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COMMUNICATION HISTORY DIVISION

Topics:

•       Vote for CHD Secretary.

•       Call for papers. ICA Washington, DC

•       Call for papers. CHD preconference.


Dear Colleagues,


We generally try to keep the number of emails from the Communication History Division to a minimum, but there is a lot going on at the moment, so we want to make sure all are aware of some important upcoming deadlines. We have three items for your attention:


1.      Vote for CHD Secretary. If you have not already done so, please cast your ballot for the next Communication History Division secretary. You can access quick instructions on how to vote at https://www.icahdq.org/page/election2018. The deadline for voting is 15 October 2018.


2.      Call for papers: ICA 2019 in Washington, DC. Please submit individual papers and panel submissions by 1 November 2018, 16:00 UTC. The guidelines for submission can be found here: https://www.icahdq.org/mpage/COMMHIST2018 The deadline is rapidly approaching!


3.      Call for papers: ICA 2019 pre-conference. It's official! Continuing our division’s tradition, we will be holding a preconference immediately prior to the start of ICA 2019. This year’s theme is “The Long History of Modern Surveillance: Excavating the Past, Contextualizing the Present,” organized by Josh Lauer and Nicole Maurantonio. See below for the call for abstracts. The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2018. All submissions should be sent directly to Josh Lauer, josh.lauer@unh.edu.


We look forward to receiving your work! Please be in touch with any questions.


Thank you for your time and continued work with us,

The CHD Exec Team

Nicole Maurantonio (chair), Derek Vaillant (vice-chair), and Lars Lundgren (secretary)



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The Long History of Modern Surveillance: Excavating the Past, Contextualizing the Present


ICA Preconference Washington, DC, USA, 24 May 2019


Sponsor: ICA Communication History Division

Organizers: Josh Lauer, Nicole Maurantonio


Surveillance is a key feature of modernity and a well-established topic of communication research. Since the 1980s communication scholars have studied a broad range of surveillance-related technologies, from databases and CCTV to biometrics and big data, highlighting their implications for the future of privacy and civil society. This research, however, has focused almost exclusively on “new” media. Such presentism is understandable given the speed and stakes of recent developments, but it has also limited our understanding of larger historical forces and global historical perspectives. In short, the study of surveillance needs a history to understand where we are, how we got here, and where we might be headed.  


This ICA preconference is dedicated to bringing together communication scholars from diverse research traditions and from around the world to illuminate the long history of modern surveillance. Submissions are invited to consider the full breadth of past surveillance techniques and regimes, in any geographic or national context, prior to the current moment. The scope includes empirical research and comparative studies, historically-informed theory, intellectual histories of the field, and methodological reflections. We especially welcome submissions that address histories of surveillance from transnational and/or de-Westernized perspectives.


(1)     Past surveillance practices and technologies:


Case studies and comparative histories of surveillance from a variety of perspectives are invited to shed light on the diversity of surveillance practices across time and around the globe. These studies may include embodied forms of individual or social surveillance; technologies of inscription, recordkeeping, archiving, and communication; examples of social sorting and classification; and organized efforts to record, track, or monitor individuals and populations. Submissions might address issues of power, privacy, recognition, and rights; gender, race, class, and sexuality (and their intersections); nationalism, empire, and colonialism; risk, security, and policing; the social construction of populations and conceptualizations of health, normality, deviance, markets, and audiences; reputation, celebrity, and shame; and the political economy of information and its commodification.  


(2)     Theorizing surveillance history:


Historical accounts of surveillance have been heavily influenced by Foucault’s theories of panopticism, governmentality, and biopolitics. Additionally, Giddens’ sociology of modernity and Scott’s concept of legibility have shaped understandings of surveillance as an historical phenomenon associated with the state and bureaucracy. Subsequent contributions by Deleuze, Haggerty and Ericson, Poster, Gandy, Andrejevic, and others have sought to connect Foucauldian theories to late 20th-century technologies, especially databases and digital media. We welcome submissions that review, critique, revise, or synthesize these existing theories of surveillance history. We also encourage efforts to develop new theories of surveillance history that address the limitations of dominant models, particularly their Western European perspective, early modern chronology, and generalizations about the social and psychological effects of surveillance. Is surveillance always a tool of power and disciplinary control, or can surveillance also produce positive forms of visibility, recognition, and participation?


(3)     Intellectual histories of surveillance studies and communication research:


Communication scholars have long been concerned with issues of surveillance and privacy, though often in different forms and under the banner of democratizing agendas. For example, early efforts to study audiences, public opinion, and journalism addressed problems of mass surveillance, classification, and social influence. Submissions that interrogate the intellectual, philosophical, or disciplinary origins of surveillance scholarship within the field of communication are welcome. This might include genealogies of surveillance research among communication scholars, including roots in sociology, administrative research, and Marxist critical theory; contributions of communication scholars to late 20th-century surveillance theory and privacy policy, including political economic and information society critiques; the development of surveillance scholarship in global and/or non-Western contexts; the institutionalization of surveillance studies within communication programs; and the marginalization of historical scholarship – and surveillance history in particular – within the field of communication.


(4)     Doing surveillance history:


Amid a welter of rapidly evolving technologies, communication scholars have struggled to keep up with new developments and to make sense of their implications. What can the study of the past contribute to such urgent contemporary issues? Unlike historians, whose scholarship is unselfconsciously backward looking, communication scholars are often compelled to justify the current relevance of historical inquiry to their peers. We invite submissions that address the value of surveillance history for understanding new and emerging social problems. This might include contributions to theories of modernity and technological change in a global context; the social construction of identity, privacy, and risk; and insight into the age-old problem of identifying, naming, and controlling bodies and populations. We also welcome submissions that consider the challenge of writing of surveillance history, including problems of periodization, geography, and sources (especially inaccessible institutional archives and ephemeral electronic evidence); inadequate theoretical models; and bridging interdisciplinary audiences.


Abstracts of 300 words (maximum) should be submitted no later than 30 November 2018. Proposals for full panels are also welcome: these should include a 250-word abstract for each individual presentation, and a 200-word rationale for the panel. Each abstract should be accompanied by a brief (no longer than 50-word) author bio. Panel proposals should include bios for all panelists. Send abstracts to: Josh Lauer at josh.lauer@unh.edu.


Authors will be informed regarding acceptance/rejection for the preconference no later than 15 January 2019. Full papers will need to be submitted no later than 1 May 2019 as these will be posted online and made available to all those participating in the preconference. Early career scholars and graduate students are highly encouraged to submit their work, as are scholars exploring the above issues from transnational and/or non-Western perspectives. Please indicate if the research submitted is part of your thesis or dissertation project. The organizers will aim to arrange for discussants to provide an intensive response for graduate student projects.


Please direct any questions to either Josh Lauer (josh.lauer@unh.edu) or Nicole Maurantonio

(nmaurant@richmond.edu).


-Proposed award from the list above, and

Rationale for the nomination (about 100-150 words)


The committee will consider the candidates and will choose a few to create a formal nomination for the ICA consideration.


Contact Natalia Rybas, Immediate Past Chair of the ICA Feminist Scholarship Division to discuss the process of nomination or to ask questions natrybas@gmail.com.


Details and the submission form are available at:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ErfaK7e0c2DZs5yWe_E-_VBHNwzt9it7naVziUXF0ZE/edit#

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COMPUTATIONAL METHODS INTEREST GROUP


Dear CM members,


The Taylor & Francis journal Communication Methods and Measures (CMM) invites submissions for a special issue on "Agent-Based Modeling for Communication Research". See call for papers below or follow this link: http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/ah/hcms-si-agent-based-modeling


Please consider submitting a paper if you work with agent-based models in your research. Submission deadline: 15 March, 2019.


Note: For CMM, the methodological perspective is key. So authors should highlight the methodological contribution of their submissions and not merely apply ABM to research questions in communication.


Cindy Shen, your vice chair



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CALL FOR PAPERS


Agent-Based Modeling for Communication Research


A major concern of communication researchers is to explain emergent, collective social phenomena such as the dynamics of public opinion, collective attention, and collective action. This goal requires bridging different levels of analysis, from individual actions to group interactions and aggregate dynamics. Many long-standing theories in communication, such as the spiral of silence or cultivation theory, offer intuitions of how those levels of analysis can be integrated, but precisely for that reason such theories are difficult to test empirically – at least using conventional, inferential methods.


Agent-based modelling (ABM) offers an analytical approach to hypothesize about and understand the mechanisms bringing about emergent patterns at the levels of groups and populations. Explaining social phenomena in terms of ABM means letting heterogeneous actors – or agents – interact in a simulated environment according to simple rules. The purpose of the models is to assess how those interactions generate, from the bottom up, the regularities that we can observe at the collective level. The approach offers a powerful tool to model complex systems, with clear applications in the social sciences and, in particular, in communication, with its emphasis on the dynamic and complex nature of social influence and media effects.


This special issue aims to publish research that demonstrates the analytical potential and methodological contribution of ABM for media and communication research. We particularly welcome submissions that use ABM to make substantive contributions to long-standing research problems of the field. This includes research that aims to:


develop communication theories;

model empirical communication phenomena such as opinion trends, polarization, or information diffusion;

predict future scenarios of communication dynamics,

assess the (unintended) consequences of interventions, and

solve theoretical and methodological problems associated to more conventional methods.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions may originate from any subfield of communication and should highlight the methodological innovation and substantive contribution of the work, addressing as appropriately questions of rigor, validation, reproducibility, and limitations.


The deadline for manuscripts to be considered for the special issue is March 15, 2019. Authors should include a statement in the cover letter that the manuscript is being submitted for the special issue on Agent-Based Modeling. Manuscripts will be peer reviewed and a final decision rendered until September 2019, with a target publication of the issue in late 2019.


Instructions for authors and a description of the online submission process can be found on the journal’s home page.


Questions about this special issue can be directed to the guest editors Annie Waldherr, Martin Hilbert, and Sandra González-Bailón.


Editorial information

Guest Editor: Annie Waldherr (annie.waldherr@uni-muenster.de)

Guest Editor: Martin Hilbert (hilbert@ucdavis.edu)

Guest Editor: Sandra González-Bailón (sandra.gonzalez.bailon@asc.upenn.edu)

 

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FEMINIST SCHOLARSHIP DIVISION


Dear Members


Our Nominations Office Natalia Rybas has again done a fantastic job and put together a call for nominations and an easy form to fill out to put feminist scholars into the 2019 ICA Awards competition. Please contribute your ideas by  November 12, 2018.


-Stine


FSD seeks candidates for 2019 ICA awards nominations

Dear members and friends of Feminist Scholarship Division of ICA -


The FSD award nomination committee plans to intentionally work to nominate feminist scholars for ICA awards. The awards are described on the ICA web site. Specifically, this year we would like to consider:

Steven H. Chafee Career Achievement award

Outstanding Article award

Young Scholar award

B. Aubrey Fisher Mentorship award

Applied Research award


The committee seeks candidates for nominations. The candidates will meet the following criteria:

Must be ICA members, and

Must be recognized feminist scholars with wide appeal across divisions and internationally.


If you would like to nominate yourself or a colleague for one of the ICA awards, please complete the form and provide the following information by November 12, 2018:

Candidate’s name, contact information, ICA and academic affiliations,

Proposed award from the list above, and

Rationale for the nomination (about 100-150 words)


The committee will consider the candidates and will choose a few to create a formal nomination for the ICA consideration.


Contact Natalia Rybas, Immediate Past Chair of the ICA Feminist Scholarship Division to discuss the process of nomination or to ask questions natrybas@gmail.com.


Details and the submission form are available at:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ErfaK7e0c2DZs5yWe_E-_VBHNwzt9it7naVziUXF0ZE/edit#

 

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HEALTH COMMUNICATION DIVISION


Hi Everyone,



To read online: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S126Qnh77DKkWqmhmOLqNCKXT2kgk3bC1gi8zWEF5BM/edit?usp=sharing


Congratulations once again to 2018's thesis and dissertation award winners! The Amanda Kundrat Thesis of the Year went to Erendira Estrada, University of California Merced, “Development of a participatory health communication intervention: An ecological approach to reducing rural information inequality and health disparities” Advisor: Dr. Susana Ramirez and the Abby Prestin Dissertation of the Year: Dr. Kristen Farris, U of Texas Austin, “The Impacts of Recurring Supportive Interactions on Couples’ Psychological, Relational, and Health outcomes in the Context of Rheumatic Diseases” Advisor: Dr. Erin Donovan.


The 2019 ICA/NCA Amanda L. Kundrat Thesis of the Year and Abby Prestin Dissertation Awards:


ICA and NCA are pleased to release a call for outstanding master's theses and doctoral dissertations in the area of health communication. A cash award is given in the amount of US$500 each for the top dissertation and top thesis.


Each year, a committee composed of leaders from the Health Communication Divisions of the ICA and NCA reviews Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations submitted for consideration. Authors of the top-rated thesis and top-rated dissertation (and their faculty advisors) are recognized at the Annual Divisional Business Meeting during ICA’s conference with the presentation of a plaque and cash award.


In 2010, the Thesis of the Year Award was renamed the Amanda L. Kundrat Health Communication Thesis of the Year thanks to an endowment created by the Kundrat family for that award. Amanda passed away on January 21st, 2003 while a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences. Her passion for health communication was rooted in both her personal and academic understanding of the healthcare system. Amanda’s MA thesis previously won the Thesis of the Year Award.


The dissertation award is given in honor of the late Abby Prestin, an exemplary health communication scholar and person, who tragically passed away on September 3, 2014 at the age of 34 after a year-long battle with lymphoma. Both her MA Thesis and PhD Dissertations won these awards and the Award is endowed by her family and friends.


For more information about these endowments and ways for you to contribute to this fund, please go to http://www.icahdq.org/fundraising/index.asp and look for the two funds alphabetized under the name “Health Communication”


REQUIREMENTS & INSTRUCTIONS

To be considered for the 2019 awards, theses and dissertations must have been completed (defended) between 1 September 2017 and 31 December 2018. If the completion date was in the last four months of 2017, the thesis or dissertation cannot have been submitted for last year’s (2018) competition. Individuals may nominate themselves, but advisors must be notified of the nomination. Thesis and dissertation nominations will be evaluated by a panel of officers and members of the ICA and NCA Health Communication Divisions, with the ICA Chair serving as the award coordinator.


