CFP: Image & Text (edition #34): Visual rhetoric and rhetorics of the visual


Call for ARTICLES

Image & Text (ISSN: 1020 1497, accreditation 1997)is dedicating a special themed edition, aimed for publication in 2020, to articles that draw attention to rhetorical aspects of visual culture. These rhetorical facets may include the communicative strategies utilised towards making visual products persuasive but also the verbal rhetorical arguments that accompany the creation, promotion or evaluation of the visual.

While rhetoric is traditionally situated within the realms of political and legal argumentation, ‘rhetoric’ is to be found in any arena where communication goals are present. Insofar as a tremendous amount of communication takes place visually, the study of non-verbal and visual rhetoric is a growing area of enquiry. To consider the ‘rhetoric’ of a visual cultural product is to ask what makes the visual text engage or communicate effectively. Visual texts, as ‘rhetorical arguments’ draw our attention by persuading us of their relevance, they convince us of their quality through an ‘eloquence’ of form, and they project an ethos of credibility or authority by exploiting powerful visual conventions. To be rhetorically persuasive, then, can mean to stand out (to draw and maintain attention), but also to become ‘invisible’ (and therefore appear as natural or ‘objective’).

In addition to contributing to the growing area of research on visual rhetoric, this special edition seeks to re-emphasise the importance of rhetorical criticism towards understanding the discursive aspects of visual culture. Visual texts do not operate in isolation. The production and reception of the visual are highly influenced by discursive communities and practices. Verbal utterances of curators and critics, as well as the creators themselves, are thus powerful rhetorical products worthy of further examination. To consider ‘rhetorics of the visual’ is then to interrogate how and why the visual is spoken about in particular ways. In other words, a rhetorical perspective allows one to question the discourses of individuals or communities in terms of how these discourses are used in the description, justification, rationalisation and evaluation of visual practices.

We are therefore looking for original contributions from researchers working on any aspect of “visual rhetoric/rhetorics of the visual”. Contributors are invited to focus on issues/questions such as:

•        Visual rhetorical strategies or tactics as embodied in visual cultural, art and design products

•        Visual rhetoric of both image and text (as used separately or combined)

•        The application of theories of rhetoric towards interpreting the visual

•        The identification and analysis of rhetorical tropes or communicative conventions (as found in particular visual cultural contexts, genres, geographic locations or historical periods)

•        Comparative rhetorical analyses across contexts, genres, media, etc.

•        Rhetorical theory and interpretation towards socio-cultural critique  

•        Problematic or ethically questionable instances of rhetorical argumentation through / surrounding the visual

Please send an extended abstract (of between 300 – 500 words maximum, excluding sources) outlining your article idea by 30 September to the Guest Themed Issue Editor, Dr Anneli Bowie (annelibowie@gmail.com), providing the following information:

•        topic and outline of article

•        form the proposed article will take (e.g., exploratory, theoretical)

•        unique research contribution that article aims to make.

SUCCESSFUL ABSTRACTS:
Authors will be informed of the outcome of the selection process by 30 November 2019.

Authors of abstracts selected for inclusion will be invited to submit a full article of approximately 5 000 – 7 000 words in length (including references) by no later than 30 March 2020. All full article submissions must be formatted according to the Image & Text style guide, available at: http://www.imageandtext.up.ac.za/

Note: All full submissions will undergo a double-blind review and there is no guarantee of acceptance of the final article prior to the completion of the review process.

