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New Post in Television Theory, University of Westminster, London
The Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design is appointing a Senior
Lecturer in Television Theory.

Deadline 3rd May 2016.
For further details:
(info atualizada em 29/04/2016)


Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture 8.1: Archives of the Digital
Guest Editors: Hermann Rotermund, Wolfgang Hagen and Christian Herzog,
Leuphana University Lüneburg

Digital media has initiated the transformation of archiving practices
with implications for audio-visual archives, written archives and
libraries. The substitution of finding aids, including paper cards, by
databases is in most instances seen as beneficial and an advance.
However, the digitization of archival holdings poses a lot of questions
that have not yet been thoroughly discussed. The physical nature of the
sources is no longer an obstacle to their universal accessibility. Is
digitization thus leading to the disappearance of the emphatic notion of
the archive, because digitized materials are becoming mere elements of
the constantly growing and flowing mass of data in electronic circuits?
Will digital techniques replace the archive as an institution? Do
we have to envision archives without records and without a
documentation strategy – and documentarists as hackers who build ad hoc
collections from randomly commented links?

With regard to broadcast archives, it can be observed that the form
and comprehensibility of metadata, access and usage regulations have not
kept pace with digitization. How can this asynchrony be dissolved? How
can the means of digital technology and the Internet be used to create
comprehensible and accessible metadata? How can archives be connected –
are there historical examples we could learn from?

Articles for this special issue, ‘Archives of the Digital’ could, for
example, address ideas and visions for the reconfiguration of archives,
or the epistemology of the archive (and its notions), treat exemplary
case studies of (interdisciplinary) practices for the interpretation of
archival content, or elaborate on the impact of digitization for
scholars working in the archives/with archival holdings.

Submissions of 6000–8000 words in length are to be original,
scholarly manuscripts formatted according to Intellect House Style

Notes should appear as endnotes and cited works listed in alphabetical,
then chronological, order in a separate ‘References’ section at the end
of the article. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word .doc/.docx
format ONLY and sent as e-mail attachments to the guest editors, at All inquiries should also be addressed to Hermann Rotermund.

The deadline for submissions is *31 July 2016*, and the issue is
scheduled for publication in Spring 2017.,id=165/view,page=2/
(info atualizada em 29/04/2016)


3 Assistant Professors in Media Studies
Centre for Media and Journalism Studies, University of Groningen
For more informatie:

Excellent research assessments and growing student numbers enable the
Department of Media Studies and Journalism of the University of
Groningen to hire three assistant professors. We are looking for
candidates with expertise in a wide range of media related fields,
including (but not limited to):
-Social Media
-Media Innovation and Management
-Media and Democracy
-(Digital) Media Theory
-Journalism Studies

The positions are open to candidates with a wide range of research
interests and theoretical and methodological expertise. They should be
able to teach courses in media studies and/or journalism studies on the
BA and MA level, and contribute to our research program.

For more informatie:
(info atualizada em 28/04/2016)


New ways ever free: David Bowie, Landscapes & Heritage
Symposium, December 2, 2016
Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, France

/Station to Station./
In the wake of Bowie’s passing, images and voices have multiplied to
evoke the diverse landscapes of his work, from the musical styles to the
characters he imagined to the many facets of a career that has seen
Bowie take on several roles, sometimes simultaneously, leading him from
music to drama (/The Elephant Man/) to cinema (/The Man who Fell to
Earth/, /Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence/, /The Hunger/, /Twin Peaks: Fire
Walk with Me/) and the visual arts—a wide array of fields which he
explored with passion and managed to leave his indelible and sometimes
decisive mark on.

/Changes (“Turn and face the strange†)./
The call of the strange—as the title of the 2012 conference on Bowie “A
Strange Fascination?†emphasized—resonates in his work, to the point of
becoming the signature of many records, performances, music videos or
cult songs. It is a signature made manifest in the countless figures of
openess that traverse the whole. The themes of expansion, escape and
alienation combine with motifs such as rifts and wanderings, which
constantly resound in his music through a multiplicity of influences,
stylistic editing, with the novel suddenly shooting forth, often via the
plasiticity of his voice, which likewise follows the many corridors of
the strange, the transgeneric and the transborder.

/Bowie is./
From stardust to blackstar to the various forms of “black suns†his
characters inhabit, Bowie’s œuvre is an exploration of atmospheres, a
confluence of literary and artistic discourses, a memory and an
anticipation of history, a neverending odyssey ceaselessly opening on
vistas that involve art, redefinitions of gender and genre, and
discourses on the human and the post-human.

/Bowie remains./
It is what “remains†of Bowie that we wish to explore, in its various
artistic, literary, sociological and historical manifestations—all
testify to the fact that his Å“uvre is open to a wide variety of
theoretical approaches (aesthetics, musicology, gender and queer
studies, cultural studies, philosophy, semiotics, etc.), that it is an
Å“uvre whose identity, like that of its creator, is characterized by
fluidity, movement and an ongoing quest.

Proposals in English or French, including a title, an abstract (200-300
words), a short bibliography and a biographical blurb, should be sent by May 16, 2016 to Nathalie Vincent-Arnaud (>), Emeline Jouve
(>), Philippe
Birgy (>) and David Roche (>).

Nathalie Vincent-Arnaud (Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, CAS EA 801)
Emeline Jouve (Albi-Champollion, CAS EA 801)
Philippe Birgy (Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, CAS EA 801)
David Roche (Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, CAS EA 801)
(info atualizada em 28/04/2016)


Journal of Media and Journalism - Media and Colonialisms
Deadline: May 16, 2016

A little more than 40 years have passed since the Portuguese democratic
revolution of April 25, 1974 and the independence of African countries.
There are several symptoms of a renewed interest on this recent past
from the part of Portuguese scholars and artists, almost always filled
with memories both happy and traumatic. Throughout this time, the
scientific field of Communication Sciences has been more attentive to
issues such as the freedom of speech and of the press, as well as the
relationship between journalism and democracy. Although, these themes
relate to that of colonialism and post-colonialism they seldom were
approached in that context. However, there are currently a number of
researchers of journalism, media and contemporary cultures that have
been investigating, with multiple approaches, the relations between
media and colonialisms. Those from the past, as well as those emerging
today, or a mixture of both past and present.

We invite all to participate in this new issue of the Journal of Media
and Journalism, which seeks to reflect upon the role of the media in the
construction and deconstruction of empires. From television to the
Internet, from cinema to photography, from media and journalism, to the
news and to the simple words of a poem how were colonialisms made and
unmade, yesterday as today? Are there or not new forms of colonialism
manifesting in the media? Do Media Empires exist (in a broad sense of
the expression)? What is the role of the media, and of journalism in
particular, in these contexts? Is it a real menace to democracies or a
side effect? What differentiates colonialism from other forms of
domination? Is the Internet a means to decolonize with its promise of an
hypercommunication? Or does it accomplish a control society (Deleuze)
establishing new forms of colonization? Are there desired and desirable
colonial imaginaries? How are artists and academics looking into the
colonial archives, including their personal and family memories?

We accept articles on these and other issues centered on the
relationship between media and colonialism, from different areas and
approaches, such as:
Media and Colonialisms
Media and Identity Constructions
Colonial and Postcolonial Imaginaries
Media, Gender and New Forms of Colonialism
Internet and Social Networks
Radio and Sound Cultures (Is listening a form of obedience?)
Visual Cultures, Colonial and Postcolonial Representations
Contemporary Cultures in Post-colonialism
Cinema and Colonial Archives
Contemporary Art and Memory
Economics and the Media

The Journal of Media and Journalism is currently a publication of the
Center for Research in Communication and Digital Culture - CIC.Digital -
pole of FCSH- New University of Lisbon. It is published in Portuguese,
English and Spanish and uses a double-blind review arbitration system.
Media and Journalism is a scientific journal that aims to be a forum for
discussion and dissemination of research conducted on the field of media
and journalism within and outside the country.

The Call for Papers ends on May 16, 2016. This issue will be published
in November 2016.
Texts should be sent to the coordinators of this issue by May 16:
Teresa Mendes Flores :
Ana Cabrera:
We accept texts with maximumm 50 000 caracters, in Times News Roman,
font 12, 1,5 spacing.

For more information see the call at
(info atualizada em 27/04/2016)


RIDCH Conferences 2016
Conference A: “Digitization and Reconceptualizations of the Humanities”
Conference B: “Digital Art and Film”

*Dates of the conferences*
4-6 July 2016 (Monday - Wednesday)

Based on the huge success of the previous conferences, the Research
Institute for Digital Culture and Humanities (RIDCH) will continue to
organize conferences to promote the sharing of interdisciplinary
research ideas and the dissemination of research findings in digital
culture and humanities. In 2016, the two conferences (A and B), one in
digital humanities and the other in digital culture, will be held in
conjunction to address related issues in the changing landscape and new
possibilities of research in digital culture and digital humanities. The
conferences will serve as a platform to enhance and encourage
interdisciplinary and collaborative research and knowledge exchange
leading to pedagogical advancement and academic publication.

*Conference A: **Digitization and Reconceptualizations of the Humanities *

With the theme of “Digitization and Reconceptualizations of the
Humanities”, the**conference will look into how digitization of
artifacts and literacy practices change the modes of thought in the
humanities. New critical perspectives and sensibilities in literary,
linguistic, cultural, and historical studies will be explored.

You are invited to submit proposals for individual papers, workshops,
and roundtables that address specifically the following topics:
ØShakespeare, Ibsen, Beckett and research in the digital age
ØDigital technologies and their impact on theatre studies and
performance practice
We also welcome contributions that address any issues relevant to the
conference theme, including the following list, which is, of course, not
ØDigital literacy
ØLiterature in a digital context
ØLiterature, culture and power in the digital age
ØHumanities research enabled through digital technologies
ØThe digital arts, film, music, drama, new media and related humanities
ØCorpus linguistics and computational literary analysis
ØNew academic and pedagogical practices in literary, linguistic,
cultural, and historical studies
ØData creation, curation, and knowledge management for humanities
digital archives and resources

*Conference B: Digital Art and Film*

As digital culture and imaging has changed and challenged traditional
modes of seeing and thinking, the conference aims to address both
theoretical and empirical issues related to digital art forms as a
result of the use of digital media technology, digital cinematic
representation, film literature, film culture, film production, film
marketing and consumption, and film archives, and so forth. It will
encourage discussions on the impacts of digital media on film, people,
and society in the contexts of digitextuality.

You are invited to submit proposals for individual papers, workshops,
and roundtables that address specifically the following topics:
ØDigital art and film
ØSurrealism, heroism, and science fiction in the digital era
ØDigital cinematic representation of martial arts
ØFilm culture and scriptwriting in the dynamics of digital imagining
ØDigital sounds, animation and special effects on cinematic production
ØFilm, literature and culture in Greater China and the world
ØFilm archive, preservation and heritage
ØFilm festivals, film education, and film development policies

*Languages of presentation*
English, Mandarin, Cantonese

*Application and Dates*
15 April 2016

Deadline for submission of abstract
16 May 2016

Notification of acceptance
30 May 2016

Payment of registration fee and registration form submission
10 June 2016

Paper submission
4-6 July 2016


*Registration fee*
HK$1,500 (US$200) for all presenters and participants; HK$800 (US$110)
for students. Limited funding will be available to assist international
presenters who do not have funding support from their institutions or

*Submission guidelines*
The submission and review of RIDCH Conferences 2016 will be managed
through the online conference paper management system /EasyChair
<>/. Please send your abstract to the
/EasyChair/ system at the following URL:

You will need an EasyChair account to submit your abstract. If you do
not have it before, you can sign up an account on this page by clicking
the link 'create an account


Ms Agnes Lam, RIDCH, Jubilee College, Open University of Hong Kong, Ho
Man Tin, Hong Kong.
(info atualizada em 27/04/2016)


emma Doctoral Summer School 2016 on Media Entrepreneurship
Deadline Approaching: April 30, 2016!

Call for Papers: emma Doctoral Summer School 2016 on Media
Entrepreneurship in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, July 25-29

In summer 2016, Jade University offers the opportunity to take part in
the Doctoral Summer School of the European Media Management Association
(emma). In one week participants can deepen their understanding of media
management theories & media entrepreneurship and receive individual
feedback on their dissertation project and research from international
senior researchers.

Where? At the Department of Management, Information, Technology and the
Institute for Media Management and Journalism at Jade University,
Wilhelmshaven (Germany)

When? July 25-29, 2016 (start: Monday, July 25, 01:00 pm; end: Friday,
July 29, 12:00 midday)

Held by? Prof. Dr. Sabine Baumann (Jade University) in cooperation with
Prof. Dr. Andreas Will (TU Ilmenau) and other international faculty

Participants? Doctoral students at all stages of their work. As
participant, you will: Receive individual feedback on your dissertation
project, Participate in interdisciplinary discussions, Network with
peers from around the world, Meet other doctoral students with
intersecting interests, Deepen your understanding of media management
theories & media entrepreneurship

Over the last years, media entrepreneurship has evolved as a main topic
within media management research. Currently, media entrepreneurship
covers research topics like innovation, SMEs, family businesses,
entrepreneurial orientation, financing entrepreneurs,
, female entrepreneurship and the
entrepreneurship phenomenon as a whole. Thereby, scholars use a variety
of management theories like strategic management (resource-based view,
dynamic capabilities, etc.), systems theory, organizational learning or
the strategic-fit-concept. The aim of the summer school is to highlight
the interrelations between media entrepreneurship and other management
theories to help young academics entering this developing research field.

The course will cover the main media management theories at the
intersection with media entrepreneurship by discussing limitations and
possibilities for future research topics. Additionally, several
practitioners from the media industry will deepen the understanding of
media entrepreneurship by sharing their experience of entrepreneurial
activities in practice.

Program Structure:

In each morning session (9-12), different theories are being presented
and discussed. After lunch, the doctoral students present their research
projects and receive feedback from international senior faculty members
and their peers. In the evenings, several networking events will take
place to deepen earlier discussions and help building a doctoral community.

Jade University expects applications from doctoral students using
entrepreneurship theory in a large variety of media research contexts
such as innovation, communication, finance, strategic management,
organizational learning, etc. Applicants are encouraged to express their
interests of special sub-themes in context of entrepreneurship theory,
which will be covered within the course.

Please submit a synopsis of 3-5 pages describing your doctoral research
project (incl. research question, method used/planned, theoretical
perspective), a cover letter briefly outlining what you would like to
get out of the summer school and your CV. Please send your application
to> by
April 30, 2016. Letters of acceptance will be sent out by May 6, 2016.
Candidates will be selected based on the quality of their applications.
The course is designed to be equivalent to 1.5 ECTS credits (including
preparation). After active participation during the whole course,
participants will receive a certificate.

For further Information please visit the official website contact Prof. Dr.
Baumann (>)
or Tim Hasenpusch (>)
(info atualizada em 26/04/2016)


Funded PhD Bursaries at Leeds Beckett
We have a number of fully funded PhD bursaries currently on offer at
Leeds Beckett University. Information on these can be accessed via the
following web link: Of
particular interest will be those offered by the Centre for Diversity,
Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and International Centre for Research in
Events, Tourism and Hospitality (ICRETH).
(info atualizada em 26/04/2016)


IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies
The /IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies/ solicits scholarship in the
broad areas of culture, social development, the arts, digital
communities, philosophy and similar.

While much of the Journal’s focus rests on Asia, it encourages
contributions from all across the globe, thereby establishing links
between intercultural and transcultural phenomena and fostering their
analysis. Asia is a continent constantly evolving within a restive world
and one, if not the main, motor of the drive for change today. It is the
aim of this journal to provide challenging and incisive commentary to
accompany this process.

The IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies is an open access peer-reviewed
journal for developing topics, threads and nodes of cultural
understanding. The journal recognises that Cultural Studies is
necessarily hybrid and fluid in nature and that even the establishment
of common research fields (itself a highly contested exercise) will do
little to discipline it. This however does not relieve Cultural Studies
of the necessary reflection upon its own histories and present-day
status quo. As cultures are becoming increasingly mediated, ample space
will be provided for those interventions highlighting the relationship
between (media) technology and culture. It is hoped that some of these
discussions will take place in the virtual pages of this journal and
that these theoretical interventions will stimulate and facilitate
further research.

The Journal is now inviting submissions for issues 2 and 3. Issue 2 is
an open topic issue and the deadline is *April 29 2016*.