The nomination packet should include (a) a cover letter with the name, postal address, telephone number and email address of the nominee and his or her advisor(s) and completion date of the thesis or dissertation, and (b) a summary (excluding title page and references) of the thesis or dissertation not exceeding 5 pages (8 ½ x 11” page, Times New Roman 12 point font, double-spaced, one-inch margins on all sides, and in English; not counting title page and references). The 5-page summary should describe clearly and concisely the study’s rationale, theoretical framework, research questions, methods, results, and conclusions. Care should be taken to mask the identity of the author within the text of the summary. The summary should include a title page that contains only the title of the thesis or dissertation. Complete theses or dissertations or chapters of same will not be accepted for review. Reviewers will be instructed not to read beyond the first 5 pages of text. PLEASE SUBMIT PACKET AS A MS WORD DOCUMENT—NOT AS A PDF.


On or before March 10th, a slate of up to 3 finalists for each award will be selected by the evaluation committee. Finalists will be invited to submit an extended integrated summary of the thesis or dissertation not exceeding 30 pages (double-spaced, one-inch margins on all sides, and in English). These summaries will be reviewed by the committee and the award winners will be selected from among the finalists.


Send an electronic copy of the nomination packet including cover letter and 5-page summary to:

Jeff Niederdeppe Chair, ICA Health Communication Division Email: jdn56@cornell.edu

The deadline for receipt of the nomination packets is January 31, 2019. Nomination packets received after that date will not be reviewed


Reminder, we now have an ICA Health Communication Division Official Group Page on Facebook. If you are on Facebook and would like to receive more timely announcements and updates from your colleagues in the field, please join the group and add other health communication scholars: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1754132684876713/


You can post job announcements or other things of interest for the division on the Facebook page. I will continue to gather announcements to send out to the division at the beginning of each month.


Please have announcements you’d like to be included in the newsletter to me by the 27th of the month prior.


Thank you!


Best,


Holley Wilkin, PhD

ICA Health Communication Division Secretary

Associate Professor of Communication and Public Health

Graduate Director, Department of Communication

Georgia State University

hwilkin@gsu.edu


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INTERGROUP COMMUNICATION INTEREST GROUP


Hi Intergroup Communication Interest Group members:


1. Elections

Another reminder about elections. Everyone should have received an email from ICA. In addition to electing officers, members also have an opportunity to vote on by-law changes. Most of the changes simply put our by-laws in line with the manner in which our interest group has operated the last 10 years or so. However, one change reflects our discussion and support at the last business meeting for renaming our annual student award. Elections are open until October 15th.


For those who love 'intergroup' competition, we currently have the highest voter "turnout" for divisions and interest groups! Keep it up. :)


2. Survey on Challenges in Race and Ethnicity-Related Research.


Please assist David in this very important inquiry with the ultimate goal of improving our processes for research related to race and ethnicity.

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Research projects that involve race and ethnicity face unique challenges due to the conflictual nature of these group categories. We aim to produce guidelines on challenges and best practices for race- and ethnicity-related empirical research that involves human subjects.


To inform our guidelines, we need your valuable experiences from the field! Please share your experience if you came across race or ethnicity in your work - as a researcher, supervisor or committee member. Participation will take less than 10 minutes. Your knowledge will greatly help future researchers in implementing ethical and robust research!


To the survey: https://ww3.unipark.de/uc/challenges_research_race_ethnicity


Among all participants, we raffle 3 x US$30 book vouchers. Your participation is highly appreciated!


In the name of project team, many thanks!


David (Dr. David Schieferdecker // Free U Berlin // d.schieferdecker@fu-berlin.de)

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Dear Intergroup Communication Interest Group Members:


Mark your calendars for this conference in Australia on Intergroup Contact. The conference is aimed at junior and senior scholars in Social Psychology, Anthropology, Communication, Political Science, and Sociology (among others) with an interest in multiple perspectives on intergroup contact’s effects. The following has initial information, with more to come soon!


https://sasp.org.au/2018/09/sasp-spssi-group-meeting-on-intergroup-contact-to-be-held-in-newcastle-australia-29-april-1-may-2019/


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INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION DIVISION


Hello Interpersonal Communication Division Members!


Please remember to register to review for the upcoming conference in Washington DC, May 2019. The volunteer process for reviewing is online at ScholarOne and can be done when you submit your paper/proposal.  You may also also volunteer to review if you do not plan to submit to the conference - just follow the same steps below. The only requirements are that you must be an ICA member and ABD.


Here are the steps to take to review.   


•       Go to the ICA website (www.icahdq.org) and login. Then click on “Paper Management System.” We are using a new submission site this year, ScholarOne. You’ll be directed there and will need to create a username and password for this site.


•       When you log into ScholarOne, you will be asked to complete a "general information" section.


•       In the middle of the first page of the general information section, you will be asked if you want to review submissions based on your area of expertise. CLICK YES!


•       Then, make sure to choose the Interpersonal Communication Division from the list of divisions and click "add expertise." Note: you may choose up to 2 divisions for which to review.



•       You will also need to select your keywords, which will help us to distribute submissions to reviewers. You can select up to 3 keywords.


•       Then, make sure to save changes before moving to the next page of the general information section!


Thanks, and let me know if you have any questions – holmstr6@msu.edu.  As a reminder, here’s our call for papers: https://www.icahdq.org/mpage/INTERP_CFP


Mandy Holmstrom

Vice Chair


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LANGUAGE AND SOCIAL INTERACTION DIVISION


Dear colleagues,  


The University of Helsinki cordially invites scholars working on or interested in Ethnography of Communication to Helsinki, Finland for a conference to be held June 11-14, 2019. The conference is titled Ethnography of Communication and Interdisciplinary Moves. This is the fourth conference devoted to Ethnography of Communication approaches; other conferences have gathered in the US, in Washington, Omaha, and most recently in New York. The submission for abstracts opens November 1, and closes December 3, 2018 here:

https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/ethnography-of-communication-and-interdisciplinary-moves



The theoretical-methodological approach of Ethnography of Communication is a particular way to study culture, communication and interaction. It lives in and nourishes multiple languages and countries and pulls on different academic communities such as linguistics, sociolinguistics, anthropology, anthropological linguistics, folklore studies, media studies, conversation analysis, etc.


The June 2019 conference has a two-fold structure designed to benefit local and international researchers. First, invited workshops and paper presentations will explore the ways in which Ethnography of Communication relates in particular with language ideology, folklore studies, and media ethnography. All three approaches or disciplines are alive and strong at the University of Helsinki, and they are closely related to Ethnography of Communication. Second, individual papers and panels will present recent research and other works on the Ethnography of Communication.


Professor Emeritus Robert Craig (U of Colorado, Boulder) will present the keynote.


The organization committee invites individual abstracts and panel proposals that apply Ethnography of Communication, report on research in Ethnography of Communication, or present recent developments in Ethnography of Communication. All submissions are competitively selected.


Submissions should address and answer any of the following questions and/or themes:

- How might we combine research on language ideologies with Ethnography of Communication?

- How might we combine research on folklore studies with Ethnography of Communication?

- In what ways are methods in media ethnography in anthropology and methods applied in Ethnography of Communication shared or not? How do the methods used in media ethnography compare to those used in Ethnography of Communication?

- Presentations that consider Ethnography of Communication research as it crosses disciplinary borders.  

- Recent questions, concerns, and research in Ethnography of Communication.    


Important dates

Abstract submission opens by November 1, 2018.

Abstract submission closes December 3, 2018.

Acceptance of abstracts, evaluated by the academic review board, will be announced by January 15, 2019.

Registration for the conference opens by January 15, 2019.