CFP: The Asian Conference on Education 2019

“Independence & Interdependence”
The conference theme for The Asian Conference on Education 2019 (ACE2019) is “Independence & Interdependence”, and invites reflections on the desirability, extent and limits on independence and autonomy for ourselves, our students, and the institutions and structures within which we work, teach and learn. We do not educate, nor are we educated, in vacuums, but in such contexts and constraints as families, groups, and societies; of nations and cultures; of identities and religions; and of political and financial realities.The technological and logistical advances of globalisation have enabled us to become independent and empowered as never before, but have also made us more dependent on the very things allowing autonomy. While technologies allow us to communicate with those on the other side of the world, they can also separate us from those nearby, and contribute to alienation, or loneliness. And yet this increased interconnectedness offers great opportunities to work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues, and reminds us of our responsibilities towards each other. Our independence is contextualised in the relations we enjoy with others; in our families and communities, shared institutions, in our wider societies, geographical and political entities, and finally, as a part of the one world we all share.How do we help students and teachers alike navigate and curate the vast information available? How do we encourage individual growth while also underlining the importance of belonging and of the reciprocal responsibilities and privileges of education? How do we help students build the skills and attitudes necessary for positive engagement in distributed, globalised communities that so often lead to polarisation and alienation instead? How do we educate with independence and interdependence in mind? How do we engage meaningfully in “international development” through education? What are the successes and failures of the international system in addressing some of the most pressing concerns of our time?These and many other questions will be addressed at the conference, and we look forward to coming together to exchange ideas and explore new research paths together. We encourage scholars and practitioners working at the intersection of education and international development to explore and submit under the following conference themes:Diversity in Global ContextsEducation & Socio-Economic DevelopmentEducation & Development: Local & Global/Domestic & InternationalEducation: Public & Private PartnershipsEconomics & Management of EducationLiteracy: Poverty & SustainabilityInnovation & ValueIn conjunction with our Global Partners, we look forward to extending you a warm welcome in 2019.

– The ACE2019 Organising CommitteeTien-Hui Chiang, Zhengzhou University, China
Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
Paul Lai, Nagoya University, Japan
Tzu-Bin Lin, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Yvonne Masters, University of New England, Australia
José McClanahan, Creighton University, USA
Ted O’Neill, Gakushuin University, Japan
Justin Sanders, Osaka University, Japan
Zachary Walker, University College London (UCL), UK

Financial Support for PhD students and Early Career Academics

IAFOR is dedicated to helping young scholars achieve their research and academic goals, while also encouraging them to apply the principles of interdisciplinary study to their work. IAFOR offers travel and accommodation grants, and full or partial scholarships covering conference registration fees, to select PhD students and early career academics who might not otherwise have the financial resources to be able to attend our academic conferences.

For information about the financial support IAFOR offers to PhD students and early career academics, please visit our Grants & Scholarships page. If you know anyone who could benefit from IAFOR’s Grants & Scholarships Programme, please forward this URL: https://ace.iafor.org/grants-and-scholarships/. Abstracts must be submitted by June 21, 2019 in order to be considered for funding.

Location & Venue: Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
Conference Dates: Thursday, October 31, 2019 to Sunday, November 3, 2019
Conference Theme: Independence & Interdependence

Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: June 21, 2019*
Final Abstract Submission Deadline: August 22, 2019

Early Bird Registration Deadline: July 18, 2019*
Final Registration Deadline for presenters: September 19, 2019

This conference is organised by The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) in association with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) in Osaka University, Japan.

Join the conversation with #IAFOR and #IAFORACE

*Submit early to take advantage of the discounted registration rates. 

CFP – SACOMM 2019: August 28-30, University of Cape Town

Inside | Outside

CALL FOR PAPERS

Current communication debates are increasingly dominated by polarities and conflicts. On closer inspection, these polarities are not always defined by antagonism or opposing ideologies, but are also informed by power imbalances in terms of race, class and gender, technological access, education, age, geospatial factors, and mobility.

This year’s theme looks at the positions of communications specialists, media producers and users as being inside or outside media systems; from being inside the echo chamber to being shut out by censorship; from speaking as an inside whistleblower to being left outside the frame. Who has and who controls access to creative technologies and distribution? Who speaks, who is being followed, who is being listened to and whose voices are being amplified? What is heard on air, or edited out? How does one’s position (either inside or outside) make one vulnerable, empowered, educated or misinformed?