Issue 3 is a themed issue, with the topic “Cultural Struggle and Praxis:
Negotiating Power and the Everyday”. The deadline for submissions for
this issue is *October 14 2016*. Please make sure that your submission
corresponds to the journal’s style sheet which can be found at the
following address:

Furthermore, the journal is presently looking for reviewers and a review
editor. If you think you would like to be involved in this process,
please send an email with a short description of yourself, your research
and the reasons why you would like to be involved in this project to the
journal editor, holger.briel(at) <>
(info atualizada em 26/04/2016)


Lecturer in Practical Filmmaking

The Liverpool Screen School seeks a highly motivated individual with expertise in the technical aspects of film making (production and post production) to join our Film Studies programme team.

The Liverpool Screen School forms part of LJMU's Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies and offers undergraduate courses in Creative Writing, Drama, Film Studies, Journalism and Media Production and postgraduate courses in International Journalism, Writing and Screenwriting. The School prides itself in developing a warm and friendly environment with a strong commitment to nurturing and supporting creativity whilst offering excellent learning resources and first-class student support.

Film Studies is a well-established programme with a growing research profile and reputation, particularly in Film Festivals, Transnational Cinemas, European Film and Black American Culture. The team currently comprises five full time members of staff, all of whom are research and/or professionally active and play a part in delivering undergraduate programmes. The Film Studies Programme at LJMU offers a hybrid model with all students undertaking theoretical/critical modules alongside practical filmmaking. The films that the students produce are of a very high standard, with a number being entered for festivals.

This area is developing its strategic priorities in research, postgraduate provision, public engagement, and enterprise activity. Reporting to the Programme Leader, the Lecturer / Senior Lecturer will play a role in a these developments as well as undertaking teaching and administrative duties across the Film Studies portfolio.

Liverpool has a strong filmic tradition; after London, it is the most filmed city in the UK. In 2012, filming levels increased by 22% with 894 filming days taking place in the city. In total, 227 films, programmes and adverts brought in £19 million to the local economy.

LJMU is proud to have connections with many local media production companies such as FACT, LA Productions, Lime Pictures, Liverpool Film Office, ITV and the BBC.

Informal enquiries may be made to Rachel McLean, Director of the Liverpool Screen School 0151 231 4760
(info atualizada em 26/04/2016)


Television studies
The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking
papers on the subject of television for its annual fall conference to be
held on the campus of Keene State College <> on
October 21-22, 2016. The deadline for proposals is June 15, 2016.

NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences which emphasize discussing
ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome
proposals from graduate students, junior faculty and senior scholars.
NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which
completed projects as well as new ideas and works-in-progress can be

NEPCA Fall Conference information, including proposal form and other
instructions, can be found at
(Other subject areas can be found there as well).
The deadline for proposals is Wed., June 15, 2016.
(info atualizada em 26/04/2016)


Postdoctoral fellow position in social media
At the Department of information science and media studies there is vacant position as postdoctoral fellow for four years. The successful candidate will be working in the academic context of the Digital Social Science Core Facility (DIGSSCORE) at the University of Bergen. We are looking for a candidate who can contribute to strengthen the research in social media usage related to political participation and civic engagement. Academic development work, including cross-disciplinary collaborations and method development will be a major part of the position.

DIGSSCORE is a new digital infrastructure, which has received a sizable five-year grant from the Bergen Research Foundation and the University of Bergen. It comprises the research-purpose internet-
panel established at the University of Bergen in 2012 (the Norwegian Citizen Panel) and a fully equipped on-site social science computer lab (the Citizen Lab) to be established in 2016.

The Department of information science and media studies has collaborated with the Norwegian Citizen Panel since the start, and wants to strengthen the cooperation through this postdoctoral fellow position. The successful applicant will have the Department as the main workplace, but will also be part of the academic team of researchers and other fellows at DIGSSCORE.

The department of information science and media studies is an interdisciplinary institution for research and teaching within ICT and media studies. The department has a young and internationally oriented research environment and is part of several major research council funded project, i.e. within media use, journalism, computer games and search technology. Research at the department is organized in research groups, and the postdoctoral fellow is expected to take an active part in a research group. The department also has a multidisciplinary methods forum as an important academic meeting place.

More information about the institute and research groups at the department’s home page:

Qualifications and personal qualities:
* The applicant must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within information science, media studies or other relevant fields, or must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
* Experience from research on social media will be an advantage
* Be interested in scientific methods and cross-disciplinary cooperation
* Work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others.
* Proficiency in both written and oral English

Potential candidates may be invited to the department for an interview, and might be asked to hold a trial lecture in a given topic.

About the position of postdoctoral fellow:
The position of postdoctoral fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The fixed-term period for this position is four years. The mandatory work in the position (25%) will mainly be related to work at DIGSSCORE and development work within teaching of research methods in the social sciences.
Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral fellow at the same institution.

Upon appointment, applicants must submit a project proposal for the qualifying work. The project proposal must be prepared in cooperation with the project manager/supervisor and must also include a schedule. It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.

We can offer:
* A good and professionally challenging working environment.
* Salary at pay grade 57 (Code 1352/Pay range 24, alternative 1) in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 483 700,- Further increase in salary will depend on seniority. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant.
* Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
* A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise).
* Good welfare benefits.

Your application must include:
* A brief account of the applicant's research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
* The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
* CV
* Transcripts and diplomas and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted.
* Relevant certificates/references.
* List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list).
* Any publications in your name.

Closing date is April 24.

