DOSSIER BRICS - Call for Papers

DOSSIER BRICS: “Digital Age: technology, culture & communication” 

The Visual Culture Working Group (VIC) of the International Assocation for Media and Communication Research – IAMCR – is receiving proposals for a special issue of LUMINA periodical (A2) to be launched at the 2020 IAMCR Conference in Beijing (12-16 July).

It has been almost two decades since BRICS countries, Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa inaugurated and held annual summit meetings in five countries. VIC's DOSSIER BRICS intends to offer a cultural map of digital age for a better understanding of a context that can contemplate representations of a technological, digital and cultural scenario in each one of the five countries.


We invite papers related to the following themes. Other issues diversifying BRICS digital culture in any of the 5 BRICS countries are also welcome:

  • Digital technology and cultural changes 
  • Intercultural relations and digital culture
  • Digital age and national/ international communication
  • New perspectives and methods of studying digital communication


  • The texts must be written in English 
  • The Dossier accepts texts (not published yet) by PhD and PhD candidates  
  • Only authors from BRICS countries that have presented papers at IAMCR Conferences are eligible to contribute to this Dossier.  


  • Abstracts submission to VIC Editors: Jan 3, 2020 (90-120 words).
    The submission should include an abstract of 90-120 words, 5 keywords and a bio of  90-120 words, including status (PhD, PhD candidate), affiliation and e-mail.
  • Decisions announcement: Jan 15, 2019
  • Full paper submission: Feb 29, 2019
  • Notification of Peer reviews: April 2, 2020
  • Revision and final paper: April 30, 2020
  • Publication online: May 30, 2020

See for submission guidelines.

VIC Editors

Denize Araujo - denizearaujo [at]
Sunny Yoon - sunny33 [at]
Thomas Wiedemann - wiedemann [at] 

Thank you for your attention Please feel free to ask questions or send your comments to denizearaujo [at]