Here you will find lists of upcoming conferences in the field of media and communication research.

Please contact  Mia Jonsson Lindell with details of current conferences in the field of media and communication.

8 Aug to 24 Aug 2017

Helsinki, Finland

Summer School: Humour and Power in Media Society

This course is designed for advanced bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree students of social sciences, media and communication studies, journalism, cultural studies, politics, literature, arts, or sociology. The course offers guest lectures and workshops to analyse contemporary mediated humour from various perspectives.

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Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki

21 Aug to 22 Aug 2017

Enschede, Netherlands

Social Media Marketing ICSMM'17

This international conference on social media marketing (ICSMM’17) aims to provide an international platform that allows practitioner and academic researchers respectively to share and discuss their latest research, ideas, and survey reports in the theoretical and practical areas regarding all aspects of Social media marketing.

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The American Academic Research Society

21 Aug to 25 Aug 2017

Tallinn, Estonia

Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR2018)

The 10th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research Keynotes by: • Prof. J.P Singh, University of Edinburgh, • Prof. Jose van Dijck, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands • Prof. Joseph Straubhaar, University of Texas, USA • Prof. Madina Tlostanova, Lindköping University, Sweden. 

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Tallinn University

23 Aug to 25 Aug 2017

Helsinki, Finland

The 8th Nordic Conference on Cultural Policy Research / NCCPR 2017

The Foundation for Cultural Policy Research (CUPORE), the Unit of Cultural Policy at the University of Jyväskylä (JyU), and the Scientific Committee for the Nordic Conference on Cultural Policy Research invite you to submit abstracts for research papers, panel sessions, roundtables, or other types of presentations, to the 8th Nordic Conference on Cultural Policy Research. The theme is Migration, Culture, and Nation.

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University of Jyväskylä

29 Aug to 1 Sep 2017

Athens, Greece

ESA 2017: (Un)Making Europe. Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities.

The conference will feature keynote talks, invited semi-plenaries, sessions by ESA's 37 thematic networks, 17 research streams, midday specials, and a pre-conference PhD workshop. In addition, the ESA conference provides for the first time the opportunity for submission of abstracts to selected semi-plenary session topics.

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European Sociological Assocation / ESA

1 Sep to 3 Sep 2017

Limassol, Cyprus

Journalism, Society and Politics in the Digital Media Era

This interdisciplinary conference aims to bring academics and professional journalists to discuss and compare the impact of technology on the relationship between journalism, politics and economics in terms of societies /communities.
The conference is organised jointly by the Advanced Media Institute; The Open University, Cyprus; the Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community at Bournemouth University, and the Laboratory of Research in New Economy and Development at University Hassan II Casablanca, with the support of the Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol.
Keynote Speakers
Nico Carpentier, Uppsala University, Sweden
Paul Mihailidis, Emerson College, U.S.A

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1 Sep to 3 Sep 2017

Hiroshima, Japan

SYGMA 2017: Globalization and Media in Asia

SYGMA 2017 is The 2nd internatiobnal symposium on Globalization and Media in Asia. with the theme Mass Communication, Society and Globalization, the symposium will be an opportunity to explore current research, trends, and insights about this phenomenon and expanding professional networks.

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6 Sep to 7 Sep 2017

London, UK

British Cinema in the 1960s: Histories and Legacies

This two-day conference, organised as part of the AHRC-funded project ‘Transformation and Tradition in British Cinema of the 1960s: Industry, Creativity, and National Branding’ run by the Universities of York and East Anglia, provides a space for exploring one of the most dynamic decades of British cinema history.

6 Sep to 9 Sep 2017

Oslo, Norway

ECPR General Conference 2017

The General Conference is a platform for lively discussion, exchange of ideas and the best thinking in the discipline, and is Europe's biggest gathering of political scientists. Attracting scholars throughout the world, and at all stages of their career, the conference covers the full range of political science. 

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The European Consortium for Political Research / ECPR

6 Sep to 8 Sep 2017

Aalborg, Denmark

Future Media - Technologies and Markets

Media landscapes have gone through fundamental changes.The changes have intensified in the last two decades starting with the digitalization of broadcast infrastructures and presently with the development of streaming platforms and the development of broadband infrastructures and cloud platforms. The aim of this course is to discuss the driving forces for such changes and to examine the implications for the market, industry, users and the technological development.

