18th Nordic Network for Intercultural Communication (NIC): Theoretical Turbulence – A Paradigm Shift in Intercultural Communication? Date: 01-03.12.2011. Site: Helsinki, Finland. Deadline: 17.06.2011
Organiser: NIC Nordic Network for Intercultural Communication, Institute of Behavioural Sciences at the University of Helsinki, Aalto University
Topics: The conference theme asks for critical evaluations and larger paradigmatic discussions of intercultural communication research and education. The concerns and questions suggested by the theme are shared in different disciplines (media and communication, education, business studies, organizational and management studies, linguistics and sociolinguists, sociology, cultural studies) in Nordic countries and all over the world.
Presentations could touch upon, but are not limited to the following themes: Theoretical choices in intercultural communication research; Critical evaluations of theories of intercultural communication; Pedagogical applications of theoretical knowledge in teaching and consultation; Examples of the application of interpretive or critical theories of intercultural communication in intercultural education and training; Alternative perspectives for intercultural consultation or multicultural leadership; Redefining key concepts in intercultural communication, for example, multicultural identity, culture, nation, diversity, intercultural communication, adaptation, intercultural skills or competence; Challenges for intercultural communication (theories) set by the global world and individual
Deadline: June 17, 2011
Contact: NIC conference, Siltavuorenpenger 3 A, P.O. Box 9, FIN-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 9 191 293 45