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[ecrea] cfp - IAMCR 2017 Cartagena, Colombia

Tue Dec 06 00:11:17 GMT 2016


IAMCR and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) in Colombia are pleased to announce that the website and call for proposals for IAMCR 2017 have been published in English and Spanish. Visit the website in English at and in Spanish at <>

Working closely with IAMCR’s thematic sections and working groups and with the IAMCR Executive Board, the LOC is preparing an exciting academic and social agenda. Highlights will include a keynote by Jesús Martín-Barbero, one of Latin America’s foremost thinkers in culture and communication, opportunities to meet and exchange with Colombian and Latin American communication scholars and practitioners, and a special celebration of IAMCR’s 60th anniversary, including dinner and dancing by Caribbean starlight in the beautiful city of Cartagena.

Visit the site, share this call for proposals, and get your proposal ready for submission. Remember the deadline to submit via is 9 February 2017.

/Bruce Girard/
Executive Director


    Call for Proposals for IAMCR 2017 | 16-20 July 2017 | Cartagena,

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 2017 conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research – IAMCR. The conference will be held from *16 - 20 July 2017* at the Centro de Convenciones in Cartagena, Colombia. The deadline to submit abstracts is 23:59 GMT on*09 February 2017*.

The conference theme is /Transforming Culture, Politics & Communication: New media, new territories, new discourses/.

The general Call for Proposals (CfP) is published on the conference website at and is copied below.

The individual CfPs of IAMCR’s 31 thematic sections and working groups are also online. Follow the links at the end of this message or go to

      IAMCR 2017 General Conference theme:
      Transforming Culture, Politics & Communication: New media, new
      territories, new discourses

All over the world communication and media are being transformed by complex and often unpredictable dynamics, tendencies and trends. Across an increasing number of regions, established social and political actors are being challenged and new movements are emerging, defined, for example, by sexual preferences, lifestyles, ethnic identities, customs, practices or interests. These new actors are more likely to see “politics” as spaces of multiple modes of participation rather than as spaces where they are represented. Contemporary politics (especially political parties) are being transformed and new social movements are emerging and growing, taking various forms, sizes, and shapes.

Against this backdrop, the conference will explore and discuss the link between, on the one hand, broad social, political and cultural changes and dynamics, and on the other, changes in communication, media, and their processes. In particular, the conference will be an opportunity to incubate and develop theories, research, and frameworks, that might guide emerging theoretical frameworks to help think about, discuss and create new, and hopefully more appropriate, concepts and methods for the field and its practices.

A key focus will be the new social and spatial territories of the political, their social and cultural effects, and the dramatic transformations they have produced in communication processes.

Given the epochal changes underway globally, is it time to rethink communication and relocate it, with all of its nuances, within a new understanding of politics and culture that speaks to the times we now live in?

      Submission of Abstracts

Each Section and Working Group of IAMCR has issued its own Call for Papers. Abstracts should be submitted from *1 December 2016 – 9 February 2017*.

Both individual and panel submissions are welcome. Early submission is strongly encouraged.


The deadline for submission of abstracts is*9 February 2017*.

Decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to applicants by their Section or Working Group Head no later than 3 April 2017.

For those whose abstracts are accepted, full conference papers are to be submitted by 26 June.

      Guidelines for Abstracts

Unless otherwise stated by a Section or Working Group, abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words in length.

All abstract submissions must be made via IAMCR’s Open Conference System <> at There are to be no email submissions of abstracts addressed to any Section or Working Group Head.

It is expected that for the most part, only one (1) abstract will be submitted per person. However, under no circumstances should there be more than two (2) abstracts bearing the name of the same author either individually or as part of any group of authors. Please note also that the same abstract or another version with minor variations in title or content must not be submitted to more than one Section or Working Group. Such submissions will be deemed to be in breach of the conference guidelines and will be rejected by the OCS system, by the relevant Head or by the Conference Programme Reviewer. Authors submitting them risk being removed entirely from the conference programme.

