International Symposium On Language And Communication

International Symposium on Language and Communication: Research trends and challenges (ISLC).

10-13 June 2012  | İzmir University, Turkey

ISLC is an international symposium which focuses on the research trends and challenges in the field of interdisciplinary language, literature, history and communication studies at both national and international levels, and their consequences for the theory, policy and practice of a variety of fields such as education, economy, sociology, and all other related fields. ISLC provides an international forum that enables discussions of the latest research trends and challenges, and promotes critical debate, on the often-complex interconnections between language and communication and history, economy, sociology, education, and all related sub-fields.

We invite abstracts, papers, and proposals in any of the following tracks:
• Literature, History, Art and Humanities,
• Business and Economics,
• Language Education and Teaching
• Communication Technology and Science.

Delegates are required to prepare
• 15-minute oral presentations followed by 5-minute question-response periods
• Posters (to be displayed at designated times throughout the conference)

Abstracts and full papers will be double blind reviewed by the referees of the symposium. Accepted papers and posters will be published in The Proceedings Book of ISLC 2012.

Please read the guidelines on how to make your online submission before you start the submission process (

Time Table for Call for Papers:

Submission of Abstracts Opens : 1th OCT
Deadline for Submission of Abstracts : 27 th JAN
Early Discount Registration Closes : 16 th MAR
Deadline to Register : 6 thR
Full Paper Submission Deadline : 13 th APR
ISLC/2012 : 10 th JUN

Symposium Venue
İzmir University
Gürsel Aksel Bulvarı No:14 Üçkuyular /İzmir 35350

The official language of the Conference will be Turkish and English.

All accepted papers will be included in an edited conference proceedings CD-ROM and press. Selected papers presented at the conference will, subject to peer-review, be published in the international following International Journal of Language and Communication Studies.

Dr. Who: Walking in Eternity | Celebrating 50 Years of Adventures in Time and Space

An interdisciplinary conference celebrating 50 years of adventures in time and space

Deadline for submission of abstracts:

1 September 2012

Conference dates: 3-5 September 2013

Venue: University of Hertfordshire

I’m a Time Lord. I’m not a human being. I walk in eternity.’

Since it first aired in the shadow of the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Saturday 23 November 1963, Doctor Who has become one of the most distinctive, powerful, varied, persistent and singular myths of the modern era. This quintessentially British television programme has developed a life far beyond the ‘one page of notes’ that was shown to its first producer, Verity Lambert, by BBC Head of Serials Donald Wilson and Head of Drama Sydney Newman. Originally screened by the BBC from 1963 to 1989, Doctor Who was originally a cult favourite, notable for its low-budget special effects and its pioneering use of music. In 2005 the series received a face-lift from executive producer, Russell T. Davies, and enjoyed a global resurgence winning the BAFTA Award for Best Drama Series in 2006 and five consecutive wins at the National Television Awards (2005-10) in the Drama category. In 2011 Matt Smith was nominated for a BAFTA for his portrayal of the latest incarnation of the Doctor. In short, Doctor Who, is a national and global phenomenon. This conference will look at the Doctor Who phenomenon as it celebrates its 50th anniversary, bringing together figures who have worked on the show as well as journalists, writers and academics from a wide range of disciplines. Proposals for 20 minute papers are now invited. Papers will be considered on any Who-related themes.

Keynote speakers will include:

James Chapman (author of Inside the Tardis: The Worlds of Doctor Who)

David Butler (editor of Time and Relative Dissertations in Space: Critical Perspectives on Doctor Who)

Matt Hills (author of Triumph of a Time Lord: Regenerating Doctor Who in the 21st Century)

David Lavery (editor of The Essential Cult Television Reader)

Lorna Jowett (author of Sex and the Slayer: A Gender Studies Primer for the Buffy Fan)

Abstracts of 300 words should be submitted by 1 September 2012 to

Steven Peacock:

Kim Akass:

Media, Power & Revolution: Making the 21st Century

2, 3, 4 April 2012

The landmark media conference hosted by the Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre.

From Twitter and Facebook revolutions to phone hacking and the power of the Murdoch empire, Wiki-leaks, and the Abu-Ghraib photographs — a new intensity links power, revolution, and the media in the twenty-first century. The new media do make a difference, but what exactly is the nature of that difference? What are the crucial questions of technological form, usage, and control that shape the political and cultural agency of governments, corporations, political uprisings, and individuals?

View the conference programme at:

IME Final Conference and 7th Project Meeting

IME Final Conference ‘Identities and Modernities in Europe’

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Royal Kingston Suite, Antoinette Hotel, Kingston

The ‘Identities and Modernities in Europe’ (IME) project, funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme, is holding its final conference on Wednesday 28th March 2012.

  1.    The place of Religion in education; Discussant: Simon Barrow (Ekklesia)
  2.     Bologna Process as modernisation and Europeanisation
  3.    Opposition to Europe
  4.     Catching up with Europe; Discussant: Dr Radu Cinpoes
  5.     Crisis of representation
  6.    Methodological reflection; Discussant: Dr Lyudmila Nurse (ENRI-East)
  7.     Insights from ENRI-East – Dr Lyudmila Nurse

There is no registration fee but registration is essential due to the limited number of places.  Enquiries to Dr Atsuko Ichijo (

For more information, please visit the conference website.