CfP: NordMedia 2017 conference: Mediated Realities – Global Challenges

NordMedia invites you to submit abstracts and panel session proposals for the NordMedia 2017 conference that will be held on August 17 – 19, 2017 in Tampere, Finland. NordMedia is biannual conference organized by Nordic media research associations in cooperation with Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research NORDICOM.

The submission period is January 9-February 17, 2017.

The theme for the 2017 conference is “Mediated Realities – Global Challenges”. The conference takes a critical approach to the mediated realities of contemporary social and cultural institutions, identities and everyday life and sheds light on the debates over mediation and mediatization in relation to global challenges. Read more about the conference theme from our website


Conference Divisions & Temporary Working Groups 

All submissions must be addressed to a specific conference division or temporary working groupNordMedia 2017 conference features 10 divisions and 8 temporary working groups. Complete descriptions of the divisions and theworking groups can be found on the conference website: 



Division 1 – Environment, Science and Risk Communication

Division 2 – Journalism

Division 3 – Media and Communication History

Division 4 – Media, Globalization and Social Change

Division 5 – Media Literacy and Media Education

Division 6 – Media Management, Economics and Policy

Division 7 – Organization, Communication and Society

Division 8 – Political Communication

Division 9 – Theory, Philosophy and Ethics of Communication

Division 10 – Television and Film Studies


Temporary Working Groups 

TWG1 – Media & Religion 

TWG2 – Digital Games & Playful Media

TWG3 – Gender and the Media

TWG4 – Media and Celebrity Culture

TWG5 – Onlife: Digital Media Sociology in a Digital Cross-Platform World

TWG6 – Media Across the Life Course

TWG7 – Visual Communication & Culture

TWG8 – Audience Studies


Abstract Submission Guidelines  

The submission period for abstracts is January 9 – February 17, 2017.

All abstracts must be addressed to a specific conference division or temporary working group.

All abstracts submitted to NordMedia 2017 conference must contain the following elements: 1) Theoretical framework of the study, 2) The methodology used to conduct the study, 3) Description of the research material, 4) The key findings of the study (for completed projects), and 5) Author’s contact information.

The word limit for abstracts is 600 words.  

Incomplete abstracts will not be reviewed. Abstracts cannot be modified once they have been submitted. 

The abstracts should be written in clear and concise English.  

Submission of multiple abstracts is allowed, but please note that you can only be the main author in one paper. If multiple abstract submissions from the same participant are accepted, the author must decide which one he or she will participate with. However, you can still be a co-author in other accepted papers in addition to the main one.

All abstracts must be submitted using the online system provided. To submit your abstract, please click on the following link:

The submission deadline for abstracts is 17th of February 2017. Notification regarding acceptance or rejection of abstract will be sent to the presenting author by email by the end of March 2017.


Panel Session Proposal Submission Guidelines 

Several thematically parallel abstracts can be combined to form a panel session proposal for NordMedia 2017 conference. The ideal number of presentations in a single panel is 3–5. All panel session proposals must contain:

1) Name of the contact person responsible for the panel session

2) Brief description of the panel theme

3) List of panelists and their contact information  

4) The abstracts of the papers to be presented within the panel session

The submission period for panel session proposals is January 9 – February 17, 2017.

All panel session proposals must be addressed to a specific conference division or temporary working group.

A panel session proposal must include the name of the contact person for the panel. The contact person will act as organizer of the panel session and is responsible for communication with the chairs and co-chairs of the hosting division or temporary working group as a representative of the whole panel group. 

All panel session proposals must be accompanied by description of the panel theme including a brief account that specifies why this topic is important and how it contributes to the overall work of the conference division or working group. The word limit for the description is 400 words. 

In addition to the thematic description the panel proposal must contain a list of suggested panelists, their contact information accompanied by short biographical notes and the headlines of the papers they will be presenting within the panel session. 

The contact person is responsible for collecting and including the abstracts to the panel session proposalThe abstractsintended for panel sessions must be devised following the general guidelines for abstracts in Nordmedia 2017 conference 

By default the contact person will act as a moderator of the panel session. Alternatively an outside moderator can be used. In this case the contact information of suggested moderator should also be included in the panel proposal.

All panel session proposals must be submitted using the online system provided. Please note that in addition to the panel description the proposal has to include all the abstracts intended for the panel session. To submit your panel proposal and abstracts included in the panel, please click on the following link:

The submission deadline for panel session proposals is 17th of February 2017. Notification regarding acceptance or rejection of proposal will be sent to the contact person by email by the end of the March 2017.


