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[Commlist] CfC - Multidisciplinary perspectives of Ccommunication in a pandemic context
Sun Apr 19 22:16:16 GMT 2020
*ICNOVA E-book - Call for book chapter*
*Multidisciplinary perspectives of Ccommunication in a pandemic context*
Coordination: Francisco Rui Cádima and Ivone Ferreira
The coronavirus crisis has led to individual reflections, sometimes
presented in cChronicles, Oopinion Aarticles or Iinterviews, about the
foundations of contemporary society, humanistic, mostly democratic and
defender of Individual Human Rights.
The COVID-19 appears to have suspended all alleged certainties,
freedoms, and guarantees. The first viral episode in Wuhan, China, in
early December 2019, and which was only reported by the Chinese
authorities just 30 days later, quickly replicated in other countries
with overwhelming numbers of infected people and deaths, which would
lead the World Health Organization to consider that the outbreak had
reached pandemic status on 11 March 11. The pandemic has been making
taking victims in 193 countries (RTP, 13/04/2020) and it is estimated
that about 1/3 of the world’s population is estimated to be in isolation
In this context, it is open a call for book chapters that integrate the
perspectives of the communication sciences and that of social and human
sciences on this phenomenon is opened, namely:
· Functions, strategies, and roles of the State in times of crisis;
· Diplomacy and cooperation between States and regional / global
· Citizens' rights and duties responsibilities and privacy issues;
· Public health management, pandemic risk and communication;
· Change in individual consumption habits of individuals (media,
· Surveillance, control, populism;
· Comparative studies between COVID-19 and previous pandemics;
· Multidisciplinary scientific cooperation;
· Neologisms, technicalities, and stylistic resources used to
describe the phenomenon;
· (Strategic) communication of high-level State leaders,
articulation of messages between different institutional levels;
· Contingency plans, crisis management, and communication;
· The role of communication in the balance of ecosystems:
ecology, climate crisis, biodiversity;
· Pandemic risk and globaliszation crisis;
· New journalistic and / or media formats;
· New Sstrategies found to meet the needs of isolated
populations and / or groups at risk;
· Effects of the pandemic (secondary criseis: economic,
culturale, mental health, etc.);
· Reconfiguration of spaces (public / private;, work / family;,
arenas / morgues);
· New forms of work and e-learning;
· Emerging artistic practices.
- Deadline of Ccall for abstracts deadline: 29 May
- Peer-reviewed abstracts: 26 June
- Peer-reviewed results: 1 July
- Submission of the complete chapter: 15 September
- Notification about the 2nd peer review: 15 October
- Submission of the revised chapter with the requested changes: 16 November
- 1st semester of 2021 - Publication of the e-book: 1st semester of 2021
Submission languages: Portuguese or English.
Abstracts are limited to a maximum of 4,000 characters including spaces
(approximately 500 words), including title and keywords, and up to five
references are invited and should be submitted by 29 May to the
organiszers, at the following email: (icnova /at/ fcsh.unl.pt)
<mailto:(icnova /at/ fcsh.unl.pt)>
Introduction and purpose of the study (and research question if there is
one) – helps summarizse the purpose and rationale of your study.
Literature review – Helps place your work in context with the existing
body of knowledge.
Methodology – Define the main method used for gathering data, including
sample size, and state the rationale for using this method.
Results and conclusions – Helps to summarisze the answers to the
research questions while also outlining the implications of the results.
Also summarizse the limitations of the study and offer suggestions for
future research. Practical and social implications – Offer the potential
implications both for practice and society.
Abstracts should come as blind copies without names and affiliations of
the authors, which must be identified in a separate cover page. Please
use the suggested headings to structure the abstract. A list of
references is not necessary, but if provided, it will be included into
the word count.
Chapters should have between 6,000 and 7,500 words and follow APA
citation rules. Only original texts (that are not published or under
evaluation) will be accepted.
For further information contact us to at (icnova /at/ fcsh.unl.pt)
<mailto:(icnova /at/ fcsh.unl.pt)> or (ivoneferreira /at/ fcsh.unl.pt)
<mailto:(ivoneferreira /at/ fcsh.unl.pt)>
ICNOVA (NOVA Institute of Communication) is a research unit in the field
of Communication Sciences in Portugal, evaluated with Excellent in 2019
by tyhe Pportuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Its
current structure includes 4 groups (Media and Journalism; Culture,
Mediation and Arts; Strategic Communication and Decision Making-Process;
Performance and Cognition), and 2 labs (BlackBox and iNOVA Media Lab).
ICNOVA’s strategic agenda for 2018-2022 will be “Media Practices:
Cultural, Societal and Technological Challenges”, aiming at the
achievement of inclusion and diversity in a world of social acceleration
and deep mediatisation. These will be pursued through the following
major themes: 1) Diversity, Pluralism, Inclusion; 2) Cognitive,
Mediation and Decision-Making Processes; 3) Culture, Criticism and
Concerning relations with society in general, the industry and other R&D
units, ICNOVA is establishing collaborative interfaces with the academia
and with key stakeholders, focusing on innovative research, and on the
interaction with the community through service providing and content
production of public interest.
We are also increasing the dissemination of knowledge, i.e., projects
and networks outputs, and publications both in open repositories and
digital platforms. We will prioritisze publications by our researchers
in high impact journals and the indexation of our journals in Scopus and
In order to expand our previous work on emerging social dynamics and new
media issues, we will increase the laboratorial intensity of the unit,
consolidating the existing laboratories and envisaging four new
structures: the Behavioural Research Lab and the Observatories of
Diversity and Pluralism; Media and Family; Innovation in the Media and
Creative Industries; and Net-Activism.
We have already established new synergies between our groups and labs
and other R&D units, innovating in research concerning the role of
digital media, the cultural and societal dynamics of cognition,
mediation, behaviour and decision-making processes. The goal is to
develop research themes that aggregate groups and labs and objectives
that will enable new perspectives and convergence lines for our R&D unit
and for the field of communication sciences in Portugal.
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