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.
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