New article by Kaan Varnali and Vehbi Gorgulu on expressive political participation in Twitter: the case of #occupygezi

twitter-467x315A new article authored by Kaan Varnali, Ph.D. (Department of Communication Management) and Vehbi Gorgulu, M.A. (Department of Communication Management), titled ‘A social influence perspective on expressive political participation in Twitter: the case of #OccupyGezi’ is published by the SSCI-indexed communication science journal, Information, Communication and Society:

“The aim of this research is to contribute to the growing literature on online political participation by seeking a better understanding of the social determinants of action that drive expressive political participation in Twitter. Our results revealed that social influence variables explain a significant portion of variance in online political participation independently from the antecedents identified by prior literature. While social identity and group norms were significantly related with political expressive participation in Twitter, subjective norms had no significant effect. Findings are discussed within the scope of Gezi Park protests and future research directions are suggested.”

“Dijital İletişim Etkisi – Digital Communication Impact” Uluslararası Akademik Konferansı

dci_logo_300x103İstanbul Ticaret Üniversitesi’nde 16-17 Ekim 2014 tarihlerinde gerçekleşecek olan uluslararası akademik konferansına uzaktan katılımcı olabilirsiniz. En çok 15 dakikalık sunumlarınızı dilerseniz Skype üzerinden canlı olarak yapabilir ya da hazır sunum videolarınızı senaaydin@ticaret.edu.tr (Ar. Gör. Sena Aydın) adresine gönderebilirsiniz. Bundan dolayı katılım başvuru süresi uzatılmış olup son tarih 16 Haziran 2014 olarak yeniden düzenlenmiştir. Konferansla ilgili ayrıntılı bilgi ve başvuru için http://ww4.ticaret.edu.tr/dci/tr/ web adresini ziyaret edebilirsiniz.

Call: Diversity in Transcultural and International Communication, Conference Bremen Oct. 2014

international-communication-746201Diversity in Transcultural and International Communication October, 2nd.-3rd. 2014,

Haus der Wissenschaft (House of Science), Bremen

The conference addresses both the meta-analysis of „diversity“ and an analysis of the organization and practice of diversity.

Contributions on the following topics are welcomed:

1. Theoretical Concepts of Diversity

•   State of the art: disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches; basic theories and medium-range theories concerning the research of “diversity”

•   Boundaries and overlaps of terms and theories concerning the concepts of „cosmopolitanism“, “multiculturalism”, „interculturalism”, “transculturalism” and “hybridity” among others

•   The typology and analysis of intercultural communication processes and situations from the point of view of communication ethics

•   International comparisons: Which diversity concepts exist and how do other research communities in other countries research „diversity“? Is diversity research euro-centric?

2. Empirical Research on Diversity

•   Public representations and constructions of social differences and equality in mass media content, in (micro-)blogs, social media, event communication, PR etc.

•   Analysis of public and/or academic discourse on „diversity“

•   Diversity in media professions (public visibility of those working in media professions such as journalism, PR, advertising, film, theatre etc.)

•   Diversity as a Norm of communication ethics (e.g. in international/intercultural communication)

•   Diversity management in media corporations

•   Case studies on diversity as an element and normative control parameter of diverse communication processes (political communication, journalism, PR, company and organizational communication…)

•   Diversity and justice under circumstances of mediatization and globalisation

•   Diversity as a factor in media and communication politics and policies

 

Submission and selection of papers

Please send your anonymized proposal for a 20-minute presentation in English (preferred) or German to the organizers (iik2014@uni-bremen.de) no later than JUNE, 10th 2014 (using a single pdf file). The abstract should not be longer than 8000 characters (including blank spaces) and should be assigned to the conference topics. Please add a title page to the abstract containing the name(s) and address(es) of the presenter(s) and the title of the presentation.

All submissions will be anonymously peer-reviewed according to the criteria of originality, relevance, theoretical foundation, appropriateness of the methods used, clarity of language, and reference to the conference theme. Submitters will be informed about the outcome of the selection process by July 2014.

Andras Müllner BİLGİ’de!