Conference begins Tuesday afternoon, June 11. Conference closes Friday afternoon, June 14, 2019.


Venue and costs

The conference fee is designed to include three lunches and the conference dinner. The conference fees will be around 80 euros for graduate students, and 150 euros for others. The conference will take place in down town Helsinki, on the main campus of the University of Helsinki. The local organizing committee is Saila Poutiainen (chair), Eeva Sippola, Eija Stark, and Johanna Sumiala.


Tervetuloa kesäkuussa Helsinkiin!


With kind regards,

Saila Poutiainen



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Saila Poutiainen, Ph.D.

Master's Programme in Intercultural Encounters, Director

Yliopistonlehtori/University Lecturer

Humanistinen tiedekunta/Faculty of Arts

Helsingin yliopisto/University of Helsinki

+358 (0)2941 29345, +358 (0)50 504154666

saila.poutiainen@helsinki.fi


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PHILOSOPHY, THEORY AND CRITIQUE DIVISION


Dear PTC friends,


First, thanks to all of you who through reviewing, presenting, responding, chairing, karaoking, etc made possible a great ICA in Prague last May! Three quick reminders.


First, ICA has switched to the ScholarOne platform for submissions (link provided later in message). That means you'll have to go there and create a new account (yes, annoying). Best to do that asap, no? Once there, you will select research interests, etc., which will help with the distribution of reviewing assignments, speaking of which...


Second: review! Please, Please, pretty please give back to the division by reviewing a couple of submissions for us. It should go without saying, but alas: the conference can't take place without some reciprocity between submitting/presenting and reviewing. I'll be pestering you next month about this again.


Third, please submit and encourage colleagues to join our division and do so, too. As many of you know, the number of panel slots ICA gives us depends on the number of submissions we have. Last year was, I'm told, the most difficult year ever to get accepted, and we had slightly fewer submissions last yea (Apologies, again, to any of you who had papers/panels rejected; I did my best to expand panels, reducing presentation times, but it was clearly less than ideal). Hopefully the prospect of protesting Trump on site will motivate more submissions this year!


Here's the CFP again, followed by the link to register on the new ScholarOne platform. Best wishes, Jayson Harsin


The Philosophy, Theory and Critique (PTC) Division invites the submission of papers and/or panels for the 2019 conference in Washington D.C. The PTC Division is broadly concerned with the critical theoretical, analytical and political issues that cut across the various boundaries that are often taken for granted within the study of communication. Its primary goal is to provide a forum in which scholars can explore the relations and intersections between the study of communication and the range of contemporary theoretical and philosophical concerns, arguments and positions, especially those concerned with social, political, or cultural critique. It is also committed to providing a space for those emergent interests, as well as empirical research, which challenge the common sense assumptions currently guiding our understanding of the practice of communication. Work presented in PTC is wide-ranging including research on the nature of communication, media, mediation and (digital) technology; questions of power, subjectivity and experience; critical theories of data, surveillance and digital labour; the social production of knowledge; philosophy and ethics of communication; issues of citizenship, participation, recognition and the public sphere(s); and nationalism, cosmopolitanism and power in various forms (symbolic, institutional, economic, technological, etc.). Members bring different theoretical and philosophical orientations to bear upon these topics, including phenomenology and hermeneutics, Marxism, feminism, critical theory, media theory, pragmatism, social theory and cultural critique. We welcome the submission of empirically informed work that engages with, and makes a contribution to critical theoretical or philosophical debates.


The PTC Division will accept submissions in three formats this year:



1. Full paper submissions of up to 25-30 pages (double spaced, about 7000-8000 words) excluding references and illustrative material). Papers must be original to ICA, i.e., you should not submit work already published elsewhere. In preparing your submission please remove all author information from the manuscript, including metadata, to facilitate the process of blind peer review.



2. Panel submissions. Panels provide a good forum for the discussion of new approaches and innovative ideas. Panel proposals should include 4-5 paper presenters (if a designated respondent is required, then 4 presenters only please). Please consider forgoing a respondent in favour of an additional presenter. Panel submissions should include the following:


   Panel Theme or Title


   A 75-word description of the panel for the conference program


   A 400-word rationale, providing justification for the panel’s theme and participating panelists


   350-word (max) abstract of each panelist


   Names of panel participants (4-5 presenters, if a designated respondent is required, then 4 presenters only please)


   Name of panel chair/organizer (usually the same person)


Please note that the ICA’s online conference submission system may offer different word length limits but the limits stated above take precedence.


3. Roundtable submissions. Roundtables provide an opportunity for a larger panel (maximum 6 participants) to offer short position statements on a topic of major interest or controversy. If you plan to submit a roundtable proposal, please submit the same details as for a panel, except that abstracts from each panelist should be 100-150 words in length and no respondent is required.


Full papers, panel and roundtable proposals can be on any aspect, theme or approach that fits the PTC remit.


If you have any questions concerning these formats or general enquiries regarding your individual submission, please contact the 2019 conference planner and PTC vice-chair, Jayson Harsin (jharsin@aup.edu). All submissions will go through a process of blind peer review and ICA will notify you if your paper has been accepted in mid-January.


Please Volunteer to Review Papers and Panels!


Given the usual high number of papers/panels/roundtable proposals, we encourage you to review papers and panels for PTC. If you are interested and have not already volunteered for the coming year, please e-mail Jayson Harsin, providing some details about your expertise and contact information. You can also nominate yourself on the ICA website.

Register here: https://ica2019.abstractcentral.com


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PUBLIC DIPLOMACY INTEREST GROUP


Dear Public Diplomacy Friends,


Apologies for the earlier technical problems with the Reviewer form.  They’re fixed now. As they say in the movies, “take two”.


The correct link for the form that will allow you to enter your information is here:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15cTjUPjqQw-kEIK4ZtQXeKwGuQHVEgWJ6vk8KDcROQU/edit?usp=sharing


Please make sure to hit “SUBMIT” at the bottom of the form.


Preparations for ICA 2019 are underway and we need your help.


We need everyone to volunteer to review papers being submitted for presentation in May.  Our strong and growing division saw a 50% increase in submissions from 2017 to 2018. We expect a large number of submissions for 2019 and a very competitive process.  It is up to all of us to ensure a robust review that produces high-quality presentations.


If you are submitting a paper, we ask you to agree to review at least two or three papers.  Even if you are not submitting a paper, please volunteer. You have a valuable opportunity to serve your colleagues, support their scholarship, and advance the public diplomacy field as a whole.  What you read may spark some interesting conversations and even nourish your own thinking and learning. We will also award a certificate for ICA PD IG Best Reviewer.


To volunteer, click this link, give us your information, and hit the “SUBMIT” button at the bottom.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15cTjUPjqQw-kEIK4ZtQXeKwGuQHVEgWJ6vk8KDcROQU/edit?usp=sharing


Thank you in advance!

Alina, James, and Steve


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Calls for Papers

Posted By Administration, Thursday, November 1, 2018

Calls for Papers


"Mediating the #MeToo Movement: Intersectional Approach"

Journal of Communication Inquiry


Call for Papers: “Mediating the #MeToo Movement: Intersectional Approach”


The Journal of Communication Inquiry (JCI) invites submissions that adopt critical-cultural approaches to exploring the #MeToo movement from an intersectional perspective for its October 2019 theme issue, “Mediating the #MeToo Movement: Intersectional Approach.”


