18 giugno 2018

CfP: CEECOM 2018

11th Central and Eastern European Communication and Media Conference CEECOM 2018

from 30 May to 1 June, 2018 at the University of Szeged, Hungary

The conference is organized by the Department of Political Science and the Department of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Szeged, Hungary, in cooperation with the ECREA Central and East European Network, the CEECOM Consortium and the ICA Political Communication Division.

Conference theme

Spatial turn has been one of the influential cultural ‘turns’ in the last few decades each of which has a focus on interpretation, problematises epistemological questions and has a strong emphasis on methodology. Through the social scientific analyses of space, it has become apparent that contrary to its former concept focusing solely on its obvious physicality, space is produced in social practices: it provides identity for the individual and communicates symbolic meanings. These understandings have led to a marked differentiation of space and place in the social sciences.

The organizers seek papers from a broad range of social scientific disciplines (from cultural anthropology through geography to sociology). The diverse issues that will be addressed in the CEECOM will cover a broad spectrum of ideas related to ongoing changes and transformations of the concept of space.

Presentations could focus on (but not limited to) the following focal areas of interest:

  • Physical political spaces as communicative spaces
  • General questions of mediatised spaces
  • Social and control issues in politics and media
  • Online / digital spaces

The deadline for paper proposals is 20th January 2018.

More details can be found here.

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