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[Commlist] Seminar: Everyday Media Uses and Social-Cultural Change in Contemporary Africa

Tue Aug 20 10:25:20 GMT 2019

*Seminar on “Critical Perspectives on Everyday Media Uses and Social-Cultural Change in Contemporary Africa”*


*Aarhus University, 5-6 December 2019*


*Call for abstracts and registration*

The Department of Media and Journalism Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark, in conjunction with the Department of Communication Studies, Moi University, Kenya, is co-hosting the seminar/Critical Perspectives on Everyday Media Uses and Social-Cultural Change in Contemporary Africa./The aims of the seminar are to present empirical findings on the interrelationship between changing media ecologies and socio-cultural changes and to discuss theoretical and methodological challenges studying these changes. Finally, the seminar will include a panel on North-South research collaborations.

Scholars engaged in similar research are invited to submit abstracts for consideration for the purpose of presenting the same at the two-days seminar. We hope this conference can stimulate critical and fruitful discussions about the role of new media in contemporary Africa. Conference attendance with or without paper presentation is free. However, participants are expected to cater for their own accommodation and travel expenses.

Abstracts of between 300-500 words should be sent via email to Associate Professor Poul Erik Nielsen ((imvpen /at/ <mailto:(imvpen /at/>) no later than October 1, 2019. Accepted abstracts will be notified no later than October 8. Any inquiries related to the conference can be directed to Poul Erik Nielsen ((_imvpen /at/ <mailto:(imvpen /at/>).

While it is possible to attend the seminar without presenting a paper, it is mandatory to register by sending an email to the 30^th of November. Lunch will be provided.

Confirmed speakers: Dr. Stella Chebii, Lecturer, Moi University, Dr. Masibo Lumala, Senior Lecturer, Moi University, Ph.D. Jessica Gustafsson, Senior Lecturer, Södertörn University, Ph.D. Florencia Enghel, Associate Professor, Jönköping University and Lic. Phil. Poul Erik Nielsen, Associate Professor, Aarhus University.

Associate Professor Poul Erik Nielsen, lic. phil
Department of Media and Journalism Studies
School of Culture and Communication
University of Aarhus, Denmark
Phone +45 87161973
Mobile +45 31762253
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