12th January 2019
Leeds, United Kingdom
Venue: Queens hotel Leeds
It is an unobjectionable fact that media participate in formation of our daily lives by creating identities, images, and by generally influencing our views. This applies not only to politics (i.e. political campaigns), but also to the formation on how we see ourselves and others. Popular culture, on the other hand, also affects our daily lives by fostering images and ideologies, and by selling a way of life that is presented as acceptable or non-acceptable. Sociological theories presented five models of audiences (hypodermic needle model, normative model, model of satisfying needs, interpretative model, structural interpretative model), and scholars still debate usability of each model due to the influence of media and popular culture over current issues. In addition, the agenda setting theory of mass media influence postulates that media affect our views and influence what we think about even if media cannot influence how we think about issues. These and other issues will be discussed at our conference.
Papers are invited (but not limited to) for the following panels:
Media and identity
Media and political campaigns
Media and discrimination
Women in the media
Media and democracy
Media and human rights
TV shows and identity
Film and identity
TV shows and everyday lives
Film and everyday lives
Media and memory
Media and history
History of media and popular culture
Media and diplomacy
Media and the Collapse of Eastern Europe
Media and the war in Yugoslavia
Media and religion
Media audience models
Media and Business
Prospective participants are also welcome to submit proposals for their own panels. Both researchers and practitioners are welcome to submit paper proposals.
Submissions of abstracts (up to 500 words) with an email contact should be sent to Dr Martina Topić (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 15 October 2018. Decisions will be sent by 1 November 2018 and registrations are due by 15 December 2018. In case we collect enough abstracts earlier, we will send decisions earlier.
Conference fee is GBP 180, and it includes
The registration fee
Conference bag and folder with materials
Access to the newsletter, and electronic editions of the Centre
Opportunity for participating in future activities of the Centre (research & co-editing volumes)
Meals and drinks
Sightseeing for second day of the conference
WLAN during the conference
Certificate of attendance
Centre for Research in Humanities and Social Sciences is a private institution originally founded in December 2013 in Croatia. Since July 2016 the Centre is registered in Leeds, UK.
Participants are responsible for finding funding to cover transportation and accommodation costs during the whole period of the conference. This applies to both presenting and non-presenting participants. The Centre will not discriminate based on the origin and/or methodological/paradigmatic approach of prospective conference participants.
Information for non-EU participants:
The Centre will issue Visa letter to participants with UK entry clearance requirement. The British Home Office has a very straightforward procedure, which is not excessively lengthy and the Centre will also issue early decisions to participants with Visa requirements.