IAMCR 2014: Media and Sport Section - CfP - Deadline 10 February

The Media and Sport Section invites submissions for its programme for the
IAMCR conference held in Hyderabad (India) from 15 to 19 July 2014.

Conference site: http://iamcr2014.org/

All papers, from the full range of perspectives on the study of Media and Sport will be considered. Particularly welcome are contributions which bridge between the study of mediated sport and the conference’s theme “Region as Frame: Politics, Presence, Practice”.  Abstracts of 500 words, should be upload by February 10th, approvals/rejections will be announced by March 24th, final conference programme will be known by mid-May 2014.

Please note that individual papers and panels are possible, but all proposals must be submitted through the online Open Conference System at http://iamcr-ocs.org from 1 December 2013 – 10 February 2014.

IAMCR accepts presentations in English, French and Spanish. However, it is requested that abstracts be submitted in English.

Early submission is strongly encouraged and I would appreciate a personal email message stating an intention to submit as early as possible, however there are to be no email submissions of abstracts!

Please also note that it is expected that for the most part, only one (1) abstract will be submitted per person for consideration by the Conference. However, under no circumstances should there be more than two (2) abstracts bearing the name of the same applicant either individually or as part of any group of authors. Importantly: the same abstract or another version with minor variations in title or content must not be submitted to other Sections or Working Groups of the Association for consideration, after an initial submission.Such submissions will be deemed to be in breach of the conference guidelines and will be automatically rejected by the Open Conference System, by the relevant Head or by the Conference Programme Reviewer. Such applicants risk being removed entirely from the conference programme. Upon submission of an abstract, you will be asked to confirm that your submission is original and that it has not been previously published in the form presented. You will also be given an opportunity to declare if your submission is currently before another conference for consideration.

Presenters are expected to bring fully developed work to the conference. Prior to the conference, it is expected that a completed paper will be submitted to Section, Working Group, Session Chairs, and/or Discussants.

Key dates and deadlines:

8 November 2013

 First call for abstracts (for papers and panels)

1 December 2013

Open Computer System (OCS) available for abstract submission at http://iamcr-ocs.org

10 February 2014

OCS closed

11- 20 February 2014

Initial technical review of submissions (review process by Sections and WGs will start after this)

24 March 2014

Notification of acceptances of abstracts

15 April 2014

Confirmation of participation deadline

30 April 2014

Deadline for early bird registration

15 May 2014

Final conference programme

13 June 2014

Conference programme to be published online

20 June 2014

Deadline for full paper submission

15-19 July 2014

IAMCR Conference

Media and Sport Section

Section Head:
Alina Bernstein

Deirdre Hynes