As the #MeToo hashtag resonated with thousands of women, empowering them to share their experiences of sexual harassment and assault, it also prompted a national conversation about the systems of oppression and privilege that both enable and operate through sexual victimization. Having originated in African American activist Tarana Burke’s work with marginalized communities, the two words that came to symbolize the movement put no rhetorical boundaries on survivors’ race, class, or gender, providing a welcoming space for them to tell their stories. Yet, as the movement gained prominence, the mainstream media centered its coverage on experiences of White, upper-middle class women victimized by White men. By doing so, it effectively echoed Burke’s words that “Sexual violence knows no race, class, or gender, but the response to it does,” and emphasized the need for an intersectional approach to understanding the origins and ramifications of the movement that would illuminate the ways in which race, class, and gender work together to reinforce and preserve the structures of disadvantage and discrimination. As the movement received global attention, and in some countries, such as Russia and France, experienced discursive pushback that evoked cultural specificity argumentation, it also became clear that the survivors’ experiences, and the cultural conversation surrounding them, are not only racialized, gendered, and classed, but can be complicated by an interplay of other identities, such as nationality, ethnicity, religion, and others that need to be brought into discussion.


This call for papers invites submissions that problematize the ongoing cultural conversation around sexual hostility, harassment, and assault by critically examining the intersectionality of the #MeToo movement and the complex role of the media, broadly defined, in shaping the movement’s potentialities and consequences for social change. Studies that display theoretical and methodological innovation are particularly encouraged, as are submissions that bring into analysis international contexts and other social categorizations beyond race, gender, and class.


As an interdisciplinary journal, JCI is inviting submissions from scholars in different fields who can explore the topic in various geographical, cultural and political contexts and make a clear original contribution to critical cultural scholarship. The deadline for submitting the manuscripts is 15 January, 2019. A maximum 7,000-word paper (including references, tables, etc.) will be considered for publication, subject to double blind peer-review. Please contact Managing Editor Volha Kananovich (jci@uiowa.edu) with questions.


Contact Info:


Volha Kananovich


Managing Editor, Journal of Communication Inquiry


E327, Adler Journalism Bldg.


Iowa City, IA, USA - 52242


Email: jci@uiowa.edu


Web: http://jci.sagepub.com/


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Ahmet Atay, aatay@wooster.edu


Media, Technology and New Generations: Representing Millennial Generation and Generation Z


Editors: Ahmet Atay (College of Wooster) and Mary Z. Ashlock (U of Louisville)


Even though the millennial generation, and now Generation Z, are two of the most educated and technologically savvy generations in U.S. history, compared with other generations, how they are, particularly millennials, are depicted in the media has not been widely studied (see, among others, Rose Kundanis and Paula Poindexter). For example, unlike previous generations, millennials are widely criticized for being self-centered, lacking curiosity and involvement in politics, mindlessly following cultural and fashion trends, and being victims of the consumer culture, as perpetuated by media outlets. We argue that while millennials are technologically savvy, capable of using different electronic devices and digital platforms, they often do not critically examine either the social and economic impact of these technologies or the ways they are individually affected by them. Furthermore, we argue that they do not critically examine the political and cultural implications of their heavy media and technology usage and how various cultural groups are represented in mediated texts. As a result, they often lack critical media analysis techniques to evaluate their media usage and the messages embedded in mediated texts. These characteristics of millennials are often depicted in various television shows, films, and news, and other aspect of popular culture, advertising and fashion. Therefore, the ways in which millennials are represented in media can determine how they are perceived by the previous generations. These representations can also shape the nature of the future generations, because millennials can function as role models for them. Therefore, studying these representations is crucial. Similarly, as technological “natives,” members of the Generation Z are also born into digital (and consumer) culture where most of their experiences, including education, dating, and shopping are digitalized.  


Hence, the main goal of this book is to examine millennials and the members of Generation Z in the context of media and visual culture. In order to do so, we have to consider three interrelated areas: the ways millennials and Generation Z are presented in media, media and popular culture forms products designed for these two generations, and also media and popular culture forms products designed by millennials. The examination of millennial generation and Generation Z and their cultures would be incomplete without understanding these areas.


This book has several interrelated goals:


1.      Examining representations of millennial generation and Generation Z in media and visual culture.     


2.      Examining media and visual culture texts produced by the members of the Generation Z and millennial generation.


3.      Theorizing media in the context of millennial culture and Generation Z.


4.      Bridging the gap between media and youth/generations studies by looking at mediated representation of the millennial culture as well as the culture of Generation Z.


5.      Taking a cultural studies perspective to explore the mediated and visual aspects of the millennial culture and the culture of Generation Z.


Topics may include but not limited to:


1.      Millennial and Generation Z generations and the role and issues of new media


2.      Different ways of understanding the mediated millennial culture and Generation Z whose members are culturally diverse and complicated


3.      Media and films about Generation Z and millennials


4.      Media and films about Generation Z and millennials


5.      Digitalization of millennials and Generation Z


6.      The political economy of generations


7.      Culturally diverse mediated and digitalized millennial and Generation Z experiences


Abstracts are due by 20 November, 2018, with a word length of no more than 500 words, along with pertinent references, contact information, and a short biographical blurb of 300 words. Full-length manuscripts are due on 15 March, 2019, with a word length of no more than 5,000-7,000 words and in APA style, including references, endnotes, and so forth. The project is currently under contract with Lexington Books. Please mail your abstracts as Word documents to Ahmet Atay (aatay@wooster.edu) for an initial review.

 

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Megan Dillow, Megan.Dillow@mail.wvu.edu


Call for Papers: Special Issue of Personal Relationships


Theme and Overall Goals:  Both the quantity and quality of personal relationships have important associations with physical health from the cradle to the grave. Greater social integration is linked with lower susceptibility to ailments ranging from the common cold to cancer (Cohen, 2004; Uchino, 2006), and a meta-analysis of 148 studies demonstrated that individuals who have more supportive relationships have a 50% lower risk of premature death (Holt-Lunstad, Smith, & Layton, 2010). Relationship quality also has unique associations with health and longevity (Robles, Slatcher, Trombello, & McGinn, 2014). Specifically, positive aspects of relationship quality (e.g., responsiveness) are associated with better health outcomes and buffer against poor health outcomes, whereas negative aspects of relationship quality (e.g., hostility) predict worse health outcomes and may exacerbate health problems (Slatcher & Selcuk, 2017). However, researchers are just beginning to identify the psychological, biological, and behavioral mechanisms underlying links between relationship processes, physical health, and disease outcomes. How do social experiences “get under the skin” to affect biological functioning, both concurrently and/or decades later? To highlight these important mechanisms and their implications for intervention development and implementation, Personal Relationships is devoting a special issue to this topic to be published in 2020. Papers in the special issue must align with Personal Relationships’ goals of examining relationships of all types, including those between romantic partners, spouses, parents and children, siblings, classmates, coworkers, neighbors, and friends. We are particularly interested in papers that address the role of psychological mediators (e.g., affective processes, anxiety and depressive symptoms, attachment, self-control, self-esteem, stress appraisal), biological mediators (e.g., cardiovascular, endocrine, [epi]genomic, immunological, metabolic, neurological), and/or behavioral mediators (e.g., communication, diet, exercise, hygiene, sexual behaviors, sleep, substance [ab]use) in explaining relationship-health associations either immediately and/or over time. A major theme of the special issue is the potential of findings to inform interventions. Only by understanding the specific mechanisms that link relationships and health can we effectively intervene to promote better health. Thus, papers submitted to the special issue should also provide useful insights into the specific aspects of relationship functioning that should be targeted and/or when during the lifespan different interventions are likely to be most effective.


