CfP for XVIII Congress of AsHisCom | 14-15 September 2023 | Almada Negreiros College – ICNOVA Lisbon

Call for Papers until 28.02.2023

Debate History, Communication and Memory
The Association of Historians of Communication invites researchers to participate in the XVIII Congress of AsHiscom, which will take place on the 14th and 15th of September in Lisbon, organized by the Communication Institute of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
The main theme is Communication, History and Memory, and all works that contribute to debating the production and communication of collective memory in Ibero-American space and promoting the search and analysis of fair memory policies are welcome. 

The call for papers is open until February 28th. 
See the complete information and access the submission platform through

ECREA Post-Conference: The Trajectory of Emerging Media and Technology Companies–Transnational Business, Transcultural Communications (November 18, 2022, online)

This ECREA Post-Conference is sponsored by the ECREA Communication History Section & the International and Intercultural Communication Section and organised online on November 18, 2022.

It is organised by the China Media Observatory, Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano, Switzerland) with the Journal of Transcultural Communication (De Gruyer). Co-organizers are the School of International Journalism and Communication, Beijing Foreign Studies University and the Institute for a Community with Shared Future, Communication University of China.

Time: Nov 18, 2022 10:00 Beijing, Shanghai
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Meeting ID: 467 671 3868
Passcode: 1359749654

CfP – Media Building: New Perspectives on Journalism, Mass Communication, and the Built Environment

Editors: Will Mari, LSU; Carole O’Reilly, Salford; E. James West, Northampton

This collection builds on the success of MEDIA BUILDING, an international conference hosted by Northumbria University and the University of Salford in 2021. It brings together leading scholars to interrogate the enduring and evolving relationship between journalism, mass communications, and the built environment. From the emergence of the first newspapers, media creators have intuitively understood the importance of connecting place and content. This has centered on the media building – most powerfully rendered through iconic headquarters such as the Tribune tower in Chicago and the Daily Express building in London. 

These and other sites provided media producers and consumers with a definable shape; “a hook on which to hang some news about the media itself.” Both individually and together, media buildings served as key nodes in the urban geography of communications, complementing editorial efforts to make and remake the modern metropolis.

At the same time, the changing form and function of media buildings has both reflected and reified transformations in modern journalism and mass communication. What would press barons such as Joseph Pulitzer, who saw their buildings as “the central and highest point(s) of New World Civilization,” have made of Facebook’s Menlo Park Campus; a radically different, if similarly impressive, vision of media power? How have media buildings – both real and imagined – informed and given form to a range of sociopolitical, cultural and ideological constructs, becoming a “delivery mechanism” for ideas about objectivity, authority and identity? What can the past and futures of media buildings tell us about the changing nature of media production, distribution, and consumption in the twenty-first century?

We invite chapters that interrogate the concept of the media building from a variety of perspectives and disciplinary backgrounds. Potential topics include:

•     Media power and the modern skyscraper (e.g. China Media Group HQ, Beijing; the New York Times building, ‎Manhattan)

•     Media buildings and media(ted) cities (e.g. New York’s “newspaper row”; Facebook Menlo Park Campus, Silicon Valley; Media City Park, Dubai)

•     Media buildings in popular culture (e.g. Superman and the Daily Planet)

•     The pasts and futures of media buildings (e.g. redevelopment and building conversion; demolition; public memory).

•     Architecture, labor and media technologies (e.g. air conditioning; digitization and the newsroom; spatial politics and media workers)

•     Identity, community, and media buildings (e.g. minority media and the built environment; race, gender and sexuality in the modern newsroom)

•     Media buildings and the end of empire (e.g. the Times of India building, Mumbai; National Media Group, Nairobi; Broadcasting House, London)

•     The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on media buildings and their employees (e.g. the transition away from 24/7 newsrooms, working from home)

Abstracts of 350-500 words, alongside a short position statement explaining how you envision your chapter contributing to the collection as a whole, to be submitted by January 10, 2023.

Accepted chapters of 5,000-to-7,000 words to be submitted August 15, 2023.

Direct queries and submissions to: