IAMCR 2013 – Emerging Scholars Network Section – Call for Papers

The Emerging Scholars Network (ESN) welcomes submissions for the Annual Conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) to be held at the Dublin City University on June 25-29, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland.

We invite you to submit abstracts (250- 300 words) of your research papers. We welcome submissions on a variety of topics pertinent to communication and media studies research. We also encourage submissions that address this year’s conference theme Crisis, ‘Creative Destruction’ and the Global Power and Communication Orders.  For more information on this year’s conference theme, please refer to the general call for papers. If you are submitting a work in progress, we welcome your submission! Please state that it is a work in progress in your abstract.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is January 28, 1013 via the Open Conference System (OSC) at http://iamcr-ocs.org. Submissions must include author name(s), affiliation, address, e-mail address, and paper title. Please note that this deadline will not be extended. The OCS opens on November 15, 2012 and closes on January 28, 2013. Early submission is strongly encouraged.

Please note that individuals may submit 1 abstract (paper) per Section or Working Group as lead author, and a maximum of 2 abstracts (papers) to a single IAMCR conference in general.

Decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to individual applicants by the Section co-chairs on February 28, 2013. For those whose abstracts are accepted, full conference papers are to be submitted via the IAMCR OCS by May 28, 2013.

Please also take a look at our suggestions on how to write an abstract.

About ESN

ESN is a section dedicated to the work and careers of emerging scholars in the field of media studies and communication. Therefore, we especially look for works in progress from graduate students and new university instructors/professors who are interested in substantial feedback and comments intended to advance their projects.

The ESN organizes emerging scholar panels and joint panels with other sections. Our emerging scholar panels provide a comfortable environment for the presentation of theses and works in progress, where emerging scholars can receive feedback from colleagues also at the beginning of their careers and from senior scholars who act as respondents to individual papers.

In line with the purpose of our section, the ESN also organizes panels about issues affecting emerging scholars, such as:

  • Publishing research results;
  • Mentoring and the Student-mentor relationship;
  • Academic work and academic jobs;
  • Neoliberalism in the academy;
  • Language barriers in academia.

Further announcements on panels and events on such topics, and practical information on the ESN mentorship programme, will follow over the coming months. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the section co-chairs.

Section Co-Chairs
Francesca Musiani

[at] gmail.com

Sandra Ristovska
sristovska [at] asc.upenn.edu

Special Call, ESN/GigaNet joint panel “Emerging Scholars’ Perspectives on Internet Governance”

The ESN and the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) invite abstract proposals (250-300 words) for a joint panel addressing the recent, interdisciplinary research field of Internet Governance through the eyes of emerging scholars.

GigaNet is a scholarly community that promotes the development of Internet Governance as a recognized, interdisciplinary field of study and facilitates informed dialogue on policy issues and related matters between scholars and governments, international organizations, the private sector and civil society.

In accordance with both the ESN and the GigaNet Symposiums tradition, we welcome submissions containing innovative approaches and/or addressing emerging research areas within the field of Internet Governance.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact ESN Co-Chair, and GigaNet outreach officer, Francesca Musiani (francesca.musiani [at] gmail.com).

NOTE: If you submit a prposal for this special call, please include the name of the call (ESN/GigaNet joint panel) in the first line of your abstract.

Special Call, ESN in Spanish / ESN Hispanohablante

El grupo de estudios ESN Hispanohablante y Comunicación Latinoamericana abre la convocatoria para presentar trabajos en español en la Conferencia IAMCR 2013. Invitamos a académicos emergentes (estudiantes de post-grado y nuevos docentes) a enviar sus propuestas (entre 250 y 300 palabras) en español y con un enfoque latinoamericano de la comunicación.

Las propuestas a ESN Hispanohablante deberán ser enviadas a ESN exclusivamente a través del Open Conference System (OCS) http://iamcr-ocs.org. El OCS estará recibiendo propuestas desde el 15 de Noviembre de 2012 hasta el 28 de Enero del 2013.

En caso de dudas o preguntas antes de enviar la propuesta, por favor escribir al coordinador del grupo ESN Hispanohablante y Comunicación Latinoamericana, Franklin Cornejo Urbina (fcu_75 [at] yahoo.com).

NOTA: Si presenta una propuesta a este llamado especial, por favor incluya el nombre del llamado (ESN Hispanohablante) en la primera línea del Resumen.

Joint Panels with Other IAMCR Sections and Working Groups

According to the abstracts submitted and the levels of interest in specific areas or topics, one or more panels may be organized jointly with other IAMCR sections and working groups. Past jointly held panels have included collaborations with the Global Media Policy Working Group, the Law section, the Political Communication section, and the Media Education section.

A session on career paths and options for both senior and emerging scholars, is currently being organized in collaboration with Dr. Robert Huesca (Trinity University, Dublin) and Dr. Sandra Braman (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee).