Call for Editorial Board Members – The Journal of African Media Studies

The Journal of African Media Studies (JAMS) is seeking expressions of interest from media and communication research professionals to join our Editorial Board. The opportunity will allow you to keep up-to-date with research in our field and to improve the quality of submissions for JAMS. The opportunity allows you to position yourself as one of …

Humanities, Citations and Currency: Hierarchies of Value and Enabled Recolonisation

The article below has just been published and is on free access until 20 February.  Prof. Keyan Tomaselli has requested this free access status from the publisher as it speaks directly to many of the issues that we academic authors have to consider when publishing, in navigating university research reward systems, NRF rating applications, and …

CFP: The 16th Annual Global Communication Association Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS Perspectives on Africa Media and Communication Durban, South Africa June 10-12, 2020 Hosted by the Durban University of Technology and supported by the University of Kwazulu-Natal, Mangosuthu University of Technology, and University of Zululand, the Global Communication Association invites you to submit your abstracts for the 16th annual convention to be held in Durban, South Africa …

CFP: CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The 2020 CILECT Congress at Westerdals Institute for Film and Media, Kristiania University College, Oslo, Norway (4-9 October 2020) will incorporate a conference under the title AUDIOVISUAL EDUCATION: IMPACT AND RELEVANCE The global streaming platforms are disrupting traditional film and television linear storytelling and distribution models. The competition to make an impact is stronger than …

Journal of African Cinemas – Volume 11, Number 1

Editorial Journal of African Cinemas: Special Edition on contemporary South African cinema pp. 3-9(7) Authors: Rijsdijk, Ian-Malcolm; Lawrence, Andrew Articles Outsiders, fairy tales and rainbowism in South African comedies: Soweto Green: This is a ‘Tree’ Story (Lister, 1995) and Fanie Fourie’s Lobola (Pretorius, 2013) pp. 11-29Author: Mdege, Norita Unsettling the ‘New’? Apartheid Did Not Die (Lowery, 1998) pp. 31-46Author: Modisane, Litheko Resistance …

CFP: Film in history / History in film Conference

                        2-4 April 2020 The South African film industry has a long history, albeit racially fractured, uneven and inconsistent.  Since the introduction of Edison’s kinetoscope in 1895, the film industry and a film culture has become deeply entrenched in South African cultural, political and social life.  The historical development of the South African film …

CFP: Journal of African Cinemas & The Conversation

The Journal of African Cinemas (JAC) is working with arts editor Charl Blignaut at The Conversation to increase exposure of African films in its pages.  The aim is to recruit short journalistic articles for The Conversation, which can in due course be repurposed into longer reviews of films and even articles for JAC – or …

CFP: Black Panther

Beschara Karam (University of South Africa); Mark Kirby-Hirst (Open Window) and Rory du Plessis (University of Pretoria) In light of the hugely successful, and critically acclaimed, film release of the film Black Panther (Coogler 2018); as well as the debates surrounding the film, this Call for Chapters is dedicating a book to this very pertinent …

Surveillance without borders?

Mapping the state of surveillance in Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa The Media Policy and Democracy Project (MPDP) invites you to the launch of two new research reports on communications surveillance issues in Zimbabwe and Namibia. Dr Admire Mare, the author of the Namibian research report, will be in conversation with the University of Johannesburg’s …