18,085 Transitions in tension. Controversies and tensions around ecological transitions, UCLouvain,

Transitions in tension.

Controversies and tensions around ecological transitions.

A conference organised by the Research Group Communication, Environment, Science and Society (part of the French society of Information and Communication Sciences), UCLouvain, ULB.

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 16-17 December 2021

Website: https://transition2021.sciencesconf.org

info: andrea.catellani@uclouvain.be

Please go to the website for a complete version of the call for papers (English version at page 16; Spanish version at page 28).

This conference aims to examine the discourses and communicational phenomena linked to ecological and energy transitions – we explicitly use the plural to indicate the complexity of the object in question. The polemical dimension of the communication surrounding the transitions – controversies, polemics, discussions, debates – and which mobilizes verbal language and all other types of semiotic de-vices (notably images, both still and moving), is in particular the focus of attention.

We want to involve researchers who analyze these phenomena with scientific tools from the humanities and social sciences in the reflection. Our focus is primarily on the information and communication sciences, but we also pay special attention to interdisciplinary projects or projects at the border between different disciplines. The conference is open to researchers working on different fields related to information and communication phenomena: media and journalism, digital social networks, political discourse, organisational communication, cultural and media industries, information sciences, etc.

Practical information

The conference will take place in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, in the premises of the Catholic University of Louvain (UCLouvain), on 16 and 17 December 2021, and partially probably online.

■ Paper proposals, in French or English, should include: first and last name, titles and functions, affiliation (e.g. university, laboratory), contact details of the author (e-mail); an abstract, between 5000 and 6000 characters including spaces and excluding bibliography, taking care to present the research problem and methodology; a bibliography; a short biography of the author in the third person singular (max. 1000 characters, including spaces) Authors are asked to respect the APA bibliographic standards. Specific instructions are proposed for participation in the round tables of axis 6.

■ A second file should include only a fully anonymised version of the abstract and bibliography (check that the author’s identity does not appear in the metadata).

■ Abstracts for contributions to the conference are due by 30 September 2021, via the conference website: https://transition2021.sciencesconf.org/and also by email to the following addresses: andrea.catellani@uclouvain.be and gregoire.lits@uclouvain.be. An email acknowledging receipt of the proposals will be sent.

■ If the proposal is accepted, the authors will be informed before the end of October 2021. An economic contribution may be requested from the selected authors.

■ A scientific publication is planned, following the conference.

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