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Climate Communication Research Award 2015-deadline extended to May 25

The deadline for the Climate Communication Research Award sponsored by
IAMCR and IECA has been extended to May 25, 2015.

This is an important inaugural award that will help raise the profile of
climate change research within the field of communication.

For details about the award and how to apply, go to


IAMCR Climate Communication Research Fellowship

Applications are now being received for the 2015 IAMCR New Directions for Climate Communication Research Fellowship. Funded by the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and awarded in collaboration with the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA), the US$1,000 award seeks to encourage a wide range of researchers to think creatively about new directions for research. Media/communication researchers with interest in climate issues are encouraged to apply, from all fields of media/communication, and all career stages. Interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.

Ecolinguisticum - Ecolinguistics Symposium, Graz, Austria

Invitation and Call for Papers

In October 2015 (Sat., 24th to Mon., 26th), Alwin Fill and Hermine Penz will organize a symposium on Ecolinguistics with special emphasis on the topic of Discourse(s) on Environmental Problems. The symposium aims to bring together researchers from all fields of linguistics who are interested in how environmental issues are discussed in various spheres of social life (media, politics, everyday communication, professional groups, etc.). We invite submissions for papers (length about 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion). There will also be time for a general discussion.


We welcome papers on all relevant topics of ecolinguistics, particularly on the discourse relating to the following topic areas:


- energy and resources

- genetic engineering (e.g. genetically modified crops, food, cloning)

- climate change

- biodiversity

- waste (toxic waste, plastic waste, waste trade)

- sustainability

- natural catastrophes

- etc.



The Conference venue will be the English Department of Graz University (Heinrichstrasse 36, A-8010 Graz, Austria). The conference languages are English and German.

Accommodation: we will organize room reservations for you in a hotel near the conference venue.


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