Together with the Euromedia Research Group, HMRG is organizing a preconference Cleaning the House: Testing Critical Concepts on Communication and Society. The event will take place before the 2016 ECREA conference in Prague on November 8-9.
The aim of the preconference is to critically scrutinize contemporary key concepts and fashionable terms in communication research. This could involve identifying these concepts and their status, assessing their usefulness to theoretical development and empirical work, and/or critiquing the theoretical/normative assumptions they carry. The themes will be explored in more detail in the forthcoming Call for Papers, to be published on February 1, 2016.