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[Commlist] CfP - Crowded out or limitless horizons? Minority language-media in the digital age

Fri Apr 12 11:59:53 GMT 2019

    *Crowded out or limitless horizons? Minority language-media in the
    digital age

    *Edinburgh University*
    *October 16-17, 2019*

    In the early 1980s, the establishment of Catalan, Basque and Welsh
    TV channels
    motivated several European scholars to investigate key concepts
    minority language media and undertake important case studies. In
    1992, the
    European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages emphasised that
    authorities have important responsibilities in this field. In the
    last two decades, the
    introduction of digitalisation and the Internet have developed a
    global world
    where the impacts, challenges and opportunities for minority
    language media have
    become increasingly complex. Despite these transformations, there
    has been little
    focused discussion and debate on the relationship between the
    digital and
    minority-language media.

    This international conference is co-organised by the Basque
    Institute Etxepare and
    the University of Edinburgh and aims to exchange knowledge as well
    as promote
    collaboration between academics and professionals working on

    We invite *individual papers, pre-constituted panels or
    posters* that engage with
    research and case studies on any of the following topics:

    1. Communication and cultural policies
    2. Media economics and the digital age
    3. TV channels and online video platforms
    4. Audience, genres and content analysis
    5. Programming strategies and content commissioning
    6. Production conditions and distribution opportunities
    7. Commercialisation of programmes
    8. Media education and language use
    9. Nation, language and identity
    10. Media and gender perspectives

    *Confirmed plenary speakers:*
    - Rob Dunbar, University of Edinburgh
    - Josu Amezaga, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
    - Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones, Mercator Media
    - Alan Esslemont, TG4 Irish TV General Director
    - Itziar Azpeitia Iruretagoiena, Head of special projects - Basque
    Public TV (ETB)

    *Scientific committee:*
    1. Miren Manias-Muñoz, University of Edinburgh / University of the
    Country (UPV/EHU)
    2. Aitor Zuberogoitia, University of Mondragon
    3. Estibaliz Amorrortu, University of Deusto
    4. Helen Kelly-Holmes, University of Limerick
    5. Tom Moring, University of Helsinki
    6. Tarlach McGonagle, University of Amsterdam

    *Organising committee:*
    - Miren Manias-Muñoz, University of Edinburgh / University of the
    Basque Country
    (UPVEHU), (miren.manias /at/
- Garbiñe Iztueta Goizueta, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) /
    Etxepare Basque Institute, (g-iztuetagoizueta /at/

    Conference Language: *English*

    Abstracts should *not be longer than 250 words* and should be
    submitted *before **April 30th* to the conference organisers at:

    *Presentations* will be limited to *20 minutes* followed by 10
    minutes for questions. *Panels* will be *90 minutes* long, with
    three papers of 20 minutes and 10 minutes for questions.
    Registration information will be provided by the end of April.

    See conference website for details:

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