8th European Communication Conference in Braga postponed to 2021

Capture d’écran 2020-06-05 à 11.18.26

Dear ECC 2020 conference applicants, dear ECREA members,

We would like to inform you that in consultation with Local Organising Committee, the ECREA Executive Board has made an uneasy decision to postpone the 8th European Communication Conference, which was scheduled for 2-5 October 2020.

The different timelines and strategies of gradual withdrawal of pandemic prevention measures adopted by individual European countries have made it impossible to organise the event according to our standards of academic quality and hospitality.

It might well be the case that the traveling restrictions and social distancing measures will not be in place in October, but the organisation of and participation at the event of such scale is not possible with so many variables beyond our control.

The conference is not cancelled but postponed to 2021. ECREA and Local Organising Committee are looking for viable alternative timing of the conference in 2021 and we will announce the new dates at the latest by the end of October this year.

In planning of the postponed event, we will protect the work already done for creation of the scientific programme of the conference. The review process has been concluded and the acceptance of papers and panels remains in place for the postponed conference. The details of the registration process (e.g. potential updating of abstracts, fee payments etc.) will be announced along with the new conference dates.

When deciding to postpone the conference, we considered various alternative formats, but we opted for a physical conference as a way of renewing the bonds that bring together a scholarly community that are difficult to achieve through various online tools and virtual conferences. Both the Executive Board and Local Organising Committee strongly believe that ECC conferences are more than merely occasions for presentation of research findings. They have always served as community-building events, as opportunities for greater integration into our rich and diverse field for scholars of all ages, groups and research interests. This mission of social nearing is simply unachievable under conditions of social distancing.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Braga in 2021.

Ilija Tomanic Trivundza, ECREA President
Helena Sousa, General Coordinator of Local Organising Committee

Old media persistence. An ECREA preconference on the relevance and persistence of traditional media

An ECREA preconference co-organized by three ECREA Thematic Sections: Communication History, Radio Research, Television Studies

This preconference will take place in Braga, Portugal at the main campus of the University of Minho on October 1st and 2nd, 2020.

The Call for Contributions is available here.

Please send your 500 word abstract and a short bio of 100 words to info@oldnewspersistence.com. Deadline for submissions is 30 March 2020. Authors will receive word of acceptance by 30 April 2020.


Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904, artist.
The zoopraxiscope – a couple waltzing (No. 35., title from item.)

c1893 (14699Y U.S. Copyright Office). Copyright by Eadweard Muybridge (expired)

Ecrea Communication History Section Workshop 2019: Programme


More on Registration info

CMC hosts the 2019 ECREA Communication History Section Workshop on Jeopardizing Democracy throughout History. Media as Accomplice, Adversary or Amplifier of Populist and Radical Politics 


Venue: Alte Schmiede, Schönlaterngasse 9, 1010 Vienna


19.00–21.00 Chair: Josef Seethaler (Austrian Academy of Sciences/ University of Klagenfurt)

Keynotes: Ruth Wodak (University of Vienna / Lancaster University) Revisiting Orwell’s 1984: News, Fake News, and Alternative News

Reka Kinga Papp (Editor-in-chief at Eurozine, Vienna) Post-Turth Panic. The News That Never Was

Respondent: Anton Pelinka (University of Innsbruck/ Central European University, Budapest)

21.00: Conference Dinner at Ristorante Rossini, Schönlaterngasse 11, 1010 Vienna

Continue reading