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CfP: “Radio Research 2015 Conference”

Unter dem Titel “Diversity, Innovation & Policies” findet die ECREA-Sektionskonferenz dieses Jahr an der Universidad Carlos III in Madrid, Spanien, statt, und zwar vom 28. bis 30. Oktober 2015. Die Deadline zur Einreichung von Beiträgen ist der 27. März 2015.

Der vollständige Call lautet wie folgt:

“Radio Research Conference 2015: Diversity, Innovation & Policies


28-30 October 2015.

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)

The next conference of the Radio Research Section of ECREA will be held at the Getafe campus of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), from 28-30 October 2015. The theme is Radio: Diversity, Innovation&  Policies. The challenges presented by the digitalization and convergence process have made the radio medium move into a new scenario in which it has been redefining its role. Such scenario raises important questions regarding its adaptability towards innovation, the public policies on digitalization and the reality of the radio medium diversity in its distinctive aspects.

In order to address such challenges the Radio Research International conference will allow us to further discuss these various topics through different plenary and parallel communication sessions with a total of 70 to 100 papers. Besides, we would like to take the opportunity to strengthen the relations between associations and researchers of Europe and Latin America, given the privileged position of Madrid as connection axis between both realities.

Deadline for abstract submissions: Friday 27th March 2015 (18:00 hours Greenwich Mean Time)

The Scientific Committee of the conference will select the proposals that should deal with the following topics:

- radio and cultural diversity
– radio innovation and multi-platform delivery
– ownership, regulation and governance of radio
– radio genres
– radio audiences
– radio technologies
– production practices
– sound studies
– distribution technologies
– histories and historiographies of radio
– radio and parallel visual and textual content
– radio futures
– redefining radio content on new platforms
– radio pedagogies
– copyright, copyleft and radio creation

It is NOT necessary to be a member of the Radio Research Section of ECREA in order to participate in the conference, however ECREA members will be encouraged to join the section.

It is NOT necessary to be a member of ECREA in order to participate, although a substantial discount of the registration fee will apply to ECREA members.

Presentations should normally take the form of posters or 15-minute papers. For posters and individual papers, please submit a 250-word abstract, as well as a short biographical note of up to 100 words.

Please bear in mind that the main language of the conference is English, but that contributions should be easily understood by as wide an audience as possible. You might consider presenting in one language and showing text on a PowerPoint in another.

All proposals should be uploaded through the website (radioresearch2015.org) by the deadline of friday 27th March 2015 (18:00 hours Greenwich Mean Time).

All proposals will be acknowledged and then blind peer-reviewed by the conference scientific committee. Final decisions will be communicated to proposers personally no later than 15 april 2015

We look forward the Radio conference of ECREA in Madrid will be a great opportunity to further progress in the development of the research on the radio medium and the creation and consumption of sound contents. We look forward to welcoming as many Radio Research Section members, other members of ECREA, and other scholars of radio as possible in MADRID in October.

J. Ignacio Gallego Pérez
Dpto. Periodismo y Comunicación Audiovisual
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

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