Networks of transnational and transcultural communication

Concepts in theory, methodology and research

"Networks of transnational and transcultural communication"

Conference of the International and Intercultural Communication section
of the German Communication Association (DGPuK) from November 22-23, 2012 at the Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism at the TU Dortmund University, Germany

ZeMKI-Member Prof. Dr. Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz is vice-chair of the DGPuK section. Two other ZeMKI-members will give presentations:

Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp: Networks of transcultural communication: Analysing communicative figurations in a globalised world

Sigrid Kannengießer: Translocal networks of civil society organizations: APC Women as an example

Das vollständige Programm:

November 22, 2012
13:00 – 14:00
Registration and Snack

14:00 – 14:15
Welcome Address

14:15 – 15:00
Wiebke Schoon, Hamburg: Der touristische Blick und die (innere) Globalisierung
Respondent: Philippe Viallon, Strasbourg

15:00 – 15:45
Christina A. Becker, Düsseldorf: „Think global, act local“: Kulturelle Unterschiede als Herausforderung interner Unternehmenskommunikation.
Respondent: Alois Moosmüller, München
Chair: Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz

15:45 – 16:15
Coffee Break

16:15 – 17:00
Almuth Schellpeper, Dortmund: Mobile journalism in Southern Africa: A tool for media plurality and participation
Respondent: Thomas Hanitzsch, München

17:00 – 17:45
Julia Lönnendonker, Dortmund: Zweckbündnis oder Wertegemeinschaft? Konstruktionen europäischer Identität im Zeitverlauf
Respondent: Mike Schäfer, Hamburg
Chair: Hartmut Wessler

Conclusion of the PhD workshop
Afterwards Get-together for the main conference „Networks of transnational and
transcultural communication“

November 23, 2012
8:00 – 9:00

9:00 – 9:10
Welcome Address
Hartmut Wessler, Mannheim (Germany)
Julia Lönnendonker, Dortmund (Germany)

9:10 – 10:00
Opening Keynote
George A. Barnett, Davis, California (USA): A Network Model of International/Intercultural Communication
Chair: Julia Lönnendonker

10:00 – 10:30
Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:00 Panel 1
Andreas Hepp, Bremen (Germany): Networks of transcultural communication: Analysing communicative figurations in a globalised world
Manu Sharma & Sagorika Singha, Noida, Uttar Pradesh (India): Transnational cinema and India: A theoretical framework
Uwe Krüger, Leipzig (Germany): Bringing social psychology back in: Transcultural communication networks and adult cognitive development

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:00 Panel 2
Christian Schwarzenegger & Susanne Kinnebrock, Augsburg (Germany): Rooting “Network” in “Space”? Lessons learned from a study on transnational life-worlds and communication spaces in the Euroregion Meuse-Rhine
Sigrid Kannengießer, Bremen (Germany): Translocal networks of civil society organizations: APC Women as an example
Gerit Götzenbrucker, Jürgen Pfeffer, Fares Kayali, Vera Schwarz, Peter
Purgathofer & Barbara Franz, Vienna (Austria): Promoting inter-ethnic social networks: 2nd generation migrants and majority Austrian teenagers playing a positive impact game

15:00 – 15:30
Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:30
Panel 3
Monika Lengauer, Kathmandu (Nepal): Academic journalism education in selected Arab countries: Towards a homegrown Arab professionalism?
Débora Maria Moura Medeiros, Berlin (Germany): Global Echoes in Cyberspace: Comparing the coverage of the Belo Monte Dam on Global Voices Online to mainstream media

16:30 – 17:00
Coffee Break

17:00 – 17:50
Closing Keynote
Jo L. H. Bardoel, Amsterdam (The Netherlands): Network journalism: The changing role of media professionals in the age of converging communication spaces
Chair: Tobias Eberwein

17:50 – 18:00
Farewell Address
Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz, Bremen (Germany)
Tobias Eberwein, Dortmund (Germany)

18:00 – 19:00
Meeting of the Section for International and Intercultural Communication of the DGPuK and NIIK


Participation in the PhD workshop is restricted to the presenters and respondents that are listed in the program. Additional participants will only be admitted on inquiry. If you are interested, please contact the organizers via e-mail: iic2012[at]

The full conference programme can be downloaded here.

Updated by: Maier