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ICMLM 2021 : Multi-platform and Connecting Communities: Contemporary Challenges for Minority Language Media


When Oct 14, 2021 - Oct 15, 2021
Where Flensburg, Germany
Submission Deadline Apr 30, 2021
Categories    minority studies   linguistics   media / journalism   human rights

Call For Papers

The guiding idea behind the second biennial conference on minority language media is to bring together academics and professionals from this field, as well as facilitating intensive exchange of research and practical experiences. This event aims to build upon the expertise of the International Association of Minority Language Media Research (IAMLMR) established in Edinburgh in 2019.

The conference aims to encourage a dialogue and facilitate nuanced debates concerning the challenges facing minority language media in local, regional and global contexts, with particular emphasis on an ever-evolving media landscape.

The conference will feature two keynote addresses across the two days as well as a separate roundtable discussion. The keynote speakers are Jenny Stenberg-Sirén, University of Helsinki and Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones, University of Wales Trinity St. David. The roundtable will focus on ‘Minority languages in Germany / Denmark and the Digital Age’ and will feature a panel of local scholars and practitioners

We invite papers that address any of the issues listed below or other topics of relevance for the field of minority language media. Similarly, the organizers welcome contributions from all academic disciplines, including (but not limited to) economics, law, linguistics, media/journalism, sociology etc. Submission of abstracts concerning media of minority and indigenous communities beyond Europe is encouraged.

Digitalisation/the digital age in relation to traditional and new/social media
Language revitalization and activism through media
Cultural policies and effects on identity through media
Media and gender perspectives
Effects on minority/majority relations, language legitimacy and social acceptance
The role of the public sector, including in relation to educational use of media
Translation, subtitling and dubbing (interlingual practices) in traditional and new media
Commercialisation, advertising and language branding
Programming strategies, production conditions and distribution opportunities
Audience, genres and content analysis
The role of international bodies, including the monitoring cycles of the ECRML/FCNM
The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on minority language media.

Abstracts of a maximum of 250 words should be submitted by 30 April 2021 to

Panels will be 90 minutes long, with four paper presentations of 15 minutes and the remaining 30 minutes for questions/discussion.

The conference will be held entirely in English.

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