Technical guidelines, if any, are defined by the individual Sections and Working Groups. If you have questions, consult the Section or Working Group’s specific CfP or contact the head of the Section and Working Group that interests you.

For further information, please consult the conference website or contact the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) by email at (cartagena2017 /at/ <mailto:(cartagena2017 /at/>.

      Criteria for Evaluation

Submitted abstracts will generally be evaluated on the basis of:

 1. Theoretical contribution
 2. Methods
 3. Quality of writing
 4. Literature review
 5. Relevance of the submission to the work of the Section or Working Group
 6. Originality and/or significance

Sections and Working Groups may use additional criteria and may assign different weights to the above criteria. Consult the specific CfP or contact the head of the Section and Working Group you want to submit to if you have questions.

Proposals for consideration by thematic sections and working groups must be submitted via the IAMCR Open Conference System <> at

      Key dates

1 December 2016 – Open Computer System (OCS) available for abstract submission
9 February 2017 – Deadline for submissions
3 April 2017 – Notification of decisions on abstracts
17 April 2017 – Deadline for travel grant application
24 April 2017 – Deadline to confirm your participation
3 May 2017 – Last day to register at discounted early-bird fee
26 June 2017 – Deadline for full paper submission
29 June 2017 – Final conference programme published on the website
16-20 July 2017 – IAMCR 2017 Conference

      Sections and Working Groups

Consult the individual CfPs of IAMCR’s Sections and Working Groups at or from the links below:

      Sections / Secciones

  * Audience / Audiencias – AUD <>
  * Communication Policy & Technology / Tecnología y políticas de
    comunicación -- CPT <>
  * Community Communication and Alternative Media / Comunicación
    comunitaria y medios de comunicación alternativos – COC
  * Emerging Scholars Network / Red de académicos emergentes –  ESN
  * Gender and Communication / Género y comunicación – GEC
  * History / Historia – HIS <>
  * International Communication / Comunicación internacional – INC
  * Journalism Research and Education / Investigación y educación en
    periodismo – JRE <>
  * Law / Derecho – LAW <>
  * Media and Sport / Medios de comunicación y deportes- MES
  * Media Education Research / Investigación en educación para los
    medios de comunicación – MER <>
  * Mediated Communication, Public Opinion & Society / Comunicación a
    través de los medios, opinión pública y sociedad – MPS
  * Participatory Communication Research / Investigación en comunicación
    participativa – PCR <>
  * Political Communication Research / Investigación en comunicación
    política – POL <>
  * Political Economy / Economía política  – POE

      Working Groups

  * Comic Art / Cómic – COA <>
  * Communication and HIV/AIDS / Comunicación y VIH/SIDA – COH
  * Crisis, Security and Conflict Communication / Comunicación de las
    crisis, los conflictos y los temas de seguridad – CRI
  * Diaspora and Media / Diásporas y medios de comunicación –  DIM
  * Digital Divide / Brecha digital – DID
  * Environment, Science & Risk Communication / Comunicación sobre el
    medio ambiente, la ciencia y las situaciones de riesgo – ESR
  * Ethics of Society & Ethics of Communication / Ética de la sociedad y
    ética de la comunicación – ETH <>
  * Global Media Policy / Políticas globales de comunicación  – GMP
  * Health Communication and Change / Comunicación para la salud y el
    cambio – HCC <>
  * Islam and Media / El Islam y los medios de comunicación – IAM
  * Media Production Analysis / Análisis de la producción de los medios
    de comunicación – MPA <>
  * Popular Culture / Cultura popular – POC
  * Post-Socialist and Post-Authoritarian Communication / Comunicación
    en el post-socialismo y el post-autoritarismo – PSP
  * Public Service Media Policies / Políticas para los servicios
    públicos de comunicación – PMP <>
  * Religion, Communication and Culture / Religión, comunicación y
    cultura – RCC <>
  * Visual Culture / Cultura visual – VIC

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