Feminist Media Histories: An International Journal / Special Issue on Middle Eastern Media

Proposals are invited for a special issue of /Feminist Media Histories/ devoted to Middle Eastern Media.  Considerations of difference in religion, nationality, race and ethnicity remain crucial to interrogating feminist media histories across diverse social and political contexts.  This special issue will explore feminist media histories in the Middle East, through an examination of different media forms, practices, audiences, and institutions.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

* women’s media production and pioneers, * feminist activism and/in the media, * women’s use of media, * gender politics, cultural identity and the media, * women as consumers of media

Interested contributors should *contact guest editor Eylem Atakav* directly, sending a 300-word proposal no later than *February 1, 2016: mailto:E.Atakav@uea.ac.uk

Contributors will be notified by March 1, 2016; articles will be due June 1, 2016.

IAMCR 2016: Memory, Commemoration and Communication: Looking Back, Looking Forward

This year’s conference welcomes paper and panel proposals that engage with the concepts of memory and commemoration, and with the ways the past is (re)mediated, historicised, documented, archived, remembered, forgotten and (re)told. It also welcomes submissions which commemorate IAMCR as an organisation as well as the contributions its members have made over the years. Looking forward, papers might also address where the field is heading. Submissions might also focus on areas such as: memory and colonialism; commemoration of historic events; the reproduction of culture through story-telling; the media’s role in (re)producing cultural narratives and commemorations. We welcome submissions from early career researchers and veteran scholars alike.

Each Section and Working Group of IAMCR will issue its own Call for Papers, based on the general thematic outline above. Abstracts should be submitted from 1 December 2015 to 15 February 2016. Both individual and panel submissions are welcome. Early submission is strongly encouraged.

For further information, please consult the conference website.

CFP: The 20th Annual International Conference of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences

The 20th Annual International Conference of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences will be held at the Hotel Windsor Suites and Covention Center, Bangkok, Thailand during July 29-31, 2016. The deadline for submission of papers is May 31, 2016. The four-star hotel is located in the center of Bangkok close to all attractions and shopping centers. click here . A limited number of sleeping rooms have been reserved at a special rate of 2500 to 2800 Baht ($71 to $79) per room per night for single or double occupancy. The Registration Fee will be $350.00 payable in U.S. dollars if paid by May 31, 2016 and $400.00 after May 31, 2016. A discount of $100.00 will apply to participants affiliated with universities in Thailand.

Competitive sessions will be scheduled on Friday and Saturday of the conference; lunch is included. Details of the conference will be provided with your registration. To register for the conference, Click at link for the Registration Form (Registration). The registration fee is payable in U.S. dollars only.

Conference Proceedings and Refereed Journal: Authors of accepted papers will have the opportunity to publish their papers in the ASBBS International Conference Proceedings. All conference papers will also be considered for publication in one of the four Cabell listed refereed Journals published by ASBBS.

To submit a proposal, send a paper or an abstract of a paper with at least 300 words to the Conference Chair or Program Chair. All papers and abstracts will be reviewed and authors will be informed of the review decision within one week of submission. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

MSCA Yenilikçi Eğitim Ağları (Innovative Training Networks – ITN) 2016 yılı Çağrısı Açıldı

Avrupa’yı ve Türkiye’yi tüm araştırmacılar için cazibe merkezi haline getirmeyi hedefleyen Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie Araştırma Programları ve Bursları kapsamında yer alan Yenilikçi Eğitim Ağları (Innovative Training Network-ITN) ’in 2016 yılı çağrısı, 15 Ekim 2015 tarihi itibari ile başvuruları kabul etmeye başlamıştır.

Marie Sklodowska Curie Araştırma Programları ve Bursları hakkında genel bilgiler Marie Sklodowska Curie Alanı 2016 -2017 yılı “Çalışma Programı”nda; Araştırma Eğitim Ağları 2016 yılı çağrısı ve başvuru süreci ile ilgili detaylı bilgiler linkte yer almaktadır. 

Article by Nazan Haydari Pakkan

4_cover-source“Sabun Köpüğü: Popular Culture, the Everyday, and Representation of Feminist Politics through Radio in Turkey”, authored by Nazan Haydari Pakkan, Ph.D. (BİLGİ Media School) is published by the journal, Feminist Media Histories:

“This article contextualizes the significance of popular culture and the everyday in feminist communication practices through the example of Sabun Köpüğü (Soap Bubble), a feminist radio production in Turkey that ran from May 2000 to October 2001. The research draws from the author’s interviews with Müge İplikçi, the main producer of Sabun Köpüğü, and Ömer Madra, the founder of Açık Radyo, in 2004; the content of the episodes; and the author’s observations as a listener and as a guest speaker on the program. Sabun Köpüğü was not publicly announced as a feminist program; however, it implicitly aimed to genderize discourses along lines that were elsewhere excluded from public debate. The author argues that the significance of Sabun Köpüğü as discursive-level feminist radio activism was mediated by a specific set of political conditions (e.g., gender politics, censorship, broadcasting regulations, the role of the state, and media ownership); by the history of feminist and intellectual movements; and by the economic, social, and political context that framed its production. Through the incorporation of gendered knowledge into areas where gender dimensions were marginalized and excluded, and through the promotion of dialogue and a conversational style, the program contributed to the politics of feminism in the space of radio.”