Milan International Summer School
The Milan School was founded in 2007 by Prof. Gianpietro Mazzoleni, together with a group of scholars of the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan, engaged in comparative research in the fields of political science, political sociology and political communication, who held close links with the scientific communities around the world. The aim was to offer to young scholars the opportunity to interact with internationally renowned specialists in the areas of political communication and electoral behavior.
The School met immediate success, attracting bright students from many countries in Europe and from overseas. It was replicated in 2010 and every other year since. From 2014, the School has been co-sponsored and co-organized by the Political Communication Division of the International Communication Association. Roughly 150 participants from the previous editions have built an informal network of ‘alumni’ that has proved a valuable resource for their scientific careers.
The School addresses the main theoretical and empirical questions at the intersection of political communication, political science, and political sociology, with a special focus on the relationship between political communication, media, political participation and democracy.
The Faculty of the 2018 edition includes internationally renowned academics like Patricia Moy, Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck, Peter Van Aelst, Cristian Vaccari, Pablo Barberà, Frank Esser, Hanspeter Kriesi, Luigi Curini, Andrea Ceron, Kate Kenski.
Participants come from around the world; countries represented at previous Summer Schools include USA, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, UK, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Russia, Poland, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Turkey, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa among others.
Building on its successful experience, this year’s Summer School presents an opportunity for 30 PhD candidates and early career academics in Communication, Sociology, Psychology and Political Science to attend an intensive, 6 day-long Program that consists of lectures, paper presentations and discussions. Workshops on Big Data research methods an on Writing for Scholarly Journals are scheduled during the week.
The Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan (Italy) and the Political Communication Division of the International Communication Association (ICA) are co-organizing the 6th edition of the International Summer School in Political Communication and Electoral Behaviour, to be held 9-14 July 2018 in Milan.
The “Milan Summer School” addresses theoretical and empirical questions in political communication, with a special focus on the relationship between political communication, media coverage, and political participation and democracy. This year’s themes will include classic subjects such as public opinion and effects of election campaigns, but also some current ‘hot topics’ such as social media and populism.
The Faculty gathers internationally renowned academics. Confirmed speakers include Patricia Moy (University of Washington and President-elect of the ICA), Peter Van Aelst (University of Antwerp and Chair of the Pol Comm Division), Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck (Universität Mannheim),Frank Esser (University of Zurich), Cristian Vaccari (University of Loughborough), Hanspeter Kriesi (European University Institute), Lilach Nir(Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Pablo Barberá (University of Southern California), Luigi Curini and Andrea Ceron (University of Milan), Kate Kenski (University of Arizona).
Participants of the previous editions came from around the world: USA, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, UK, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Russia, Poland, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Turkey, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, among others.
Building on the experience of the last 10 years, the 2018 Summer School offers another unique opportunity for 30 PhD candidates and early career academics in Communication, Sociology, Psychology and Political Science to attend an intensive, 6-day-long program that consists of lectures, master classes, paper presentations and discussions. Workshops on big data research methods and on writing for scholarly journals will be offered during the week.
Participants will be selected on a competitive basis. Candidates interested in applying to the Milan Summer School should submit a 3-page research proposal or an extended abstract of a research paper on issues broadly related to political communication subfields. Submissions should include the name, email address, institutional affiliation, a brief bio (max. 200 words) mentioning main research interests and ongoing projects, and a recommendation letter. An international selection committee will review the applications.
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