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CFP: Media transformation in Albania

The International Conference on Media and Memory is calling for papers on the topic Covering the communist past: media transformation and memory in Albania. The conference is held in Tirana on 9 and 10 November 2015.

The Institute for Democracy, Media and Culture (IDMC) with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Albania aims to bring together media and cultural communication scholars to present their studies on Albanian media, and discuss their views on the media’s attitude towards Albania’s past with a special focus on the previous totalitarian regime.

The conference will focus on the following themes:

The role of the media in the past

Journalistic culture past and present

Collective memory topics, perspectives, and genres in the media

Types of media outlet and the construction of collective memory

The collective memory of other periods through the lens of communist experience/media

Journalistic practices in producing and reproducing collective memory

The role of the media producers in the construction of collective memory

The role of media technology in archiving collective memory

Collective Memory in (TV) documentaries

Social media and collective memory

Media of remembrance: Literature

(New) Media of remembrance

Other themes not mentioned by related to the main topic of the conference are also welcome.

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Abstracts of 300 words in English or Albanian should be sent to jonila.godole@idmc.al and sonila.danaj@jyu.fi. Deadline for papers is 30 September 2015. Poster presentations proposals are also welcomed.

More information is available at the conference’s website.

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