Important dates

Call for abstracts: January 9 – February 17

Notification of acceptance: By the end of March

Early Bird registration: April 5 – May 15

Deadline for full papers: June 30



For any further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Ilmari Hiltunen (coordinator for divisions and temporary working groups):

SMiDs årsmøde 2016

Denne post opdateres løbende med al relevant information om årsmødet 2016. (English: see below.)

SMiDs årsmøde er samlingspunktet for alle foreningens medlemmer – unge såvel som gamle. Det er her, man kan få en fornemmelse for, hvad der rører sig i dansk medieforskning og ikke mindst her, man kan møde kolleger og kontakter under både faglige og hyggelige former. Vi håber at se jer.

Tema: The Social in the Media, the Media in the Social

Tid: 27.-28. oktober 2016

Sted: Hindsgavl Slot ved Middelfart

Keynote speaker: Jill Walker Rettberg fra Universitetet i Bergen

Foreløbigt program (der kommer givetvis et par småjusteringer)

Pris: 3.000 kr. for medlemmer af SMiD, 3.700 kr. for andre (dvs. for ph.d.-studerende og lignende kan det bedst betale sig at melde sig ind i foreningen forud for tilmelding til årsmødet)

Tilmelding: Deadline for tilmelding er 12. oktober 2016. Tilmelding foregår ved mail til SMiDs sekretær Bente Jønshøj på Betaling kan enten ske gennem bank-overførsel (til konto: 1551, kontonr.: 3065766) eller ved e-faktura (hvis det er arbejdspladsen, der betaler). I sidste tilfælde, skal I sende en mail med EAN-nr. til Bente, så sender hun en e-faktura.



Conference theme: The Social in the Media, the Media in the Social

Dates: October 27-28 2016

Location: Hindsgavl Castle, Middelfart

Keynote speaker: Jill Walker Rettberg from the University of Bergen

Preliminary program (there might be small adjustments)

Price/fee: 3.000 kr. for members of SMID, 3,700 kr. for other. (Membership of SMiD is 700 kr. per year. Doctoral students, graduate students, undergraduate students, people between jobs, retirees and others with similar low or uncertain incomes can pay a reduced price: 350 kr. per year. To join the association, send a short CV and a brief description of your research aktivitieter and interests to Aske Kammer,

Registration: Deadline for registration is 12 October 2016. To register, send an e-mail to SMiDs secretary Bente Jønshøj: Payment is either via bank transfer (account: reg. no. 1551, account no. 3065766) or by e-invoice (if your workplace pays). In the latter case, you must send an email with EAN no. to Bente, so she can send an e-invoice.



Call for papers: Media and their production, content, and use have always had a social dimension – connecting people to each other and to society, giving them something to talk about, constructing identities and communities. However, the social occupy a particularly prominent position in the current media culture, where lifestyle and reality television, networked and multimodal forms of communication, participatory formats on the internet, social and mobile media etc., all point to more human interaction and new ways and forms of being social. Furthermore, the boundaries between different social spheres are blurring, and configurations of social situations are more liquid than ever and subject to constant re- negotiations due to the ubiquity of media technologies. // The theme of the 2016 biennial meeting of the Association for Media Researchers in Denmark (SMiD) is “The Social in the Media, the Media in the Social”. The aim is to explore the intricate nexus between the social and the media; how media support, challenge, or change the social; and how the social is expressed in the media and constitutes dimensions of production, content, and use. In the spirit of SMiD’s ambitions, the biennial meeting encourages a broad interpretation of what constitutes “media” and “social”. // The biennial meeting also accepts proposals that do not relate to the theme. // Abstracts for papers (max 300 words) and proposals for panels (panel outline: max 300 words + abstracts for 3-5 individual papers: max 100 words each) must be submitted no later than June 15, 2016, to

Deadline for abstracts: 15. juni – send til

Deadline for papers: 10. oktober – send til, så deles de i en Dropbox-mappe, alle deltagere i årsmødet får adgang til.

Deadline for tilmelding: 12. oktober – se ovenfor.

Spørgsmål eller kommentarer? Skriv til eller formand Aske Kammer på

Call for Papers: Precarious Aesthetics

Conference: October 15 – 17 2015 at Berkeley Center for New Media.

