FIAT/IFTA Conference in Mexico

The Annual Conference of FIAT/IFTA will be held in Mexico City from October 18-21, 2017.

Katharine will present the results and findings of the FIAT/IFTA funded research project “The Governance of cultural memory through audiovisual broadcast archives: Preservation and accessibility in four European countries“, which was conducted by the Media Governance & Industries Research Lab over the last few months and executed within the framework of the FIAT/IFTA Media Studies Grant.

Katharine at Gikii Workshop in Winchester, UK

Katharine is participating in the 2017 Gikii Workshop, to be held in Winchester, UK, on September 15.

As part of the session “Rage against the Machine – Algorithms, AI and Machine”, she will present her work on “Ghostbusters, the sequel or regulating the algorithm as a counter balancing act to lies, bubbles and informational/self/social sorting“.

The full conference programme can be found here.

Katharine at ICA Annual Conference in San Diego, USA

The International Communication Association is organising its 67th annual conference entitled “Interventions: Communication Research and Practice” in San Diego, USA. Katharine will chair several panels, participate in board meetings and present her work on “The place of policy principles in legitimacy and contestation in Europe” and “Crisis and intervention in small places: Nonprofessional live theatre as popular communication at the borders of Europe” (together with Olga Kolokytha).

Katharine at GIG-ARTS 2017 in Paris, France

Katharine’s paper (co-authored by Olga Kolokytha, Izabela Korbiel and Krisztina Rozgonyi) “The struggle over Internet governance as a matter of policy diffusion: Reflections on copyright and privacy” has been accepted for presentation at the GIG-ARTS 2017 Conference. The conference entitled Global Internet Governance as a Diplomacy Issue will be held from March 30-31 in the French capital Paris.

Further information on the conference can be found here.

“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.