The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites papers and panel proposals for the 2013 IAMCR conference to be held from 25 to 29 June, 2013 at the Helix Conference Centre at Dublin City University, Ireland.
The overarching theme of the 2013 IAMCR conference is "Crises, 'Creative Destruction' and the Global Power and Communication Orders". The conference theme invites reflections and papers addressing whether or how the current deep economic/financial crisis and its attendant gales of "creative destruction" may engender various shifts in the geo-political and communication order. Examples include considerations of whether and how the current crisis may serve to:
a) Reshape the roles, operations and key features of mediated communication services, institutions and practices, as well as enhancing the role of social media forms and practices;
b) Amplify tendencies or shifts towards new geo-political configurations, including, including an enhanced role for the communication and cultural industries in the operation of global power and hegemony;
c) Accelerate change in the nexus of 'new' and 'mature' media institutions and their associated practices, cultural forms, and policy frameworks;
d) Accelerate the search for new and more relevant theories and concepts in the expanding and rapidly diffusing field concerned with the study of mediated communication.
IAMCR's Open Conference System (OCS) is open for submission of abstracts for the Dublin conference until 28 January 2013 at midnight GMT.
IAMCR is a worldwide professional organisation in the field of media and communication research. Its members promote global inclusiveness and excellence within the best traditions of critical research in the field.
For more information see the conference website.