Confirmed Speakers: Tom Gunning, Christine Ross, Abigail De Kosnik, Jeffrey Skoller, Jacob Gaboury, W.J.T. Mitchell

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2015
Conference: October 15 – 17

Is it … always an advantage to replace an indistinct picture by a sharp one? Isn’t the indistinct one often exactly what we need?
(Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, §71)

In spite of technological advances striving for greater clarity and resolution, visuals that counteract such perfection may never have been more appreciated. Feature films, photography, documentaries, televisual images, music videos, video games, artists’ films and new digital media are currently saturated with images that, in various ways, are blurred, noisy and non-transparent. They invite us to see the world, yet at the same time, they obstruct our view, often to dazzling effect. By operating at the mercy of bodies and/or technologies that are unstable and liable to fail, mediation is here rendered precarious. Such cases raise a host of distinct but related questions such as:

  • How can it be that the blurry image is often preferred over the sharp one? Why is the indistinct image, as suggested by Wittgenstein, “often exactly what we need”? How can precarious mediation be deployed to rhetorical, aesthetic and political effect? How does it potentially inscribe forms of precarious existence – precarious life?
  • How do the transformative repercussions of a digitalized media culture intersect with the present surge in precarious mediation? How do analogue and digital media materialities come forth in such cases, and how are relations between authenticity, simulation and fakery played out?
  • How is the presence of the camera itself inscribed through traces that point back to its alleged mode of production and the circumstances of recording? How might the embodied camera inscribe an ethics of the gaze?
  • How does the present surge in precarious mediation relate to more lasting negotiations of blindness and insight, opacity and transparency, vagueness and clarity, tactility and opticality, the visible and the invisible? How does it relate to tensions between embodied and disembodied modes of perception, suspensions and prolongations of perception, to doubt, to concealment and to iconoclasm?

The challenge for the delineation of a precarious aesthetics is to understand the operational logics of precarious mediation, which is why we need to interrogate this mediation historically, theoretically and philosophically.

Beyond the conference in October, selected papers will be invited to take part in a special issue of the Journal of Visual Culture as well as an edited book.

Proposals should include a title, an abstract of 350 words, 3-5 bibliographic sources and an author bio no longer than 100 words. Proposals must be submitted no later than May 1, 2015. Notification will follow within two weeks. Send to

Inquiries can be sent to Arild Fetveit at

Download the complete call here.

The conference will be hosted by Berkeley Center for New Media in collaboration with the Department of Film & Media at UC Berkeley and the research project The Power of the Precarious Aesthetic at The Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen.



Call for Papers: Dakar, Senegal, 8-9 April 2014 University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) in co-operation with HumanIT, Karlstad University

This conference is the fourth in the M4D biennial series following the inaugural conference in Karlstad, Sweden in 2008. The 2nd conference was in Kampala, Uganda in 2010 and the 3rd in New Delhi, India in 2012. M4D2014 aims to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners and all those with interests in the use, evaluation, and theorizing of Mobile Communication for Development. M4D2014 will combine two days of plenary peer-reviewed paper sessions, workshops, panel sessions, discussion forums, and demos.

How to Participate? M4D2014 welcomes participants from academia, industry, NGOs, development agencies, and governmental and international organizations. If you want to submit a paper, there are two different options. Research papers (8-12 pages including references) will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on theory craftsmanship and analytical rigor. Articles considering critical approaches and theoretical development will be prioritized. The practitioner’s track is open to practitioners to present their experiences, cases and policies (4-5 pages). These contributions do not have to be guided by academic theory and critical analysis. All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings and allocated a presentation slot. You can also participate by organizing a workshop. Workshops submissions for proceedings (2 pages) must contain: title, organizers with affiliation, participants, motivation and objectives. Finally, there is also the possibility to submit a poster or a demo (1-page extended abstract). Poster size max. 80×120 cm. Roll-ups are also allowed. We are particularly interested in (but not limited to): mLearning mLivelihood mHealth mParticipation mGovernance Inclusion of accepted papers/posters/demos/workshops in conference proceedings is conditioned on payment of registration fee prior to registration deadline. Conference proceeding will be published in the Karlstad University Studies Series, as well as on the websites of the University Cheikh Anta Diop and the Centre for HumanIT, Karlstad. The template and more submission information are available here: and questions can be sent

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: 1 October 2013

Acceptance note: 15 January 2014

Final papers due and registration deadline for authors: 15 Feb 2014

Registration deadline for participants without presentations 1 April 2014

Registration and Fees: The registration will open during autumn 2013, See

Conference fee will be 150€ with a reduced fee of 110€ for Master and PhD students. Participants salaried from a developing country are entitled to a 30% discount (105€ and 77€ for PhD and Master Students). Conference fee includes access to conference venue, presentations, workshops and demonstrations, keynote speakers, one copy of the proceedings, lunches, refreshments and receptions throughout the conference, conference dinner and social events. Participation Grants: IPID will sponsor participation for selected members given that there is an accepted paper and based on the reviews as well as on where the student is based (developing countries and Sweden are prioritized). For questions regarding these scholarships contact IPID We hope to arrange travel grants for participants from developing countries that will cover registration fee and a maximum of 500€ for flight tickets and accommodation. Other costs will not be covered for.

