[Call for Papers] Philosophy of Communication section of ECREA

Communication, Art, Media: Probing Impacts and Intersections Lisbon October 13-15, 2017

In this workshop, the Philosophy of Communication section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) invites communication scholars, philosophers, and artists to reflect on, develop, and debate the relationship between the arts, the aesthetic, and communication. We invite proposals that probe influences and tensions between these spheres from a variety of philosophical and theoretical perspectives. We seek papers that explore the contributions of specific philosophers to the question at hand as well as discussions of the unique communicative characteristics of individual art forms and works. We are looking for presentations that deal with the intersection of communication and art in contemporary social life – from the proliferation of visual culture and developments in the cultural industries to the aestheticization of politics and everyday life – as well as contributions that address the implications of contemporary media aesthetics on the theorizing of communication itself. Examinations of historical transformations of the relationship between varying modes of communication and the arts are also most welcome. Confirmed keynote speaker: David Hesmondhalgh (University of Leeds) The workshop is going to take place between 13th and 15th October in Lisbon, Portugal. It’s hosted by Lusófona University. Workshop fee : 45€ (includes 6 coffee breaks and 2 meals) Abstracts of 300-400 words should be submitted by 1st of May 2017, along with a short biography note (including at least name, current affiliation, and position) here. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by mid-May, 2017. More informations here.

[Call for papers] “Mediatization in a global perspective: Comparing theoretical approaches in a digitised world”

Mediatization in a global perspective: Comparing theoretical approaches in a digitised world

Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, Portugal

6-7 October 2017

The ongoing process of mediatization is increasingly fuelled by the datafication of everyday life, the globalization of media systems, and the digitalization of social institutions and practices. This includes the digitization of old, and the upcoming of new digital media and platforms. The changes in media production, distribution and consumption, which resulted from digitization, have restructured various social, cultural, economic and organizational boundaries. Previously separated media sectors, often based in national contexts, are now interlinked; institutional and cultural boundaries have been shifting in interrelation with media-communicative changes; and also public-private boundaries are constantly being challenged.

The global nature of these ongoing processes also calls for comparative studies between different countries and regions as well as international theoretical development. Latin American and European perspectives on mediatization have evolved from different theoretical traditions and empirical realities; this workshop will also encourage a dialogue between Latin American and European researchers regarding both empirical and theoretical work.

This conference encourages submissions related to these changing boundaries, and includes, but is not restricted to, the following themes:

– boundaries between traditions of mediatization theory

– data retention and public/private boundaries

– digital platforms and cultural boundaries

– changes in cultural flows

– data and business: global perspectives

– relations between Latin American and European perspectives on mediatization theory

– changes in institutional cultures

– methodological challenges and benefits of datafication/digitization

– mediatization between disruption and gradual transformation

– digital media and changing boundaries between work and leisure, between professional and personal communication

– avoidance of and resistance against media- and data-related change

– digitization and further time-space distanciation or reconfirmation of boundaries and retreat into the local

Please send a 300-word abstract, along with your name, e-mail address, academic affiliation (and department) and short bio to:

Göran Bolin & Rita Figueiras || goran.bolin@sh.se – ritafigueiras@fch.lisboa.ucp.pt ||

Abstract submission deadline: April 15, 2017

Acknowledgment of acceptance: May 15, 2017

*Fee: *The enrollment fee is 100 Euro, to be paid only on acceptance of the application.

Know more here.

[Call for Papers] 14th International ICTEL


14th International Conference on Teaching, Education and Learning

May 23 and 24, 2017 in Lisbon

The 14th International Conference on Teaching, Education and Learning is going to take place between May 23rd and May 24th. International Academic Conferences promote international dissemination of knowledge and development of cross-national academic fraternity.
Deadline for Abstract/Paper Submissions: April 15, 2017

Conference Venue: Congress Centre, Tecnico (Universidade de Lisboa), Campus da Alameda, Lisbon, Portugal

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[Call for Papers] I Iberian Congress of Semiotics

Iberian Congress of Semiotics

November 23, 24 and 25, 2017 in Lisbon

The 1st Iberian Congress of Semiotics – AIS – associated with the XVVII International Congress of the Spanish Association of Semiotics – AES – proposes a reflection on the conceptual triad fashions, modes and manners.
The fashion was given special attention in important semiotic works, among which stand out those of Bogatyrev, Jakobson, Barthes, Greimas, Eco and Fabbri. Simmel’s contribution to a sociology of fashion must be pointed out as that of Yuri M. Lotman, who defined fashion as a “metronome of cultural development”, that is, of the historical development of a culture.
The interdefinition of the terms fashions, modes and ways, in whose semantic nucleus the question of morphology is found, certifies the importance of a reflection on modes of semiotic existence. In this way it is intended to embrace different semiotic manifestations: from the modes, understood as a boundary or border, or as a time permanence (manners, customs), even fashionable in the sense of form and event.
In addition, all proposals that invite dialogue between semiotics and other disciplines dealing with phenomena related to fashion, life forms or the history of the present are accepted.
Finally, one of the great challenges of this meeting will be to include a space dedicated to areas and activities related to fashion: it is the establishment of contact points between the scientific and analytical dimension of semiotics and the practical dimension of those who Are concerned with the present and its trends.
Call for Papers I Iberian Congress of Semiotics – Fashions, modes and manners | The Call for Papers for the I Iberian Congress of Semiotics is open until May 10 .
More information on the congress website, here:

CFE “Re-intermediation: Distribution, Online Access, and Gatekeeping in the Digital European Market”

Cinéma & Cie. – International Film Studies Journal


Re-intermediation: Distribution, Online Access, and Gatekeeping in the Digital European Market

Edited by Stefano Baschiera, Francesco Di Chiara, and Valentina Re

Deadline for abstract proposal: March 10, 2017

Contributors are asked to send an abstract in English or French (300-500 words, 5 keywords, and 5 bibliographical references) and a short biographical note (150 words) to:


All notifications of acceptance will be sent no later than April 1, 2017. If accepted, 4,000 word essays will then be required for peer review by July 31, 2017.

International Journal of Film and Media Arts – Call for Full Papers and Book reviews for vol. 2, no. 1


International Journal of Film and Media Arts – CFP open: Vol. 2, No. 1. Spatial storytelling: discussing the future of cinema

The call for full papers and book reviews for vol. 2, no. 1 (to be published June 2017) on spatial storytelling is open.

Visit: revistas.ulusofona.pt/index.php/ijfma/announcement/view/59

Today, interactive user-oriented narrative is overtaking story structures traditionally linked to linear time based narrative. Unlike time-based media, which are often single-authored, and presented to its audience, digital space based narrative evolves through user motivated use of the media affordances in different contexts. The user, unlike the audience, co-creates the story while playing it, but also helps in reshaping the media.

New issue: The International Journal of Film and Media Arts. Vol. 1 No. 2 – Stereoscopic and Immersive Media


The International Journal of Film and Media Arts Volume: 1, Number: 2 (2016) is now available online.


The second number of the International Journal of Film and Media Arts is dedicated to stereoscopic and immersive media. This issue has contributions from researchers, scholars and archivists working on visual media renowned for their stereoscopic and immersive features.

The papers in this issue keenly reflect a diversity of approaches that contribute to a critical understanding of stereo and immersive media today in the broad context of haptic and visual media cultures, with topics ranging from immersive pre-cinematic media, and scientific stereoscopic practices, to spatial and cultural aspects of virtual travel.