IFIG 2022

Communication Studies in the Digital Age - Call for Symposium Papers

International Communication Days is organized by Üsküdar University Faculty of Communication annually with a different theme each year, attracting great interest both nationally and internationally. The main title of this year’s international symposium is Communication Studies in the Digital Age. The symposium will be held face-to-face and online on 16-17-18 May 2022 with the participation of renowned keynote speakers. Simultaneous Turkish-English interpretation will be provided during the keynote speeches.

Communication Studies is a growing and rewarding field with the impact of digital technologies as well. While studies on traditional media are being updated in the context of changing social conditions, the field of communication studies continues to diversify with research on digital/new media. Along with the effect of digitalization, studies in the field of communication also allow the development of new paradigms by expanding from the field of mass communication to human-oriented studies. This means that the methodological, theoretical and conceptual discussions in the field will continue to gain new perspectives.

The 9th International Communication Days / Communication Studies in the Digital Age Symposium is organized with the aim of addressing and discussing various dimensions of new paradigms, theoretical, conceptual and methodological orientations that have developed with the use of digital technologies in the field of communication studies. It is expected that the presentations at the symposium will contribute to the progress of the studies in the communication field on a more systematic scientific ground.

The 9th International Communication Days / Communication Studies in the Digital Age will last for three days. Professor Paul Argenti (Dartmouth University), known for his work on crisis communication and management, Professor Nico Carpentier (Charles University/Prague), known for his work in the field of communication and mass communication, Professor Todd Gitlin (Columbia University), known for his work in sociology and sociology of communication, Associate Professor Lemi Baruh (Koç University), known for his new media and communication studies, Dr. Maureen Ellis (University Collage London), known for her work in the field of semiology, and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Salopek (Out of Eden Walk Project, National Geographic), will be among the keynote speakers of the symposium.

Communication Studies in the Digital Age Symposium is an international peer-reviewed scientific event. The 9th International Communication Days Symposium was awarded TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of  Turkey) support in the category of international scientific events.  Furthermore, the symposium meets the criteria for associate professorship and academic incentive. At the symposium, oral and poster presentations are welcome. The scientific committee of the symposium includes esteemed academics from Turkey and abroad.


Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • New media studies
  • Transformation of traditional media in the digital age
  • New paradigms in communication sciences
  • New methodological directions in communication sciences
  • Artificial intelligence studies and communication
  • Film studies in the digital age
  • Television studies in the digital age
  • Radio/podcast studies in the digital age
  • Journalism studies in the digital age
  • Social media studies
  • Popular culture studies in the digital age
  • Visual communication and design in the digital age
  • Advertising in the digital age
  • Marketing communications in the digital age
  • Public relations in the digital age
  • Art and design studies in the digital age    
  • Crisis communication studies in the digital age
  • Health communication in the digital age

Submitted abstracts will be peer reviewed by the referees of the scientific committee and the accepted papers will be published in the abstract booklet. Full papers will be included in the symposium proceedings book to be published online. The maximum acceptable length of an abstract is 250 words and full paper submissions cannot be more than 7500 words. The paper submission rules of Etkileşim, Üsküdar University Faculty of Communication Academic Journal, should be taken into consideration.

Abstracts and poster presentations should be sent to the organization committee before 4 March 2022. All submissions must be made online via the symposium website. Accepted papers will be announced by 2 April 2022.

We look forward to your papers and posters. Thanks in advance for your contributions.


Keynote Speakers

Professor Paul A. Argenti Integrating Multiple Voices When Crafting a Corporate Brand Narrative

Professor Nico Carpentier Materiality in the Digital Era: A Case Study on Antagonistic Nationalism and its Memorialisations in Cyprus

Professor Todd Gitlin (1943-2022)

Assoc. Prof. Lemi Baruh Thinking Beyond Data: What Privacy Means for Selfhood in an Age of Algorithmic In(ter)ferences

Dr. Maureen Ellis Metaphor: Mystic myth, Spirituality, Science

Important Dates
March 11, 2022

Abstract Submission Deadline

April 1, 2022

Announcement of Accepted Abstracts

April 15, 2022

Registration Deadline

May 6, 2022

Announcement of the Program

June 7, 2022

Publishing the Book of Abstract on the Website

16-17-18 May 2022

Symposium Date

August 15, 2022

Full Text Submission

October 1, 2022

Publication of e-Proceedings

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