Interested in Reviewing? Please contact and make known your areas of interest and level of expertise and how many papers/short papers you are interested in reviewing. Due mention will be made in the proceedings.

Interested in Sponsoring? We are happy to receive funding for travel grants, social events, lunches, refreshments, conference proceedings, etc. Due mention will be made at the occasion, on the website, in the conference program, and in the conference proceedings. Please contact for more details.

Conference Committee:

General Chair: Ibrahim Niang (UCAD, Senegal Local Organizing Chair: Christelle Sharff (Pace University, USA)

Co-chair: Johan Hellström (Stockholm University, Sweden)

Co-chair: Babacar Ngom (UCAD, Senegal

Co-chair: Jean Marie Preira (ESMT, Senegal)

Co-chair: Jakob Svensson (HumanIT, Karlstad University, Sweden)

Co-chair: Caroline Wamala (HumanIT, Karlstad University, Sweden)

Byens Digitale Liv

Kom og få Adam Greenfield og Ben Hammersleys bud på Byens Digitale Liv ved konferencen “Indsigter og fremtidsmuligheder set fra Center for Digital Urban Living”


Smart Cities rykker lige nu længere og længere op på beslutningstagernes dagsorden. Byernes mange data skal gøres tilgængelige for borgere, politikere og virksomheder. Men byen skal også have et digitalt kultur- og oplevelsesliv. Det handler konferencen om den 22. marts 2012 i Musikhuset Aarhus. [ONLINE TILMELDING]


– Offentlige og private beslutningstagere
– Konsulenter i kommuner, regioner og nationale myndigheder
– Arkitekter, forretningsudviklere og byplanlæggere
– Journalister og mediefolk
– Iværksættere og kulturfolk
– Folk med interesse i oplevelsesøkonomi

NordMedia 2011: abstract deadline 25. marts.

Kære alle,

Så er det tid til NordMedia 2011, som finder sted i Akureyri i Island fra den 11.-13. August 2011.

Hjemmesiden for konferencen finder du her:

Temaet for konferencen er: Media and Communiation studies – Doing the right thing?

SMID vil ligesom i Karlstad gerne invitere til en lille reception, hvor der vil være lidt mad og godt til ganen. Nærmere information om receptionen senere.

Forløbig gælder det om at få sig tilmeldt. Der er deadline for abstract (150-200 ord) den 25. Marts. Deadline for det endelige extended abstract eller full paper er den 20. Juni. Se nærmere på hjemmesiden eller i nedenstående. Programmet fremgår også via hjemmesiden.

Vi ser frem til at se rigtig SMID´ere på NordMedia i Island.

Bedste hilsner
SMID Bestyrelsen

The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 25th 2011. Participants will be asked to submit a proposal of 150-200 words to describe the content of their intended contribution, in Nordic language or English. It will be possible to choose between three different formats:
Posters. These can be used to present both research findings and work in progress. The size should be approximately 84cm X 119cm and posters will be displayed in the foyer at the main conference venue.
Extended abstracts. These are intended mainly to present work in progress and should be no more than 4 pages (1.500 words).
Full papers. As before participants are invited to submit full papers of high quality. Full papers should be kept within reasonable length and should not extend 15 pages (4.500 words).
Participants whose papers are accepted will be invited to have these posted on the conference website.
Participants are also welcome to submit a panel proposal (i.e. four to five papers grouped together and with some kind of unified theme). Please contact the relevant division chair to discuss such possibilities.

The deadline for the submission of full papers and extended abstracts is June 20th 2011. Participants whose papers are accepted will be invited to have these posted on the conference website.

Conference: “Emotion, Media and Crime” at Aarhus University 29 September – 1 October 2010.

Dear colleagues

We would like to invite you to participate in the conference “Emotion, Media and Crime” at Aarhus University 29 September – 1 October 2010. Experience 7 keynotes and over 30 paper presentations, discussions on crime scene investigations, crime-jam, murder walks and screening of the upcoming season of BBC’s Wallander-series.

