This page features a list of calls for papers, essays, and articles.
Organizations’ descriptions and calls for papers are drawn from their respective websites
Calls for Conference Papers
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
- new game mediums and platforms (Facebook, iPhone/iPad/iPod, etc)
- game development, design, authorship and other industry issues
- game advertising, reviews, packaging, promotion, integrated marketing
and other commercial political and legal entailments such as regulation, censorship, intellectual property digital literacy, discourse practices, social norms and norming, the politics of play
For individual paper proposal submissions, please submit a 250-word (maximum) abstract. Submissions must be made online at http://ncp.pcaaca.org.
Location: Chicago, IL
Dates: April 16-19, 2014
Call for Summer Institute Applications
The U.S. Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California welcomes applicants for the inaugural USC Annenberg Summer Institute on Diversity in Media and Culture. The Institute will bring together exemplary doctoral students and faculty members from across the disciplines of Communication and Media Studies. Participants will discuss issues of race, gender and difference in media, within the shifting conditions of technology, production, circulation and consumption, and the shifting discourse of difference in the areas of politics, culture and globalization. Approximately 20 doctoral students will be chosen to participate based on submitted papers and recommendations from their advisors.
The Institute will be divided into workshop sessions that feature current work from Institute faculty and research seminars in which all participants present and discuss their own work-in-progress. Speakers in the workshop sessions will examine race, gender, and difference in the media from a variety of interdisciplinary and methodological perspectives. The Institute welcomes participants who are involved in a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields and who are interested in current critical debates in Communication and Media Studies.
Applications, including a statement of background and interests and a paper that fits within the Institute's broad topical range, should be sent to: USC Annenberg Summer Institute, School of Communication, USC Annenberg School, 3502 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089. Applicants should have their faculty advisor send a supporting recommendation to the same address. Applications and recommendations can also be submitted via email to: XXX@asc.usc.edu.
The Institute will cover participants' travel to Los Angeles and housing in USC dormitory space.
Location: Los Angeles
Dates: June 16-20, 2014
Deadline: February 1, 2014
Notification of Participants: April 1, 2014
IST-Africa 2014 is the ninth in an Annual Conference Series which brings together senior representatives from leading commercial, government & research organisations across Africa and from Europe, to bridge the Digital Divide by sharing knowledge and experience and discussing policy related issues. It is part of the IST-Africa Initiative, which is supported by the European Commission under the ICT Theme of Framework Programme 7 (FP7)
The scientific programme for IST-Africa 2014 is based on an open Call for Papers http://www.ist-africa.org/Conference2014/files/ISTAfrica2014_CallForPapers.pdf
IST-Africa 2014 is focused on applied ICT and the core thematic areas include:
- eGovernment - Services to Citizens & Business
- Technology-enhanced Learning, mLearning, ICT Skills
- Digital Libraries and Digital Preservation
- Living Labs (Adaptation for Developing Countries)
- Open Source Software Applications
- Societal Implications of Technology
- And more
For more information, please visit http://www.ist-africa.org/Conference2014/default.asp?page=submission
Location: Republic of Mauritius
Dates: May 6-9, 2014
Deadline: December 16, 2013
In the provocative book Vermeers’ Hat, historian Timothy Brooks teases out the signs of nascent globalization in Johannes Vermeer’s seventeenth century paintings of Delft, Holland. Globalization predates Bretton Woods, the 1989 Revolutions, and the rise of Facebook!
Across three days, participants from all over the globe will reflect on the many registers in which the “structuring structures” of globalization play out as the conference assays to unpack “what’s going on.” While the event will be hosted by a Communication department, the organizers welcome cross-disciplinary effort.
Some specific areas of interest to the Organizing Committee include:
- Globalization, on Screens Everywhere
- Media, Technology, and Society
- Digital Journalism
- New Media: New Subjects?
- Film & Television as International Couriers
- International Political Economy of Media
- And many more
To be considered as a presenter, please e-mail the following to email@example.com:
(1) Your name and title
(2) Institutional affiliation
(3) A title and abstract of your work (200-400 words)
(4) four “key words”
Location: Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain
Dates: April 24-26, 2014
Deadline: December 16, 2013, 6 p.m., Madrid local time
Though civil society advocates, politicians and surveillance scholars have been debating the issue for years, the revelations of Edward Snowden have brought public attention to a powerful yet questionable international surveillance apparatus. The extraordinary growth of this system appears in conjunction with the expansion of our online and mobile device-driven lives. How can users and citizens protect themselves in the face of a surveillance system that is both concealed and omnipresent? To what extent can the surveillance apparatus be resisted or democratically determined? Facilitating and achieving democratic oversight of an international surveillance system is a considerable challenge, and one that raises old questions about the role of representative governance, now revisited in the context of digital terrorist networks and the 'Internet of things.'
This workshop will debate the various political, legal, social and technological strategies for challenging the surveillance apparatus in Canada and internationally. The workshop focuses on means and strategies, rather than threats and risks. The organizers are seeking written paper contributions from scholars and activists who are working in areas closely related to the question of how the governmental and corporate surveillance might best be challenged, regulated, resisted or reversed.
