their ongoing work, receive feedback on their PhD-projects from international experts and meet students and academics from other countries, establishing valuable contacts for the future.

    The deadline for all the applications (both consortium and non-consortium) for the summer school is April 15, 2018.

    All applicants will be informed about the selection of participants before the end of April.

    ECREA will be awarding grants for participation at the Summer School. More information on the grants will be available at the ECREA website (http://www.ecrea.eu). This grant programme will be managed by ECREA and not by the summer school organisers.

    For more information, see full Call for participants

    • International director: Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt
    • Programme directors: Fausto Colombo, Simone Tosoni
    • Summer School coordinators: Maria Francesca Murru, Laura Peja

    Contacts: 

    • For accommodation, logistic and financial issues: elisa.ballerini@unicatt.it
    • For issues related to the programme: laura.peja@unicatt.it
    • For issues related to the website: simone.tosoni@unicatt.it

    http://www.comsummerschool.org/

  • 08.03.2018 19:24 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are thrilled to announce that ECC 2018 in Lugano almost hit the magical 2000 submission mark.

    1599 individual papers, 55 panel proposals (including 275 panel Papers) and 39 posters were submitted to ECREA sections and the Temporary working groups and Networks with open calls.

    We have received abstracts from over 60 countries spanning 5 continents and look forward to what promises to be a truly diverse and international conference.

    In addition, ECREA Networks and Temporary Working Groups will host a series of invited panels and 10 special panels will specifically address the conference theme “Centres and Peripheries”.

    The proposals will now be reviewed and we would like to thank all the reviewers for their effort in advance.

    Next deadlines:

    • Notification of Acceptance: 7 May 2018
    • Participation confirmation deadline: 1 June 2018

    http://www.ecrea2018lugano.eu/

  • 27.02.2018 20:02 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The ECREA 2018 International Organising Committee has decided to extend the deadline for submissions to the 7th ECC. Submissions can be made until Friday, March 2 2018, midnight.

    With this extension we want to express our solidarity with our fellow communication researchers in the UK who are currently on strike over pensions cuts. #UCUstrike

    We hope that soon an agreement that values and acknowledges the work of academic staff will be reached. The ECREA 2018 Local Organising Committee aims to put working conditions in academia on the conference agenda and to use the 7th ECC as an arena to debate this issue. We wish we could do more!

  • 12.02.2018 09:37 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Conference Local organising committee announced keynote speakers for ECREA 2018 (31 October - 3 November 2018, Lugano):
     
    José van Dijck is Distinguished University Professor at the Utrecht University (The Netherlands).
    Eszter Hargittai is Professor and Chair of Internet Use and Society at the Institute of Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich
    Lina Dencik is Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC).
     
    You can join the discussion about the event on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #ECREA2018

    Proposals for individual papers, panels, and posters can be submitted to one of ECREA Sections, Temporary Working Groups and Networks through the ECREA 2018 submission platform until 28 February 2018.

  • 14.01.2018 23:18 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The deadline for submission of book proposals for Wave 15 of the Routledge Studies in European Communication Research and Education Series has been extended to 2 March 2018.

    The Book Series aims to provide a diverse overview of the work of ECREA working groups and individual members, showcasing diversity of topics and areas within the field of contemporary media and communication research and addressing this diversity from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives.

    The Book Series has two main objectives, the first one is the promotion of European media and communication research. We are, therefore, seeking proposals, which have a strong European dimension either by virtue of inclusion of regionally and ethnically diverse voices and cases, or by virtue of comparative research. Proposals can include a limited number of authors who are not ECREA members provid insights beyond European perspective (see details below). The Book Series' second aim is to promote collaborative research, especially between our members. Proposals resulting from collaboration between ECREA Sections, Networks and Temporary working groups are particularly encouraged.

    WHO is invited to submit?

    The edited volumes of the Book Series aim at providing a diverse overview of the work of the ECREA members. At the same time, a degree of openness towards non-ECREA members is also considered to add value to the Book Series. Please note, that at least 50% of the chapters need to originate from ECREA members (individual members, or members through an institutional membership). For the same reason, at least one of the editors needs to be an ECREA member. Monographs or contributions from a limited number of authors or authors based at the same institution will not be considered. ECREA Executive Board members cannot be editors of the books in ECREA book series, but can serve as authors of the chapters, while the Book Series editors cannot contribute to the content of the books in the ECREA book series in any way.

    WHAT are we seeking?

    We are seeking original, previously unpublished work. Inclusion of previously published work is accepted under condition that the work has previously not been published in English or was published in now mainly inaccessible outlets. In such cases, editors of accepted proposals will be required to acquire permissions to translate or republish the work (without any extra costs to the Book Series).
    ECREA Book Series Publications need to have a clear theme or focus. Authors are strongly advised to outline the focus of the book and its framework in the abstract of the introductory chapter (see our submission form). The structure of the book (division of sections and chapters) should be in line with the proposed framework. Although the series is open to a wide diversity of disciplines and subjects, editors will consider the potential audience of a proposed book and previous publications on the topic within the Book Series.