Read more conference here:

Kjetil Sandvik, MA, PHD, Associate Professor

Educational coordinator of Master in Cross-Media Communication:

Dept. Media, Cognition and Communication

Film and Media Studies Section

Njalsgade 80, room 17.2.17

DK-2300 Copenhagen S

Phone: +4524944770



Research project: Crime fiction and crime journalism in Scandinavia:

Nordic research network (NordForsk): The Culture of Ubiquitous Information:

Final Call for Papers: Screenwriting Research: History, Theory and Practice

Final Call for Papers

Screenwriting Research: History, Theory and Practice

Three-day International Conference on Screenwriting,

TIME: September 9th-11th 2010
VENUE: University of Copenhagen

This is the final call for papers for the annual international conference on screenwriting research, this year organized by the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen.

As the first two conferences on screenwriting – at the University of Leeds in 2008 and at the University of Arts and Design in Helsinki in 2009 – have shown, there is an increasing interest in researching screenwriting from a number of different perspectives.

Confirmed Keynotes (for bios, please see below):

Dr. Mette Hjort is Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Visual Studies at the Liberal Arts University of Hong Kong, Lingnan University, and Affiliate Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Dr. Steven Maras is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Media and Communications Department at the University of Sydney.

Dr. Janet Staiger is the William P. Hobby Centennial Professor in Communication, teaching courses in Radio-Television-Film and Women’s and Gender Studies, at the University of Texas at Austin.

The purpose of the conference is to continue the discussion of the many aspects of screenwriting research and to further theoretical and methodological reflections in this developing field. The conference also aims at strengthening the international network among scholars within both theoretical and practice-based research. We wish to encourage a critical approach to the practices, documents and values of screenwriting, and to seek new insights into screenwriting as part of film production culture. As the recent publication of the first issue of the Journal of Screenwriting has shown, screenwriting is a vast and vivid field, encompassing many different methodological approaches from a wide variety of academic disciplines.

In particular, we encourage papers discussing the following topics:

1. Creativity, collaborations and constraints
– screenwriting as a creative/artistic process or a craft
– individual as well as collaborative practices
– self-chosen or imposed constraints in screenwriting processes
– discussions of authorship and intentionality

2. The nature of the screenplay
– reflections on narrative theory and dramaturgy
– the relationship between word and image
– new forms, new technologies, new media
– issues of intermediality and adaptation
– genre-oriented considerations of screenwriting and the screenplay

3. Methodology of screenwriting research

– how to approach documents, actions, intentions and visions of screenwriting
– how to interpret and develop them theoretically
– how to do practice-based research
– how to teach screenwriting theory and practice within an academic or practice based context

4. Practice and method of screenwriting
– screenwriting as a practice within the cultural/creative industries
– the different roles of the screenwriter
– considerations of radical or alternative methods in relation to industry conventions
– discussions of labor aspects as well as organizational frameworks

5. History and theory of screenwriting
– new research and re-evaluations on the history of screenwriting
– national heritage of screenwriting practices
– new approaches to screenwriting theory

Call for papers:
Time allotted to each paper is 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for discussion.

Abstracts (300 words maximum) may be submitted until March 15 2010. Kindly remember to state your name, affiliation and contact information.

Please send your abstract to Eva Novrup Redvall:

We will let you know whether your paper has been accepted no later than April 15 2010.

The conference fee is 60 Euros including two lunches and coffee. The conference is free for PhD students.

More information on the program as well as on travelling and accommodation can be found on the conference website:

The conference is supported by the Faculty of Humanities at The University of Copenhagen and is organized with assistance from the Screenwriting Research Network.

For further information, please contact Eva Novrup Redvall, or Mette Mortensen, at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, The University of Copenhagen.

Organizing Committee:

Eva Novrup Redvall, MA, PhD student, Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, The University of Copenhagen.

Mette Mortensen, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, The University of Copenhagen.


Dr. Mette Hjort is Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Visual Studies at the Liberal Arts University of Hong Kong, Lingnan University, and Affiliate Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is the author of Lone Scherifg’s Italian for Beginners (forthcoming), Stanley Kwan´s Center Stage (2006), Small Nation, Global Cinema (2005), and The Strategy of Letters (1993). She is also the editor or co-editor of eight books, including, most recently, Instituting Cultural Studies (forthcoming), Film and Risk (forthcoming) and The Cinema of Small Nations (2007).

Dr. Steven Maras is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Media and Communications Department at the University of Sydney. He is author of Screenwriting: History, Theory, Practice (Wallflower Press, 2009). He has published over forty articles and essays in numerous journals in Australia and internationally on a wide ranging set of topics, and is on the the editorial advisory board of Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies and the Journal of Screenwriting.

