First European Communication ConferenceKIT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 24-26, 2005http://www.ecc2005.nl/ The First European Communication Conference will be held at the KIT (Royal Tropical Institute), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The general theme is "Fifty Years of Communication Research in Europe: Past and Future". With this conference, communication researchers everywhere in Europe celebrate the establishment of many university departments of our discipline half a century ago, as well as the 50th anniversary of leading journals of our field, such as "Gazette" and "Publizistik". For the first time, both European associations of communication and media studies, ECCR and ECA, jointly invite scholars to convene and present their research to an international audience.Researchers on communication from various disciplines and from various approaches (including interpersonal, organizational and mass communication) are invited to submit papers for this conference.Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:1. 50 years of communication studies- Historical development of communication research as a discipline in Europe;- Does European communication research exist at all?- European communication research in an international context;- The forgotten questions in communication research;- Expectations and prospects for the next 50 years of European Communication research.2. State-of-the-art research and theory building- Assessments of the theories and methods developed in the field during the past half century as well as analytical work on lessons learned;- Critical summaries of research findings in the various (sub)fields of European communication research;- Comparative intra-European communication research;- Innovative methodologies, pedagogies and theories;- State-of-the-art research findings;- Future studies in communication: issues and methods.Young scholars, in particular, are encouraged to propose papers with reflections on the future. The top young scholar paper on the future of European Communication Research will be awarded the "Gazette price for academic excellence".The conference will offer both plenary sessions, parallel meetings in working groups as well as poster sessions. The organizers also solicit ideas and proposals for round tables and panel discussions.Abstracts for papers, sessions, round tables and posters (not more than 800 words) should be sent by May 1st to the Department of Communication Science, University of Amsterdam, c/o Johannes von Engelhardt, Kloveniersburgwal 48, NL-1012 CX Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The first page should include the title, the name of the author(s), affiliation, mailing address, fax number, and email address.Abstracts can be mailed electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org The abstracts will be judged in an independent peer-review process. Those submitting an abstract will be notified of their proposal status no later than June 1st. This conference is convened by the Department of Communication Sciences at the University of Amsterdam, the European Communication Association (ECA), and the European Consortium for Communication Research (ECCR), together with "Gazette".For all further information, please direct your questions to: Mr. Johannes von Engelhardt, Department of Communication Science, University of Amsterdam, Kloveniersburgwal 48, NL-1012 CX Amsterdam, The Netherlands. For electronic enquiries:Information about the conference can be found at http://www.ecc2005.nlProf. Dr. Betteke van Ruler, Chair, Department of Communication Science, University of AmsterdamProf. Pertti Hurme, president of ECAProf. Francois Heinderyckx, president of ECCR
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