The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) has announced the impossibility of holding the annual congress in a face-to-face mode. The event, which had already been moved from its initial location in Beijing to the Finnish city of Tampere due to the risk of expansion of COVID-19, will finally take place online. Through a public letter signed by the president Janet Jasko, the Association recognizes the infeasibility of organizing this conference without risks and constant changes and also rules out its postponement to avoid overlaps with the next meeting, scheduled for July 2021.
Under the title ‘Reimagining the Digital Future: Building inclusiveness, respect and reciprocity‘, the present edition of the congress received 2400 communication proposals, whose evaluation and acceptance will be communicated in the coming days. Given the impossibility of developing all the scheduled activities and sessions online, the IAMCR Virtual 2020 will offer plenary sessions through high-quality recordings and live streamings and will include an online document repository so that researchers with accepted papers can share their work with the rest of the participants and thus receive their comments and replies.
The virtual conference will keep the dates that had been planned for the face-to-face meeting and will be held from July 12 to 16.
The analysis, preservation and dissemination of the Lusophone historical and cultural heritage receives a new impulse with the incorporation of the Museu Virtual da Lusofonia (Virtual Museum of Lusophony) to the Google Arts and Culture platform. Launch ceremony will take place on September 4 at 9:00 p.m. (GMT+1) at Nogueira da Silva Museum (Braga, Portugal) […]
The VII International Conference of the Spanish Association for Communication Research (AE-IC) will be held at the Faculty of Philology, Translation and Communication of the University of Valencia, from October 28 to 30, 2020 and all its contents will be available online. Thus, the association and the University of Valencia seek to guarantee compliance with […]
Palgrave Macmillan has just published a new volume that focuses on the international circuit of documentary film festivals to analyze its development and its impact on the visibility, distribution and accessibility of films and to explore methodologies with which to conduct research in this environment. Edited by Aida Vallejo (UPV / EHU) and Ezra Winton […]