Dr. Janet Staiger is the William P. Hobby Centennial Professor in Communication, teaching courses in Radio-Television-Film and Women’s and Gender Studies, at the University of Texas at Austin. Author and editor of eleven books and 50-plus essays, her book publications include Media Reception Studies (2005), Perverse Spectators (2000); Blockbuster TV (2000); Bad Women (1995); Interpreting Films (1992); and The Classical Hollywood Cinema, co-authored with David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson (1985). She has also co-edited with David Gerstner, Authorship and Film (2003).

The Transformation of Newspapers and Journalism

Research seminar, October 29-30, 2009
Copenhagen University, Karen Blixens Vej, 2300 Copenhagen S
(New KUA), room 27.0.47

The research seminar is open to other researchers, students and media professionals.
Participation is free, but please register to our secretary Anne Dandanell Rønne-Nielsen:
Deadline for registration is October 23

Thursday, October 29

Theme 1: The institution of journalism

Martin Eide, Professor, University of Bergen: Renegotiating a Social Contract
Stig Hjarvard, Professor, University of Copenhagen: The Views of the News. Newspapers as a Resource for Opinion Formation
Paschal Preston, Professor, Dublin City University: ‘Creative Destruction’? European Journalism in an Era of Crisis as well as Digitalisation

Theme 2: The texts and audiences of journalism

Kim Christian Schrøder, Professor, Roskilde University: Mapping news consumers’ navigation in the cross-media news landscape. Towards a new map of news consumption
Nete Nørgaard Kristensen, Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen: Cultural journalism in the Danish printed press – a history of decline or increasing media institutional profiling?
Unni From, Associate Professor, Aarhus University: Expectations for journalism on culture

Friday, October 30.

Theme 2 – continued

Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Associate Professor, Cardiff University: Audiences Views on User-Generated Content: Exploring the value of news from the bottom up
Ida Willig, Associate Professor, University of Roskilde: Thinking about ”˜the citizen’ but writing for ”˜the consumer’: The Marketization of News Production

Theme 3: Journalism and politics

Henrik Bødker, Associate Professor, University of Aarhus: Journalism as Resources for Political and Cultural (Re)Alignments
Sigurd Allern, Professor, University of Stockholm: The power over election campaigns
Camilla Dindler, Doctoral Student, University of Copenhagen: New roles and functions among journalists and their sources in the Danish parliament?

You will find the full programme of the research seminar here:

The seminar is organized by the research programme “Aviser og journalistik i forandring” – see


To be held in Aalborg, Denmark, 3rd & 4th May 2010

NOTE: Full papers must be submitted for peer review by Friday 13th November, 2009.


This conference is considered a major event in the international ‘technology enhanced learning’ conference circuit, and provides a friendly, collegiate context for meeting researchers and practitioners in networked learning.

All submissions are peer reviewed, and accepted papers published in conference proceedings

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Etienne Wenger & Yrjo Engestrom

PRE-CONFERENCE ONLINE COMMUNITY AND ONLINE SEMINARS: please visit the conference website for further details


Invitation til konference: Think about IT!

Invitation til konference: Think about IT!

Det er os en glæde at invitere dig til konference om it og humaniora.

Institut for Medier, Erkendelse og Formidling vil sammen med Katalyst og Center for IT Innovation på Københavns Universitet åbne de historiske universitetsdøre for interessenter og samarbejdspartnere fra erhvervsliv og offentlige organisationer samt for undervisere, formidlere, studerende og forskere.

Vi giver overblik, udblik og fremblik og udforsker:
*Hvordan humaniora har taget it til sig
*Hvad der er humanioras skjulte innovationspotentialer
*Hvad de internationale erfaringer siger
*Hvad det danske erhvervsliv efterspørger

Det sker fredag den 13. november kl. 9.30 – 16.00
på Københavns Universitet, Bispetorvet 1 – 3, København K
Lokale 214 (overfor indgang til Vor Frue Kirke)

Læs mere på

Tilmelding senest den 20. oktober til Rikke Deltagelse er gratis.

Kom og få svar på, om it og humaniora er et ægteskab der bygger på fornuft, passion eller intelligens.

Du er velkommen til at sende invitationen videre til venner og kolleger.

Tænk over det!

Klaus Bruhn Jensen, Professor, Det Humanistiske Fakultet, Københavns Universitet
Trine Middelbo, Leder, Katalyst, Københavns Universitet
Finn Kensing, Direktør, Center for IT Innovation, Københavns Universitet

Climate Change and Journalism




GDC09 is an interdisciplinary and integrated four-track conference for

researchers, journalists, educators, and business representatives.