Themes may include, but are not limited to the following:

Content platforms and gatekeepers

Film, media and marginality

Media networks and ecologies

Film and media censorship

Citizen journalism, community media and media corporations

Television beyond the box

Media scholarship and inclusion

African media scholarship in the world

Media platforms and questions of access

WhatsApp and citizen witnesses

News writing and news aggregation

Threats to media freedom

Social media

Corporate communication, crisis communication, strategic communication, organisational communication

Development communication

Election coverage

ABSTRACT CATEGORIES

There will be three categories of presentation:

Category 1: Full 20-minute conference paper presentations

Category 2: Panel discussion sessions and/or roundtable/workshop proposals

Category 3: Poster presentations

Best Paper Prizes

There are two paper prizes: a student award and an open paper prize. To be eligible for the awards, full papers must be submitted by 5th of August.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS

All abstracts must be submitted to the email address: sacomm2019@gmail.com, using the correct abstract submission form. Submissions not submitted on the correct form will not be accepted. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. Submission of one abstract per person is encouraged to keep the programme manageable. No more than two abstracts per person (for different streams) will be allowed.

The Abstract Submission form can be downloaded here: Abstract Submission Form

Key dates:

Abstract: 30 April 2019

Notification of acceptance: 31 May 2019

Full paper submission: 5 August 2019

This year’s theme looks at the positions of media producers and users as being inside or outside media systems; from being inside the echo chamber to being shut out by censorship; from speaking as an inside whistleblower to being left outside the frame. Who has and who controls access to creative technologies and distribution? Who speaks, who is being followed, who is being listened to and whose voices are being amplified? What is heard on air, or edited out? How does one’s position (either inside or outside) make one vulnerable, empowered, educated or misinformed?

Themes may include, but are not limited to the following:

Content platforms and gatekeepers

Film, media and marginality

Media networks and ecologies

Film and media censorship

Citizen journalism, community media and media corporations

Television beyond the box

Media scholarship and inclusion

African media scholarship in the world

Media platforms and questions of access

WhatsApp and citizen witnesses

News writing and news aggregation

Threats to media freedom

Election coverage

ABSTRACT CATEGORIES

There will be three categories of presentation:

Category 1: Full 20-minute conference paper presentations

Category 2: Panel discussion sessions and/or roundtable/workshop proposals

Category 3: Poster presentations

Best Paper Prizes

There are two paper prizes: a student award and an open paper prize. To be eligible for the awards, full papers must be submitted by 5th of August.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS

All abstracts must be submitted to the email address: sacomm2019@gmail.com, using the correct abstract submission form. Submissions not submitted on the correct form will not be accepted. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

The Abstract Submission form can be downloaded here: Abstract Submission Form

Key dates:

Abstract: 30 April 2019

Notification of acceptance: 31 May 2019

Full paper submission: 5 August 2019

Announcing a CMRC Conference in Collaboration with SIMAGINE

Imagined Borders, Epistemic Freedoms: The Challenge of Social Imaginaries in Media, Art, Religion and Decoloniality
Hosted by The Center for Media, Religion, and Culture

University of Colorado Boulder

January 8-11, 2020

 The question of borders and the practice of bordering persist in a world destined for encounters and confrontations. This persistence today bears resemblance to long-standing legacies of coloniality, modernity, and globalization, but it also foregrounds new narratives, aesthetics, and politics of exclusion and dehumanization. Talk of walls, fortresses, boundaries, and deportation has never been a political or philosophical anomaly, but rather a reflection of a particularistic social imaginary, a linear compulsion of epistemic assumptions that sees the world through the logic of hierarchy, classification, difference, and ontological supremacy. This foreclosure is a widely shared and accepted social imaginary, as demonstrated in current scholarship in the critical humanities and social and political sciences: a foreclosure that has also defined institutions and disciplines of knowledge production which continue to marginalize other knowledge systems and intellectual traditions and refuse to acknowledge their viability and legitimacy in the academy. Disciplinary walls and intellectually demarcated canons within the Western and Westernized university in the Global North and South have generally produced narrow curricula and models of learning that reproduce selective systems of thought, discourses and practices. 

The tenacity of this normalized worldview requires urgent new imaginaries: a decolonial perspective not only to call out the ontological instability of Western theory, but also to establish a sense of epistemic hospitality capable of liberating and re-centering other ways of knowing and dwelling in the world. This contestation of physical and cognitive borders has found its most ardent proponents in recent movements such as #RhodesMustFall, Standing Rock, Idle No More, Undocumented and Unafraid, #Whyismycurriculumsowhite, Arab Uprisings, Black Lives Matter, and #MeToo, among others. At the heart of this decolonial injunction is a desire by absented voices to reclaim the right to self-narrate, to signify, and to render visible local histories, other temporalities, subjectivities, cosmologies, and struggles silenced by Western and Westernized accounts of the world. 

