Call for Papers
Media play a key role in the collective memory of a country through the way they report on different historical figures and events. During the dictatorship, similarly to other communist countries, Albanian media and journalists were part of the regime's propaganda apparatus. Their transformation in the early 1990s to independent and democratic media has not been easy. Twenty five years have passed since the fall of the Stalinist dictatorship in Albania, and it is time we examine the role Albanian media and journalists have played on the societal reflection on the country's past during this period. The Institute for Democracy, Media and Culture (IDMC) with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Albania aims to bring together media and cultural communication scholars in an international conference where they will present their studies on Albanian media, and discuss their views on the media's attitude towards Albania's past with a special focus on the previous totalitarian regime. In order to put the Albanian experience in a comparative context, international scholars with an academic interest on memory studies, in general, and on Central and Eastern European countries that have undergone similar transitional processes, in particular, will also be invited to participate.
The aim of the conference is to promote innovative research studies and findings with theoretical and empirical contributions in the field.
The conference will focus on the following themes:
Prof. PETER GROSS
School of Journalism and Electronic Media
The University of Tennessee
Peter Gross is Director and Professor, School of Journalism & Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee. He specializes in international communication, began his duties as director of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media August 1, 2006. Multilingual, Gross has worked, written about and and traveled extensively in Western and East/Central Europe, in some former Soviet Republics (Belarus, Moldova, Tajikistan), Taiwan, India, China and Cuba.
Proposal Submission Guidelines
Scholars and graduate students who are interested to participate in this conference are invited to submit a paper proposal (abstract) of 300 words in English or in Albanian and English to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com no later than September 30, 2015. Accepted candidates will be informed by October 5, 2015.
Poster presentations proposals are also welcomed. If you wish to submit a poster presentation, please submit an abstract of 150 words in English or in Albanian and English to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com no later than September 30, 2015. Accepted candidates will be informed by October 5, 2015.
Every participant can present only one paper as author or co-author. Every author can participate with a maximum of two papers, as author or co-author. A selected number of full papers will be published.
Working languages: English and Albanian.
Conference venue: Tirana International Hotel.
location & stay
Tirana International Airport "Mother Teresa" is located 20 km from Tirana city. For flight departures and arrivals, please visit http://www.tirana-airport.com/c/3/flight-information/
Tirana International Hotel & Conference Centre is among the best and most prestigious hotels and conference centers in Albania. The Hotel is located at the city center, in the main square of Tirana (Skanderbeg square) near to the most historical and cultural points, such as the National Historical Museum, Opera House, Art Gallery etc.
Prices: Room with breakfast pro night EUR 85,-
Contact: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • Phone: +355 4 22 32 521
Vila Alba Hotel is a four stars boutique hotel located 7 minutes walking distance from Tirana International Hotel and Skanderbeg square.
Prices: Room with breakfast pro night EUR 70,-
Contact: E-mail: email@example.com • Phone: +355 4 22 55 937
Sar'Otel Hotel & Spa is a four star hotel located 5 minutes walking distance from Tirana International Hotel and Skanderbeg square.
Prices: Room with breakfast pro night EUR 70,-
Contact: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • Phone: +355 4 45 33 000
Arber Hotel is a three star hotel located just a few minutes walking distance from Tirana International Hotel and Skanderbeg square.
Prices: Room with breakfast pro night EUR 60,-
Contact: Email: email@example.com • Phone: +355 4 22 73 811
Hotel & Restaurant Patricia is a traditional family hotel located 5 minutes walking distance from Tirana International Hotel and Skanderbeg square.
Prices: Room with breakfast pro night EUR 50,-
Contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Phone: +355 (0)672081888
Bus service (Rinas Express) operates 12 hours a day (6am to 6pm) as an hourly service. The bus station in Tirana is the center of the city, near the conference venue. A one-way ticket costs 250 Albanian Lek.
Taxi is the fastest way to get to the city and operates 24 hours a day. The transfer takes about 20 minutes and costs between 2,000 (15 Eur) and 2,500 (18 Eur) Albanian Lek one way.
Merr Taxi +355 (0) 800 55 55
Speed Taxi +355 (0) 42 222 555
RadioTaxiClassic +355 (0) 23 55555
Monday, November 9th
Tuesday, November 10th
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