The UNU Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM) in Barcelona will host an interdisciplinary conference on “Migration, Media and Intercultural Dialogue” on 25 and 26 November 2013.
While migration often poses the question of cultural difference, diverse forms of media play a key role in enabling representation, thus forging modes of communication. Through a focus on the role of media, this conference will explore the extent to which the latter bridges cultural differences in contexts of migration and facilitates intercultural dialogue.
Keynote speakers will be Prof. Iain Chambers (Oriental University, Naples, Italy) and Prof. Kevin Robins (City University, London, UK).
UNU-GCM is seeking further abstracts that focus on a range of issues, both theoretical and empirical, that relate to cultural diversity and difference, how media can mobilize societies and cultures, and the role of media in triggering migration and connecting migrants to their homelands.
Contributions from anthropologists, cultural theorists, economists, linguists, political theorists, sociologists, and anyone examining relevant questions are welcome. Please note, however, that no financial assistance can be provided available for travel or accommodation.
Abstracts (of up to 500 words) for papers or panels, along with a biographical note (maximum 150 words), should be submitted by 5 PM (CET) on Friday, 18 October 2013.
UNU-CGM will respond by 24 October.