Communication and Citizenship: Rethinking Crisis and Change'
IAMCR Conference, Braga, Portugal (18-22 July 2010)

Call for papers

The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) welcomes the submission of papers for the 2010 Conference to be held in Braga, Portugal, from 18 - 22 July 2010.
The general theme of the conference is ‘Communication and Citizenship: Rethinking Crisis and Change' and it aims to interrogate emergent models of communication and to open up innovative debates on mechanisms for empowering citizenship and participation. Creative and alternative thinking on old and new dimensions of social participation is expected to shed light on contemporary uncertainties and deadlocks. Focusing on the complex and changing relationships between Communication and Citizenship, the IAMCR invites researchers from different latitudes, professional and cultural backgrounds, to develop research for and as citizens.
As a worldwide conference in the field of media and communication research, the IAMCR is pleased to accept individual papers and panel proposals on different topics as well.
For more details, please see the work and/or specific calls for papers of the following Sections, Working Groups and Emerging Themes in the IAMCR official website:

Communication Policy and Technology
Community Communication
Emerging Scholars Network
Gender and Communication
International Communication
Journalism Research and Education
Media and Sport
Media Education Research
Mediated Communication, Public Opinion and Society
Participatory Communication Research
Political Communication Research
Political Economy

Working Groups
Comic Art
Communication and HIV/AIDS
Diaspora and Media
Digital Divide
Environment, Science and Risk Communication
Ethics of Society and Ethics of Communication
European Public Broadcasting Policies
Global Media Policy
Health Communication and Change
Islam and Media
Media Production Analysis
Media, Religion and Culture
Popular Culture
Post-Socialist and Post-Authoritarian

Emerging Themes
Emerging Theme on Crisis Communication
Emerging Theme on Visual Culture

Joint Sessions and Round Tables
Women and News Media in Global Perspective: Reflections on the Global Media Monitoring project 2009 (Gender and Communication Section & Global Media Policy Working Group)

Policies for Community Communication (Community Communication Section & Global Media Policy Working Group)

Rethinking Citizenship in a Globalized World: Lessons from the Field (Emerging Scholars Network & Global Media Policy Working Group)

Submissions of proposals are to be done online through the conference website. For more on the submission of abstracts, registration, theme, location, etc., please go to
Should you have any question, please do not hesitate to address the IAMCR governing bodies, the Coordinators of Sections, Working Groups and Emerging Themes as well as the Local Organizing Committee.  Contact addresses are available in the websites.