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11th Conference of the Nordic Network for Intercultural Communication
26 - 28 November 2004
The NIC Conference aims to develop knowledge, research and understanding for intercultural communication. The purpose of NIC is to promote cooperation in the Nordic countries (including the Baltic countries) between researchers and practitioners interested in intercultural communication. The main activity supported by NIC is the annual conferences on intercultural communication. The conferences are open to scholars and practitioners from around the whole world. NIC also supports contacts between members of the Network via the NIC homepages.
This year, the annual NIC Intercultural Communication Conference will be held in Kristiansand, from 26 to 28 November 2004. The conference is organized by Agder University College (represented by Filonova, the F.U.N.K. Centre, and the Centre for Multicultural Studies), Gimlekollen School of Journalism and Communication, all in cooperation with NIC.
Call for Papers
The theme of this year's Conference is 'The Intercultural Perspective in a Multicultural World." The conference aims to encourage scholars and researchers from different theoretical and practical backgrounds to discuss the current issues and prospects of intercultural communication (ICC). Emphasis will be placed on views that will allow for an exchange of ideas and interaction between various practitioners and researchers of intercultural communication. The concept of communication belongs to many fields, and the network includes a variety of disciplines, such as linguistics, education, anthropology, health, business, sociology and media studies.
The organizing and scientific committees invite paper and panel proposals that address the general theme, or related themes. The following themes are a guideline only; we welcome any other suggestions:
a.. Media and Minorities; Minorities and Media
b.. The Diversity Challenge in Education
c.. How to ¨Mean¨ in a Multicultural World
d.. Business in a Multicultural World
e.. Multiculturalism and Urban Change
Presentations should be 15-20 minutes long and will be followed by 10 minutes of discussion. The language of the Conference is English.
Call for Abstracts Deadline: 15th of August, 2004
Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts
Length: one A4 page of not more than 250 words, double spacing, 3cm (1.25 inch) margins all round, 12pt. An additional page for data/references may be included, if needed.
Abstracts should be submitted electronically to the NIC 2003 Organizing Committee by email: [log in to unmask] (by August 15, 2004)
If you do not have email access, you may send your abstract to:
Agder University College
Service Box 422
Fax: +47 38 14 10 26
The abstract should either be pasted into the email or should be an attachment as a Word or PDF file. Please use the subject header "NIC 2004 Abstract: your last name and first name initial." Include all author information, the title of paper, area, the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s) and the address, phone number and e-mail address of the primary author in the body of the e-mail.
The organizing committee will consider all proposed papers and organize the final program after all abstracts have been received.
Publication of Papers
Selected papers presented at the symposium will be included for publication, with author's permission, as part of a hardcopy volume (after the conference).