South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference

Cultural Disruptions: Media and Social Change in South Asia

 

January 31 – February 1, 2019

Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

 

Call for Papers and Presentations

 

We invite the submission proposals for papers and presentations for the conference, “Cultural Disruptions: Media and Social Change in South Asia.”  This is the 5th annual South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference, to be held on January 31- February 1, 2019 at the Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

 

This year’s theme, “Cultural Disruptions: Media and Social Change in South Asia,” is focused on the reconfiguration of cultural, social, economic and political relationships in South Asia, in parallel with the epochal shift in the media practices and the rapid advancements in the communication technologies in the region. Given the inter- and trans-disciplinary nature of its theme, the conference is intended to be of interest to researchers from a diverse variety of backgrounds and disciplinary orientations. We will also welcome submissions of creative and technical works, along with professional contributions from industry and non-governmental organizations.  Presentations will be in poster or panel formats.

 

The conference will begin with a keynote at 5:30 pm on Thursday evening, January 31, 2019, at the Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement, Florida State University.

 

The main conference will run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, February 1, 2019 also at the CGE, and include lunch and coffee breaks. We plan to share materials from the presentations prior to and after the conference. There is no registration cost, but we invite both presenters and attendees to register online at the form on the link below.

 

Proposals should include your name, university email, affiliation, degree program, project title, and short outline or abstract of your proposed presentation. Please submit your proposal before December 31, 2018 for consideration at the form below:

 

 

 

South Asian Media and Cultural Studies

Please feel free to share this call for proposals with others. Contact steve.mcdowell@cci.fsu.edu if you have any questions.

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South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference 2018

February 1-2, 2018

Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

 

DRAFT PROGRAM

SAMCS program 2018 jan 30

Please find attached the draft program of papers and presentations for the South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference 2018, to be held on February 1-2, 2018 at the Center for Global Engagement at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

Faculty, graduate and undergraduate students from many universities and colleges have submitted abstracts of research papers, work in progress, and service projects dealing with South Asia for presentation at the South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference 2018. This region is important, both for its history and culture, and because of contemporary cultural, political, and economic developments. We have submissions from a wide range of disciplines, including work on media studies, culture, religion, education, politics, economics, and social issues. Presentations are in panel formats.

The conference will begin with a keynote speech by Ambassador Hussain Haqqani at 5:00 pm on Thursday evening, February 1, 2018, at the Center for Global Engagement, Florida State University.   Ambassador Haqqani served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States from 2008 to 2011, and is now a Senior Fellow and Director for South and Central Asia at the Hudson Institute.

 

The main conference panels will run from 9:00 am 5:00 pm on Friday, February 2, 2018 also at the CGE, and include lunch and coffee/tea breaks.  The CGE International Coffee Hour will follow from 5:00-6:00.

We will also have a panel and film beginning at 6:00 pm, “Reflecting on Masaan: How modern technology, especially media, impacts lives in modern day small-town India.”

We plan to share materials from the presentations prior to and after the conference. There is no registration cost, but we invite both presenters and attendees to register online at the form below:

Contact Steve McDowell at steve.mcdowell@cci.fsu.edu if you have any questions, or call at 850-644-2276.

 

 

 

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South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference

March 2-4, 2017

Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement

Florida State University

Here is the program for March 2 and 3, 2017: Program SAMCS 2017

Welcome to the South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference, March 2-3, 2017, at the Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement and the School of Communication at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

This region attracts much attention, both for its history and culture, but also for the significance of contemporary cultural, political, and economic developments.  Graduate and undergraduate students from a range of universities and colleges are presenting research papers, work in progress, and service projects dealing with South Asia at the South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference 2016.

The conference will begin with an “Engage Your World” public event on Thursday evening, March 2, 2017, “Understanding Bollywood and South Asian Film: Key Contributions.”  This will be held at the Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement, Florida State University.

The main student conference will run from 9:00 am 5:00 pm on Friday, March 3, also at the CGE, and include lunch and coffee breaks.

Please feel free to share this information with others. Contact Steve McDowell at steve.mcdowell@cci.fsu.edu if you have any questions, or call at 850-644-2276.

