[New deadline] Open call for papers for XIII Sopcom Congress

The call for papers for the XIII Sopcom Congress is now open, running from May 16 to June 30 July 7. Dedicated to the theme “Communication, Cultures, and Communities”, the biennial event of the Portuguese Communication Sciences Association will be organised by the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS). It will be held from January 24 to 26, 2024, at the University of Minho, in Braga.

Communication and community are, in several European languages, words that share the same root. This connection underscores communication’s significant role in forming communities, reflecting the foundation upon which these social organisms are built. Furthermore, culture, in its various forms, expresses symbolic representations and artistic manifestations that emerge within communities and are shaped by social interactions.

In a context in which the globe has become the measure of all transformations but where the concept of mass society has become outdated, it is within communities that we experience the profound effects of rapid progress and the promising prospects of social and cultural development. Furthermore, our unique cultural identities are nurtured within these communities, instilling confidence in our ability to promote more inclusive and creative societies.

For the XIII Sopcom Congress, the CECS and the Portuguese Association of Communication Sciences invite the academic community to submit paper proposals that foster critical thinking on the following topics:

  • communication for development
  • community communication
  • communication and multi and intercultural expression
  • communication and creativity
  • information, data, and trust
  • social networking, information and knowledge
  • social mobilisation and communication for active citizenship
  • communication skills and empowerment
  • communication and conflict mediation
  • social and generational interactions and respect for difference
  • media discourses and representations
  • social responsibility, media and public intervention
  • communication policies, transparency, and pluralism

Proposals shall be submitted in the appropriate form, identifying the Working Group (not the topic it addresses) to which your submission belongs.

[Posted: 17-05-2023]