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ECREA 2012 conference in Istanbul

ECREA 2012, the 4th European Communication Conference, will take place in Istanbul from 24 to 27 October. You can submit an abstract for a presentation in the Science and Environment Communication Section until 28 February.

Science and Environment Communication CFP :

The 21st century faces unprecedented challenges in the environment and science fields. The Science and Environment Communication section seeks to foster a strong and dynamic research network and welcomes work that crosses a range of disciplinary and methodological boundaries. Examples of topic areas include - but are far from restricted to : media representations of science and the environment ; political and commercial discourse on the environment ; dialogic, participatory approaches to the communication of research-based knowledge ; communication, democracy and research governance ; public engagement with science and the environment.

For details (including how to submit), please see below for the general call for papers.

ECREA 2012 - 4th European Communication Conference Istanbul Bilgi University Istanbul, Turkey, 24-27 October 2012

Hosted by the Turkish Communication Research Association (ILAD)

The European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) and the Turkish Communication Research Association (ILAD), together with Istanbul Bilgi University, welcome the submission of abstracts for presentation at the 4th European Communication Conference to be held in Istanbul, Turkey from 24 to 27 October 2012.

The general theme of the conference is ‘Social Media-Global Voices’. The organisers call for proposals in all fields of communication and media studies, but particularly invite conceptual, empirical, and methodological proposals on social media and global communication phenomena and/or on comparative research.

ECREA is pleased to accept proposals for individual papers, panels as well as poster presentations. All proposals must be submitted through the conference website www.ecrea2012istanbul.eu and will be reviewed by the 17 ECREA thematic sections. The descriptions of the sections are listed further below in this message.

Abstracts should be written in English and contain a clear outline of the argument, the theoretical framework, and, where applicable, methodology and results. The preferred length of the individual abstracts is between 400 and 500 words (the maximum is 500 words). Panel proposals —which should consist of five individual contributions—, combine a panel abstract with five individual abstracts, each of which are between 400 and 500 words.

Participants may submit more than one proposal, but only one paper or poster by the same first author might be accepted. First authors can still be second (or third, etc.) author of other papers or posters, and can still act as chair or respondent of a panel.

All proposals should be submitted through the conference website from 1 December 2011 to 28 February 2012. Early submission is strongly encouraged. Please note that this submission deadline will not be extended.

Timeline 1 December 2011 : Online submission system open 28 February 2012 : Deadline for online submission 30 April 2012 : Notification of the acceptance 15 August 2012 : End of early bird registration fee 1 October 2012 : Deadline for online registration

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