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Call for Contributions

In 2020 we commemorate the 25th anniversary of The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Several developments in the promotion of equality and peace for women in the world are attributed to this document approved in 1995 at the IV World Conference on Women which remains a reference for the international community. The outcomes of the Platform and its documents and their subsequent reviews are a legacy embodied in a set of strategic goals, which have been followed by the necessary actions to achieve them in twelve priority areas. One of these areas is “Women and the media” (Area J), which will be the core theme of the Gender and Media International Conference: Challenges of Beijing + 25.

This event results from a joint initiative of the Working Group on Gender and Sexualities of the Portuguese Association of Communication Sciences (SOPCOM) and the Research and Policy Committee of GAMAG – Global Alliance on Media and Gender, in partnership with the Portuguese Association of  Women Studies (APEM), and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra (FLUC).

The main goal of this International Conference, which will be held online on December 2nd and 3rd, 2020, with sessions in Portuguese, English, and Spanish, is to assess the progress made since the adoption of this document and to promote an agenda of research and transnational action within the scope of Women and Media for the coming years. Thus, we are inviting proposals for virtual paper presentation which represent different geographical contexts reflecting the importance of situated knowledge and the adoption of interdisciplinary approaches.

Proposals embracing theoretical, methodological, and empirical contributions addressing one of the following themes are welcome:

  • Activisms, public sphere and feminisms
  • Gender studies challenges
  • Women’s Human rights
  • Gender, media institutions and communication policies
  • Gender and media representations
  • Gender and sexualities
  • Gender, publics and media consumption
  • Social impacts of COVID-19 pandemic
  • Intersectionality, communication and culture
  • Masculinities and media
  • Women and communication
  • Women and journalism
  • ICT and gender
  • Gender violence and media

IMPORTANT DATES

Reception of abstracts: until October 26th, 2020
Communication of results: November 2nd, 2020
Registration: until November 22th, 2020
Conference: December 2nd and 3rd, 2020

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

Abstracts are accepted in Portuguese, English or Spanish and must be submitted online until October 26th, 2020.
Abstracts should be based on any of the topic areas listed above. Abstracts should be a maximum of 500 words.
Each author may present only one paper and be the first author of a proposal.

CONTACT

Email: gmbeijing25@gmail.com

Scientific Committee

Aimée Vega Montiel, CEIICH / Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México
Carla Cerqueira, Universidade Lusófona do Porto / CICANT, Portugal
Carla Martins, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias / ICNova, Portugal, Portugal
Carolina Matos, City University of London, UKCarolyn Byerly, Howard University, USA
Claudia Padovani, University of Padova, Italy
Daniel Cardoso, Manchester Metropolitan University / Universidade Lusófona de Humanidade e Tecnologias, UK / Portugal
Despina Chronaki, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Dunia Etura, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Felipe Pontes, Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa, Brazil
Filipa Subtil, Escola Superior de Comunicação Social, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa / ICNOVA, Portugal
Greta Gober, Stockholm University, Sweden
Inês Amaral, Universidade de Coimbra, Faculdade de Letras / CECS, Portugal
Ingrid Bachmann, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
José Luís Garcia, Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Juana Gallego Ayala, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain
Karen Ross, Newcastle University, UK
Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh, Butler University, USA
Marco Scarceli, University of Padova, Italy
Margaret Gallagher, Independent Researcher, UK
Maria Edstrom, University of Gothenburg
Maria João Silveirinha, Universidade de Coimbra, Faculdade de Letras / ICNOVA, Portugal
Maria Zara Pinto Coelho, Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Marian Blanco Ruiz, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos / Instituto Universitario de Estudios de Género (UC3M), Spain
Mira K Desai, S.N.D.T. Women’s University
Rita Basílio de Simões, Universidade de Coimbra, Faculdade de Letras / ICNOVA, Portugal
Rosa Cabecinhas, Universidade do Minho / CECS, Portugal
Sara De Vuyst, Ghent University, Belgium
Sonia Nuñez Puente, Universidade Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

Organising Committee

Carla Cerqueira, Universidade Lusófona do Porto / CICANT, Portugal (Coordenação)
Carla Martins, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias / ICNova, Portugal (Coordenação)
Rita Basílio de Simões, Universidade de Coimbra, Faculdade de Letras / ICNOVA, Portugal (Coordenação)
Filipa Subtil, Escola Superior de Comunicação Social, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa / ICNOVA, Portugal
Inês Amaral, Universidade de Coimbra, Faculdade de Letras / CECS, Portugal
Maria João Silveirinha, Universidade de Coimbra, Faculdade de Letras / ICNOVA, Portugal
Marian Blanco Ruiz, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos / Instituto Universitario de Estudios de Género (UC3M), Spain

Registration

Attendance without communication – NO REGISTRATION

Registration Fees:
Attendance with communication
SOPCOM members (with updated quotas) – 30 €
Members of partner institutions – 30 €
Students – 20 €
Other registrations – 50 €