2021 International Southeast Asian Media Studies Virtual Conference

deadline for submissions: 
December 7, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Southeast Asian Media Studies Association

THE 2021 INTERNATIONAL SOUTHEAST ASIAN MEDIA STUDIES (ISEAMS) VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

THEME: Southeast Asian Media Studies: Histories, States, Theories, and Futures

February 25-27, 2021 (via Zoom)

Presented by the SOUTHEAST ASIAN MEDIA STUDIES ASSOCIATION

In partnership with the following institutions:

  • DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION, COLLEGE OF ARTS AND COMMUNICATION, UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES BAGUIO
  • FACULTY OF JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION, UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES, VIETNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, HO CHI MINH CITY
  • COLLEGE OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES
  • UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES COLLEGE BAGUIO EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

CALL FOR PAPERS

Media studies as an academic discipline is at a critical juncture on its development in the region. An interdisciplinary look on the history of Southeast Asia reveals that centuries before the idea of ASEAN integration was conceptualized, our precolonial ancestors have already established political, economic, and commercial linkages. From the Western colonial upbringing of print media and the silver screen, media practitioners have since then localized and innovated broadcast, online, and social media content to the tastes of its regional audience. Following the advent of the Internet, inter-country media consumption increased dramatically as content became accessible to the greater public. These progresses enabled media studies scholars to theorize on the political, cultural, social, economic, and linguistic issues that affect media production and consumption in the region.

The media studies scholarship landscape in Southeast Asia features an uneven development. As such, there is a lack of collaboration and discussions on the histories, states, theories, and futures of the field in Southeast Asia. The inaugural conference of the Southeast Asian Media Studies Association endeavors to convene academics, researchers, practitioners, students, and interested individuals and start a regional dialogue on the collective experiences and development of our academic discipline. In addition, the conference will enrich the relatively uncultivated subfields of comparative and inter-country media studies. This meeting welcomes presenters and participants from diverse schools of thought, backgrounds, cultures, and languages.

The sub-themes of abstract submissions include but are not limited to:

  • Southeast Asian media during the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Current and emerging media theories in and about the mass media;
  • Critical reviews (meta-analysis) of studies in and about the mass media;
  • Methodological issues in media studies;
  • Interdisciplinary and comparative studies in Southeast Asian media;
  • Critical Histories of media industries;
  • Political economy of media: business, ownership, control, and programming;
  • Media, information, and news literacies;
  • Media education and pedagogy;
  • Audience and fandom studies;
  • Media convergence, technologies, and processes;
  • Media trends, futures, and directions;
  • Media cultures: Mainstream, popular, regional, local, glocal, and indigenous practices
  • Multilingualism in media studies;
  • Media, gender, sexuality, and identities;
  • Ecomedia in Southeast Asia;
  • Diaspora and transnationalization of media studies;
  • Discourses in press and media freedom in Southeast Asia;
  • Media law and ethics

Conference Dates and Venue:
The conference will be on February 25-27, 2021 virtually through the Zoom online meeting platform.

FOR MORE DETAILS, PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW:
https://seamsa.org/2020/11/09/cfp-2021-iseams-virtual-conference/