“Aktionstage: Refugees – Migration – Democracy” in Vienna

The Aktionstage: Refugees – Migration – Democracy are organised in Vienna from November 29 – December 2, 2016. The first scientific part will take place at the Academy of Fine Arts (Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien), while the second part will be held at the new ÖBB headquarters nearby Vienna’s main train station.

Katharine will be part of a prestigious public debate discussing “Polarization and Securization: Fear Re-Shaping European Democracies” on the opening day (18:00) at the Academy of Fine Arts. Additionally, she will also be on a panel dealing with the question of “Demos: Who belongs to the political community?“.

The full programme and schedule in German and English can be accessed on the conference’s website.

International Seminar on “Media Freedom and Pluralism in Europe”

The Centre for Modern European Studies at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) has invited Katharine to the upcoming (December 1-2) international seminar on “Media Freedom and Pluralism in Europe – Threats and Responses”. The public seminar aims to “explore diverse challenges to media freedom and pluralism in different regions of Europe”.

Katharine will talk about the key challenges to media freedom and pluralism in Western Europe in the short and long run.

Conference Website

Katharine at KWT 2016 in Salzburg

The KWT (Kommunikationswissenschaftliche Tage) 2016 “Postmediale Kommunikationskulturen”, organised by the Austrian Society of Communication (ÖGK), will take place from November 24-26 in Salzburg. On Friday, November 25, Katharine will be participating in a workshop entitled “Fragmentierung vs. Integration” (Fragmentation vs. Integration).

All information about the conference, including the full programme and schedule can be seen here (German only).


Katharine awarded Jean Monnet Chair of European Media Governance and Integration

From September 1, 2016 Katharine has been awarded the Jean Monnet Chair of European Media Governance and Integration by the European Commission. The Chair’s duration is three years (2016-2019), and aims at the generation of research and teaching, publication and outreach activities.

The highly competitive award of the Jean Monnet Chair recognises and requires long-term, substantial and highly acclaimed research and work on European Union issues. There will be a public event in January 2017 to mark the award and launch the agenda of the Chair, whereas a series of Jean Monnet lectures has already been launched.

More information can be accessed here.

International Conference on “Global Perspectives on Contemporary Capitalisms” in Linz

The Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) is organising an international conference entitled “A great transformation? Global perspectives on contemporary capitalisms” from January 10-13, 2017.

Katharine will present her work on “Polanyi for the digital age: Reflections on global regularizing communication hegemonies“.

More details about the conference, its organisers and the programme are provided at the conference website.

Katharine keynote speaker at 18th Infocom World Conference

Katharine is invited as a keynote speaker at the 18th Infocom World Conference 2016, which is “widely regarded as the biggest ICT & Media conference in south-eastern Europe”. This year, the conference is organized in the capital of Greece, Athens.
On November 2, Katharine will speak at the session “Omni TV: Think outside the -TV- box“.

More information on the conference (in English and Greek) can be accessed here.

12. Österreichisches Rundfunkforum in Vienna

Katharine is invited to participate in the upcoming 12. Österreichisches Rundfunkforum entitled “Meinungs- und Medienfreiheit in der digitalen Ära: Eine Neuvermessung der Kommunikationsfreiheit”. The forum is organised by the Forschungsinstitut REM (Recht elektronischer Massenmedien) from October 20-21, 2016 in Vienna.

Alongside Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bernd Holznagel (Universität Münster, Germany), Mag. Andrea Komar (Gewerkschaft der Privatangestellten, Druck, Journalismus, Papier / Presserat), Dr. Alexander Wrabetz (ORF) and Dr. Alexandra Föderl-Schmid (Der Standard) she will be a panel discussant on the topic “Wohin geht das Medien- und Kommunikationsrecht?“.

If you are interested in the detailed event programme please see here.

1st International Conference on “Europe in Discourse: Identity, Diversity, Borders” in Athens

The Hellenic American University and the Hellenic American College are organising the 1st International Conference on “Europe in Discourse: Identity, Diversity, Borders”, to be held in Athens (Greece) from September 23-25, 2016. For this event Katharine (together with Izabela Korbiel, Asimina Koukou and Lisa Winter) had a paper entitled “The role of communicative discourse in governing public spaces” accepted.

More information on the conference, a detailed programme and schedule can be accessed here.

2016 IAMCR Conference in Leicester, UK

Katharine is participating in the 2016 IAMCR Conference, which will be based in Leicester (UK) from July 27-31. Together with Izabela Korbiel she will present her paper on “The role of ethics as a factor of media governance”. Furthermore, she is also invited to discuss the issue of “Women’s right to communicate and the United Nations sustainable development goals” in a special session.

For more information on IAMCR and this year’s conference please visit the respective websites.

3rd ISA Forum of Sociology in Vienna

The 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology (Title: “The futures we want: Global Sociology and the struggles for a better world”) will be held in Vienna from July 10-14, 2016.

On Monday, July 11, Izabela Korbiel and Katharine will participate in the panel entitled “Contemporary Communication Issues” and present their work on “Governance of content on political suicide in times of financial crisis” at the University of Vienna’s main building.

More details on the panel can be found here.