    What is the DEADLINE for submissions?

    Proposals are to be sent to the series editors by email to info@ecrea.eu 
    by 2 March 2018.


    HOW should one submit a proposal or manuscript?

    Proposals are submitted using Book Series form. Only this form can be used for submitting a book proposal; applications that do not use this form will not be considered. Please note that the proposal should include a detailed abstract of each chapter.

    Download the form here.


    QUESTIONS and queries?

    Should you have any further questions concerning the Book Series call, please email Wave 15 Series Editor Galina Miazhevich at info@ecrea.eu.

    If you have problems accessing the documents, please email Wave 15 Series Editor Galina Miazhevich at info@ecrea.eu.

  • 05.12.2017 12:38 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are pleased to announce that ordinary General Assembly of ECREA opened on Monday 11 December and will close on Friday 15 December 2017.
    The General Assembly deals with a number of very important issues, such as vote upon the ECREA Bylaws Amendments and vote on update of the membership fees.

    AGENDA

    1. Approval of the minutes of the previous General Assembly (12-16 June 2017)
    2. Vote upon the ECREA Bylaws Amendments
    3. Vote on simplification of membership categories
    4. Vote on membership fees for 2018
    5. Any other business

    WHO CAN VOTE
    Please note that only individual members and institutional coordinators are entitled to vote. If you are a member through an institution, you do not have the right to vote but need to communicate with your institutional coordinator. If you do not know who your institutional coordinator is, please ask ECREA’s General Secretary Irena Reifová (generalsecretary@ecrea.eu). In line with our Statutes, each individual member has one vote and each coordinator of an institutional member holds five votes.

    DOCUMENTS LINKED TO AGENDA ITEMS
    All documents concerning the General Assembly are available to all members in the document archive of ECREA website (member login required).

  • 04.12.2017 12:30 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) in partnership with USI Università della Svizzera italiana call for proposals to be presented at the 7th European Communication Conference, to be held in Lugano, Switzerland, from 31 October to 3 November 2018.

    VISIT CONFERENCE WEBSITE

    ECREA and USI are delighted to host the 7th European Communication Conference (ECC). The Conference has chosen the key theme of “Centres and Peripheries: Communication, Research, Translation”. Organisers call for proposals that address the main conference theme and which relate to each ECREA Section, Network or Temporary Working Group.

    Conference theme

    This conference aims to analyse and to address the theme “Centres and Peripheries: Communication, Research, Translation” in communication from a multiplicity of perspectives.

    First , the conference examines the issues of “core” and “margins”, inviting scholars to stretch the boundaries of media and communication research as an academic discipline. We welcome presentation of research that seeks to take communication and media studies to new territories and new fields of application.

    “Stretching” media and communication research means bringing attention to underdeveloped fields of research and bringing theories, approaches and methods from other academic fields and disciplines into view. Academic subjects previously not concerned with aspects of mediated communication now acknowledge the role of media and communication processes for their discipline. This is both a challenge and an opportunity for the future role and socio-cultural impact of media and communication research.

    Second , the key conference theme of centres and peripheries means reconsidering geographical, cultural and linguistic borders or boundaries. Many areas of media and communication research have been dominated by American and European scholarship, but these traditions can learn methodological and theoretical insights coming, for example, from Asian, South American and African research. In this regard, as the subtitle of the conference emphasizing “translation” suggests, this also requires re-examination in the continual dominance of the English language in academic affairs. There is no doubt that the English language has become the lingua franca in the scientific community, allowing scholars from different countries to communicate and to access each other’s work. Nevertheless, the English language-centrality needs to be questioned and discussed in a plurilingual setting such as the Swiss context and, in particular, when findings in other languages are marginalized, considered peripheral or less important. This is why special panels addressing this topic will be organised during the conference.

    Reconsidering borders, however, goes beyond mere reflection and deals with the materiality of communication flows. In the present global context of migration and mobility, and where terms such as flow, mobility, multi-cultural, multi-perspective, transcultural, hybrid and fragmented are ubiquitous, the issue of what we consider as communicative centres and peripheries is highly important. We thus also invite contributions that focus on the stability and fragility of the concepts of “centre” and “periphery”. This topic addresses historical and spatial instability, understanding and explaining how certain physical or immaterial entities become centres – or peripheries – for certain issues in critical times (e.g., the Silicon Valley for technological innovation related to the Internet, online communication and network societies).

