YECREA Seminars – Alternative scholarly communication for young scholars
When and where: 21-22 October 2019, Helsinki, Finland
The Young Scholars Network of ECREA (YECREA) is happy to invite all young scholars, doctoral students, post-docs, junior scholars, and other early-career scholars – to participate in two seminar sessions, organised as part of the joint conference on ‘Infrastructures and Inequalities: Media industries, digital cultures and politics’ in Helsinki.
This is a joint initiative of three YECREA Sections: Communication and Democracy; Digital Culture and Communication; and Media Industries and Cultural Production.
– Strategies for building researchers networks – exploring research communities, the potential of digital platforms
– Broadening scholarly communication – engaging with social media
Scholarly communication is undergoing significant changes and evolutions, particularly in today’s shifting media landscape. For young scholars and early career researchers in particular, issues of disseminating our research on social media platforms, creating alternative communication forms, and establishing sustainable researcher communities are particularly
The shift towards a more diverse array of scholarly communication has already begun. Scholars now share their research and connect with each other on platforms such as Academia.edu, ResearchGate and LinkedIn. As well as these outlets, the traditional article format is being altered by including blog posts, interactive graphics and video. And perhaps most significantly, scholarly conversations are now taking place on social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram.
These seminars aim to help young scholars navigate the process of sharing their research within this digital media environment.
21 October 2019
The first seminar, facilitated by Professor Kirsi Pyhältö, explores the issue of “How to build and sustain researcher networks” . This workshop, intended for PhD students and young career scholars, aims to facilitate use of researcher communities as a resource for doctoral research and career development, by analyzing the potential of these communities, exploring one’s own communities, and discussing them with peers.
The workshop addresses the function of researcher communities in early
career researchers’ daily lives, and their role as a central resource for their careers after a doctoral degree.
22 October 2019
The second seminar, facilitated by Dr. Salla-Maaria Laaksonen, explores the topic “Why bother? Expert communication on social media”.
This seminar addresses the issue of the growing diversity of digital platforms for research dissemination, scholarly conversation, and alternative academic networking. It explores how early career researchers can engage with social media, the opportunities and also the pressures that these digital platforms afford, inquiring how young scholars and researchers can benefit from them.
How to apply
Please submit a brief expression of interest (max. 200 words) providing a short description of your research interests and why you are interested in attending the seminars.
Additionally, please provide a short bionote stating your name, email, affiliation and position, and country. Please be aware that participants commit to attending both seminars.
Application deadline: 15 June
Please send in your expressions of interests and personal information to:
Selected participants will be notified by the 15th of July 2019
Participation in these seminar sessions is free of charge.
Health Communication – Early-Career Roundtable
When and where: 13 November 2019, Zurich, Switzerland
The Health Communication Temporary Working Group and YECREA is organizing a round table debate titled The responsible conduct of research: The ethical challenges and considerations in health communication studies.
The event aims to encourage young scholars to exchange and share their concerns, issues, questions, dilemmas, and ideas with other scholars at different stages of their career. It will take place at the 13th of November before the Get Together of the European Conference on Health Communication (ECHC) in Zurich. Participants (young and senior scholars) that would like to take part in the round table discussion can register by sending an email with their name and affiliation to Sara Atanasova (YECREA Representative) at email@example.com.
Deadline for application: 1 September 2019
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Diaspora, Media and Migration – Early-Career Workshop
When and where: 29 October 2019, Brussels, Belgium
Considering the interdisciplinary nature of the field and the continuously changing landscape of media and communication technologies, it is crucial for the young researchers to situate their doctoral projects within existing academic literature and research. This is the reason why this year’s young scholar workshop aims to help ten doctoral researchers who work on the intersections of diaspora, media and migration to find their own voice and make sure that it is heard. Each participant will be given the opportunity to present their research project and get feedback, and several group activities will focus on the most effective ways to address limitations of their research, to present the findings/analysis and to think together about the ways in which the research projects are relevant and distinctive.
Deadline for application: 22 March 2019
More information at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k1IhLROE4MqtRSFyDZpUWaDHcchJO2t8J0c8fu3jQkA/edit
International and Intercultural Communication – Early-Career Workshop
When and where: 29 October 2019, Brussels, Belgium
The aim of the workshop is for young scholars to find their own voice and mark their urgent contributions to the fields of International and Intercultural Communication. Considering the young and interdisciplinary nature of these fields and the changing landscape of media and communication technologies, it is crucial for young researchers to situate themselves in relation to existing literature and research, as well as to explore new ways of thinking about our respective research topics. This year’s YECREA activity will give young scholars an opportunity to get feedback from an internationally acclaimed scholar and peers, and to get a set of tools which will help to think thoroughly about their own unique contribution to the field.
Deadline for application: 15 March 2019