 

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SAMCS 2016

South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference

January 21-23, 2016

Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement

Florida State University

 Draft Program

Welcome to the South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference, January 21-23, 2016, at the Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement and the School of Communication at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

This region attracts much attention, both for its history and culture, but also for the significance of contemporary cultural, political, and economic developments. Graduate and undergraduate students from a range of universities and colleges are presenting research papers, work in progress, and service projects dealing with South Asia at the South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference 2016.     Presentations include work on media studies, culture, religion, politics, social issues, and anthropology, to name a few.

The conference will begin with an “Engage Your World” public event on Thursday evening, January 21, 2016, at the Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement, Florida State University, featuring Dr. Pankaj Chakraborty.

The main student conference will run from 9:00 am 5:00 pm on Friday, January 22, 2016, also at the CGE, and include lunch and coffee breaks.

We are also planning an invited faculty research workshop on Saturday, January 23.

We plan to share materials from the presentations prior to and after the conference.  There is no registration cost, but we invite presenters and attendees to register online so we can plan for numbers.

The conference has sponsorship and faculty support from the following: The Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund, FSU Center for Global Engagement, John H. Phipps Fund of the FSU Foundation, FSU South Asian Media and Cultural Studies research program,  The FSU Department of Religion, The FSU College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, The FSU College of Education, FSU College of Communication and Information, FSU Institute for Intercultural Communication and Research.

The faculty organizing committee includes Kathleen Erndl, Dept. of Religion, FSU; Ayesha Kurshid, College of Education, FSU; John Mayo, College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, FSU; Aleks Nesic, Center for Global Engagement, FSU, Azmat Rasul, College of Communication and Information, FSU, and; Stephen McDowell, College of Communication and Information, FSU.

Please feel free to contact Steve McDowell at steve.mcdowell@cci.fsu.edu if you have any questions, or call at 850-644-2276.

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Here’s information about the student conference we held in January 2015.

SAMCS CP

South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference

January 22-23, 2015

Florida State University, Global and Multicultural Engagement Building

SAMCSC Press Release         Event Bio      Student papers Jan 23 2015

The South Asian Media & Cultural Studies Conference 2015 took place at Florida State University’s Global and Multicultural Engagement (GME) Building on January 22-23, 2015.

Graduate and undergraduate students from multiple universities and colleges at FSU presented on research and service projects,  including areas such as: media studies, culture, religion, education, politics, economics, social issues & anthropology.

The conference began with an “Engage Your World” event at 5:30 on Thursday evening, January 22, 2015, featuring noted Indian filmmaker Somnath Sen as our opening keynote speaker.  His talk was entitled, “It’s All Greek and Sanskrit: Reflections on Western and Indian Narratives in Filmmaking.”

The main conference ran from 8:30 am  to 5:00 pm on Friday, January 23, 2015, also at the GME, with opening presentation by Dr. Evan Hoffman from Nova Southeastern University addressing peace building in Myanmar.   Our luncheon keynote was FAMU Diplomat in Residence Michael Thurston, who spoke on “The U.S. Pivot to Asia.”

Stories about the 2015 conference can be found at:

http://news.fsu.edu/news/education-society/2015/02/04/interdisciplinary-discussion-the-focus-of-south-asian-media-and-cultural-studies-conference/

First Annual SAMCS Conference a Success

http://nsunews.nova.edu/?p=67401

https://www.facebook.com/events/868465899841194/

The 2015 conference is an interdisciplinary project organized by several groups at Florida State University, including the Center for Global Engagement, the South Asian Media Studies research area in the School of Communication, the Department of Religion, the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, and the College of Education.

The faculty organizing committee included Kathleen Erndl, Dept. of Religion, FSU; Ayesha Khurshid, College of Education, FSU; John Mayo, College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, FSU; Aleks Nesic, Center for Global Engagement, FSU, and; Stephen McDowell, College of Communication and Information, FSU.

Please see above for for information about the January 2016 conference.  Please feel free to contact Steve McDowell at steve.mcdowell@cci.fsu.edu if you have any questions, or call at 850-644-2276.