comunicambio_150Universitat Jaume I in Castellón, Spain, is organizing an international congress under the name #comunicambio on 20–22 May 2015. The congress targets research in communication for social change, and particularly the communicative trends of social movements that have been springing up in recent years. Ørecomm participants Thomas Tufte and Flor Enghel are two of the many interesting speakers that already have been confirmed for the event.

Online submission of papers is open, and the organizers encourage contributions that address the following topics:

  • Communication and social change: epistemologies and indicators
  • From victims to indignants: discourses, representations and empowerment
  • Journalism, media and social change
  • Commercial communication, organizations and social change
  • Social mobilization and emotions
  • Cyberactivism, social change and social movements
  • Education, civil society and social change
  • Transmedia narratives, artivism and social change

Papers should be submitted in Spanish or English, no later than 12 October 2014.

For more information, check the conference website.

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photo-2Voice and Matter is the fourth annual Communication for Development event arranged by Ørecomm, this year merged with Roskilde University’s biannual scientific conference, Sunrise.

The 4 day event is a mixture of academic conference and cultural festival, open to anyone with an interest in the relationship between media, communication and social change.

Is gaining voice enough – enough for society to change, enough for the material conditions we live under to improve, and for other visions of society to thrive? Read more about the theme

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Connect: #voiceandmatter

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MAH_logotype_english_originalNext week it’s time to kick off the semester and we are happy to welcome so many new students to the programme! This autumn will start of with a course in media, globalisation and development where students will study globalisation and its impact on society. For this course the new students will be joined by our students starting their second semester.

We also welcome back the second year students who will spend this semester emerge themselves in the study of new media, ICT and development followed by a course in research methodology.

We are excited to start our new course in Advances in Communication for Development where 40 students will enhance their skills and deepen their knowledge around the use of strategic media and communication interventions used in international development cooperation. 

If you can’t wait for next week to come, here are a few tips for you to check out over the weekend:

square6The Glocal Classroom
Is a ComDev project where we work with four universities on four continents to build a global platform for collaboration and interchange in web-based learning. It started in Stellenbosch, South Africa in March 2014, before continuing in Guelph, Canada, in May 2014. In September the Glocal Classroom will come to Malmö, Sweden and the project will conclude at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, in November. Be sure to visit the blog for updates on the seminars, interviews with participants on the project and other news!

Ørecomm Centre for Glocal Change
Is a cross-border centre run by researchers from Malmö University and Roskilde University aiming at establishing a transnational centre of excellence in the field of ComDev research. Ørecomm is the organiser of the annual Ørecomm Festival, which this year is titled Voice&Matter. ComDev staff is an active part of Ørecomm and in 2014/2015 engaged in the Critical Perspectives project.

Voice_&_Matter_2014_posterVoice&Matter (Ørecomm Festival)
This year’s festival is a mixture of academic conference and cultural festival, open to anyone with an interest in the relationship between media, communication and social change. This year the festival is joining forces with Roskilde University’s biannual scientific conference, Sunrise. 

The festival is also the first seminar of the semester for the ComDev students and amongst the speakers are Faye Ginsburg, Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Sheela Patel. It’s a great opportunity to meet your fellow students and network with academics in the field, so if you  live in the Malmö/Copenhagen area we recommend you to attend the festival in person. Full programme and more about the speakers can be found here.

Glocal Times: the ComDev Open Journal
In 2005 we established Glocal Times, an indispensable digital reference and a vid forum for the discussion and dissemination of issues concerning communication for development and social change. We frequently publish alumni articles and we encourage our graduates to submit articles based on their degree projects for publication. The latest issue was published in June 2014 and engages with communication for development from a threefold perspective: as a field of study, as professional practice and as an institutional project.

Aidnography-Eclectic mix of reflections on development, communication, anthropology and academia
ComDev’s Tobias Denskus regularly blogs as aidnography; regular reviews of interesting digital content and book reviews are complemented by reflections on the aid industry, for example onvolunteering, the ‘corporatisation’ of aid, the globalisation of SWEDOW-sending Stuff We Don’t Want to ‘poor people‘ and much more.

Your ComDev Studies
To find out more about your lecturers for the coming years, visit the Staff section on the Portal and be sure to join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Looking forward meeting all of you in the course of next week!

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ComDev students and lecturers at the Ørecomm Festival in September 2013.

#voiceandmatter: 4 weeks to go!

by Rebecca Bengtsson August 15, 2014 ComDev lectures

This year’s Ørecomm Festival, Voice & Matter is drawing close – 17 to 20 September will be interesting days. With little more than four weeks to go, as many as 50 speakers from 20 different countries are confirmed. Almost 30 speakers have been accepted to present papers during the conference, and we are happy to announce that abstracts and bios now are […]

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New issue of Glocal Times

by Rebecca Bengtsson June 11, 2014 ComDev

Issue No. 20 of the Glocal Times can be read in full here. Nine months have passed since the publication of Issue No. 19 of Glocal Times, and in the meantime there has been plenty of activity within the field. To mention but a few examples: in November 2013, the Second Nordic Conference for Development […]

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ComDev IPID Seminar in Malmö – Wednesday 11 June

by Hugo Boothby June 2, 2014 Uncategorized

On Wednesday 11 June  The Communication for Development Masters Programme at Malmö University will hold a joint seminar in collaboration with the International Network for Postgraduate Students in the area of ICT4D (IPID). This afternoon seminar takes place at the School of Arts and Communication in Malmö and will be held in conjunction with the Degree Project Examinations […]

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ComDev students to Guelph for Glocal Classroom seminar

by Rebecca Bengtsson May 14, 2014 ComDev

A number of travel grants, targeted to students at the Communication for Development master’s programme at Malmö University, were announced for the up-coming Guelph Seminar. We are now happy to announce that ComDev students Antonio Palazuelos, Nora Wegner and Seija Anttonen will join us in Guelph. We are looking forward to your participation! “This is […]

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Joint ComDev and Glocal Classroom seminar:22 – 23 May, University of Guelph, Canada

by Rebecca Bengtsson May 5, 2014 ComDev

Guelph Seminar 22 -23 May, 2014 Communication for Social and Environmental Change – a two day seminar This seminar is part of the Glocal Classroom seminar series and will take place at University of Guelph, Canada. If you’re unable to attend in person, this seminar will be broadcast on ComDev Live as per usual. To interact with us during […]

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New Book: The Handbook of Development Communication and Social Change

by Rebecca Bengtsson April 28, 2014 ComDev

”The Handbook of Development Communication and Social Change” – previously mentioned here – is now out. Ørecomm co-director Thomas Tufte, Professor Karin Gwinn Wilkins, University of Texas, and Rafael Obregon, Chief of Communication for Development at UNICEF New York – three high profiles in the field – have made an impressive effort to provide an up-to-date overview […]

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Ørecomm Festival 2014: Call for abstracts

by Rebecca Bengtsson April 15, 2014 Call for papers

Voice and Matter is the fourth annual Communication for Development conference arranged by Ørecomm – Centre for Communication and Glocal Change, this year merged with Roskilde University’s biannual scientific conference, Sunrise. The conference aims to explore the dynamic relationship – and possible convergence – between voice and matter in the context of communication for development theory and practice. Read the full Concept […]

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