Dr. Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Department of Journalism, is invited to give the opening keynote at the Conference and Workshop on Theories of Intercultural and International Communication, University of Mannheim, Oct. 29-31, 2009

The Network Intercultural und International Communication, has cordially invited Dr. Oliver Boyd-Barrett to the bilingual conference addressing one of the most innovative research areas in the field of media and communication studies. It deals with theoretical questions concerning mediated communication crossing national borders or cultural boundaries. A closer look reveals that the theoretical basis of this research area is still unclear, heterogeneous, and fragmented. The conference aims at critically discussing different theoretical approaches and traditions and at fostering theoretical integration.

Key topics will be:
   Disciplinary intersections in the study of international and intercultural communication
   Spatial patterns and temporal structures in international and intercultural communication
   Building theory from comparison

The following speakers and respondents have confirmed participation:

•   Prof. Dr. Oliver BoydBarrett, Bowling Green State University, USA
•   Prof. Dr. Eytan Gilboa, BarIlan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel
   Prof. Dr. Monroe E. Price, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USA
   Prof. Dr. Daya K. Thussu, University of Westminster, London, UK
•   Prof. Dr. Leo Van Audenhove, Free University Brussels, Belgium



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