Registration is now open - 'Crowded out or limitless horizons? Minority language-media in the digital age'

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October 16, 2019 to October 17, 2019
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Communication, Journalism and Media Studies, Languages, Digital Humanities, Cultural History / Studies

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. 

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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)

 View and download the full conference programme as a pdf (143.29 KB PDF)

Scientific committee

  • 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

Organising committee

  • Miren Manias-Muñoz, University of Edinburgh / University of the Basque Country (UPVEHU). Email Miren
  • Garbiñe Iztueta Goizueta, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) / Etxepare Basque Institute. Email Garbiñe
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