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[Commlist] Call for Participants - ECREA Summer School 2020

Wed Feb 05 10:38:24 GMT 2020

*Call for Participants - ECREA Summer School 2020*


we are happy to invite you to participate in the*ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2020* that will take place at the *University of Tartu*, Tartu, Estonia, from *12-21 July, 2020* (full-day program from 13 to 20 July; arrival to Tartu 12 July, departing 21 July).


The ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2020 brings together members of the European research community in order to debate contemporary issues in media, communication and cultural studies. The main emphasis of this summer school is on providing structural and individuated PhD-support for young European scholars, through a variety of working forms, including feedback seminars, workshops, and lectures. The summer school aims to provide a supportive international setting where doctoral students can present their ongoing work, receive feedback on their PhD-projects from international experts and meet students and academics from other countries, establishing valuable contacts for the future.


The summer school is open to the full variety of academic work in the broad field of communication and media studies. All PhD projects within the field of communication and media studies are welcomed.

The working language of the summer school will be English; therefore a sufficient understanding and ability to express oneself in this language is expected.

Registration fee at the summer school will be:

  * *840 Euros *(700 EUR+ VAT) for the *ECREA members* and
  * *990 Euros* (825 EUR+ VAT) for the *non-members of ECREA*.

Participation in the summer school will include:

  * accommodation (in twin-rooms, shared with one fellow doctoral
    student) for the whole duration of the summer school, including
  * welcome and farewell dinner
  * WiFi at the summer school venue
  * summer school materials
  * coffee in the breaks
  * lunch from Monday to Monday


University of Tartu (The Institute of Social Studies) acknowledges the Summer School activities with *10 ECTS credits* for the participation in the full programme (including the supplementary activities). The organizers of the summer school are also seeking an opportunity to publish selected research papers based on the PhD projects presented in the summer school in an international peer reviewed journal on the field. The total number of students will be limited to 47.


ECREA will be awarding 13 grants for participation at the Summer School for students who are unable to otherwise raise registration and travel fee. More information on the grants will be available at the ECREA website ( after 17 February 2020. There is a separate application and selection procedure in order to apply for these grants.


*Stage One*

When applying, each interested student is expected fill out a form on the ECREA website ( ). This application form will include:

 1. a short *bio (300 words)* according to the provided forms
 2. a *500 word abstract of the PhD project*

The deadline for submitting the application is March 9, 2020. Notification of acceptance will be sent during the last week of March 2020.

*Stage Two*

Students whose abstracts are accepted will be expected to provide the following documents and information in the second phase:

 1. A *10-page (3000 words) paper* on their PhD project as a whole. The
    10-page paper should be a report of the student’s ongoing doctoral
    research and not a conventional conference paper or a report of
    findings. Rather, it is expected that the student will briefly
    present the focus of the research and then take up aspects of the
    research process: methodological, theoretical and practical issues
    on which he/she would like to receive feedback. (Deadline: June 13)
 2. A *set of questions* (maximum 1 page) with questions or problems
    that students would like to be discussed during the workshops. This
    one page needs to be part of the same Word/PDF file that also
    contains the 10-page paper. (Deadline: June 13)
 3. Based on the abstracts and titles of other student papers, everyone
    is expected to choose up to 3 papers they would be interested in
    being a *respondent*. This preference will be taken into
    consideration while setting up student working groups. (Deadline
    June 20)
 4. By the start of the Summer School, each student has to prepare a
    *10-minute seminar presentation* covering the main points of their
    work. Each student is also expected to actively participate in the
    discussions of their own and other people’s work. In order to ensure
    maximum benefits of the seminars, everyone will have to read other
    participants papers before the Summer School begins.


  * The program of the summer school will start 9.30 AM on 13 July and
    the summer school will close with the final dinner taking place on
    20 July. Participating doctoral student should arrive to Tartu on 12
    July and plan their departure at 21 July. Participants are expected
    to participate in the program for its whole duration.
  * Participation fee of the summer school will cover accommodation from
    12 July-21 July in a twin-room, shared with a fellow doctoral
    student. Single rooms for participating doctoral students will be
    provided only upon special requests related to medical reasons.
    Accommodation for any additional nights (when arriving to Tartu
    prior 12 July or when leaving later than 21 July) needs to be
    arranged and covered by the doctoral student.


*The deadline for applications for the Summer School is March 9, 2020 (midnight CET).*


For issues related to the application and registration: (office /at/ <mailto:(office /at/>

For accommodation, logistics, and financial issues: (maiu.reinhold /at/ <mailto:(maiu.reinhold /at/>

For issues related to the programme: (andra.siibak /at/ <mailto:(andra.siibak /at/>

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