Climate change requires globally concerted initiatives that cannot be motivated by direct practical self-interest and economic incentives alone.The aim of this conference is to compare conceptions of ecological responsibility across cultures (and religions), and to explore the role of intercultural value studies for the development, communication, and practical implementation of new models of future-oriented and collective responsibility.

GDC09 is the first of a series of five biannual international interdisciplinary conferences presenting and promoting intercultural dialogue on values, as a means of proactive conflict mitigation and social innovation. The conference will conclude with the bestowal of the Global Dialogue Prize (

We invite submissions of research contributions from the areas of philosophy, political science, psychology, anthropology, theology/ religious studies, sociology, conflict research, education, journalism and media science, management, organization, and finance theory.
Please submit abstracts (500 words) byJuly 15. (Please see conference webpage for submission guidelines).

Possible topics to be addressed in theJOURNALISM TRACK:

• When and under what circumstances does climate changebecome a news item?
• What type of actors and themes can attract the attention ofjournalists and get climate change onto the news agenda?
• How does environmental journalism operate and how does itaffect changes in individual behavior and public policy?
• Is it possible to build a global public and what role can and shouldlocal media play in this effort?
• At a time where scientists disagree amongst themselves and veryfew journalists have a thorough scientific understanding of theissues, how can we be sure that the information in the media isboth accurate and adequate?
• What is the appropriate role of journalists when reporting onindustries offering market-based solutions to climate problems?
• Can peace journalism help to prevent “climate conflicts”, i.e.,social conflicts due to climate change?
• Do journalists carry increasing responsibility for interculturalcommunication and if so, how will it affect the goals of journalism?

For more information

Henrik Bødker, Aarhus University, Denmark (

REMINDER: 19th Nordic Conference on Media and Communication Research

This is a reminder of the 19th Nordic Conference on Media and Communication Research 13- 15 of August in Karlstad, Sweden
The conference theme is Body Soul and Society, rethinking media and communication onthologies. A number of renowned Nordic Scholars will address this theme in pleanry sessions throughout the conference. Except from access to plenary sessions and individual paper presentations in twelwe different divisions, the registration fee includes all lunches coffees and dinners throughout the conference, a Video Art Installation, a DJ Event, a Media Pub, the grand conference dinner and nightclub afterwards.
Please go to for for information and registration
Jakob Svensson, Fil. Dr.
Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Karlstads universitet
65188 Karlstad

054 – 700 1893

European Citizenship and Cultural Identity Seminar

Date: January 20 and January 21, 2009
Place: Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Southern Campus
Room: 23.4.39

The seminar is arranged by CEMES for Young Scholars (CYS)
CEMES is the Faculty of Humanities new Centre for Modern European Studies

Due to the European integration process it is urgent to understand how perceptions of culture and citizenship is about to take shape and how citizenship can be comprehended from different perspectives in relation to the complex European context.

At the seminar scholars from a variety of disciplines will introduce their research on how European citizens conceive of them-selves and how they act to strengthen democratic culture in its various forms. Besides this empirical-descriptive aim the scholars will also provide normative insights regarding the different ways to conceive citizenship in a European context.


No registration needed.

Cecilie Givskov
PhD Fellow, MA (ed)

EU Kids Online: European research on cultural, contextual and risk issues regarding children and the internet

Dear colleague


EU Kids Online: European research on cultural, contextual and risk
issues regarding children and the internet

An international one-day conference to address the latest policy issues
and research findings about children and the internet.

The anticipated audience includes researchers, policy makers, industry,
child welfare, educators, NGOs and government.

When and where:
To be held on Thursday June 11th 2009, London School of Economics,

Conference theme:
Are all children benefiting equally from the internet and if not, why
not? How strong is the evidence for the risks to children of going
online? Are these risks changing, and why do they differ from one
country to another? How can parents and policy makers achieve a better
balance between online opportunities and risks? What do children
themselves think of the internet? What new literacies are they

The conference will report the final results and recommendations from
three year’s work by EU Kids Online, a network of over 60 researchers in
21 countries, funded by the EC’s Safer Internet plus Programme. See

Keynote speakers will be announced shortly.

Call for papers:
The conference will showcase the latest current research being conducted
in Europe and worldwide. Researchers are invited to submit empirical
papers about children’s experience of the internet on any of these
* Social networks, online identities and e-participation
* Learning, creativity and media literacy
* Mobility, computer games and other emerging platforms
* Parental and peer mediation
* Risks, victims and perpetrators
* Regulation, empowerment and protection

Registration and submission details:
Registration and submission will begin in early January. See for further details. There is no conference

We look forward to welcoming you to LSE to celebrate the end of our
project and to debate the future agenda for research and for
evidence-based policy.

