Theme: Changing Media Environments, Changing Democracies
Period: 18-23 July, 2016
The Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan (Italy) and the Political Communication Division of the International Communication Association (ICA) will together organize the 5th edition of the International Summer School of Political Communication and Electoral Behavior.
The School addresses theoretical and empirical questions at the intersection of political communication, political science, and political sociology, with a special focus on the relationship between political communication, media, political participation and democracy.
The lecturers are internationally renowned academics. Confirmed speakers include Homero Gil de Zuñiga, Patricia Moy, Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck, Jesper Strömbäck, Dhavan Shah, Gianpietro Mazzoleni, Mauro Barisione, Yariv Tsfati, Stefano Iacus, Catherine deVries, Katharina Kleinen-von Königslöw andMarina Costa Lobo.
Participants of the previous editions came from around the world: USA, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, UK, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Russia, Poland, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, among others.
Building on previous summer schools, this year’s Summer School will present another opportunity for 30 PhD candidates and early career academics in Communication, Sociology, Psychology and Political Science to attend an intensive, 6 day-long Program that consists of lectures daily and paper presentations and discussions.Workshops on Big Data research methods and on writing for scholarly journals will be offered during the week.
Candidates interested in participating in the Summer School should submit a 3-page research proposal or an extended abstract of a research paper on issues related to the main theme of the Summer School.
Submissions should include the name, email address, institutional affiliation and a brief bio (max. 200 words) mentioning main research interests and ongoing projects, a supporting recommendation letter.
A Certificate and 6 ECTS will be awarded to each participant successfully completing the School.
15 January 2016: Application deadline
29 February 2016: Acceptance announcement
15 April 2016: Registration deadline
Course fee: €500 (includes VAT, accommodation and lunches). A limited number of travel grants will also be made available.
Jesper Strömbäck (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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