Special Issue of Parallax: Edited and Contributed by Zafer Aracagök

We are pleased to announce the publication of the special “Resonance(s): Deleuze and Guattari” issue of Parallax (Routledge, indexed in AHCI & SSCI) edited by Dr. Zafer Aracagök of VCD Department, Faculty of Communication. Aracagök both edited this issue of Parallax which is one of the most eminent academic journals in the fields of continental philosophy and cultural studies, and also contributed with an “introduction” and an article, entitled, “Desonance”. As some will remember, Aracagök had organised the first international conference on Deleuze and Guattari in Turkey, namely, “Resonance(s): A Deleuze and Guattari Conference on Philosophy, Arts and Politics” in Istanbul Bilgi University in 2010. We congratulate him and wish him further success in his future work. You can check this special issue of Parallax here at this link: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tpar20/18/1

Call for Papers: LSE PhD Media Symposium 2012

The LSE Media and Communications Department invites abstracts for papers  on ‘Cosmopolitanism, New Media and Protests’, to be presented at our  fifth annual PhD Symposium on 15 June 2012.

Research students from  across disciplines in the social sciences are welcome to apply.

The deadline for submission of proposals is Monday 20 February 2012.

The Symposium welcomes, but is not limited to, abstracts in the following areas of enquiry:

– Local/global media in protests
– Cosmopolitan identity and cosmopolitan publics
– Global consciousness
– Social media and political change
– Networked journalism
– Mediation of protests
– Cosmopolitan identity and engagement in protests
– Media attention
– The state-networks relationship and mediation
– Mediating violence and representation of suffering in protests.

For more information and updates about the Symposium, visit the conference website
at http://www2.lse.ac.uk/media@lse/events/Symposium2012.aspx

Advertising in Communication & Media Research

ECREA Symposium

14th-15th of June 2012 |

 Tuebingen – Germany

ECREA Symposium 14th-15th of June 2012 | University of Tuebingen – Germany Call Advertising has been appreciated as a growing demesne within the field of communication and media research. Obviously, the assumption that advertising is one of the driving forces within western media systems can be called a mainstream topic within communication studies. Yet, research concerning this mainstream topic is still lacking orderly continuity as well as a systematic approach within the field of communication and media research. From this vantage point the symposium addresses research areas, ranging from advertising communicators, media, messages, to audiences, and effects. What are the challenges of advertising and its research in the 21st century? What might be the USP of communication and media scholars’ advertising research? Which kind of origins mark communication and media scholars’ point of departure? What are key differences and similarities related to advertising research in Europe? The first symposium of the Advertising Research Temporary Working Group of ECREA welcomes contributions that address these questions from a variety of research perspectives. Object of this inaugural symposium is a synoptic view of the current status of advertising research in communication and media research on an international level. For more information, please see the information on conference website.

Important Dates | New extended Deadline

Submission deadline for abstracts (paper and panel proposals):
1st of February 2012, 24.00 CET

Notification of acceptance (paper and panel proposals):
15th of February 2012

İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi: II. Disiplinlerarası Medya Çalışmaları Lisansüstü Öğrenci Konferansı

5-6 Mayıs 2012

İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi

İletişim Fakültesi
Medya ve iletişim Sistemleri Programı, İstanbul

Geçtiğimiz yıl I. Disiplinlerarası Medya Çalışmaları Lisansüstü Öğrenci Konferansı’na büyük bir katılımla ev sahipliği yapan İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Medya ve İletişim Sistemleri Programı, II. Disiplinlerarası Medya Çalışmaları Lisansüstü Öğrenci Konferansı’nı 5-6 Mayıs 2012′de daha da büyük bir katılımla gerçekleştirmeyi hedefliyor. Konferans, bu yıl da sosyal bilimler alanında yüksek lisans ve doktora çalışması yapan öğrencileri bir araya getirerek bilimsel araştırma ve fikirlerini paylaşabilecekleri akademik bir platform oluşturma amacıyla düzenlenmektedir. Konferans süresince tüm katılımcılar arasında verimli bir tartışma ortamı yaratılarak fikir alışverişi ve etkileşime imkan sağlamak ve bu tür faaliyetlerin yaygınlaşmasını sağlayacak yeni olanaklar yaratılması amaçlanmaktadır.