ELTE BTK Institute for Art Theory and Media Studies bölümünün başkanı Doç. András Müllner üniversitemizde “Filmic representation of the last European blood libel: Version” başlıklı, Macar azınlıklarının sinemadaki temsiline dair bir seminer verecektir.

Aşağıdaki linkten kendisinin çalıştığı alanlara dair bilgi edinebilirsiniz: http://media.elte.hu/en/about-the-department/faculty/dr-andras-mullner/

Gün: 21 Mayıs 2014

Yer: Enerji Müzesi Seminer Odası

Saat: 18:00

Galatasaray Üniversitesi Kültürlerarasılık Sempozyumu, 15 Mayıs 2014, İstanbul

galatasarayuni2014Galatasaray Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi ve AFS Gönüllüleri Derneği (AFSGD) işbirliği ve Türk Ekonomi Bankası’nın (TEB) desteği ile gerçekleştirilen “Kültürlerarasılık Sempozyumu”, 15 Mayıs’ta Galatasaray Üniversitesi Aydın Doğan Oditoryumu’nda!

Türkiye’de alanında ilk defa gerçekleştirilecek olan “Kültürlerarasılık Sempozyumu”, farklı kültürlerden, kimliklerden ve perspektiflerden gelen bireylerin bir arada yaşama, çalışma, üretme ve öğrenmelerinin nasıl gerçekleştiğine, bu süreçte ne gibi soru ve sorunların ortaya çıktığına ve eğitimcilerin, kolaylaştırıcıların, yönetici ve liderlerin hem Türkiye’de hem de dünyada “kültürlerarasılığı” nasıl ele aldığına iletişim penceresinden bakmayı amaçlıyor.

Sempozyum, ulusal ve uluslararası öğrenciler, uzmanlar, eğitmenler, akademisyenler, profesyoneller ve sivil toplum kuruluşlarından oluşacak katılımcılarına ve konuşmacılarına iki ana soru soruyor:

• Kültürlerarası öğrenme ortamlarını nasıl yönetiyorsunuz?
• Kültürlerarası çalışma ortamlarını nasıl yönetiyorsunuz?

“Kültürlerarasılık Sempozyumu”, herkesin katılımına açıktır ve katılım ücretsizdir. Katılım formuna BURADAN ulaşabilirsiniz. Konferans dili İngilizce’dir.

Yer: Galatasaray Üniversitesi Aydın Doğan Oditoryumu (Yıldız Mh., Çırağan Cd No:102, Beşiktaş)

Tarih: 15 Mayıs 2014 Perşembe

İletişim: info@afsgd.org

CFP | Cyber Islam: Global Media and Boundaries of Religion

singularity2The growth of transnational Arab television, in addition to the accelerating use of the new and social media, has triggered a debate about the rise in transnational political and religious identification. Arab Muslims, across the world, have embraced the new media and ICTs not only as a source of information but also as a source of guidance and fatwa, thereby transforming Muslim practices and rituals. While a number of Muslim clerics welcome the opportunity to use the new media to reach out to a global audience, others consider such global media as a threat to the native cultural identity and a celebration of capitalistic values.

Undoubtedly, the process of globalization, especially in the field of media and ICTs, challenges the cultural and religious systems, especially in terms of identity formation. The aim of this book is to examine the implications of the new media and ICTs on the Islamic religious identity in the Arab Middle East and North Africa (AMENA) and among Muslim Arab Diasporas around the world. Another aim is to shed new light on the influence of media exposure on national, political, and cultural boundaries of the Islamic identity.

This volume is to be published by Springer  as part of the prestigious Series Muslims in Global Societies, designed to define an intellectual terrain and to provide insights into the contemporary dynamics of Muslim life by focusing on questions concerning the dynamics between Muslim communities, both in Islamic countries and the West, and contemporary
globalization processes.
Abstracts (250 words) are due by 18 May 2014.
Upon acceptance, full articles will be due by 30 September 2014.
For further information about the book, or to submit your abstract,
please contact the editors:
Prof. Noha Mellor (noha.mellor@beds.ac.uk)
Dr. Khalil Rinnawi (kharin2020@gmail.com)