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

 

International Conference on Media and Popular culture

 

to be held in Vienna, Austria

30-31.05.2014.

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

 

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 way of life that is presented as acceptable or non-acceptable. Sociological theories presented five models of audiences (hypodermic 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.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

Media and war

War reporting

Women in the media

Objectivity of media

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

 

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

Submissions of abstracts (up to 500 words), short bios (up to 100 words), and email contact should be sent to Dr Martina Topić(martina@socialsciencesandhumanities.com) by 15th April 2014.

Decisions will be made by 20th April 2014, and payment of the conference fee has to be made by 4th May 2014.

Panel proposals should be sent by 15th March 2014. When we receive enough papers for hosting a panel, we will send notification of acceptance earlier.

Finalised Conference programme will be available 15th May 2014. Early decisions are available for participants with EU visa requirements, and for panel proposals.

Participants should indicate in their applications whether they would like to chair one of the existing panels (if not proposing their own panel) and whether they plan to submit a paper for publication.

 

The Centre plans to establish a peer review journal, as well as publish working papers and edited volumes. Conference papers will be considered for publication.

We welcome paper proposals from scholars, NGO activists, Master and PhD students, and independent researchers.

 

Conference fee is EUR 290, 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 during both days of the conference

WLAN during the conference

Certificate of attendance

 

We selected Austria as a place for hosting conferences due to Austria’s favourable geographic position, and liberal Visa regime for conference participants with EU Visa requirements.Unfortunately, the Centre has no available funds for covering transport and accommodation in Austria. Participants are responsible for finding funding to cover transportation and accommodation costs during the whole period of the conference.

 

The Centre will not discriminate based on the origin and/or methodological/paradigmatic approach of prospective conference part icipants.

 

 

 

 

 

*** OPEN CALLS ***

 

Journal of Religion and Culture: submissions are opened!

 

Working Paper Series: submissions are opened! 

 

 

CALLS FOR ABSTRACTS

 

 

Second Interdisciplinary Conference on Religion in Everyday Lives (21-22.03.2015)

 

Second International Conference in Culture and Cultural Policies (25-26.04.2015)

 

Second International Conference on Media and Popular Culture (23-24.05.2015)

 

Second International Conference on Identity Studies (27-28.06.2015)

 

Second International Conference on Women's Studies (12-13.09.2015)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Conference 'Rethinking Politics and Politicalculture in Everyday Lives'

 

21-22. 12. 2014.

 

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