The fields of art, religion and the media have not yet come under historical scrutiny about their own epistemic and existential imaginaries and whether they reify or disrupt dominant structures and legacies of knowledge production? Drawing from a variety of intellectual traditions and established academic disciplines, these fields risk carrying the same blind spots, the same foreclosures, the same ontological foundations, and the same centered claims to universality. 

What can a decolonial critique then do to avoid a zero-sum epistemology? And how can we develop new decolonial imaginaries as an invitation to undo the Eurocentrism of our paradigms, challenge the verticality of our pedagogical designs, and achieve an ethics of interpretation, an epistemic justice whereby theories from the South or from ‘the margins’ in the North are not treated merely as local or subjective? The decolonial attitude challenges us to avoid embracing singular universalities, and rethink altogether the hierarchies of global-local and of universal-particular that underlie this world’s inequality.

This will be the ninth in a series of successful international conferences held by the Center for Media, Religion, and Culture in Boulder. The previous meetings have brought together an interdisciplinary community of scholars for focused conversations on emerging issues in media and religion. Each has proven to be an important landmark in the development of theory and method in its respective area and has resulted in important collaborations, publications, and resources for further research and dialogue.

The 2020 conference is organized in conjunction with SIMAGINE, an international and interdisciplinary research consortium bringing together partners from the USA, the UK, Europe and South-Africa; it is hosted by the University of Humanistic Studies in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and dedicated to the study of social imaginaries between secularity and religion in a globalizing world. SIMAGINE has organized conferences on ‘Religion, Community, Borders’ leading to a special issue of the open access Journal for Religion and Transformation in December 2019. In 2018 the consortium published the volume Social Imaginaries in a Globalizing World.

The conference will feature keynote lectures and keynote conversations, as well as thematic panels and artistic performances. We invite papers and panels from across disciplines, intellectual traditions, and geographic locations that engage with these questions and beyond. Possible topics could include but are not limited to:

• Borders, Bordering, Border Zones between the Imaginary and the Real

• Modernity, Secularity, Religious Legacies and Universality

• Social Imaginaries and (the Critique of) Anthropocentrism

• Coloniality and Decolonial Epistemologies

• What Counts as Critical Theory and Decolonial Critique?

• What Counts as Religion in the Decolonial Imaginary?

• Big Data, Algorithmic Culture, and (De)Coloniality

• Decolonial Intersectionalities

• Decolonial Feminisms

• Decolonizing Race, Ethnicity, and Identity

• Decolonial Pedagogy, Methodology, and Praxis.

• Media, Religion, and Theoretical Provincialism

• Media, Arts, and Decolonial Theory

• Media, Religion, the Other, and the Subaltern

• Religion, Theology, and Social Imaginaries

• Social Imaginaries and (the Critique) of Neoliberalist Globalization

• Geopolitics of Knowledge Production

• Language, Publishing, and Boundaries of Learning

• Imagination and Worldview Education: Interreligious Dialogue

• Queering the Archives

 Abstracts of 300-350 words should be submitted to cmrc@colorado.edu by June 10, 2019. Please include your email address and university affiliation in your submission. 

For questions, email Nabil Echchaibi, Associate Director: nabil.echchaibi@colorado.edu.

or Stewart M. Hoover, Director: hoover@colorado.edu.

For more information, visit cmrc.colorado.edu

Call for Book Chapters: Television in the Digital Age: Disjuncture, Continuities and Prospects

Editors: Prof Gilbert Motsaathebe and Prof Sarah Chiumbu 

University of Johannesburg

Introduction 

The television industry has evolved drastically over the past few years. However, at the present moment the medium of television appears to be experiencing a continual cataclysm precipitated by the onslaught of multiple media platforms and digitization of content. All these developments are taking place in a policy environment. In this new media eco-system, the availability of content on internet platforms, the rise of on-demand content, streaming and pay per view services continue to transform viewing habits of television audience, forcing many television stations into an adapt-or-perish mode. The other factor is that the younger generation of today are very different from the generation of the time when television was a household medium which dominated leisure time activities. In this scenario television worldwide has seen a marked increase in the fragmentation of its audience and what some classify as the shrinkage of television audience. This has complicated the television business with regard to content generation, programming and scheduling, as television stations have to find innovative ways to adapt to this changing environment in which the power has shifted to the audience who are very much in control of what they watch. 

