Media, Language and Society: Perspectives and Reflections on the Mediatization of Culture

The twenty first century witnessed a revolutionary change in communication technology which heavily influenced our societies and cultures. Lippmann’s work (1922) was among the earliest endeavors that brought to light the impact of media on society. This was at the time when the newspaper was still the only channel of mass communication. Since then, however, important developments occurred which boosted the power of the Forth Estate.

Knowledge and Power: Epistemic Conflicts in Democracy

 This post-graduate conference is an interdisciplinary endeavour to work on the very foundations of epistemic conflict in contemporary societies. The conference welcomes contributions from postgraduate students and early-career researchers from sociology, political theory, philosophy and related disciplines. Further, we invite authors working in decolonial/post-colonial studies, feminism, critical phenomenology, and gender theory, to present their insights. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to: • What is an epistemic conflict?

(Re)Contextualising the Discursive Construction of Europe

After four successful international conferences (Besançon 2013, Brussels 2015, Torino 2017 and Bucharest 2019) the Observatory of Discourses on/of Europe launches its 5th Call for papers. This year, the conference aims at exploring the linkage between the discursive constructions of Europe and their contexts of production/reception.

The 3rd International E-Symposium on Communication in Health Care

The 3rd International E-Symposium on Communication in Health Care

“Advancing Frontiers of Health Communication Research, Education and Practice during the Pandemic”

​The University of Hong Kong

Dates: 1-2 March 2021

Time: Day 1: 0900-1900 HKT; Day 2: 0900-1815 HKT

Venue: To be conducted via Zoom



13th Interpretative Policy Analysis Conference (HELD ONLINE)

This year the IPA conference will be held online. We do again two panels: panel 18 Critical Policy Discourse Analysis (see also Montesano Montessori, Farrelly and Mulderrig 2019, Edward Elgar). And panel 24: CDA, Discourse Theory, and Hegemony (see also Special Issue Journal Of Language and Politics: 

There are many other panels of interest as well.