Konferans için olası konu başlığı önerileri aşağıdaki gibi olup, konular sadece bunlarla sınırlı değildir:

· Siyasal İletişim ve Kamusal Alan
· Politika ve Sosyal Hareketler
· Medya ve Demokrasi Kültürü
· Medyada Retorik
· Medya, Siyasi Aktörler ve Kamuoyu
· Sivil Toplum ve Sosyal Sorumluluk
· Alternatif Medya
· Toplumsal Hafıza
· Yasalar ve Yasaklar
· Temsiller ve Temsiliyet
· Toplumsal Cinsiyet
· Popüler Kültür İncelemeleri
· Medyada Kültür ve Sanat
· İnternet ve Yeni Medya
· Sosyal Medya ve Paylaşım Ağları
· Medyanın Ekonomi Politiği

250 kelimelik bildiri özetlerinin, katılımcıların eğitim ve iletişim bilgileriyle birlikte, en geç 21 Mart 2012 tarihine kadar ozge.ozduzen@bilgi.edu.tr veyaipek.kotan@bilgi.edu.tr adreslerine gönderilmesi gerekmektedir. Kabul edilen bildirilerin sahiplerine 1 Nisan 2012 tarihinde elektronik posta yoluyla haber verilecektir.

Konferans dili Türkçe’dir.
Katılım ücretsizdir.
Konferansa İstanbul dışından katılanların yol ve konaklama masrafları karşılanacaktır. Bunun için, katılımcının yol (otobüs/tren) ve konaklama masraflarına ilişkin faturalarını konferansın son günü organizasyon komitesine teslim etmesi gerekmektedir. Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Vakfı’na desteklerinden dolayı teşekkür ederiz.

Organizasyon Komitesi

Doç. Dr. Esra Arsan
Dr. Esengül Ayyıldız
Ar. Gör. Özge Özdüzen
Ar. Gör. İpek Kotan

İletişim:

İpek Kotan, Medya ve İletişim Sistemleri Bölümü Araştırma Görevlisi
ipek.kotan@bilgi.edu.tr, 0212 311 77 47

Özge Özdüzen, Medya ve İletişim Sistemleri Bölümü Araştırma Görevlisi
ozge.ozduzen@bilgi.edu.tr, 0212 311 77

Call for Papers on Communication Theory

Deadline Approaching: Communication Yearbook 

Submitted manuscripts should provide a rigorous assessment of the status, critical issues and needed directions of a theory or body of research; offer new communication theory or additional insights into communication systems, processes, policies and impacts; and/or expand the boundaries of the discipline. In all cases, submissions should be comprehensive and thoughtful in their synthesis and analysis, and situate a body of scholarship within a larger intellectual context. For CY 37, the editorial board also welcomes commentary and essays that advance knowledge and understanding of communication research methodologies and applications.

Details

  • Submit manuscripts electronically via a Word attachment to Elisia L. Cohen, Editor, at CommYear@uky.edu
  • Submissions for CY 37 will be considered from October 15, 2011 through February 15, 2012
  • Use APA style, 6th edition
  • Include a cover letter indicating how the manuscript addresses the CY 37 call for papers
  • Prepare manuscripts for blind review, removing all identifiers
  • Include a title page as a separate document that includes contact information for all authors
  • Following Communication Yearbook’s tradition of considering lengthier manuscripts, initial manuscript submissions may range from 6,500 to 13,000 words (including tables, endnotes, references).
  • Incomplete submissions not adhering to journal guidelines will be returned to authors for revision.
  • For more information about CY 37 or this call for submissions, please contact Dr. Cohen at commyear@uky.edu.

Mobile Communication Conference at Aarhus University

On behalf of our keynote speakers and organizers, we are pleased to invite participation in an international research workshop on Mobile Communication: Mobile Internet, Locative Media, Mobility and Place. See conference website: http://conferences.au.dk/mobileworkshop/ We invite researchers who work with mobile communication as a cultural, spatial and social phenomenon to join us for this two-day round-table workshop hosted by the Media Studies Department at Aarhus University. We will emphasize the spatial aspects of mobile communication and mobile internet. The workshop aims to reflect and discuss general theoretical perspectives, empirical case studies and methodological implications of studying mobile internet and locative media in relation to mobility and place. We have invited an international panel of speakers in order to encourage and facilitate the development of an international research network on mobile communication. Topics to be analyzed and discussed: – Theoretical, analytical and methodological aspects of mobile communication, mobile internet and locative media – Travelling, mobility and mobile technologies – Locative media and the production of place – Mobile internet, mobile media devises and new media practices.

(See also conference website http://conferences.au.dk/mobileworkshop/)