    Third, the key concepts of centres and peripheries in communication are associated with economic and political power. Communication flows often go from rich (central) countries to poor (peripheral) ones. Within single countries distribution of resources are often unequal in terms of information and connectedness between privileged and unprivileged areas (e.g., urban peripheries and rural areas). People in disadvantaged areas are often excluded by flows, forms and practices of communication that are taken-for-granted in richer regions. In this regard, we also welcome contributions addressing European “divides”, exclusions or fights for inclusion from a communication perspective.

    Key dates

    • Submission system opens: 11 December 2017
    • Submission of paper and panel abstracts and posters: 28 February 2018
    • Notification of Acceptance: 7 May 2018
    • End of Early Bird Registration Fee: 31 August 2018

    More information
    Detailed information regarding the conference is available at ECC 2018 Lugano conference website

  • 08.10.2017 11:36 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Series Editors Ilija Tomanić Trivundža, Christina Holtz-Bacha and Galina Miazhevich invite the submission of book proposals for the Routledge Studies in European Communication Research and Education Series.

    The Book Series aims to provide a diverse overview of the work of ECREA working groups and individual members, showcasing diversity of topics and areas within the field of contemporary media and communication research and addressing this diversity from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives.

    The Book Series has two main objectives, the first one is the promotion of European media and communication research. We are, therefore, seeking proposals, which have a strong European dimension either by virtue of inclusion of regionally and ethnically diverse voices and cases, or by virtue of comparative research. Proposals can include a limited number of authors who are not ECREA members provid insights beyond European perspective (see details below). The Book Series' second aim is to promote collaborative research, especially between our members. Proposals resulting from collaboration between ECREA Sections, Networks and Temporary working groups are particularly encouraged.

    WHO is invited to submit?
    The edited volumes of the Book Series aim at providing a diverse overview of the work of the ECREA members. At the same time, a degree of openness towards non-ECREA members is also considered to add value to the Book Series. Please note, that at least 50% of the chapters need to originate from ECREA members (individual members, or members through an institutional membership). For the same reason, at least one of the editors needs to be an ECREA member. Monographs or contributions from a limited number of authors or authors based at the same institution will not be considered. ECREA Executive Board members cannot be editors of the books in ECREA book series, but can serve as authors of the chapters, while the Book Series editors cannot contribute to the content of the books in the ECREA book series in any way.

    WHAT are we seeking?
    We are seeking original, previously unpublished work. Inclusion of previously published work is accepted under condition that the work has previously not been published in English or was published in now mainly inaccessible outlets. In such cases, editors of accepted proposals will be required to acquire permissions to translate or republish the work (without any extra costs to the Book Series).
    ECREA Book Series Publications need to have a clear theme or focus. Authors are strongly advised to outline the focus of the book and its framework in the abstract of the introductory chapter (see our submission form). The structure of the book (division of sections and chapters) should be in line with the proposed framework. Although the series is open to a wide diversity of disciplines and subjects, editors will consider the potential audience of a proposed book and previous publications on the topic within the Book Series.

    What is the DEADLINE for submissions?
    Proposals are to be sent to the series editors by email to info@ecrea.eu by 15 January 2018.  DEADLINE EXTENDED: 2 March 2018.

    HOW should one submit a proposal or manuscript?
    Proposals are submitted using Book Series form. Only this form can be used for submitting a book proposal; applications that do not use this form will not be considered. Please note that the proposal should include a detailed abstract of each chapter.

    Download the form here.

    QUESTIONS and queries?
    Should you have any further questions concerning the Book Series call, please email Wave 15 Series Editor Galina Miazhevich at info@ecrea.eu.

    If you have problems accessing the documents, please email Wave 15 Series Editor Galina Miazhevich at info@ecrea.eu.

  • 19.09.2017 11:32 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Call for book chapters for the European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School Book 2017

    Since the early 1990s, the Doctoral Summer School (http://comsummerschool.org/) has brought together a group of highly qualified doctoral students as well as senior researchers and professors from a diversity of European countries and beyond. Over the course of nearly two and a half decades, more than 500 doctoral students received valuable feedback on their doctoral research projects by experienced lecturers. Since 2006, the Doctoral Summer School consortium has also been producing a yearly peer-reviewed edited volume, as part of the Researching and Teaching Communication book series, ISSN 1736-3918 (print) & ISSN 1736-4752 (online) - see http://www.researchingcommunication.eu/.

    In 2018, the thirteenth book will be published, comprising up-to-date chapters by the Doctoral Summer School lecturers and doctoral students of the year 2017. It will be edited by Laura Peja, Simone Tosoni, Maria Francesca Murru, Nico Carpentier, Fausto Colombo, Richard Kilborn, Leif Kramp, Risto Kunelius, Hannu Nieminen, Tobias Olsson, Ilija Tomanic Trivundza and Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt.

