Second International Conference on Media and Popular Culture

Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities

 

Centre for Research in Social sciences and Humanities

www.socialsciencesandhumanities.com

 

is inviting paper/panel proposals for

 

Second International Conference on Media and Popular culture

 

to be held in London, UNITED KINGDOM, 28-29 December 2015

 

Conference venue: ***** Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, 18 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TJ

http://www.parkplaza.com/london-hotel-gb-se1-7tj/gbriver/

 

RATIONALE

 

It is an unobjectionable fact that media participate in formation of our daily lives by creating identities, images, and by generally influencing our views. This applies not only to politics (i.e. political campaigns), but also to the formation on how we see ourselves and others. Popular culture, on the other hand, also affects our daily lives by fostering images and ideologies, and by selling a way of life that is presented as acceptable or non-acceptable.Sociological theories presented five models of audiences (hypodermic needle model, normative model, model of satisfying needs, interpretative model, structural interpretative model), and scholars still debate usability of each model due to the influence of media and popular culture over current issues. In addition, the agenda setting theory of mass media influence postulates that media affect our views and influence what we think about even if media cannot influence how we think about issues. These and other issues will be discussed at our conference.

 

Papers are invited (but not limited to) for the following panels:

 

Media and identity

Media and political campaigns

Media and discrimination

Women in the media

Media Bias

Media and democracy

Media and human rights

Popular culture

TV shows and identity

Film and identity

TV shows and everyday lives

Film and everyday lives

Media and memory

Media and history

History of media and popular culture

Media and diplomacy

Media and the Collapse of Eastern Europe

Audience studies

Media and the war in Yugoslavia

Media and religion

Media audience models

Media and Business

 

Prospective participants are also welcome to submit proposals for their own panels.

 

Submissions of abstracts (up to 500 words) with an email contact should be sent to Dr Martina Topić (martina@socialsciencesandhumanities.com) by 15 November 2015. The Centre established a peer review journal, and a working paper series. Conference papers will be considered.

 

We welcome paper proposals from scholars, NGO activists, Master and PhD students, and independent researchers. Earlier decisions will be available when we collect enough papers for each panel.

 

Conference fee is GBP 190, and it includes

 

The registration fee

Conference bag and folder with materials

Conference publication

Access to the newsletter, and electronic editions of the Centre

Opportunity for participating in future activities of the Centre (research & co-editing volumes)

Discount towards participation fee for future conferences

Meals and drinks for both days of the conference

WLAN during the conference

Certificate of attendance

 

Centre for Research in Humanities and Social Sciences is a private institution founded in December 2013 in Croatia (EU).

 

Participants are responsible for finding funding to cover transportation and accommodation costs during the whole period of the conference. This applies to both presenting and non-presenting participants. The Centre will not discriminate based on the origin and/or methodological/paradigmatic approach of prospective conference participants.

 

The Centre will provide Invitation letters for participation at the conference as soon as the abstract gets accepted (for participants who need an entry clearance for visiting the UK). The Centre is authorised to issue invitation letters for visiting the EU, and in 2014 and 2015 all Visa applications were successful.

 

 

 

 

*** OPEN CALLS ***

 

Journal of Religion and Culture: submissions are opened!

 

Working Paper Series: submissions are opened! 

 

 

CALLS FOR ABSTRACTS

 

 

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Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities is a private institution registered in Croatia.

 

Our goal is to encourage work in fields of religion and wider cultural studies by organizing conferences, and through our publishing activities.

 

We are registered, among others, for conducting research in fields of History, Sociology, Religion, Culture, and Musicology, organizing conferences and seminars, as well as publishing activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Venue: ***** Hotel Le Meridien Wien, Opernring 13, 10 10 Vienna, Austria