Prof. Sonia Livingstone, Dr Leslie Haddon and the EU Kids Online network

Please distribute this message widely and apologies for cross-posting

Sonia Livingstone
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
S105, Department of Media and Communications
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK
Project Director, EUKidsOnline, see
New: The International Handbook of Children, Media and Culture (Sage

Please access the attached hyperlink for an important electronic
communications disclaimer:

Further information can be obtained from Gitte Stald:

Gitte Stald
Innovative Communication Group
IT University of Copenhagen
Ruud Langgaards Vej 7
DK- 2300 Copenhagen S
Tel.: +45 72185245
Mobile: +45 31146045


Rethinking Media and Communication Ontologies

13th – 15th of August 2009

Karlstad, Sweden

Call for papers, research panels and posters

The objective of the conference theme, Body, Soul and Society:

Rethinking Media and Communication Ontologies, is to scrutinize the triadic interplay between Body, Soul and Society in terms of how they have been, and are as of now, understood, implied and implemented in media and communication studies and to what ends. How have Body, Soul and Society been applied as concepts of “reality”, and on the other hand how have they (re)produced certain formations of knowledge? How do these concepts, in their broadest sense, produce certain ways of thinking in media and communication studies? How are the thinking around these categories bound up with (inter)disciplinary power-fields in terms of scholarly traditions and paradigms? A number of Nordic scholars will address issues related to the conference theme in plenary sessions throughout the conference.

We encourage the submission of:

a) Paper proposals (150 to 200 words)

b) Panel proposals (four to five paper proposals together with an overall panel theme proposal)

c) Poster proposals (150 to 200 words)

Paper, panels and posters will be given within one of the new NordMedia Divisions (se below).
We invite you to e-mail your proposal(s) to the chair of one of these divisions.

1. Environment, Science and Risk Communication

chair: Anna-Maria Jönsson,

2. Journalism Studies

chair: Flemming Svith,

3. Media and Communication History

chair: Henrik Örnebring,

4. Media, Culture and Society

chair: Stig Hjavard,

5. Media, Globalization and Social Change

chair: Hilde Arntsen,

6. Media Literacy and Media Education

chair: Sirkku Kotilainen

7. Media Organizations, Policy and Economy

chair: Karl Erik Gustafsson,

8. Media, Technology and Aesthetics

chair: Arild Fetveit,

9. Organization, Communication and Society

chair: Jesper Falkheimer,

10. Political Communication

chair: Mark Ørsten,

11. Theory, Philosophy and Ethics of Communication

chair: Kaarle Nordenstreng,

12. Theme Division: Body, Soul and Society

chair: Miyase Christensen,

Important dates:

16 February: Deadline for submitting proposals for panels, papers and posters.

1 April: Note of acceptance from division chairs.

1 May: Final date for registration at early-bird rate.

15 July: Deadline for submitting full papers.

1 August: Final date for registration at ordinary rate.

You can find more information on the theme, programme, plenary sessions, new division structure and modes of participation on
We are exited to welcome You to Karlstad next summer. Please feel free to circulate this call in other networks and to colleagues that may be interested in submitting a proposal.
The Conference is hosted by the Department of Media and Communication Studies at Karlstad University, in co-operation with the Swedish Association for Media and Communication Research, FSMK and Nordicom.

Web_site Histories ”” Theories, Methods, Analysis

Tirsdag den 14. oktober arrangerer Center for Internetforskning, Aarhus
Universitet den første internationale konference om web-historie.

Det er muligt at deltage i konferencen uden paper, men kun efter
forudgående tilmelding, se forsiden på konferencens netsted. Der er
et begrænset antal pladser og deadline for tilmelding er mandag d. 29.
september. Tilmelding efter d. 29. september kan frem til og med d. 1. oktober foregå direkte til Niels Brügger:

Konferencen er baseret på åbent internationalt call for papers, og
keynote speakers er de to førende amerikanske internethistorikere
Kirsten Foot (University of Washington) og Steven Schneider (SUNY
Institute of Technology, New York), der sammen bl.a. har skrevet bogen
Web Campaigning (MIT Press 2006).

Herudover præsenteres 16 papers med konkrete historiske analyser af
f.eks. kæledyr på nettet, ”social networking”, muslimske websites,
historien om webcamkultur, dansk webdesigns historie samt dr.dks

Læs eventuelt mere om konferencen samt se abstracts og det endelige
program på

Med venlig hilsen

Niels Brügger og Vidar Falkenberg