The European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), the Department of Media and Journalism Studies at Aarhus University (AU) and the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) will host the 9th European Communication Conference (ECC).

The theme of the conference will be “Rethink Impact”.

Impact raises fundamental questions on whether – or to what extent – university research and education should directly contribute to social, economic and political demands and be driven by agendas external to the academy. Is it possible to conduct critical research that is publicly funded? Are there models of academic collaboration with society that are not adequately described by current impact assessments? Are funders determining what impact research ought to have? Is there another way of doing impact, as impact ‘from below’, serving the needs of common spaces and grassroots communities? What is the impact of scholars working in the field of communication and external stakeholders, historically and in the present? Why is the long-term contribution of higher education often overlooked in impact discussions? What would an adequate assessment of impact look like in the field of media and communication research, respecting different work cultures, disciplinary orientations and methodologies?

The conference will be held in Aarhus (Denmark), 19 – 22 October 2022.

Proposals for individual papers, panels, and posters can be submitted to one of ECREA Sections, Temporary Working Groups and Networks through the ECREA 2022 submission platform until 17 January 2022

For specific calls by the sections, networks and temporary working groups, please consult https://conferences.au.dk/ecrea2022/call-for-papers/

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