This international conference is co-organised by the Basque Institute Etxepare and the University of Edinburgh.
Its aims are to exchange knowledge and promote collaboration between academics and professionals working on minority-language media.
The conference will be in English.
About the conference
In the early 1980s, the establishment of Catalan, Basque and Welsh TV channels motivated several European scholars to investigate key concepts concerning minority language media and undertake important case studies. In 1992, the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages emphasised that public authorities have important responsibilities in this field.
In the last two decades, the introduction of digitalisation and the Internet have developed a global world where the impacts, challenges and opportunities for minority language media have become increasingly complex. Despite these transformations, there has been little focused discussion and debate on the relationship between the digital and minority-language media.
Registration and fees
Registration is now open for both presenters and non-presenters.
Participant fees are as follows:
- Employed full-time: £70
- Retired, unemployed, and student: £45
Fees include a light lunch and coffee on both days.
Participants are also welcome to register for an informal dinner on the evening of Thursday 16th October 2019. This is an optional event with an extra cost of £25.
Programme and speakers
As well as panel sessions (comprising up to three 20-minute papers, with questions), the conference will feature a number of plenary speakers. The following are confirmed as speaking:
- Rob Dunbar, University of Edinburgh
- Josu Amezaga, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
- Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones, Mercator Media
- Alan Esslemont, TG4 Irish TV General Director
- Itziar Azpeitia Iruretagoiena, Head of Special Projects - Basque Public TV (ETB)
- Miren Manias-Muñoz, University of Edinburgh / University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
- Aitor Zuberogoitia, University of Mondragon
- Estibaliz Amorrortu, University of Deusto
- Helen Kelly-Holmes, University of Limerick
- Tom Moring, University of Helsinki
- Tarlach McGonagle, University of Amsterdam