Tuesday, 24 April 2018

SIMC's International Conference on Media and Communication

Following from Nilesh Gokhale and Sneha Samaddar,
On behalf of the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC) Symbiosis International (Deemed University), I have the pleasure of inviting you to the two-day International Conference on Media and Communication (ICMAC): New Media Studies: Re-examining Articulations of Theory, Practice and Context which will be held on September 21 and 22, 2018, at SIMC, Symbiosis Knowledge Village, Lavale, Pune, India.

ICMAC 2018 is the second biennial conference being organized by SIMC, Pune after the successful first edition that attracted over 100 research paper presentations and four brilliant keynote speakers in October 2016. 

The keynote speakers for ICMAC 2018 are - 

1. Dr.Anabel Quan-Haase, ProfessorFaculty of Information and Media Studies/Department of SociologyWestern University, Canada - Dr Quan-Hasse will deliver the keynote on subjects around her scholarship in areas like Digital Humanities, Internet Studies and Big Data. 

2. Dr Kaitlynn Mendes, Associate Professor, School of Media, Communication and Sociology, University of Leicester, United Kingdom - Dr Mendes will address on  'Digital Media and Narratives of Gender and Sexualities', especially in the wake of recent movements like #metoo and her work in the space of 'Slutwalk'. 

3. Dr Kevin Sanson, Senior Lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia would focus on the subject of New Media Platforms in the Digital Age & Audiences, especially with a focus on streaming, sharing and selling.

The conference invites research papers in the following key tracks -

               Theories, Practices and Sociology of New Media
               Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
               Consumers, Prosumers and Brands in Digital Ecosystem: the New Mediascape
               The Practice of Journalism in Digital Age

Besides, the above research paper sub-themes, this conference will have a unique ‘Emerging Scholars Section’ where young students/scholars, early career faculty members are invited to present their white papers/working papers/ongoing research work for insights, discussion and guidance in the form of poster presentations. 

The last date for submission of abstracts is May 31, 2018

For details, please visit the conference website www.simcicmac.com

Look forward to your participation and contribution to the emerging discourse and scholarship in New Media Studies! 
Thanks and Regards,
Ruchi Kher Jaggi, PhD
Associate Professor & Director,
Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC) (www.simc.edu
(Constituent of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) (www.siu.edu.in) Pune.

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