Rethink Impact – CfP 2022 Conference, Aarhus

The 9th European Communication Conference (ECC2022) will take place from 19 to 22 October 2022 and it will be hosted by the Department of Media and Journalism Studies, Aarhus University and the City of Aarhus, Denmark.

Under the theme ‘Rethink Impact’, ECC 2022 will aim to draw attention to the questions of how research insight is translated into tangible outcomes for society, how it can be quantified and validated, and how teaching, community building, and outreach as core academic practices are assessed. More information can be found on the conference website

Submission and deadline
Proposals for individual papers, panels, and posters can be submitted through the ECREA 2022 submission platform until 17 Feb 2022.
The conference general call for papers is here.

Science and Environment Communication Section Call for Papers
Rethinking impact is an essential aspect of science and environmental communication research and practice as we face environmental crises and unprecedented challenges in relation to societal and political uses of science and new technologies. Whether it is society impacting nature, or nature impacting society, or if it is about the mediation and communication of these processes – impacts are at the core of our scholarship. Furthermore, critical reflections on the impact and status of science in society are required to meet the new challenges pertaining to technological and environmental risks.

In light of this year’s ECC theme, the Science and Environment Communication welcomes presentations, panels and discussions on ‘Rethinking Impact in Science and Environmental Communication’. The Science and Environment Communication section seeks to foster a strong, reflexive 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:
* Representation/mediation of environmental impact
* Impact of environmental protest and activism
* Impact of scientific discourse on policy or behavior
* Public engagement with science and the environment
* (De/Re-)politicization of environmental and scientific discourse
* Dialogical, participatory approaches to the communication of research-based knowledge
* The climate footprint of the digital communication systems
* Environmental impact of academic work
* Science/environmental education and engagement
* Transformative environmental journalism

Abstracts should be submitted via the online system by 17.1.2011