While some have expressed concern regarding the future of television others believe it will simply adapt and will continue to gain momentum and flourish again. What is clear, however, is that television as we know it will no longer be the same. As such, this edited anthology seeks to focus on embryonic issues in the study of television focusing on television in its current form, challenges and future trends, particularly with respect to countries in the Global South. We therefore invite chapters from scholars, researchers and television practitioners that interrogate the issues raised above. This book is not intended to be a be-it-all book in television but it hopes to address wide-ranging issues that students of television, practitioners and academics would find very relevant particularly in Africa and the Global South. We want to balance a range of factors to ensure that the anthology provides the best possible range of materials for modern day television scholars, students, practitioners and enthusiasts. We particularly welcome chapters that make a strong case for advancing theoretical or methodological understanding of television studies in its current form with strong focus on Africa and the Global South. 

The book is intended to serve as a key reference text in television studies. Although there are some articles and sporadic book chapters touching on some of the issues raised here, there is no elaborate work that focuses on most of the issues that this book seeks to cover particularly in the context of the Global South. 

The editors invite academics, researchers and practitioners to submit original chapters which are related, but not limited, to the following themes/aspects: 

* Television and multimedia platforms 

* Television and Digital Migration 

* Television Journalism in the Digital Age 

* Digitization and Television News 

* Television and Popular Culture 

* Community Television 

* Telvision and Streaming Services 

* Television and Social Media 

* Second Screen Viewing 

* Telvision and Audience Fragmentation 

* Television Newsroom and Editorial Independence 

* Television, Policy and Regulation in the Digital Age 

Submission Guidelines & Deadline: 

* Please submit chapter proposals/abstracts of 800 to 1000 words, clearly explaining the aims concerns of the proposed chapter. 

* A minimum of five (5) keywords must be provided 

* Chapter proposals should reach the editors before March 15, 2019 

* Authors will be notified of the outcome of their proposals on April 15, 2019 

* Full chapters which will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis are to be submitted by October 30, 2019. 

Important Dates 

Proposal Submission Deadline : 15 March 2019 Proposal Outcome : 15 April 2019 Full Chapter Submission : 30 October 2019 Review Process : November 2019 – March 2020 Revised Chapter from Authors : May 2020 Submission of Final Manuscript to the publisher: : July 2020 

Send chapter proposals to: Gilbert Motsaathebe – motsaathebeg@uj.ac.za Sarah Chiumbu – sarahc@uj.ac.za

ICA Washington DC

ICA Africa


  1. As you are probably aware, the 69th ICA Annual Conference will take place in Washington DC, from 24 – 28 May 2019 (both dates inclusive). The venue address is:-
 
Washington Hilton Hotel
1919 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20009
United States
  1. Please note that Online registration is available until: 5/3/2019. Ensure that at registration you do so under tier C
  2. But before registration, kindly Renew or Join ICA to take advantage of member discounts on conference rates. The ICA membership year runs from 1 October to 30 September annually
  3. Early registration begins on 16 January 2019 and will close at 16:00 UTC on 17 April 2019.
  4. If you have questions related to conference registration please contact Kristine Rosa at membership@icahdq.org
  5. For more info on ICA#19 Washington DC, please visit the ICA website:https://www.icahdq.org/
  6. If you haven’t, please apply for the partial travel grant. Deadline is 1st March 2019:
  7. If you are traveling to DC for the Conference, please inform ICAfrica Secretary; Miriam (miriam.kwena@gmail.com ) for other logistical info.

Once again, thanks very much for choosing to be apart of ICA and ICAfrica.

