IPCC 2023

Interdisciplinary PhD Communication Conference Organised by Istanbul Bilgi University, PhD in Communication

Communication, Technology and Experience*

26-27 May 2023 | Online

* This theme was inspired by Media, Technology and Experience, the event within the “Media at Sussex” seminar series, realised by the School of Media, Arts and Humanities at the University of Sussex on 23 November 2022.

About the Conference

We invite paper abstracts and proposals for panels and roundtables that revolve around, but are not limited to, the following areas:

– Online research
– Auto/duo/digital ethnography
– Practice-based research
– Visual research methods (VRM)
– Research in progress
– Participatory action research

Digital Realms  
– Digital literacies
– Digital technography
– Digital interpersonal relationships
– Everyday life, personal experiences
– Embodied digital practices
– Technological mediation

– Teaching practices
– Learning experiences
– Experiential learning
– Critical pedagogy
– Collective pedagogy
– Engaged pedagogy
– Reflective pedagogy

Art and Design
– Image and representation
– Performance studies
– Language, adaptation, and translation
– Aurality (sound and music)
– Action and Impact
– Archiving, museums, spaces of memory

Fields and Borders of Research
– Research ethics
– Inclusivity, diversity, and intersectionality
– Spatiality and temporality
– Urban communication
– Geographies of physical space
– Media geography/geographies of media
– Sociology of affect and emotion, immaterial labour
– Fluidity, hybridity, engagement, vulnerability
– Memory, tracing the past

IPCC 2023: In search of crossroads

Bringing together a variety of concepts, fields, methods, and ideas around broader topics, BİLGİ IPCC – Interdisciplinary PhD Communication Conference opts for further inclusivity in its fifth edition and points towards the intersections that bind seemingly disparate threads. Rather than fixed titles and definitions, the focus here is on a comprehensive interpretation of communication, technology, and experience, including their separate journeys and how they interact with each other. As a song made popular by collectively chanting football fans reminds us, if we walk with hope in our hearts, we would never walk alone. And as we walk towards the crossroads between communication, technology, and experience, our hope is to meet others who are ready to connect their journeys with ours.

Born out of the collective efforts of students, candidates, alumni, and teachers within the PhD in Communication programme at Istanbul Bilgi University, the IPCC prioritises bringing together scholars from various disciplines and at different stages in their careers. We, therefore, invite all PhD students or candidates as well as early-career researchers with PhDs earned in the last 5 years, who are interested in joining us at the crossroads of various fields of interest, in order to simultaneously learn from and teach fellow scholars.

IPCC: A history

‘Engaged pedagogy’, the term coined by bell hooks (1994), defines a journey. Much like most scholarly endeavours, this is a journey that begins in the classroom. Then again, unlike most scholarly endeavours, this is a journey that also spans beyond educational spaces. It encourages those who were once students to adopt reflective and critical perspectives that challenge conventional learning practices, transgressing the dichotomy of learner and teacher. As learners are empowered to move beyond the spatial confines of classrooms, a sense of mutual learning is born out of this fluid and interactive process.

Now let us imagine different starting points for this journey. Ready to take this journey are scholars from various fields within social sciences. They may not start moving at the same time, the roads they are on may not be equally long, and the interests behind pursuing this trail may not be similar. Still, they find themselves arriving at an intersection. This is a point where their respective journeys meet one another, a point that gives them the opportunity to continue moving together, a point where they can renegotiate their roles as learners and/or teachers through a framework of engaged pedagogy. This is a point of intersection where multiple scholarly endeavours cross one another without colliding, and it is right at this crossroads that the IPCC aims to position itself.

Conference Programme

26 MAY



Nazan Haydari Pakkan

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Istanbul Bilgi University, PhD in Communication, Program Coordinator

14:00 Session 1

Memory and Identity


Can Koçak

Admilson Veloso da Silva

Visual ephemeral narratives: Youth self-presentation through transient content on Instagram Stories

Corvinus University of Budapest

Berna Çelikkaya

Ephemerality Marked Upon The ‘Buddha Board’: A Response to Freud’s “A Note Upon The ‘Mystic Writing-Pad’”

Istanbul Bilgi University

27 MAY



Begüm Irmak


Istanbul Bilgi University

13:00 Session 3

Reconsidering Ethics


Onur Sesigür

Feyza Dalaylı

The Use of Artificial Intelligence and Ethics in Academic Studies: The Case of ChatGPT

Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University

Hanife Erişen

Pandemic By-product: Online Literacy Education for Parents and Children since Covid-19

Eastern Mediterranean University


Nazan Haydari Pakkan

Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

Can Koçak

University of Sussex, UK

Admilson Veloso da Silva

Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

Berna Çelikkaya

Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

Silas Udenze

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain

Karl Turgut Maloney Yorganci

University of Salford, UK

Aizhamal Muratalieva

Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

Beste Naz Özkan

Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

Feyza Dalaylı

Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey

Hanife Erişen

Eastern Mediterranean University, Northern Cyprus

Yusuf Yüksekdağ

Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

Rabab Ahsan

Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

Michele Varini

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, Italy

Paulo Barroso

Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Portugal

Roland-Mihai Impuscatu

University of Bucharest, Romania

Zeynep Merve Uygun

Ozyegin University, Turkey

Zeliha İnci Asal

Bahceşehir University, Turkey

Onur Turgut

Ozyegin University, Turkey

Naz Almaç

Başkent University, Turkey

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How can you apply?

We accept individual submissions of a paper proposal, panel, and roundtable 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, 14 April 2023.

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 presentation 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 Friday, 5 May 2023. We look forward to receiving your contributions.