Communiquer, a journal published by the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), host of IAMCR’s 2015 conference, has just published a special issue based on the conference theme, Hegemony or Resistance? On the Ambiguous Power of Communication. The issue features a selection of papers presented at the conference, in their original language and in French.
Patricia Lima is a health communication researcher in Paraguay's Ministry of Public Health. She received a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2015 in Montreal and to present her paper, "Patterns and risk communication issues during the contingency against Chikungunya in print media of Paraguay, from June to October 2014" to the Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group.
K.S. Mochish is a Doctoral Fellow at the School of Media and Cultural Studies of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India. He received a travel grant to present the paper “Negotiating Gender and Caste Publicly: An Analysis of the Struggles of a Woman Tribal Leader in Wayanad, India” to the Gender and Communication Section.
Luíza Alvim was temporarily employed as a lecturer in communication at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil when she received a travel grant to attend IAMCR's 2015 conference in Montreal. She presented her paper, “Rhythms of images and sounds: an analysis of films by Robert Bresson”, in the Visual Culture Working Group.
IAMCR 2015's plenary sessions can be watched online in their original languages. Click on the links below to read more about the speakers and themes and to watch the plenaries. Sessions are available in their original languages only.
Nelly Lara, a PhD student in the Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), received a travel grant to attend IAMCR's 2015 conference in Montreal. Her paper, Discursive practices of women artists in Mexico City's Hip Hop culture, was presented in the Gender and Communication Section.
Sanchari De, a research scholar at Jadavpur University in India, received a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2015 in Montreal and present her paper Political Mobilization and the Network of Shared Cultural Connectivity: An Attempt to Locate The Shahbag Movement in Bangladesh beyond the Realm of Virtual Sphere to the Emerging Scholars Network.
Brian Pindayi from Rusangu University in Zambia received a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2015 in Montreal and present his work Press framing of the (2014-2015) Ebola crisis: A comparative case study of, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe to the Communication and HIV/AIDS Working Group.
Rosemary Chikafa from the Department of English and Media Studies of the University of Zimbabwe received a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2015 in Montreal and present her work Hegemony or Resistance?
This letter was after the Montreal conference from IAMCR president Janet Wasko to the 1,300 registered participants of IAMCR 2015 conference in Montreal.
Thank you for being a part of this year's IAMCR conference in Montreal. Thank you for making it a success. Thank you for your willingness to further engage with media and communication research on a multitude of methodological levels, across a variety of cultures, countries and languages, and political, technological, and social contexts that make the IAMCR the vibrant community that it is.
Look here for links and information to a number of resources that will help you get around IAMCR 2015, whether you are in Montreal or following the event online. Access the programme, social media, abstracts and more.
On July 6, 2015 an informational letter was emailed to registered IAMCR 2015 participants. It features information about arriving in Montreal and registration, as well as a few tips about things to look forward to and information about web-streaming and use of social media during the conference.
IAMCR is pleased to announce that the 2015 New Directions for Climate Communication Research Fellowship will be awarded to Dr. Cornelia Brantner for her proposal Comparing Climate Change Discourse and Deliberation on Twitter: Topics, Arguments, Actors, Networks, and Discourse Quality. An honorable mention will be awarded to Christopher Shaw.
IAMCR is pleased to announce that the 2015 award in memory of Stuart Hall will be presented to Faith Kibere, a fourth year PhD candidate at the University of Leicester in the UK for her paper "The Politics of Representation in Kibera Slum, Kenya".
IAMCR and the Urban Communication Foundation are pleased to announce that the 2015 UCF/IAMCR Urban Communication Research Grant will be awarded to Olesya Venger, Assistant Professor at the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
The programme of the IAMCR preconference, Media and Journalists in the Age of Open Government and Transparency, is now available for download. The pre-conference is in collaboration with and will serve as the 11th edition of the International Congress of Ethics and Communication Law (CIEDI 2015) and is co-sponsored by the IAMCR Law Section and Ethics Working Group
Consult the statements of candidates for positions as officers of the ten IAMCR Sections and Working Groups holding elections during the 2015 conference in Montreal.
Elections will take place during the business meetings of the sections and working groups in Montreal.
On June 8, 2015 an informational letter was emailed to all registered IAMCR 2015 participants. It reminded them to submit papers online by June 19, announced that the draft programme of parallel sessions will be posted on June 12. Watch your inbox for more letters to come.