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CFP: International Communication Association 2019 Pre-conference

CALL FOR PAPERS – #CommunicationSoWhite: Discipline, Scholarship, and the Media


Call for Submissions:

International Communication Association 2019 Pre-conference

#CommunicationSoWhite: Discipline, Scholarship, and the Media

Friday, May 24, 2019
Washington D.C., USA

DESCRIPTION

As part of an ongoing movement to decenter white masculinity as the normative core of scholarly inquiry, the recent article, “#CommunicationSoWhite” by Chakravartty et al. (2018) in the Journal of Communication examined racial disparities within citational practices to make a broader intervention on ways current Communication scholarship reproduces institutional racism and sexism. The underrepresentation of scholars of color within the field in regards to citations, editorial positions, and publications and ongoing exclusion of nonwhite, feminist, queer, post-colonial, and Indigenous voices is a persistent and systemic problem in the production of disciplinary knowledge. ICA President Paula Gardner echoed similar sentiments in her 2018 presidential address, calling for steps for inclusion and diversity within the International Communication Association as well as the larger field.

This pre-conference aims to highlight, consider, and intervene in these issues. We seek submissions that address areas such as:

·       The marginalization of communication scholarship in which race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and other axes of exclusion are central;
·       Communication scholarship in the context of the global rise of white supremacy and right-wing ethno-nationalism movements;
·       Communication scholarship from postcolonial and decolonial perspectives;
·       Who tends to be hired and who serves as leaders/gatekeepers in the field;
·       The politics of citation and publication;
·       How #CommunicationSoWhite can function as an intervention within communication studies organizations, departments, and scholarship. 

We anticipate many submissions will center on the U.S. and other Western contexts; we also hope the pre-conference will provide a discussion that spans both global North and South, and we encourage participation by submitters from outside North America and the U.K.

Please submit either an EXTENDED ABSTRACT or a PANEL PROPOSAL. 

Extended abstracts should be 1,500-3,000 words, including notes and references.  We encourage different types of submissions including position papers, case studies, and more conventional research papers that tackle any issue relating to the preconference themes.

Panel proposals should include a minimum of four participants.  We will accept panels following a traditional format where presenters each speak for 10-15 minutes before a Q-and-A period.  We also encourage panel proposals that do not follow such a format; e.g. consider high-density panels, which have six or more participants who each speak for 6 minutes or less, or panels where panelists circulate their papers to each other ahead of time to generate a more engaged discussion during the presentation session.  Provide a 400-word rationale describing the panel overall, a 200-word abstract for each participant’s contribution, and a list of participants’ names, affiliations, and contact information. 

Travel grants: Depending on funding availability, we may have the ability to offer one or two modest travel grants (maximum $400).  If you are a graduate student and/or a scholar resident in a non-Tier A country (see https://www.icahdq.org/page/tiers for a list), please note this status in your submission and indicate that you would like to be considered for a travel grant.

Exclusions: Submissions should not consist primarily of previously published or in-press scholarship. 

Deadline: Please submit by Thursday, February 7, 2019, 16:00 UTC, by emailing BOTH Eve Ng at nge@ohio.edu and Khadijah Costley White at klw147@comminfo.rutgers.edu

Attendance by non-presenters: Those who are not presenting are also welcome to register for attendance. (Registration information to come shortly.)

If you have questions, please contact both of the following pre-conference organizers:

Eve Ng: nge@ohio.edu

Khadijah Costley White: klw147@comminfo.rutgers.edu

DATE AND LOCATION 

The pre-conference will take place on Friday, May 24, 2019, in Washington D.C., USA, at a venue close to the ICA conference hotel.  Exact location will be announced when it is finalized.  The pre-conference will end in time for participants to attend the opening plenary in the evening at the Washington Hilton.