More details about the position:
(info atualizada em 22/04/2016)


Open academic posts at the University of Westminster's School of Media, Arts & Design
University of Westminster
School of Media, Arts & Design
Application deadline: May 3, 2016

For inquiries, please contact Prof Jeanette Steemers,

Lecturer in Journalism

Senior Lecturer In Television Theory

Senior Lecturer in Online Production

Senior Lecturer in Graphic Communication Design (0.6 FTE)
(info atualizada em 22/04/2016)


PhD scholarships at the School of Communications, Dublin City University
The School of Communications at Dublin City University is now inviting
applications from qualified candidates for up to five PhD Scholarships.*

The School of Communications at DCU is one of the top Communications
departments in Europe. It is a vibrant, outward-looking department that
combines intensive research activity with the strongest commitment to
high quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

Our staff are committed to producing cutting-edge research across a
range of (inter)disciplinary fields including (new) media studies, media
history, journalism studies, science communication, political
communication, social media studies, film and television studies, music
industry studies, advertising, and cultural studies. In the past five
years, we have supported approximately 40 doctoral students to achieve
PhD awards through this scheme.

The School now has an opening for up to five funded PhD scholarships. As
well as a tax-free stipend of not less than €14,000 plus fees, we also
support our students with funding for conference travel and research and
offer PhD students opportunities to teach courses.

Candidates would normally have a degree in Journalism, Communications,
Film Studies, Media Studies, Gender Studies, Political Science,
Multimedia, Business, Economics or some other related cognate area.

Work that brings more coherence to current research paradigms is
particularly welcomed but the Scholarships are open to those working in
a wide array of theoretical, epistemological and methodological
approaches. We also welcome applicants wishing to pursue practice-led PhDs.

Potential candidates should provide a 2,000 word application outlining
your research proposal as well as a CV detailing academic qualifications
and professional experience to date.

Ideally, candidates will have consulted with a potential supervisor
before applying.

Closing date: Friday 27 May 2016

Inquiries to or

Applications to Ms. Mary Nulty (

(info atualizada em 22/04/2016)


Funded PhD Opportunity in Media, Dublin
The Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Fiosraigh Dean of Graduate
Research School Award is once again inviting applications. Successful
candidates will paid a stipend of €16,000 and €2,000 project costs, for
each of the four years of their doctoral research.

Applicants must liaise with a prospective supervisor. I will be happy to
discuss applications with prospective research students in the following

Media, History and Memory
Science Fiction and the Social Construction of Media Technologies
Media and Social Change

The deadline for applications is 9 May 2016. However, given the
competitive nature of the fund, applications will need to be initiated
with a prospective supervisor immediately.

I can be contacted by email on

Details on the scholarship are available here:
(info atualizada em 21/04/2016)


Dia 28 de abril de 2016 - 15h
Universidade Aberta, Lisboa

- 10 anos de inclusão audiovisual no Brasil: diversidade cultural e novos atores sociais.
Daniela Zanetti – Professora do mestrado em Comunicação e Territorialidades e do curso de Cinema e Audiovisual da Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES)

- O que pode um documentário? O debate atual sobre a ditadura no Brasil por meio do audiovisual.
Alexandre Curtiss Alvarenga – Professor do curso de Cinema e Audiovisual da Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES) / Brasil.

Rosa Maria Sequeira (CEMRI/UAb)
Natália Ramos (CEMRI/UAb)

Organização: Grupo de Investigação, Saúde, Cultura e Desenvolvimento (CEMRI/UAb)
ENTRADA LIVRE: Universidade Aberta / Palácio Ceia / Sala de Atos / Rua da Escola Politécnica, n. 141, Lisboa.
Transmissão via streaming:
(info atualizada em 20/04/2016)


2nd Call for Articles: A special issue of SERIES - International journal of TV series narratives

"Locations in Television Drama Series"
Guest Editors: Anne Marit Waade and John Lynch

This special issue is dedicated to the analysis of the increasingly
significant role of location as a key element in television drama. In
recent years, the popularity of serial television has progressively been
tied to the expanded use of
location as a central element in productions, both as setting and as part
of a wider audience engagement driven by social media and marketing.
Popular television series and brands as for example Game of Thrones, Sex
and the city, Nordic Noir, The Fall, Cities and The Wire illustrate how
location has become a significant production value. This emerging field of
research defined here as ¡®location studies¡¯ represents an
interdisciplinary approach to the study of television series.It is
pertinent at this point to bring together examples of work from a range of
scholars and to usefully mark out potential lines of development within
the subject. Location has so far mainly been considered as a practical
term in film and television productions.

Locations,television places and production design have experienced very
little academic attention in contrast to, for example, narratives, visual
style, genre and acting. Location in a television drama production
involves persons and decisions both above the line (creative and financial
decision makers) and below the line (technical and practical personal), as
well as institutional and economic conditions outside the production team,
for example funding, production facilities, public service commitments,
target groups (Blandford and McElroy, 2011). Les Roberts (2012) introduces
the idea of cinematic geography as an interdisciplinary approach that
reflects upon the relation between the film or television drama series and
the actual city, the geographical place, and demonstrates the complex
interplay between respectively economic, artistic and practical interests
that are at stake when it comes to audio-visual productions. Roberts©ö work
is a contribution to a more overall and increasing interest in the
relation between media and geography (Couldry and McCarthy 2004;
Falkheimer & Jansson, 2006; Eichner & Waade, 2015). More recently, there
are works on, for instance, The Wire and the city as a character
(Gjelsvik, 2010), BBC¡¯s Wallander and the glocal (McCabe 2015) and
landscapes in Nordic Noir (Creeber 2014). Location studies reflects upon
the relationship between the places and the television drama series,
considering aspects such as the aesthetic and narrative aspects of the
places in the series, how media represents and brands places (city,
nations, regions), how the site of production and the physical conditions
influence the series, and how media production is seen as valuable
creative industry and regional development to attract investors, inhabits
and visitors. As part of the glocalisation process, the specific places
become commodities with significant values, both cultural and economic in
a globalised world. The recent interest for places in the creative
industry in general (Comunian et al. 2010) and in television drama in
particular illustrates this very well.

