International virtual conference to be held

Shillong: With the new normal, virtual conference has become a norm to conduct meetings and other similar programmes. Not to be left behind, a college in Meghalaya is joining hands with two other institutions from Karnataka and Mumbai to host an international virtual conference on ‘Identity: Myths, Memories, Communication and Cultural Narratives’ on November 28 and 29.

The e-conference will be organised by the Department of Mass Media, St Anthony’s College, Shillong; Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Central University of Karnataka; and the Department of Mass Media, SVKM Usha Pravin Gandhi College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai.

The international virtual conference is set to bring together established academicians/professionals as guest speakers while inviting paper presentations from other scholars and academic professionals both from India and overseas.

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The last date for the abstract submissions from interested participants is September 10. The keynote speaker for the conference is Prof Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, Professor-Chair, School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University, Sweden.

The other invited guest speakers are Dr Jatin Srivastava, Associate Professor, EW Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University, USA; Dr Daisy Hasan, Research Affiliate: Creative Interruptions, Department of Social Sciences, Media, Communications, Brunel University, United Kingdom; Dr Dolly Kikon, Senior Lecturer School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia, and Senior Research Advisor, Australia India Institute, Australia; Sudhanva Deshpande, actor, director and organiser, Jana Natya Manch, managing editor of LeftWord Books, and author of Halla Bol: The Death and Life of Safdar Hashmi; Dr Buket Akgün, Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey; and Dr Deirdre McLaughlin, Freelance Director/ Dramaturg, Faculty Member, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, United Kingdom.

More information on the conference and regular updates are available on their social media page

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