Types of Submissions:  Empirical articles composed of one or more studies will be considered for publication in the special issue.


Submission Process:  Manuscripts should be submitted through ScholarOne Manuscripts and should follow the Personal Relationships author guidelines. Interested authors should submit a brief abstract (4000 characters including spaces) for their article by 15 January, 2019 using the form provided here. Authors whose papers make important contributions to the relationships-health literature and most effectively align with the goals of the special issue will be invited to submit a full version of their manuscript by 15 July, 2019. Authors who are invited to revise their manuscript must complete their revision by 15 November, 2019.


Important Dates:  


15 January, 2019: Submission of empirical article abstracts (4,000 characters including spaces)


1 February, 2019: Abstract editorial decisions made and authors notified of manuscript status (i.e., whether a full version of the empirical article is invited for submission)


1 July, 2019: Initial submission of full empirical articles


1 September, 2019: Initial editorial decisions made and authors notified of manuscript status


15 November, 2019: Resubmission of full empirical articles


15 December, 2019: Final editorial decisions made


Questions, clarifications, and general inquiries can be sent to any of the special issue Editors:


Allison K. Farrell, allison.farrell@wayne.edu


Sarah C. E. Stanton, sarah.stanton@ed.ac.uk


Jeffry A. Simpson, simps108@umn.edu


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Media and Misogyny: CALL FOR CHAPTERS


Misogyny and power inequities are at the root of sexual assault, harassment and bullying. Media stories have proliferated and have been amplified by social media in the United States in the case of the Ford-Kavanaugh allegations and the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Trumpism and the sexual harassment allegations against incumbent President Donald J. Trump, and by the #MeToo movement. Other countries, too, have had stories rooted in misogyny and power inequities.


This call for chapters to be included in a proposed book on Media and Misogyny is to examine misogyny and to capture media representations of misogyny, for example, in:


  • Media industries

  • Academia

  • Politics

  • Sport

  • Business

  • High Tech/Silicon Valley

  • Law

  • Hollywood and Bollywood

  • Radio and Television (e.g., the return of “Murphy Brown”)

  • Religious and Non-profit Institutions


Contributors should examine misogyny and power inequities from the perspective of critical/cultural studies; political communication; feminism; race, gender and class; and other relevant perspectives. Papers (chapters) should be 25 double-spaced typed pages with citations in APA style.


Deadlines:

Abstracts of no more than 400 words, outlining the theme(s) of the proposed chapter, key literature, and the method of exploration, should be submitted to the editor of the proposed volume no later than 31 January, 2019. The deadline for chapters will be 30 June, 2019.


Submissions:

Abstracts should be submitted via email to Dr. Maria Marron, College of Journalism and Mass Communications, U of Nebraska-Lincoln, at mmarron2@unl.edu.


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Misogyny, Media and the Clash of Cultures: CALL FOR CHAPTERS


Misogyny and power inequities are at the root of sexual assault, harassment and bullying. Media stories have proliferated and have been amplified by social media in the United States in the case of the Ford-Kavanaugh allegations and the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Trumpism and the sexual harassment allegations against incumbent President Donald J. Trump, and by the #MeToo movement. Other countries, too, have had stories rooted in misogyny and power inequities.


This proposed book aims to devote chapters to explore issues such as the following:


1. Mediated Misogyny and the Clash of Cultures (Androcentrism/Gynocentrism; The creation of meaning and epistemic ways of looking at the world; Conservative, liberal; US/Western-Eastern)


2. Misogyny in the Media Industries


3. Misogyny’s Roots in Religion


4. Issues of Feminism (a new wave); Toxic Masculinity, the INCEL Movement?


5. Demographics and Misogyny: Boomers, Millennials, Gen. Z


6. Misogyny in relation to race, ethnicity, other (e.g., trans, gays)?


7. Mediated Misogyny in the Age of Trump and the Rise of Nationalism worldwide


8. Misogyny and Activism: The #MeToo Movement


9. Conclusions


Contributors should examine misogyny and power inequities from the perspective of critical/cultural studies; political communication; feminism; race, gender and class; and other relevant perspectives. Papers (chapters) should be 25 double-spaced typed pages with citations in APA style.


Deadlines:

Abstracts of no more than 400 words, outlining the theme(s) of the proposed chapter, key literature, and the method of exploration, should be submitted to the editor of the proposed volume no later than 31 January, 2019. The deadline for chapters will be 30 June, 2019.


Submissions:

Abstracts should be submitted via email to Dr. Maria Marron, College of Journalism and Mass Communications, U of Nebraska-Lincoln, at mmarron2@unl.edu.


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CFP: The Long History of Modern Surveillance, ICA Preconference 2019


Call for Papers: The Long History of Modern Surveillance: Excavating the Past, Contextualizing the Present


ICA Preconference, Washington, DC, USA, 24 May 2019


Sponsor: ICA Communication History Division


Organizers: Josh Lauer, Nicole Maurantonio


Surveillance is a key feature of modernity and a well-established topic of communication research. Since the 1980s communication scholars have studied a broad range of surveillance-related technologies, from databases and CCTV to biometrics and big data, highlighting their implications for the future of privacy and civil society. This research, however, has focused almost exclusively on “new” media. Such presentism is understandable given the speed and stakes of recent developments, but it has also limited our understanding of larger historical forces and global historical perspectives. In short, the study of surveillance needs a history to understand where we are, how we got here, and where we might be headed.  


This ICA preconference is dedicated to bringing together communication scholars from diverse research traditions and from around the world to illuminate the long history of modern surveillance. Submissions are invited to consider the full breadth of past surveillance techniques and regimes, in any geographic or national context, prior to the current moment. The scope includes empirical research and comparative studies, historically-informed theory, intellectual histories of the field, and methodological reflections. We especially welcome submissions that address histories of surveillance from transnational and/or de-Westernized perspectives.


The full CFP is available at https://communicationhistory.org/preconference/.


Abstracts of 300 words (maximum) should be submitted no later than 30 November 2018. Proposals for full panels are also welcome: these should include a 250-word abstract for each individual presentation, and a 200-word rationale for the panel. Send abstracts to: Josh Lauer at josh.lauer@unh.edu.


Please direct any questions to Josh Lauer (josh.lauer@unh.edu) or Nicole Maurantonio (nmaurant@richmond.edu).

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Seeking Participants: Understanding the Experiences of Trans* Working Adults


I am currently conducting a study to explore trans* working adults experiences of dignity in and at work. Participants should be at least 18-years old, currently employed, and identify as trans*. Participation consists of a one-hour interview. The goal of this study is to advocate for workplaces that are respectful and inclusive regarding gender identity and expression. If you are interested in participating, have questions, or would like additional information please reach out to Sara Baker Bailey at bakers21@southernct.edu or (203) 592-5596.


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CFP: Pedagogies of Post Truth


Ahmet Atay (College of Wooster) and David H. Kahl, Jr. (Penn State Behrend)


In the aftermath of the latest national and international political developments, such as Brexit referendum and the 2016 Presidential election, Western societies, including the U.S., began to live in what has been called a post-truth society. Specifically, during the last two years in the U.S., the U.K., and other parts of the world, conservative groups have targeted media outlets claiming that they fabricate news and that the veracity of evidence-based reporting should be questioned. As the discussion on the post-truth became impassioned, scholars began examining the role of “truth,” “accuracy,” and “voice” in mainstream politics. These discussions also changed the discourse of higher education and the ways in which we approach current issues in the classroom. As an extension of the political and cultural milieu, higher education institutions have also been targeted and critiqued for promoting liberal agendas, which are increasingly equated with untruthfulness.