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Center for Communication, Media and Information technologies, Aalborg University

6 Sep to 8 Sep 2017

Leicester, UK

Mediating Cultural Work: Texts, Objects and Politics

This interdisciplinary conference focuses on how cultural work and production is mediated - in terms of text, image, discourse, narrative, policy, ideology and fantasy, as well as through technology, materially, and in objective form.

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The CAMEo Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies

6 Sep to 8 Sep 2017

Hertfordshire, UK

Game of Thrones

This international conference invites proposals on a wide range of subject.
Keynote speakers: Rikke Schubart, Associate Professor, Institute for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark; Anne Gjelsvik, Professor of Film Studies at Department of Art and Medias Studies, NTNU, Norway; Martin Barker, Emeritus Professor, Aberystwyth University.

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Hatfield, Hertfordshire

8 Sep to 8 Sep 2017

Liverpool, UK

Provincial Newspapers: Lessons from History

Papers are invited for a one-day conference on the theme of provincial, regional and local newspapers. The conference is being jointly organised by media historians from Coventry University and Liverpool John Moores University.
Paper proposals from all eras and nationalities, shedding new light on longstanding or recent media historical topics are welcome.

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Journalism Department, Liverpool John Moores University

9 Sep to 10 Sep 2017

London, UK

Teenage Kicks - Global Teenage Cultures, Representations and Practices

The popular contemporary representation of a teenager is someone who stays in their bedroom with their tablet and phone, only venturing out for sustenance. The purpose of this conference is to interrogate popular representations, cultures and sub-cultures, and practices of teenagers on a global level.
Keynote Speaker: Dr Kate E. Taylor-Jones, School of East Asian Studies, Sheffield University

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Kingston University London

11 Sep to 12 Sep 2017

São Paulo , Brazil

Media Sustainibility, Value Creation and Public Policies

The 2017 IMMA conference will focus especially on the implications of disruption in media markets for management strategy and educational practice.

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International Media Management Academic Association / IMMAA

11 Sep to 12 Sep 2017

Sao Paulo , Brazil

IMMA2017: Media Sustainability, Value Creation and Public Policies

The conference will focus especially on the implications of disruption in media markets for management strategy and educational practice. It is organised and hosted by School of Architecture, Arts and Communication at Sao Paulo State University (Unesp), Brazil

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International Media Management Academic Association / IMMA

11 Sep to 12 Sep 2017

Oxford, UK

Summer School: Comparative Qualitative Research on Journalism and News Media

The program of this summer school will combine seminars led by Oxford-based researchers including Lucas Graves, Annika Sehl, and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen with workshop discussions of work-in-progress from the participants.

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The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

11 Sep to 15 Sep 2017

Perth, Australia

Digitising Early Childhood

This conference celebrates, critiques and is concerned about the activities of very young children online.
Keynote Speakers:
Sonia Livingstone, Jackie Marsh, Donell Holloway, Brian O’Neill, Lelia Green, Caroline Barrett-Pugh, Tama Leaver.

12 Sep to 14 Sep 2017

Lublin, Poland

5th ECREA Radio Research Conference

The relation between radio and its receivers is a core around which other ones are built. Both theory and pragmatics of radio indicate that radio as a part of media system serves to cultural, educational and entertaining purposes. To trace relations between them is another challenge for radio researchers. The main topic of this ECREA Radio Research Section Conference will be Radio Relations.

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European Communication Researcher Association / ECREA

13 Sep to 13 Sep 2017

Copenhagen, Denmark

Internationale aktørers påvirkning af den danske mediebranche

På konferencen vil resultaterne fra en omfattende undersøgelse, ”Globaliseringen af den danske mediebranche”, som Mandag Morgen har gennemført for Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen som led i ”Rapportering om mediernes udvikling i Danmark”, blive præsenteret og debatteret. Efter præsentationen af rapporten vil Nick Wrenn, Torry Pedersen og Anette Novak præsentere deres perspektiver og erfaringer i forlængelse af rapportens konklusioner. 

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Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen