[artinfo] European Communication Conference : deadline first of may

Geert Lovink geert at xs4all.nl
Fri Apr 1 19:14:00 CEST 2005

First European Communication Conference
KIT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 24-26, 2005


The First European Communication Conference will be held at the KIT 
(Royal Tropical Institute), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The general 
theme is "Fifty Years of Communication Research in Europe: Past and 
Future". With this conference, communication researchers everywhere 
in Europe celebrate the establishment of many university departments 
of our discipline half a century ago, as well as the 50th anniversary 
of leading journals of our field, such as "Gazette" and 
"Publizistik". For the first time, both European associations of 
communication and media studies, ECCR and ECA, jointly invite 
scholars to convene and present their research to an international 

  Researchers on communication from various disciplines and from 
various approaches (including interpersonal, organizational and mass 
communication) are invited to submit papers for this conference.

  Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. 50 years of communication studies
	* 	 Historical development of communication research as 
a discipline in Europe;
	* 	Does European communication research exist at all?
	* 	European communication research in an international context;
	* 	The forgotten questions in communication research;
	* 	Expectations and prospects for the next 50 years of 
European Communication research.

  2. State-of-the-art research and theory building
	* 	 Assessments of the theories and methods developed in 
the field during the past half century as well as analytical work on 
lessons learned;
	* 	Critical summaries of research findings in the 
various (sub)fields of European communication research;
	* 	Comparative intra-European communication research;
	* 	Innovative methodologies, pedagogies and theories;
	* 	State-of-the-art research findings;
	* 	Future studies in communication: issues and methods.

  Young scholars, in particular, are encouraged to propose papers with 
reflections on the future. The top young scholar paper on the future 
of European Communication Research will be awarded the "Gazette price 
for academic excellence".

  The conference will offer both plenary sessions, parallel meetings 
in working groups as well as poster sessions. The organizers also 
solicit ideas and proposals for round tables and panel discussions.

  Abstracts for papers, sessions, round tables and posters (not more 
than 800 words) should be sent by May 1st to the Department of 
Communication Science, University of Amsterdam, c/o Johannes von 
Engelhardt, Kloveniersburgwal 48, NL-1012 CX Amsterdam, The 
Netherlands. The first page should include the title, the name of the 
author(s), affiliation, mailing address, fax number, and email 

  Abstracts can be mailed electronically to: papers at ecc2005.nl

  The abstracts will be judged in an independent peer-review process. 
Those submitting an abstract will be notified of their proposal 
status no later than June 1st.

  This conference is convened by the Department of Communication 
Sciences at the University of Amsterdam, the European Communication 
Association (ECA), and the European Consortium for Communication 
Research (ECCR), together with "Gazette".

  For all further information, please direct your questions to: Mr. 
Johannes von Engelhardt, Department of Communication Science, 
University of Amsterdam, Kloveniersburgwal 48, NL-1012 CX Amsterdam, 
The Netherlands. For electronic enquiries:

  Information about the conference can be found at http://www.ecc2005.nl

  Prof. Dr. Betteke van Ruler, Chair, Department of Communication 
Science, University of Amsterdam
  Prof. Pertti Hurme, president of ECA
  Prof. Francois Heinderyckx, president of ECCR

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