The aim of this issue is to highlight research that engages with the
multi-discipline and multi-method approach to location studies in
television series. Papers may be theoretical and/or empirical in nature
and all submissions will be considered; particular areas of interest
1. The development of location from practical role in production to
significant social value tied to cultural issues of place and meaning
2. Location studies and methodologies of empirical research
3. Theorising the relationship between location and the dramaturgical
4. The relation between physical, mediated and imagined places
5. Televisual places: Reflecting on the relation between production
design, exterior and interior, location and landscapes, respectively
6. The role of regional commissioning and production agencies and emerging
collaborative practices
7. Location as commodity and production value in television series
8. The politics of location as signifiers of changing landscapes in a
globalised media culture
9. Location as site of screen tourism and fan-based engagements

Submit your abstract:
Submit your abstract to
The deadline is May 1st 2016.
We can only accept abstracts/articles in English.
Author Guidelines:

Time line (revised):
May 1st 2016: Deadline abstracts. 3-400 words. Submit to
June 1st, 2016: Feedback to the authors
October 1st: Deadline for submitting the article. Submit to
December 1st: Review process, deadline for the reviewers
February 1st: Deadline for the final version of the article. Submit to
May 2016: The articles are ready to be published.

Contact persons:
Anne Marit Waade is Associate Professor, School of Culture and
Communication, at Aarhus University, Denmark. E-mail:
John Lynch is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication at Karlstad
University, Sweden. E-mail:

SERIES website:
(info atualizada em 20/04/2016)


Colóquio Narrativa, Média e Cognição
30 Junho de 2016 | Anfiteatro Nobre
Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto

Estão abertas as submissões para a terceira edição do Colóquio Narrativa, Média e Cognição, organizada pelo Grupo de Investigação de Estética, Política e Conhecimento do Instituto de Filosofia da Universidade do Porto, a realizar em 30 de Junho de 2016.

A edição deste ano, que terá a Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto como anfitriã, segue-se às edições organizadas na Universidade do Minho (2014) e na Universidade Católica (2015).

Envio de resumos (até 400 palavras): 06 Maio 2016
Notificação de aceitação: 20 Maio 2016
Envio de artigo (Entre 2500 e 4000 palavras): 17 Junho 2016
Data do Colóquio: 30 Junho 2016


CONTACTO | ENDEREÇO DE ENVIO – Isabel Marques (Instituto de Filosofia – UP)

Filipe Martins (Instituto de Filosofia – UP; ESMAE)
Grupo de Investigação Estética, Política e Conhecimento Instituto de Filosofia da Universidade do Porto - FIL/00502
(info atualizada em 20/04/2016)


8th annual Brighton-Sussex postgraduate conference
22nd June 2015
University of Brighton, Grand Parade Campus, M2

Subversive Histories for Public Cultures
The politics of life history research

The 8th annual Brighton-Sussex postgraduate conference Co-organised by
the Centre for Research in Memory, Narrative and Histories (CRMNH,
University of Brighton) and the Centre for Life History and Life Writing
Research (CLHLWR, University of Sussex)

*Conference Call For Papers*
*Deadline Friday 29th April 2016*

The discipline of life history research has long had a political
engagement with the tensions between marginalised and dominant voices in
the making of public cultures. This year’s postgraduate conference
'Subversive Histories for Public Cultures' re-visits the politics
surrounding the practice of life history research. We seek to critically
question acts of telling and hearing, and to consider how subversive
narratives of the past perform and circulate in public cultures. In this
way, the conference will conceptually explore how life history research
methods contribute to the interruption and/or maintenance of public
cultures, as well as the methods, approaches, and ethical considerations
that this entails.

We invite postgraduate or early career researchers to present at this
conference their contributions to one or more questions outlined above.
This is a free event, refreshments and lunch provided by CRMNH and CLHLWR.

Please send a 300-word abstract, a brief biography (including your name,
degree and research interests) and your contact details

Keynote Speaker:
Dr Carrie Hamilton (University of Roehampton)

Animal Stories and Public Cultures

A significant development in European public cultures in the late
twentieth and early twenty-first centuries has been the increased
political and civic engagement with the lives and fate of animals. At
local, national and transnational level, voluntary, charitable, and
direct action groups have challenged liberal democratic definitions of
rights and citizenship, demanding that state obligations to protect, as
well as public duties of solidarity, be extended to include
other-than-human animals. In this process, the tales of those people who
defend and 'speak for' animals interrupts anthropocentric understandings
of historical subjectivity.

This lecture will highlight these developments and disruptions with
reference to life stories of animal welfare and animal rights activists
from the UK and Spain. I explore how we might better learn to listen to,
interpret and represent animal stories - both in the sense of human
witnessing to animal lives, and of the physical presence of animal
bodies in oral history interviews. This small archive of activist animal
tales marks an important intervention in contemporary theorisations of
human-animal relations and 'posthumanism', and presents significant
challenges to the writing of history.

*Carrie Hamilton is Reader in History at the University or Roehampton,
London. She has written two books and numerous articles on oral history,
testimony, gender, sexuality and political activism in Spain and Cuba.
She is currently working on two research projects: a brief history of
animal welfare activism in Spain following the death of Franco; and a
study of the feminist politics of veganism.*

For further information, please
(info atualizada em 19/04/2016)


Research Associate Position - Institute of Cultural Capital
The Institute of Cultural Capital <>(ICC) is a
pioneering cultural policy research institute in the UK, jointly hosted
by Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Liverpool. The
ICC is looking to appoint a suitably qualified Research Associate to
join a team of researchers working in collaboration withNational Museums
Liverpool <>(NML), the umbrella
organisation for world-leading museum and gallery services including the
Walker Art Gallery, Merseyside Maritime Museum, International Slavery
Museum and the flagship Museum of Liverpool.

