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Fifth Anniversary Conference: Media Communication & Humanity

5th May 2008

POLIS is a partner with the LSE Department of Media and Communication's who are celebrating their 5th year with a special conference. They are inviting critical thinking about how the media and communications environment is implicated in shaping our perceptions of the human condition. How is it mediating human values, actions and social relations? They welcome proposals for papers and panels offering theoretical insight and/or empirical work on this theme.

Abstracts or panel proposals may focus on one or more of the areas below:

    * Communication and Difference
    * Democracy, Politics and Journalism Ethics
    * Globalisation and Comparative Studies
    * Innovation, Governance and Politics
    * Media and New Media Literacies


Sunday 21st - Tuesday 23rd September 2008
Confirmed speakers

Sandra Ball-Rokeach
Annenberg School for Communication, USA
Lilie Chouliaraki
Peter Dahlgren
Lund University, Sweden
Daniel Dayan
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
John Downing
Southern Illinois University, USA
Anthony Giddens
Carolyn Marvin
Annenberg School for Communication, USA
Mark Poster
University of California, Irvine, USA

Further details of conference themes, abstract submission and registration can be found at the conference website.