Call for papers

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 participant Thomas Tufte is one 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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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 Note here.

When? 17-20 September 2014
Where?Roskilde University (Denmark) & Malmö University (Sweden)

We invite researchers, students, practitioners, authors, artists and filmmakers to submit abstracts on the following themes:

  • New Social Actors and ICT for Development. The technocentric concept of ICT4D raises questions on the power over and use of technology. Who are the new social actors and new social movements? How do they pursue their goals using ICTs? This session invites theoretical and empirical reflections, uncovering emerging perspectives on technology, voice and matter.
  • ICT4D Without ICT4G? As photos of all-male ICT4D conference panels and technology fairs dominated by men are circulated on social networks, questions about gender issues in ICT4D research and practice are more pressing than ever. This panel invites theoretical reflections and innovative case studies on gender, power and the future of ICT4D.
  • The Present and Future of Development Journalism International development journalism is exploring new avenues to connect with different audiences and to communicate social change. This panel highlights new innovative approaches as well as discussing the challenges and limitations in an age where ‘everybody is a broadcaster’.
  • Fiction Matters Recent decades have in many parts of the world brought new genres of fiction to critical acclaim. New authors engage with movement, migration and change in ways that are debated globally. This panel will explore fiction, that in new ways engage with the relation between the social and the global, and between voice and matter.
  • Histories of Diaspora Nation-states and national mentalities have shaped societies we live in through reductive classifications. New methods now move beyond this logic, allowing for improved understanding of the changing role of the state over time, and for new transcultural encounters. This panel explores methods in approaching the diaspora context in space and time.


  • Submission of abstracts are accepted until 23 May 2014, oo:oo (CET)
  • Accepted abstracts will be announced individually by 6 June 2014


  • Email your abstract to with the subject “Voice & Matter Abstract”
  • Number of words for abstracts: 200-300
  • Abstracts must include the presenter’s name, affiliation, email and postal address.
  • Please name your abstract in the following way: name+surname_abstract

Practical information

Registration for the conference will open in the beginning of May. For more information and practical up-dates, please look here.


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The Memory, Media, and Technology conference marks the 20th anniversary of Schindler’s List and the USC Shoah Foundation (the current name and affiliation of the Shoah Visual History Foundation) by examining the trajectories of memory, media, and technology in multiple forms and avenues and from the vantage of a range of disciplines.  Presentations by scholars and educators on their work will be complemented by roundtable discussions on the role of media archives in research and education, the role of mediated memories in facilitating public action, and the future of these new practices for mediating memory. The conference is taking place at University of Southern California, November 16-18 2014.

Conference organizers invite proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) on these issues, including:

•    Creating and preserving media archives of mass violence

•    Case studies in Resistance to Mass Violence (armed, cultural, spiritual, social, communal)

•    Landmarks of public memory using new media

•    Representing a genocide in film and literature

•    Case studies in research or teaching with media archives

•    Digital genocide studies: working with large data sets

•    Trauma and mediated memory

•    Media archives and personal narratives of mass violence

Proposals of Full Panels (three presentations) are also welcome.

Please send proposals (200-300 words), a CV and contact information (name, institutional affiliation, email, telephone), to by January 31, 2014. Funding toward travel expenses is available on a limited basis.  For details, please indicate your interest in your proposal. For more information on the conference, please write Dan Leshem at

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