Divisions: Intercultural Communication
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  • Soumia Bardhan Chair

    Assistant Professor of Intercultural/International Communication
    University of Colorado Denver
    1201 Larimer St., Ste. 3317


  • Amanda Alencar Vice Chair

 Assistant Professor of Media and Communication 

 Erasmus University Rotterdam

 Woudestein, Van der Goot building M8-50
 P.O. Box 1738, NL 3000 DR | +31 631938282



Intercultural Communication is primarily concerned with theory and practice of communication between and among different cultures of the world; with comparisons of different communication systems in different cultural, national or ethnic groups; with other aspects of international communication, and with the relationship between communication and national development.

One definite goal of the division is to promote exchange of knowledge among scholars studying communication across cultures, between or among nations, or its role in national development processes. Other goals include stimulating research on cultural variables, theory building, training and education, and diffusion of what is learned.

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Amanda P. Alencar wrote on the Divisions: Intercultural Communication wall: Dear colleagues, Please find the following CfP below that might be of interest to you. What: Conference on Critical Approaches to Cultural Identities in the Public Sphere: From Ivory Tower to Social Arena When: May 14th & 15th 2020 Where: Dijon, France Deadline for abstracts: October 1st Conference website: http://blog.u-bourgogne.fr/aci2020/ Submit Proposal / Register: https://www.conftool.com/aci2020/ Full Call for Papers: http://blog.u-bourgogne.fr/aci2020/wp-content/uploads/sites/122/2019/07/CfP-ACI2020.pdf This international conference aims to address and bridge the gap between critical approaches to cultural identities common in academia and essentialising discourses increasingly widespread in the public sphere. We would like to bring together researchers from intercultural communication, cultural and postcolonial studies, media studies and other disciplines, who are keen to challenge and deconstruct reductionist discursive stances on culture and identity. Confirmed Keynote Speakers: - Fred Dervin (University of Helsinki) - Vincent Latour (University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès) - Laurence Romani (Stockholm School of Economics) - Gavan Titley (National University of Ireland, Maynooth) The conference is organized by the University of Burgundy (“Text-Image-Language” research group) and supported by the ECREA International and Intercultural Communication division and SAES. Conference languages will be English and French with mediation provided between the two languages. Abstracts of around 800 words, including a short bibliography, in English or French, should be submitted via the conference website by 1st October 2019 for double-blind peer review.
Posted Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Soumia Bardhan posted a new entry in the Call for Travel Award Applications blog in the group Divisions: Intercultural Communication.
Posted Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Soumia Bardhan wrote on the Divisions: Intercultural Communication wall: Call for Travel Award Applications The Intercultural Communication Division will offer two travel grants ($300 each) to support travel to the ICA annual conference in Washington, DC. Applications should include: 1. One-page (double-spaced) statement elaborating how the member’s participation is significant and will benefit their career 2. Personal schedule (presentations and total appearances as chair/respondent, etc. at ICA 2018) 3. CV Travel grants are awarded based on need. In order to qualify, one must be a member of the Intercultural Communication division and must be currently residing in a developing country or one with a transitional economy identified by the United Nations as Tier B and C countries. The deadline for submitting applications has been extended to Monday, 03/25/2019, 11:59 p.m. U.S. Pacific Time. Please email your application as one pdf file to Soumia Bardhan (sbardhan@ksu.edu). Decision notifications will be sent to awardees by Thursday, March 28. Soumia Bardhan, Vice Chair Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Kansas State University sbardhan@ksu.edu
Posted Thursday, March 21, 2019
Chia-Fang (Sandy) Hsu wrote on the Divisions: Intercultural Communication wall: JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION SPECIAL ISSUE: SPEAKING ACROSS COMMUNICATION SUBFIELDS Guest Editors: Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) & Chul-joo “CJ” Lee (Seoul National University) With the rapid growth and development of the field of Communication, it has also become increasingly fragmented, while its subfields – as represented by ICA’s various divisions and interest groups – have become increasingly self-contained. Researchers within the different subfields speak to each other in numerous forums and publications and in ever-growing levels of precision and sophistication, but are often oblivious to related developments in other subfields. Similarly, conceptual, analytical and empirical contributions are discussed in relation to the state-of-the-art within a specific subfield, but often fail to be developed into broader theoretical frameworks. The result is a multiplicity of theoretical, conceptual and empirical fragments, whose interrelationships and relevance for a range of communication processes remain to be established. In this special issue, we look for rigorous, original and creative contributions that speak across multiple subfields of communication. All theoretical approaches as well as methods of scholarly inquiry are welcome, and we are open to various formats and foci: The papers can be based on an empirical study, integrate a series of empirical pieces, thereby proposing a new theory or model, or be primarily theoretical. Their focus can be a specific theory, a specific concept or a set of related concepts, a communication phenomenon that can be better accounted for using a cross-disciplinary perspective, or any other focus that fits the purpose of the special issue. In all forms, the papers should make substantial, original contributions to theoretical consolidation and explicitly discuss the relevance and implications of their research to different subfields. Deadline for full paper submissions is July 15, 2019. The special issue is scheduled for Issue 3, 2020. Submissions should be made through the JOC submission site (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jcom). Please make sure you click "yes" to the question "is this work being submitted for special issue consideration?" and clearly state in the cover letter that the paper is submitted to the special issue. Manuscripts should strictly adhere to the new JOC submission guidelines. These guidelines will be available on the journal’s website in early January 2019. Before that, they are available upon request from Editor-in-Chief, Lance Holbert, r.lance.holbert@gmail.com. Questions and comments about the special issue should be addressed to Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt (keren.tw@mail.huji.ac.il) and Chul-joo “CJ” Lee (chales96@snu.ac.kr). --- CFP for special issue of Journal of Communication: Speaking Across Communication Subfields We are looking for rigorous, original and creative contributions that speak across multiple subfields of communication. Deadline for full papers: July 15, 2019 https://academic.oup.com/joc/pages/2020_cfp_special_issue
Posted Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Chia-Fang (Sandy) Hsu posted a new entry in the Intercultural Communication blog in the group Divisions: Intercultural Communication.
Posted Friday, February 15, 2019
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