Some of IAMCR's Sections and Working Groups will be holding elections for their officers during IAMCR 2015 in Montreal. This article includes the election announcements of the individual Section and Working Groups.
The elections will be managed by the incumbent officers of each section or working group, in accordance with the Rules and practices for the election of Section and Working Group Heads
Thirteen travel grants of US$1,500 each have been awarded to support the participation of IAMCR members at our upcoming conference in Montreal.
The nine women and four men are from eleven different countries and will present papers to eleven of IAMCR's 31 sections and working groups.
On April 27, 2015 a third letter was sent to authors with proposals accepted for presentation at IAMCR 2015. It focused on the May 6 deadline to register at special earlybird rates. Watch your inbox for more letters to come.
On April 11, 2015 a letter was sent to authors with proposals accepted for presentation at IAMCR 2015. It has information about the conference, the availability of abstracts, a request for authors to confirm their participation to their sections or working groups, how to submit full papers, information about registration and membership. Watch your inbox for more.
More than 1,700 abstracts, by 2,120 authors from 82 countries have been accepted for presentation at IAMCR's 2015 conference in Montreal, Canada. The accepted abstracts are available for download. It is hoped that making them available will contribute to the discussion and collaboration that will take place during IAMCR 2015.
IAMCR members, Colin Chasi, Nyasha Mboti and Viola Milton from South Africa are co-sponsoring an IAMCR preconference, "Towards Participation Studies" in association with the 2015 conference in Montreal. The pre-conference will take place on 11 July 2015 and "is envisaged to be an enabling founding moment in creating and re-creating unapologetic modes of thought and practices grounded in African worlds."
On March 30, 2015 a letter was sent to all authors with proposals accepted for presentation at IAMCR 2015. The letter had information about the conference, including registration and IAMCR membership and how to get an invitation letter for visa purposes. Watch your inbox for more letters as the conference gets closer.
The Association des Étudiants de la Maîtrise et du Doctorat en Communication (AÉMDC) and IAMCR invite graduate students of universities around the world to submit proposals to the IAMCR 2015 Speed Networking Event, to be held on the 13th of July, 2015 at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM).
The draft programme for IAMCR 2015 is now available. The conference will take place over 5 days from July 12- 16. It begins with the official opening ceremony at 17:30 on Sunday July 12. The complete draft programme, including the times of individual presentations, will be published by the end of May. The final programme will be available online by June 29.
The deadline to submit proposals for IAMCR's 2015 in Montreal, Canada (12-16 July) was midnight GMT on 9 February. More than 2,200 proposals were received. Authors will be informed of the decisions on their proposals by 23 March.
The Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la communication, l’information et la société (CRICIS) is organising an IAMCR pre-conference entitled News producers and the public interest/Producteurs d’information publique et intérêt public. The pre-conference will take place on 11 July 2015, the day before the main IAMCR conference, at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), the same location as the main IAMCR conference.
IAMCR will make thirteen grants worth up to US$1,500 each available to early-stage scholars, who are members in good standing, reside in low and middle income countries and will be participating with a full paper in our upcoming conference in Montreal, Canada.
IAMCR will make a number of awards and prizes available to its members in 2015. They include a prize in memory of Stuart Hall, an urban communication research grant, travel grants to attend IAMCR 2015, and a new climate communication research award.
Organised by Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la communication, l’information et la société (CRICIS) in collaboration with IAMCR and the PANAM network, Governance and Public Service Media in Knowledge Societies is an IAMCR 2015 post-conference that will take place on 16 and 17 July.
IAMCR invites submissions of abstracts for papers and panel proposals for the 2015 IAMCR conference to be held from 12 -16 July, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. The deadline to submit abstracts is 9 February 2015.
The IAMCR Law Section and Ethics Working Group are co-sponsoring an IAMCR preconference, Media and Journalists in the Age of Open Government and Transparency, in association with the 2015 conference in Montreal. The pre-conference is in collaboration with and will serve as the 11th edition of the International Congress of Ethics and Communication Law (CIEDI 2015).
IAMCR'S 2015 conference will be held July 12-16 2015 in Montreal, Canada. Hosted by the Faculté de communication at the Université du Québec à Montréal, IAMCR 2015 will be the first IAMCR conference in North America. It will feature the theme: Hegemony or Resistance? On the Ambiguous Power of Communication.