The Research Associate will make a significant contribution to research
on the value and impact of NML’s multiple award-winning dementia
awareness programme/House of Memories/
Launched in 2012 and delivered to in excess of 10,000 health and social
care professionals and family and volunteer carers,/House of Memories/is
an unprecedented cultural intervention in terms of creative innovation;
cross-sector collaboration and value; and sheer scale of participation.
The research programme –Crossing Boundaries: The value of museums in
dementia care
represents a long-term collaboration between the ICC and NML, including
successive research evaluation commissions completed since 2013.

In seeking to build a critical and comprehensive evidence base on the
impact of/House of Memories/, ‘Crossing Boundaries’ has been designed to
investigate the holistic value of the intervention, including its impact
upon cross-sector professional learning, development and capacity
building; the subjective wellbeing of participating dementia carers,
people with dementia and the subsequent culture of care in relevant
services; and the meta-level social value and return on investment for
key stakeholders and funding bodies. Other objectives include knowledge
exchange with relevant professional communities on modelling responsive,
culture-led interventions in priority public health and social policy

Informal enquiries may be made to Kerry Wilson, Head of Research at the>

For full details see:
(info atualizada em 19/04/2016)


O Cinema e as Outras Artes
Ao longo da história do cinema temos assistido a um complexo debate sobre a relação recíproca entre o cinema e as outras artes que se caracteriza, sobretudo, por um conjunto de esforços criativos e gestos experimentais de ambos os domínios, permeado por dialogismos que transitam entre a expressão das outras artes no cinema e a transmutação do cinema nas outras artes. Desde a defesa do valor estético da imagem em movimento até às formas mais híbridas construídas sob novos referenciais, o cinema está em constante relação de reciprocidade com as outras artes, quer seja por uma relação de tensão, de presença de uma na outra, ou em última instância, de diluição das fronteiras. Este campo investigativo encontra nas possibilidades operativas da intertextualidade e no regime dialógico da construção artística, processos metodológicos capazes de estruturar o discurso científico.

O encontro internacional O Cinema e as outras Artes terá a sua primeira edição nos dias 29 e 30 de setembro de 2016, na Universidade da Beira Interior. O seu principal objetivo passa por promover a discussão/reflexão sobre problemáticas atuais relativamente ao diálogo entre as diferentes formas de arte, tendo como ponto de contacto o cinema. Procurando reunir esforços para ensaiar hipóteses de leitura interdisciplinares e interculturais, são convidados a participar neste encontro, investigadores das diversas áreas científicas, com especial preponderância para os Estudos Fílmicos, os Estudos Artísticos e os Estudos Culturais, que, em diferentes domínios disciplinares e fases de investigação, se ocupam destas questões.

Mais informações disponíveis em
(info atualizada em 19/04/2016)


Europe-China Dialogue: Media and Communication Studies Summer School 2016
Lugano, Switzerland
July. 4-10 2016

After the successful experience in 2014 and 2015, China Media Observatory of Universit¨¤ della Svizzera Italiana (USI) in cooperation with School of Journalism and Communication of Peking University (PKU), will operate the THIRD edition of Europe-China Dialogue: Media and Communication Studies Summer School from July 4 through July 10, 2016. For the first time, this summer school will be hosted in Europe (the first two were in China). In 2016 we will convene in Lugano, a beautiful city located in the Italian speaking region of Switzerland.

The program is open to the full variety of academic work from the field of communication and media studies for young scholars, PhD students, and master students who have strong academic interests. The summer school should especially interest scholars with a background in international communication studies, intercultural communication studies, Chinese/European media studies and culture/language studies. It aims to bring together researchers from Europe, China, the United States and other countries or regions in order to debate contemporary issues in media, communication, political economy and cultural studies in the background of a new world power structure in the making.

Inspired by the ECREA Doctoral Summer School, this summer school will bring together highly qualified and well-respected professors from Europe, China and the United States. These scholars will present and discuss their recent research and engage participants in a highly supportive international setting where young scholars can also present their own ongoing work, receive feedback on their current or future research projects from international experts, and meet students and academics from other countries, establishing valuable contacts for the future.

The deadline for the abstract submission is May.1 2016, and there will be only 20 seats available this summer. Please find more details about the summer school at: (English version) and (Chinese version)

All the submissions should be sent to
(info atualizada em 18/04/2016)


Feminist Media Studies Special Issue: Gendered Ageing Bodies in Popular Media Culture
Edited by Iolanda Tortajada, Frederik Dhaenens, Cilia Willem

This Special Issue of Feminist Media Studies will explore the
interconnections between gender, ageing bodies and popular (media)
culture in global societies. How is ageing addressed by cultural
expressions world-wide in terms of gender displays and heteronormative
discourses? What kind of consumerist imperatives are circulated across
the globe, and what are the particularities that distinguish communities
and cultures?

Although in some contexts age is more positively viewed, and for example
elderly women are revered, the dominant imperative is to ‘stay young’ as
long as possible. When looking young becomes a model of success, both
age denial and the shame of ageing emerge as widespread responses. An
inevitable attitude of resistance to ageing ends up pervading the way
age is generally conceived of. Therefore, however paradoxically, the
ageing process is turned on its head and becomes an anti-ageing
consumerist enterprise that is but an attempt to slow down or even
reverse ageing. Embodiments of the ‘successful’ ageing model show up in
many western media representations of ageing (see, among others, Soden,
2012; Ylänne, 2012; Dolan, 2014; Whelehan and Gwynne, 2014). Mature
bodies are only interesting to media and popular culture insofar as they
can potentially be used as visible proof of a deferred ageing process;
otherwise, they remain hidden from the public eye, as they are
considered to be abject bodies that do not fit the aforementioned model
of successful ageing.

