INTERDISCIPLINARY PhD COMMUNICATION CONFERENCE IPCC 2022

13-14 MAY 2022 | ONLINE PhD in Communication Program Istanbul Bilgi University

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

 

We invited paper abstracts and proposals for panels and round tables that revolve around, but not limited to, the following areas:

Transitions in Research and Learning Methods:

  • Quasi long-distance research
  • Digital ethnography
  • Pedagogies

Transitions in Labor and Leisure:

  • Changing landscapes and norms of labor
  • Dating, and online dating norms
  • Producing and storytelling, streaming and gatekeeping
  • Data as labor

Transitions in Space:

  • Transition of home, office, school, room, breakout room
  • Social relations and the digital as a transformative space
  • Queer spaces

Transitions in Sharing:

  • Facts and fake news, the norm of sharing, humor and transgression
  • Arguing, quarreling and reconciling in online spaces
  • Representation
  • Datafication

Transitions of the Self:

  • Reconsidering experience and embodiment, also in research conduct
  • Transition of the self as a researcher/positionality
  • On/off self and identity

Transitions in Politics:

  • Platformization of politics
  • Resistance and activism
  • Resilience and vulnerability

Transitions and dichotomies can often conceptually define the process of communication and communication technologies and the pertinent ways through which we labor, resist and do research: online vs. offline, analog vs. digital, human vs. robot, public vs. private, political upheavals, neoliberalization of academia, transposing methodologies and scholarly learning methods. It is not always explicit however if we experience or perceive these dichotomies and transitions as either the locations of departure or arrival. As in the parable offered by David Foster Wallace, it is hard to live in the fish tank and also be able to describe the water we are in. There is always a degree of uncertainty while taking on the transitions as such, while questioning the effects and the relevance of the alleged departure point or while offering a conceptual understanding of the transitions we personally and as a community go through. 

How should we think about the changing landscape of communication, laboring and social relations? And what might be the ethical implications? How should we reflect on being on-off-on-off-online? What is the relationship, if there is, between the analog and digital ways of social conduct and research? How to think about vulnerability and resilience in relation to digital/analog spaces divide? What are the changing norms of sharing and transmitting meaning? What does it mean to be ‘in communication’? Can it be a singular activity? What are the effects of such transitions on learning and research methods? And overall, should we consider transition as a matter of transfer, adaptation, co-existence, contradiction, transformation or synthesis?

We think it is also meritful to consider the transition and a certain degree of uncertainty involved here not as a drawback to be overcome but as a guiding challenge while taking on the issues that will be covered at the conference.

We invited PhD students or candidates as well as early-career researchers with PhDs earned in the last 5 years, who are interested in taking a step back or forward to re-think about the implications of the transitions within their field of interest, to submit their proposal and join the discussion.

In line with the mission of the PhD in Communication Program of Istanbul Bilgi University, IPCC priorities collaboration, dialogue and solidarity. Thus, the conference promotes a platform for the co-creation of knowledge, facilitated by the paper presentations, roundtable and free-form discussion sessions and workshops.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

 

13 MAY

FRIDAY

14:30
speaker-1

Nazan Haydari Pakkan

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Istanbul Bilgi University

SESSION 1

Media Production and Reception

Moderator

Begüm Irmak

Istanbul Bilgi University
Bahçeşehir University

15:00
speaker-1

Nazife Ebru Güney

Transitions in Space: The Chronotope of Cli-fi

Bahçeşehir University

15:15
speaker-1

Neval Turhallı

Search Behavior and Preferences in Relation with Components of Intrinsic Motivation: User Study of Netflix Kids with Older Children

Galatasaray University
Istanbul Bilgi University

15:30 | PANEL
speaker-1

Övgü Bozgeyik

speaker-2

Öykü Bozgeyik

Taking a social perspective on the changes in film and TV: Social construction of technology for AI scripts and transnational dramas

Özyeğin University

 