    As our calls for Alumni chapters were very successful in recent years, it is our pleasure to announce that we will again include three chapters of former Doctoral Summer School participants in this edited book. Doctoral Summer School Alumni of all previous ECREA Summer Schools are now invited to submit abstracts for proposed chapters, to be reviewed and considered for publication in the 2017 SuSo book.

    Invited are chapter proposals by scholars who have participated as PhD student in one of the annual European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer Schools at the University Stendahl, Grenoble (1992-96), Complutense University of Madrid (1997), University of Lund (1998), Westminster University (1999-2003), University of Tampere in cooperation with University of Helsinki (2004), University of Tartu (2005-2009), University of Ljubljana (2010-2012), University of Bremen (2013-2015) or at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan (2016).

    We are accepting submissions of abstracts for chapters to be included in the volume until October 10, 2017. Your *extended abstract* should provide a clear outline of the chapter and not exceed 1,000 words. The submission also has to include:

    • your current affiliation, address and contact information
    • the year and location of the Doctoral Summer School you attended
    • the title of your doctoral research project that was discussed at that summer school.

    Please send your abstract to Dr. Leif Kramp, kramp@uni-bremen.de

    The extended abstracts will be reviewed, and three of them will be selected. Chapters are up to 4,000 words (including references). Collaborative work is encouraged.

    Time-line:

    • Abstract submissions before October 15, 2017
    • Notification of acceptance and feedback from the editors before October 22, 2017
    • Submission of first full draft of the chapters before December 15, 2017
    • Feedback on the draft chapters before December 20, 2017
    • Submission of revised chapters before January 20, 2018
  • 13.07.2017 17:47 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ECREA is opening a call for proposals for the hosting and organisation of the 2020 edition of the European Communication Conferences.

    The first European Communication Conference took place in Amsterdam in 2005; the second in Barcelona in 2008; the third in Hamburg in 2010; the fourth in Istanbul in 2012; the fifth in Lisbon in 2014; the sixth in Prague 2016 and the 7th will be held in Lugano in 2018.
    These conferences are major opportunities to show the know-how and the activities of the organising institution(s) and to foster the energy and creativity of the organisers around a large international project.

    The Executive Board of ECREA has developed a framework document – Terms of Reference to define the format and give guidelines for the organisation of such a conference. Terms of Reference document is available here.

    Interested members are asked to submit proposals for hosting the 2020 European Communication Conference. The institution hosting the Conference has to be active in the field of communication research and/or education and have sufficient experience and sufficient capacity (staff and support) to prepare and run the event.

    The proposal for hosting the 2020 European Communication Conference must take the form of a document where candidate host institutions will: 1) Describe their general vision of the event (including the location, timing, duration and their organisational capacity). 2) Explicitly engage themselves to meet ECREA's requirements described in the Terms of Reference for Organising ECREA’s 8th European Communication Conference 2020 and provide the basic information regarding the way their proposal will meet ECREA's requirements. 3) Propose a draft financial plan. 4) Sketch out the strengths and weaknesses associated with the proposal. Please note that more than one institution can join forces and present a conjoint proposal, as long as they are in the same geographical area.


    Deadline and submission
    Proposals must be submitted by Wednesday, 15 November, 2017. The proposals must be sent by e-mail (attachment in .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf format) to ECREA's General Secretary Irena Reifová (generalsecretary@ecrea.eu).

    The ECREA Executive Board will then select one institution to act as local host, and possibly one runner-up to step in, in case the selected host encounters unforeseen difficulties.

    Timeline
    ECC conferences are normally held in October-November (unless the local host argues otherwise). The selection of the host for the conference will be decided upon at least two years prior to the event.

    The timetable will be as follows:
    - 30 June, 2017: the call for applications is open. Each candidate-host turns in a summary project describing how they see the event, where, how, etc.
    - 15 November, 2017 : the call is closed. The Board considers applications and selects one which complies with all criteria, including the strategic priorities of the Board. Contacts are made with candidates for further information where necessary.

    • 15 January, 2018: The Board announces the selected host institution to all institutional members that have applied. The selected institution is asked to develop a full organisational plan in close cooperation with ECREA’s Board. The full plan is to be ready by end of April 2018. If appropriate, the Board also selects a runner-up institution to host the conference should the selected institution be unable to deliver.
    • April, 2018: The Board examines the full proposal and decides on its approval. If the plan is approved, the announcement is made public. If not, organisers are given one more month to fine-tune the proposal (with assistance of the Executive Board).
    • 31 October–3 November, 2018: the ECC2020 conference host is announced at ECC2016 in Lugano.
    • October – November, 2020: ECC2020 takes place.

    For any inquiry, please contact ECREA's General Secretary, Irena Reifová at generalsecretary@ecrea.eu.

    We are looking forward to receiving your proposals!

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