Location: Ottawa, ON
Dates: May 8-10, 2014
Deadline: January 10, 2014
Calls for Essays, Articles, and Book Chapters
Studies in New Media
In 2014, five new books will be published in this series. Specific book proposal guidelines can be found at https://rowman.com/Page/LEXGuidelines. Single-authored, multi-authored, and edited book proposals are solicited.
This series aims to advance the theoretical and practical understanding of the emergence, adoption, and influence of new technologies. It
provides a venue to explore how New Media technologies and Social Networking Sites (SNS) are changing the media landscape in the
twenty-first century. Single authored, Multi-authored, and Edited book proposals will be considered. All book proposals in the series will be peer reviewed.
Books included in this series focus on topics such as new media and research methodologies; media technologies; theory development; video games; mobile content; Social media technologies; and political usage.
Scholars interested in having a proposal considered should contact the series editor:
John Allen Hendricks, PhD
Stephen F. Austin State University
Department of Mass Communication
PO Box 13048, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-3048
The Information Society
Special issue: Connecting Fields: Information, Learning Sciences and Education
The ways in which people interact with information is evolving rapidly. For example, modern questions about life, love, and where to eat for dinner are negotiated over platforms such as Yelp or Instagram, and well established information environments such as Wikipedia, Twitter, and Reddit are being reconsidered as sites for situated learning. We are fast moving away from clearly demarcated technologies and arenas for information sharing or learning, and instead, evolving toward blended realms of public, peer-oriented interaction made possible by new social norms and technological affordances.
This blurring of boundaries affords an opportune moment to consider the connections between information and education, or the information sciences and learning sciences. We need to build bridges between fields, institutions, communities and practices. This blending and merging represents an analytical opportunity to decipher trends, institutionalized assumptions and norms, and conspicuous omissions.
We are soliciting abstracts that exemplify this bi-directional perspective, and bring together scholars from multiple fields interested in aspects of information, learning, and education. We welcome both empirical or conceptual works that: (1) critically integrate a lens from information science if the research is grounded in the learning sciences or education, or (2) rigorously incorporate a learning or educational lens if grounded in information science or related fields.
Deadline: December 15, 2013
Laura Robinson and Shelia Cotten, the new series co-editors of Emerald Studies in Media and Communications, are inviting submission of original, unpublished papers for two volumes to be published in 2014. The series will consist of two annual volumes bringing together cutting edge research on new media. Thanks to a short publication cycle, authors will see their work in print within 12 months of submission.
The series welcomes work from a variety of perspectives from media scholars working in the social sciences, humanities, and related fields such as media studies, information studies, STS, and communication. Submissions may be empirical, theoretical, methodological, or synthetic statements of significant developments in the field. Empirical submissions may make use of any method or approach. Contributions on a wide variety of topics on new media, ICTs, communication, and related themes are welcome from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. For a list of potential themes, please see series' aims and scope.
Volume I: Communication and Information Technologies Annual 2014
Volume II: Doing and Being Digital: Mediated Childhoods
Submissions should be 6,000-12,000 words in length inclusive of abstract, references, and notes. British or American spelling may be used. While no special formatting is requested at the outset, upon acceptance authors must format their manuscripts in accordance with the series' guidelines. Submissions will be considered for inclusion in either volume to achieve the best thematic fit. Contributions will be peer-reviewed through both initial editorial screening and anonymous refereeing by at least two referees.
For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: Monday January 6, 2014 midnight GMT
Issue 14.3 Feminist Activism and Privilege Online
Commentary and Criticism Call for Papers
Online spaces have proven to be fertile ground for the growth of explicitly feminist activism and communities, with the emergence of many popular blogs, apps, and social media campaigns devoted to raising feminist consciousness and encouraging feminist action. Yet feminism continues to struggle with issues of privilege in online spaces. Questions linger as to whether online feminist activism is accessible by and inclusive of working-class and poor women, women of color, queer and trans women, differently-abled women, women in developing countries, and individuals who do not identify as women. Meanwhile, in other online spaces, including activist ones, feminist perspectives are frequently silenced, often with threats of violence.
Given this, we seek papers that explore questions of access and inclusion in online feminist activism, and/or a discussion of feminist perspectives in online activism more broadly. We encourage the submission of papers that go beyond mere description to offer productive critique and shed light on examples of online campaigns and communities that are inclusive of feminists from marginalized groups, especially examples that cross national boundaries. Papers by feminist activists working outside of academic spaces are also particularly welcome.
Special Series: Mapping the Field
Telecommunications Policy plans to publish a series of papers documenting the state of knowledge in information and communications policy. The journal is multidisciplinary and international; its scope includes ICT markets; policy, regulation, and governance; and management, entrepreneurship, innovation and use. Contributions may explore these topics at national, regional, and international levels, including issues confronting both developed and developing countries.
Given the unique nature of the Mapping the Field series, the journal seeks full papers as well as paper proposals. Rather than publishing a special issue, the surveys will be published as they become available. If you are interested in contributing a paper to the series, please contact one of the JTPO Editors: Erik Bohlin, Johannes Bauer, or Gary Madden. Submissions should be uploaded through the journal on-line portal.