Istanbul 2011 - Emerging Scholars Network Section Call for Papers

istanbulThe Emerging Scholars Network (ESN) invites you to participate in the 2011 International Congress of the IAMCR to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, from July 13 to 17 2011. This year’s theme is “Cities, Creativity, Connectivity”.

We call for general academic papers in Communication and Media Studies as well as papers addressing the concrete conference theme.-


The ESN is a section dedicated to the work and careers of emerging scholars in the field of media and communication. Hence, we especially look for works in progress from graduate students and new university instructors/professors who are interested in substantial feedback and comments intended to advance their projects.

The ESN organizes emerging scholar panels and joint panels with other sections. Our emerging scholar panels provide a comfortable environment for the presentation of theses and works in progress, where emerging scholars can receive feedback from colleagues also at the beginning of their careers and from senior scholars who act as respondents to individual papers. The joint panels with other sections allow for the exchange of ideas with senior scholars in the field and networking.

In line with the purpose of our section, the ESN also organizes panels about issues affecting emerging scholars:

  • Publishing research results;Mentoring and the Student-mentor relationship;
  • Academic work and academic jobs;
  • Neoliberalism in the academy;
  • Language barriers in academia.

Scholars who wish to organize or contribute to an issue-related panel are welcome to contact Michael Dick at  michael.dick[at]


  • Submissions are due February 8, 2011.  Please note that this deadline will not be extended. Panelists will be announced March 25, 2011. Full papers are due June 03, 2011.
  • Individual abstracts may only be submitted to a SINGLE section. Please do not submit the same abstract to two or more different sections of IAMCR.
  • Abstracts should be submitted on the Conference website. The OCS system will be available from December 01, 2010.
  • Questions may be addressed to the section co-chairs, Stefania Milan at stefania.milan[at] and Sara Bannerman at Sara.Bannerman[at]
  • Submissions must include author name(s), affiliation, address, e-mail address, and paper title.
  • If you are submitting a work in progress, we welcome your submission! Please state that it is a work in progress in your abstract.
  • Abstracts should be 300-500 words.

Please also take a look at our suggestions on how to write an abstract.