Organizers:
Eve Ng, Ohio University, USA
Khadijah Costley White, Rutgers University, USA
Alfred L. Martin, Jr., University of Iowa, USA
Anamik Saha, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Organizing Groups:
Ethnicity and Race in Communication division
LGBTQ Studies interest group

Co-Sponsors:
Activism, Communication and Social Justice interest group
Feminist Scholarship division
Global Communication and Social Change division
Mass Communication division
Popular Communication division

Dr Anamik Saha
Senior Lecturer and Co-Convenor of MA  Race, Media and Social Justice
Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies
Goldsmiths, University of London
SE14 6NW

Direct line: + 44 207 717 3258
Email: a.saha@gold.ac.uk

Office: Rm 238
The Professor Stuart Hall Building (PSH)
http://www.gold.ac.uk/find-us/

Twitter: anamik1977
My latest book, Race and the Cultural Industries, is now available from Polity: http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1509505318.html

CALL FOR PAPERS: African Communication Research

AFRICAN COMMUNICATION RESEARCH – ISSN 1821 – 6544

We are pleased to inform you that the African Communication Research (ACR) is now inviting submissions for its 22nd issue scheduled for May 2019. The Deadline for all manuscript submissions is December 16th, 2018. 

 

ABOUT ACR

African Communication Research is a peer-reviewed publication published three times a year: May, September and December. ACR is a service of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communications at St. Augustine University of Tanzania, for communication researchers of Africa. The journal has been publishing since 2008 and selected numbers can be viewed at the following URL:  http://ccms.ukzn.ac.za/african-comms-research.aspx
As an open access journal, ACR is hosted by the UNESCO Chair of Communication based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban.

The journal seeks to contribute to the body of knowledge in the field of communication and media studies and welcomes articles in all areas of communication and the media including, but not limited to, mass communication, mass media channels, traditional communication, organizational communication, interpersonal communication, development communication, public relations, advertising, information communication technologies, the Internet and computer-mediated communication.

 

Guidelines for submitting manuscripts for publication

Authors should email their manuscripts as an attachment to Albert Tibaijuka at email:tibaijuka.albert@saut.ac.tz .

 

The manuscript should provide, on the cover page, complete contact information for the senior or lead author (address, telephone, fax, email) and brief biographical summaries for each author (full name, highest earned an academic degree, institution granting that degree and present academic or professional title).

The abstract page should contain an abstract not to exceed 200 words. Author information should be submitted on a separate page.

Manuscripts must follow the specifications of the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), and the author should verify that the reference list for all materials cited in the text is complete and that references, tables and diagrams are in appropriate format.

All manuscripts must be double spaced, standard type size (12 point), standard margins and preferably in Times New Roman font. Documents should be submitted in Word format. Additional guidelines can be obtained, if necessary, from the coordinating editor.

To facilitate peer review, the copy submitted for consideration should have the title but not the author information (note that author information above is to be on a separate page).

Manuscripts must not have been published elsewhere or be currently under consideration for any other publication.

 

Please direct all correspondence to:

Albert Tibaijuka

Coordinating Editor

St. Augustine University of Tanzania

P.O. Box 307, Mwanza, Tanzania

Email: tibaijuka.albert@saut.ac.tz

CALL FOR PAPERS: Communication for Change Conference

The Communication for Change Conference welcomes the submission of abstracts for the Building evidence track.

Track description: Drawing from a diverse interdisciplinary pool of evidence and best practices in social and economic development, behavioural research and public health interventions, this conference track will offer a repertoire of new and emerging trends in communication for change through evidence-based methodologies and creative programme and content design. The track addresses the need to showcase evidence-based approaches of creative methodologies such as participatory action research, and human centred design, and the use of digital platforms for innovative programme implementation, and promotes the need for research to inform implementation and practice. Conference participants will acquire key insights into the evidence and toolboxes of best practices for communication for social and behavioural change.

We encourage work that introduces new ideas, concepts, research and deepens understanding in the field, as well as analyses of both successes and failures.

Please read the following guidelines carefully before submitting your abstract:

  • Abstracts can be submitted to the following email address programme@communicationforchange.co.za
  • All abstracts must be written in English.
  • It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact in the abstract text will be reproduced as typed by the author. Abstract titles will be subject to a spell check if the abstract is selected for presentation.

Please draft your abstract according to the headings listed below in no more than 300 words in total. You may draft your abstract in text format only using a word processing software i.e MS Word. Note that no graphic images, tables, graphs or columns should be submitted with your abstract.

Each abstract has to be broken down into the following four sections when you submit: (1) Background and objectives; (2) Methods; (3) Results and (4) Conclusion. The total word count is limited to 300.

Submissions deadline: 3 September 2018