Communication and Citizenship: Rethinking Crisis and Change
The title of this book, Communication and Citizenship: Rethinking Crisis and Change, was the general theme of IAMCR's 2010 Conference hosted by the Communication and Society Research Centre of the University of Minho in Braga, Portugal in July 2010. The book is a collection of the conference's plenary addresses on the general theme in the hope that their publication will keep the debate alive.
In a time of profound economic and social crisis, the scientific community is expected to shed light on contemporary deadlocks and uncertainties. These texts are part of the indispensable continuous critique.
Lauren Dyll-Myklebust (South Africa), one of the young scholars to be awarded an IAMCR scholarship to attend IAMCR 2010 conference in Braga, tells us about her experience at "a conference ‘with a heart’ where the social events are enjoyed by all and people from diverse backgrounds, passionate about their fields of study, relax with each other, laughing and learning together".
IAMCR's 2010 Conference was held 18-22 July 2010 in Braga, Portugal. The more than 1,200 abstracts accepted for presentation are now available for download from IAMCR's website in PDF format. Abstracts are organised by their respective Sections and Working Groups.
Click here to consult the abstracts.
Walys Becerril was one of eleven young people from low-income countries to receive a scholarship to help defray the costs of attending and presenting a paper at IAMCR's 2010 conference in Braga, Portugal. This was Walys' second time at an IAMCR conference – the first was in 2009 when she was one of the many volunteer students who contributed to the success of the conference in Mexico.
IAMCR conferences enjoy a very warm and informal atmosphere, providing the opportunity for researchers to talk and discuss with emerging scholars, professors and experienced academics. Subba Rao GM -an IAMCR travel grant recipient in 2010- tells us about his first experience with an IAMCR conference, both from the human and academic perspectives.
The draft of the General Assembly Agenda is now available. The event will take place in the Auditorium B1 (CP 2) at 4.30pm, 22 July, right before the Closing Ceremony.
At last count there were 982 participants registered for this year's Congress in Braga, Portugal. If you haven't already done so, visit the conference website and register online. Register by 25 June and save EUR 50 off the full registration fee.
IAMCR/Panos London Joint Plenary in Braga
This year IAMCR is sharing an open plenary session with Panos London. The session will share and discuss three case studies from Africa that will demonstrate innovations, challenges and opportunities for creating spaces to improve citizenship through communications.
The session’s objective is to provide a platform for collaborative thinking and projects in communication and citizenship for African practitioners and theorists.
The detailed programme of IAMCR 2010 Conference is now available on line at the Conference website. Click here to go through the Programmes of IAMCR Sections, Working Groups and Emerging Themes Programmes and more...
900 participants and counting... 900 participants have already registered to participate in IAMCR 2010 Conference. If you haven't already done so, click here...