Moderator
Ebru Çigdem Thwaites Diken
Istanbul Bilgi University

16:00

DISCUSSION

16:45 | ROUNDTABLE
speaker-1

Mattias Arvola

speaker-2

Yusuf Yüksekdağ

Teaching User Experience (UX) Design

Linköping University
Istanbul Bilgi University

14 MAY

SATURDAY

12:30
speaker-1

Can Koçak

Welcome and Opening Remarks

University of Sussex

SESSION 2

Performative Discourses

Moderator

Ayça Ulutaş

Istanbul Bilgi University

13:00
speaker-1

Berna Çelikkaya

In-Between Hyphens: digital-text-on-line-performance

Istanbul Bilgi University

13:15
speaker-1

Tüge T. Gülşen

Instant Messaging in Face Encounters

Istanbul Bilgi University

13:30
speaker-1

Sagar Ved Singh

Re-contextualize, Recompose, Redistribute: Discursive Transitions between Television and Digital

Central University of Rajasthan

13:45

DISCUSSION

SESSION 3

Digital Self and Digital Others

Moderator

Cansu Koç

Istanbul Bilgi University

14:30
speaker-1

Velta Skolmeistere

Introducing Integrity to the Context of Social Network Sites

University of Latvia

14:45
speaker-1

Zeynep Ardıç

The Role of Media Advocacy in Transitioning to Peace

Istanbul Medeniyet University

15:00
speaker-1

Onur Sesigür

Transitionary Continuity of Human Agency in Collecting Music or Playlisting: Collecting Music, Remediated

Beykoz University

15:30

DISCUSSION

SESSION 4

Spaces and Spheres

Moderator

Sarper Durmuş

Istanbul Bilgi University

16:30
speaker-1

Can Koçak

Resisting the On/Off Dichotomy through Mundane Encounters: In Defence of 'Spaces of Transition’

University of Sussex

16:45
speaker-1

Şükrü Şimdi

Conducting Discourse-Oriented Online Ethnography to Understand the Discourse of Syrian(s) in Turkey's Digital Public Sphere

Ege University

17:00
speaker-1

Atınç Gürçay

Becoming an Institution at Home: Live Streaming, Media Economies, Globalization, and Politics in Turkey

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

17:15

DISCUSSION

17:45

Closing Remarks

SPEAKERS

 

Atınç Gürçay

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States

Berna Çelikkaya

Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

Can Koçak

University of Sussex, UK

Mattias Arvola

Linköping University, Sweden

Nazife Ebru Güney

Bahçeşehir University

Neval Turhallı

Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

Onur Sesigür

Beykoz University, Turkey

Övgü Bozgeyik

Özyeğin University, Turkey

Öykü Bozgeyik

Özyeğin University, Turkey

Sagar Ved Singh

Central University of Rajasthan, India

Şükrü Şimdi

Ege University, Turkey

Tüge T. Gülşen

Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

Velta Skolmeistere

University of Latvia, Latvia

Yusuf Yüksekdağ

Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

Zeynep Ardıç

Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey

SCHEDULE

 

CALL

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

How can you apply?

We accept individual submission of a paper proposal, panel and round table proposal. Kindly send your submissions to ipcc@bilgi.edu.tr with an extended abstract of 500-750 words and a bio of 100 words by Friday, March 25th, 2022.

Individual submission of a paper proposal should include an extended abstract of 500-750 words and a short bio of 100 words.

Panels with 3-4 paper presentations should consist of the panel title with a 500-750 words rationale followed by 150 words abstract of each paper presentations and short bios of the participants. Discussants can also be identified with a short bio.

A roundtable session provides an opportunity for participants to get together and explore issues related to the theme of the conference in an informal yet structured setting. If you are interested in hosting a round table, you can submit a topic or possible questions along with a 400-500 words rationale and a 100 words short bio of the facilitator(s).

Submissions will be notified via email by April, 15th.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.