Hence, the ways in which we talk about issues pertaining to marginalized lived experiences has shifted—in some cases surveilled. This project stems from a curiosity to create a scholarly dialogue about teaching in the era of post-truth in which research-based findings that do not align with political viewpoints are judged, criticized, and often described as “not real.” Thus, this project focuses on one microcosm of our society, the classroom. Although the classroom is inherently a political environment in which instructors make statements based on research, those ascribing to the post-truth movement often argue that the classroom should be devoid of political dialogue, something that is central to the Communication discipline. This eradication of dialogue deprives students of discussion, from multiple perspectives, of issues that challenge them to become more articulate and creative.


Additionally, because of the “post-truth” discourse, our students are encouraged to question the truth and validity of the information that they are given, including personal stories that are shared in the classroom or through class readings. Therefore, in this project, our goal is to create a dialogue around these issues, highlight some of the challenges, offer critical insights and pedagogical techniques to discuss the issues around the “post truth,” the role of the educator, the role of media, and the role of other story-makers of our society.   


The book aims to answer the following questions:


1) What is post-truth in higher education?


2) What are challenges that instructors face with/in the current post-truth movement?


3) How does critical (communication) pedagogy (and related theories/approaches) inform classroom dialogue about these issues?


Topics may include but not limited to:


1- What is “post truth?” What does it look like in the classroom settings?


2- Challenges involved in teaching politically charged topics.


3- The role of dialogue in the context of “post-truth.”


4- Pedagogical techniques to discuss the issues relating to “post truth.”


5- Theories relating to critical (communication) pedagogy that would unpack the idea of “post-truth.”


6- How do instructors interact with students who view the study of critically focused subject matter as “fake?”


7- What role does critical (communication) pedagogy play in a post-truth classroom?


Abstracts are due by 15 December, 2018, with a word length of no more than 500 words, along with pertinent references, contact information, and a short biographical blurb of no more 300 words. Full-length manuscripts are due on 1 June, 2019, with a word length of no more than 5,000-7,000 words and in APA style, including references and endnotes. Please email your abstracts as Word documents to both Ahmet Atay (aatay@wooster.edu) and David H. Kahl, Jr. (dhk10@psu.edu) for an initial review.


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WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY?

Value • Velocity • Vortex

U OF OREGON IN PORTLAND

April 11-13, 2019

What is Technology? (2019) will examine the vortices of interaction among practical arts and tools, techniques and processes, moral knowledge and imagination to navigate our everchanging media/life/universe. In a broad sense, technology can be understood as methods of intelligent inquiry and problem-solving in all domains of human life. The conference-experience will enact a collaborative network of transdisciplinary research by cultivating communication as the heart of science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics, and environments.

 

The ninth annual What is…? will bring together natural and social scientists, scholars, government officials, industry professionals, artists and designers, as well as alumni, students, community organizations, and the public. We invite proposals for scholarly papers, panels, and installations on a wide variety of issues and topics. Please see whatis.uoregon.edu for additional details.

 

Proposals may address the following questions (as well as others):

• How are technologies and values related? What are velocities of technology (e.g., acceleration studies)?

• What are the forces of technology? Is there only one form of technology or different kinds?

• What are current approaches to the study of technologies? How is technology interpreted through various lenses (e.g. critical theory, cultural studies, eco-phenomenology, feminism, globalization, intersectionality, journalism, media studies, metamodernism, new materialism, political economy, posthumanism, rhetoric, semiotics, etc.)?

• What are philosophies of technology? Where do technology and ethics interface/interact?

• What is Science and Technology Studies (STS)? What are the Digital Humanities (DH)? What is the relationship between Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), and communication/media/film studies, or other disciplines in the humanities (e.g. anthropology, archaeology, comparative literature, curatorial studies, library studies, psychology, sociology)? What is STEM+C (Computing), E-STEM (Environmental), or STEMM (Medicine)?

• How does technology relate to—or converge—music, art, design, architecture, and/or craft, e.g. STEAM (Arts)?

• How do technologies’ scale, pace, and pattern transform/limit their impact? What are techné and/or technics?

• What are immersive technologies (e.g. apps, Augmented/Virtual/Mixed Realities, IoT, gamification, etc.)?

• What are the implications of emerging technologies (e.g. AGI, creative coding, holography, information literacy, nano-bio-info-cogno, predictive analytics, regenerative medicine, risk analysis, robotics, 3D bio-printing, etc.)?

• How are the natural sciences and technology coming together (e.g. artificial biology, bioinspired design, biomimicry, data science, ecological system analysis, environmental analysis, etc.)? Is biology itself technology?

• How do technologies obscure and/or highlight issues of gender, race, class, and/or indigeneity? What are indigenous knowledge and technologies? What is emerging research on equity, access, and learning?

• What are the positive/negative consequences of media technologies for the public interest?

• What relationships are there between technology and warfare, innovation and defense, etc.? What are emerging discourses of cyberinfrastructure, cyberlearning, cybertraining, or cybersecurity, etc.?

• How is technology related to disability studies, accessibility/alter-abled education, accessible/assistive technologies, and mobility? How does technology relate to birth/life/aging/death, and/or contemplation/well-being?

• What are technological determinism, technological realism, and technological humanism? technophilia versus technophobia, technological utopianism versus dystopianism, and/or technological singularity versus multiplicity?

• How is collective intelligence, and/or collective wisdom, engaging and/or changing our lives?

• How might technologies contribute to socio-technical community resilience and/or thriving communities?

Send 150–200 word abstracts for papers, panels, or installations by 21 DECEMBER, 2018, to:

Janet Wasko • jwasko@uoregon.edu

U of Oregon • Eugene, Oregon • 97403-1275 • USA


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Dear ECREA members,

You are kindly invited to submit book proposals for the Routledge Studies in European Communication Research and Education Series.

The detailed call is available below.

Please also check free chapter preview of recent publications in the series (more details in the call).

You are also invited to check permanent and temporary member-only discounts on books and magazines, which you will find at “Member-only offers” page of ECREA Intranet.

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CALL for EDITED BOOK PROPOSALS for Wave 16 of the Routledge Studies in European Communication Research and Education Series

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 members and working groups, 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, and

- promoting collaborative research of our members, either within or between ECREA Sections, Networks and Temporary Working Groups (S/N/TWGs).

Free chapter preview of recent publications is available here: https://www.routledge.com/collections/13080?utm_source=Routledge&utm_medium=cms&utm_campaign=180112828

 

WHAT are we seeking?

 

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.

ECREA Book Series Publications aim to promote 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 should attempt to bridge the divides between regional and linguistic academic communities and strive to secure regional (East/West/North/South) balance of contributors or analysed cases. Proposals can include a limited number of authors who are not ECREA members provide insights beyond European perspective (see details below).

