Spring School on Participation in Media Cultures: Studying Participation within Immigration Societies, Deadline Dec 15, 2015

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Spring School on Participation in Media Cultures: Studying Participation within Immigration Societies <!--break-->
Deadline for Applications: December 15th, 2015<!--break-->
Date: April 5-8, 2016Location: Institute of Media Studies, University of TuebingenOrganizers: Prof. Dr. Tanja Thomas & Dr. Miriam StehlingWebsite: www.uni-tuebingen.de/springschoolparticipationCall for ApplicationsThe Spring School is dedicated to bringing together postgraduate students and academic scholars from various fields and disciplines to discuss their understandings and conceptualizations of participation in media cultures. A focus is being put on theoretical as well as empirical perspectives on studying (mediated) participation in the context of so-called immigration societies. With this, we want to offer a week of dialogue over recent debates on immigration and society in Europe in regards to what participation means and what role media can play.We would like to initiate a dialogue on the different aspects around participation in media cultures. Keynote speeches deal with media, participation, and alternative democracy (Peter Dahlgren); memory politics of forced migration in mediated societies (Karina Horsti); and politics and aesthetics of immigrant protest (Katarzyna Marciniak). We now invite applications of (young) researchers from different disciplines whose presence will become a vital part of the Spring School program. The program offers different formats of presentation of ideas and possibilities for dialogue. Participants will be expected to present their own research project during a poster session (posters to be prepared beforehand!) and take part in roundtable discussions on topics linked to the keynote speeches and further topics including media, participation, and civic culture or (feminist) activism or solidarity. The participants will be part of the roundtable discussion that is best suited to their research interests.Keynote SpeakersThe confirmed keynote speakers are:Prof. Dr. Peter Dahlgren, Lund UniversityDr. Karina Horsti, University of JyväskyläProf. Dr. Katarzyna Marciniak, Ohio UniversitySubmission GuidelinesPlease submit your application via email to Miriam Stehling (miriam.stehling@uni-tuebingen.de) including your CV, an extended abstract (max. 2,000 words) of the research project that you would like to discuss with us, and a cover letter in which you describe your motivation for taking part in the Spring School.The deadline for submission is December 15th, 2015. Applicants will be notified until end of January, 2016.Funding & Scholarships We will provide funding for accommodation costs during the Spring School for up to ten applicants. Please indicate in your application if you are interested in this funding opportunity.

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