The Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan (Italy) and the Political Communication Division of the International Communication Association (ICA) are pleased to announce the 4th edition of the International Summer School on (New) Media Effects on Electoral Behaviour, to be held from 7-11 July 2014 in Milan.
The School addresses the main theoretical and empirical questions at the
intersection of political communication, political science, and political
sociology, with a special focus on the impact of communication factors, from
television to the new digital media, on electoral participation, political
attitudes, and voting behaviour.
The lecturers are internationally renowned academics. Confirmed speakers
include Patricia Moy, Rachel Gibson, Andrew Chadwick, Stefano Iacus, David
Karpf, Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck, Sara Hobolt, Claes de Vreese, Magdalena
Wojcieszak, Winfried Schulz (see the School’s webpage for more information and
for the speakers of the past editions: www.polcomm2014.net).
Student participants come from around the world; countries represented at
previous Summer Schools include USA, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, UK, Norway,
Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Russia, Poland, Germany, The Netherlands, France,
Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Turkey,
Australia, New Zealand, among others.
Building on its successful experience, this year’s Summer School will present
another opportunity for 30 PhD candidates and early career academics in
Communication, Sociology, Psychology and Political Science to attend an
intensive, 5 day-long Program that consists of two morning lectures daily and
paper presentations and discussions in the afternoon. Furthermore, two
workshops on Big Data research methods an on writing for scholarly journals
will be offered during the week.
Candidates interested in participating in the Summer School should submit a
3-page research proposal or an extended abstract of a research paper on issues
related to the main theme of the Summer School. Submissions should include the
application form, a CV, a brief bio (max. 100 words) mentioning main research
interests and ongoing projects, as well as a supporting recommendation letter
from an advisor or another academic supervisor endorsing the candidate with a
brief explication of why the candidate will benefit from the Summer School.
All participants are expected to be present for all the 5 days of presentations
and training, contribute actively to the discussions, as well as get acquainted
with the materials distributed before their arrival to the Summer School. A
Certificate and 6 ECTS will be awarded to each participant successfully
completing the School.
Application deadline – 12 April 2014
Selected candidates will be contacted – 3 May 2014
Registration deadline – 20 May 2014
This year the School will offer 3 tuition waivers and 5 travel grants: more
information available at the School’s website.
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