 

ECREA Book Series Publications aim to promote collaborative research. The series publishes edited volumes, single author monographs or monographs from a limited number of authors or authors based at the same institution will not be considered for publication. Proposals resulting from work within ECREA S/N/TWGs as well as those resulting from collaboration between ECREA S/N/TWGs are particularly encouraged. Proposals resulting from S/N/TWGs events or international projects are welcomed if thematic coherence and European dimension of the topic are implemented. Proposals where the work comes from members of one institution or predominantly form one national academic community are not considered for publication.

 

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).

 

WHO is invited to submit?

The book series primarily promotes the work of ECREA members although a degree of openness towards non-ECREA members is also considered to add value to the Book Series.

At least 50% of the chapters need to originate from ECREA members (individual members, or members through an institutional membership). At least one of the editors needs to be an ECREA member. These conditions need to be met at the latest when the proposal is accepted.

 

Please note that ECREA Executive Board members cannot be editors of the books in ECREA book series, but can serve as authors of the chapters. The Book Series editors cannot contribute to the content of the books in the ECREA book series in any way.

 

What is the DEADLINE for submissions?

Proposals are to be sent to the series editors by email to info@ecrea.eu by 15 January 2019.

 

HOW to submit the proposal?

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 including introductory and potential closing chapters.

Download the form here.

 

QUESTIONS and queries?

Should you have any further questions concerning the Book Series call, please email Wave 16 Series Editor Christina Holtz-Bacha at info@ecrea.eu.

Please check the free chapter preview of recently published volumes in the series before submitting the proposal:

 

https://www.routledge.com/collections/13080?utm_source=Routledge&utm_medium=cms&utm_campaign=180112828

 

If you have problems accessing the documents, please email us at info@ecrea.eu.


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Posted By Administration, Thursday, November 1, 2018

NEW BOOK SERIES


Joshua Braun, jabraun@journ.umass.edu


New book series with The MIT Press, Distribution Matters


We are pleased to announce a new book series with The MIT Press, Distribution Matters.


We welcome proposals and inquiries from scholars on this list and hope you will spread the word. For further information, please contact the series editors, Josh Braun and Ramon Lobato (details below and at https://distributionmatters.net).


Many Thanks,


Josh and Ramon


DISTRIBUTION MATTERS


A new MIT Press book series


Distribution Matters explores how media content, ideas, and information move through the world — and to what effect.


Distribution networks — from postal services to social media platforms — affect in essential ways who has access to cultural resources, and on what terms. The Distribution Matters book series explores the impact of strategies, business models, and infrastructures for distribution across the media industries, including screen, print, broadcast, and digital media. It seeks to publish cutting-edge, critical scholarship that offers new ways to understand the movement of media through time and space.


The series is open to media scholars within a range of humanities and social science fields, including media studies, communication history, anthropology, sociology, science and technology studies, internet studies, and cultural studies. We welcome proposals from scholars whose work explores how access to cultural resources is variously enabled, constrained, choreographed, and contested in and through distribution. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:


* the histories of media distribution networks, their path dependencies, and  social consequences


* distribution dynamics within particular sectors, such as games, video,  publishing, and advertising


* logics of digital distribution (platformization, aggregation, recommendation,

 filtering, blocking, etc.)


* governance and regulation of distribution networks


* theoretical debates about circulation, networks, mobility, virality, and other issues everyday working practices and cultures of distribution


* informal distribution and piracy


For further information, please contact the editors:


Dr. Joshua Braun (U of Massachusetts Amherst) - jabraun@journ.umass.edu Dr. Ramon Lobato (RMIT U, Australia) - ramon.lobato@rmit.edu.au


More information and a printable version of this flyer are available at <https://distributionmatters.net/>


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Issue Announcement: Intersectionalities and Media Archaeologies


communication +1 is proud to announce our latest issue:


Intersectionalities and Media Archaeologies


Edited by Zachary J. McDowell and Nathanael Bassett


The emerging field of media archaeology has opened up new avenues of research across fields and provided a way to challenge accepted historical layers of social and technical arrangements. Drawing from a variety of entangled theories and methodologies, bringing in German media theory, new materialism, digital humanities, software studies, cultural studies, Foucauldian frameworks, and others, media archaeology interrogates dead media, alternative technological schema, the composition of infrastructures, everyday objects, and other phenomena, providing new insights and recontextualization for scholars from an array of backgrounds. However, despite the interconnected promise of Media Archaeology, the practices and theories remain limited in their engagement with much of critical cultural communication and media studies.


In the introduction to “What is Media Archaeology,” Jussi Parikka notes that “we need to be prepared to refresh media archaeology itself.” This collection is meant to continue exactly that - to highlight and connect ways to theorize and “refresh” the concepts related to media archaeology in connection with the study of communication. We have gathered an array of intersectional engagements with and applications of media archaeological practices as they function theoretically, methodologically, spatially, institutionally, and in relation to the study of communication.


With this issue, the first of two in this collection, we hope to begin providing scholars a space in which to explore the promise of media archaeology as a critical set of lenses.


Articles


Introduction: Currents in Communication and the Media Archaeological Zachary McDowell and Nathanael Bassett


Constructing the invisible - Computer graphics and the end of Optical Media Ricardo Cedeño Montaña and Christina Vagt


Sticky Media. Encounters with Oil through Imaginary Media Archaeology Naomie Gramlich


In History, the Future: Determinism in the Early History of Photography in France Emily Doucet


Cultural Techniques of Mirroring from Lecanomancy to Lacan George C. Vollrath


From Book To Bookish: Repurposing the Book in the Digital Era Nicola Rodger


What is Feminist Media Archaeology?

Jörgen Skågeby and Lina Rahm


An (An)Archive of Communication: Interactive Toys as Interlocutors Nikita Braguinski


Dialogues

Dialogues: Dylan Trigg


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Book Announcement: "Media and the Coming Out of Gay Male Athletes in American Team Sports"


We are pleased to announce the release of Media and the Coming Out of Gay Male Athletes in American Team Sports (Peter Lang, 2018). Abstract is below and more purchase information can be found at: https://www.peterlang.com/view/9781433156038/fm_copyright.xhtml


Media and the Coming Out of Gay Male Athletes in American Team Sports (Peter Lang, 2018)


Andrew C. Billings, U of Alabama


Leigh M. Moscowitz, U of South Carolina


Series information: https://www.peterlang.com/view/serial/CSS


Never before have we lived in a time in which sport and gay identity are more visible, discussed, debated—and even celebrated. However, in an era in which the sports closet is heralded as the last remaining stronghold of heterosexuality, the terrain for the gay athlete remains contradictory at best. Gay athletes in American team sports are thus living a paradox: told that sport represents the "final closet" in American culture while at the same time feeling ostracized, labeled a "distraction" for teams, dubbed locker room "problems," and experiencing careers which are halted or cut short altogether.


Media and the Coming Out of Gay Male Athletes in American Team Sports is the first of its kind, building upon the narratives of athletes and how their coming out experiences are shaped, transmitted and received through pervasive, powerful, albeit imperfect commercial media. Featuring in-depth interviews with out-athletes such as Jason Collins, Dave Kopay, Billy Bean and John Amaechi; media gatekeepers from outlets like ESPN and USA Today; and league representatives from Major League Baseball and the National Football League, this book explores one of the starkest juxtapositions in athletics: there are no active out players in the NFL, NBA, MLB, or NHL, yet the number of athletes coming out at virtually every other level of sport is unprecedented. Interviews are fused with qualitative media analysis of coming out stories and informed by decades of literature on the unique intersection of sport, media, and sexual identity.





Tags:  November 2018 

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