Conference entitled “Audiences2030: Imagining a future for audiences” is calling for paper proposals. The event will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on the 28th and 29th of September 2017. The conference marks the end of the CEDAR project – the Consortium on Emerging Directions in Audience Research.
In essence, the conference is interested in ways audience research may need to be reshaped for the future. The event organisers have provided a (non-exhaustive) list of suggested topics, which includes:
- EU politics, democracy and media audiences
- Audiences, media regulation and media policy
- Digital interfaces and their implications for ‘audience’ studies
- Race, class, gender and religion in audience studies
- New forms of media engagement
- Cross-media audiences
- Methodological and theoretical innovations
Paper abstracts are due by March 30th, and decision should be announced by May 15th.
Further information on the conference is available at the consortium’s website.