It is the global circulation of the neoliberal consumerist ethos that
ultimately drives the representation and performance of ageing. An
important question, then, is what role gender plays in the interaction
between cultural contexts, age and mediated cultures. Age and gender
structure each other in a complex back-and-forth feedback exchange: the
body becomes a site of struggle, a battlefield of sorts, where ageism
and heteronormativity shape ageing experiences (Halberstam, 2005;
Slevin, 2006). The female body is the one enduring the most opprobrium
in that regard: "[t]he youthful structure of the look […] exhorts women
to pass for younger once they are a certain age" (Woodward, 2006, p.
162). However, it is not just about media representation: media create
the philosophic and social parameters of ageing itself. A key question
is how this subject helps us understand and theorize media in a
consumerist neoliberal and global environment.

Ageing and ageism are important issues for feminism; however, feminist
theorists have only recently begun to take them up. This special issue,
Gendered ageing bodies in popular media culture, should provide us with
an excellent opportunity to go into all these topics in greater depth.

Possible topics in relation to this theme may include (but are not
limited to):
· Female and male ageing bodies in global popular media culture
(magazines, pop music, TV, film, blogs…)
· Divas’ and stars’ ageing bodies
· Ageing in factual media (journalism, news and documentary
· Technologies of ageing
· Mediated ideologies of life span
· Sexuality, Reproduction and Ageing
· Overcoming ageist representational strategies
· Aesthetics of the ageing body
· Reception of discourses regarding ageing

Aims & Scope
Feminist Media Studies provides a transdisciplinary, transnational forum
for researchers pursuing feminist approaches to the field of media and
communication studies, with attention to the historical, philosophical,
cultural, social, political, and economic dimensions and analysis of
sites including print and electronic media, film and the arts, and new
media technologies. The journal invites contributions from feminist
researchers working across a range of disciplines and conceptual

Peer Review Policy
All research articles in this journal undergo rigorous peer review,
based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing by at least
two scholars.

Please submit a 350-word abstract as well as a short (1-page) CV to
Iolanda Tortajada ( by 15 May, 2016. Authors
whose abstracts are selected will be notified by 1 August, 2016 and
asked to submit complete manuscripts by 15 January, 2017. Acceptance of
the abstract does not guarantee publication of the paper, which will be
subject to peer review.
(info atualizada em 15/04/2016)


CEC / IADA Conference Announcement
Duquesne University – Pittsburgh, PA
June 1–4, 2016

The 14th National Communication Ethics and 2016 International
Association for Dialogue Analysis (IADA) conferences will be held June
1-4, 2016 at the Duquesne University Power Center in Pittsburgh, PA,
sponsored by the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies, the
Communication Ethics Institute, and the International Association for
Dialogue Analysis.

We welcome papers and panel proposals addressed to each of the
conference’s four content areas: (1) Dialogic Ethics; (2) Organizational
Language and Dialogue; (3) Rhetoric and Dialogue; and (4) Semioethics.

The conference features invited speakers for each area:

•Dialogic Ethics: Lisbeth Lipari, Denison University, the recipient of
the James A. Jaska Scholar in Residence Award in Communication Ethics
•Organizational Language and Dialogue: François Cooren, Université de
•Rhetoric and Dialogue: Scott Stroud, University of Texas at Austin
•Semioethics: Guest panel to be determined

Papers: We invite abstracts of 200–500 words or completed papers of a
maximum of 30 pages, including references. Any citation style is
permitted (e.g., MLA, APA, Chicago).

Panel Proposals: Panel proposals may include up to five participants.
Please include a title page with a 500-word (maximum) rationale and
200-word abstract for each presentation.

Send all submissions to by April 30, 2016.

Registration costs include three evening receptions with hors d’oeuvres,
two lunches, a full breakfast buffet on Saturday, and a one-year IADA
membership ( (including a
subscription to Language and Dialogue
( and 30% off Dialogue
Studies series ( by John


Please fill out the registration form here: Form.pdf

For additional information, please contact conference directors (Ronald
C. Arnett, Garnet Butchart, or Janie Harden Fritz) or graduate student
coordinators (Susan Mancino, Sarah Flinko, or Hannah Karolak) at or 412-396-6446.
(info atualizada em 14/04/2016)


Gender, Crime and Media
Birmingham City University, Curzon Building,
8th June 2016

This one-day, interdisciplinary event aims to bring together diverse
perspectives from academics and postgraduate students researching in the
field of gender, crime and media. As well as panel presentations, there
will also be the opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions.
This participatory format will foster a dialogue between attendees and
provide a networking opportunity and a platform for knowledge exchange.

The theme of the event is purposefully broad and all encompassing, but
some suggested themes include:
·Media representations of gender and crime
·Media representations of honour crimes/ violence
·The abuse of women online
·Revenge porn
·Social media and violence against women
·Young people and sexting
·Feminist methodologies in media research

Papers that do not fit within these suggested themes, but fit within the
overall scope of the seminar, are also welcome. Both full papers and
works in progress are invited. Presentations are expected to be no
longer than 20 minutes with the opportunity for 10 minutes of questions.
Abstracts of 250 words are now welcome and the final date for submission
will be Friday 6^th May 2016. To submit an abstract and/ or register to
attend this event, please contact Dr Charlotte Barlow
Please feel free to submit roundtable discussion ideas via the same format.
I look forward to meeting/ seeing you at the seminar.
(info atualizada em 13/04/2016)