International Conference on Communication, Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, 1-2 November 2014

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Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities

is inviting papers for

International Conference on Communication

Leeds, West Yorkshire
United Kingdom
Venue: tbc
1-2 November 2014
Fee: GBP 180

Communication is understood as a process of transferring information through verbal words, non-verbal signs, written word or as a transfer of information through modern communication technology. However, in order to have a successful communication the process should be a two-way oriented and communication should create meaning and mutual understanding, and communication should inter-connect people. Indeed, we may ask ourselves how do we understand communication? What does it mean to communicate in contemporary world?

In the EU, for example, bureaucracy in Brussels is trying to communicate messages of united Europe based on fundamental rights and the so-called European values, and yet majority of Europe (EU and non-EU alike) is witnessing various forms of radicalisation and growth of populism. International media are trying to transfer information on ongoing events but the coverage is often framed into opinions of writers very often bigoted and biased that increases animosities and contributes toward lack of adequate communication that could/should create mutual understanding.

On the other hand, cultural communication occurs separately, and artists seem to be the only ones who are making an attempt to communicate in a way that does not create misunderstanding. This is visible in dancing troops that are performing in various places in the world, and in international film festivals, for example.

Papers are invited (but not limited to) for the following panels:

Media communication
Journalism practices
Communication on Internet
Political communication
Communication of values
Inter-cultural communication
Cultural events as a form of communication
Dance and communication
Film and communication
Communication of values in the EU
Communication policies of the EU
Communication and Identities
Communication of gender identities
Communication and Discrimination
Religious communication and inter-faith dialogue
Communication and Globalisation

Prospective participants are also welcome to submit proposals for their own panels.

Submissions of abstracts (up to 500 words), and an email contact should be sent to Dr Martina Topić ( by 1st October 2014.

The Centre established a peer review journal and a working paper series. Conference papers will be considered for publication.

We welcome paper proposals from scholars, NGO activists, Master and PhD students, and independent researchers.

Conference fee is GBP 180, and it includes

The registration fee

Conference bag and folder with materials

Conference publication

Access to the newsletter, and electronic editions of the Centre

Opportunity for participating in future activities of the Centre (research & co-editing proceedings)

Discount towards participation fee for future conferences

Drinks and meals during both days of the conference

Certificate of attendance

Social programme in Leeds (optional)

Centre for Research in Humanities and Social Sciences is a private institution founded in December 2013 in Croatia (EU).

Unfortunately, the Centre has no available funds for covering transport and accommodation in the UK. Participants are responsible for finding funding to cover transportation and accommodation costs during the whole period of the conference.

The Centre will not discriminate based on the origin and/or methodological/paradigmatic approach of prospective conference participants.

Information for participants with Visa requirements:

The Centre has been issuing confirmations and invitation letters for Austria since March 2014, and so far no conference participant has been refused Schengen Visa by Austrian embassies.
However, since United Kingdom is not part of Schengen area Visa regime of the British Home Office may differ from the one in the rest of the EU. If you have not travelled to the UK before, we advise that you check Visa requirements of the UK regardless whether you need Visa for visiting Schengen area or not. Visa self-assessment is available at the website of the Home Office at this link:

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