The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary with a major conference in Paris this summer (23-25 July). The conference, to be held at the headquarters of UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) with additional activities at the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Sorbonne, will celebrate “fifty years of theory and practice” in media and communication research.
Considered the most truly international academic association in the field, with members in over 60 countries, IAMCR is characterized by a commitment to global inclusiveness and critical research. According to its president Robin Mansell, “over 50 years, IAMCR members' work has been informed by an awareness of the need to challenge mainstream viewpoints that frequently become ‘naturalised’ within our universities and other sites where members are active”.
IAMCR conferences are organized around the work of 15 sections and 14 working groups, which cover a range of themes from the history and political economy of media to diasporic media and comic art. Media@McGill's Marc Raboy is a member of the association's International Council, and convenes a working group on Global Media Policy, which will hold two sessions in Paris.
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