From COVID-19 to armed conflicts: radio faced with a multiplicity of crisesrises. Call for paper
on the April 25, 2024
14 and 15 November 2024
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Conference organised by IDETCOM in partnership with the Groupe de Recherche et d'Etudes de la Radio (GRER). This multidisciplinary conference will address armed conflicts as well as a range of health, environmental, social and political crises.


Crisis is the consequence of a disruption, the origin of which is external or internal; it is marked by disorder, instability and uncertainty and blocking and unblocking phases (Morin, 1976). In the field of politics, it is a “sudden rupture or an aggravation of a pre-existing political and security situation” (Mongin, 2014). Whether they are of a health, environmental, natural, social, economic, political and/or military nature, crises challenge journalistic practices, the positioning of media organisations, editorial productions and interactions between other key players. This symposium proposes to address these various situations through the lens of radio media, live media, attachment (Glevarec, 2017), as a source of daily support, and media in times of crisis. During this symposium, several questions will be posed: how do radio stations approach and deal with these contexts ? How does the media itself shift, act and interact during times of crisis ? In addition, this symposium will address these issues from the perspective of radio studies and compare their specific features and similarities to other forms of media. The approaches will be historic and contemporary, interdisciplinary in the human and social sciences and developed at the local, regional, national and international level.


  1. National and international armed conflicts: radiophonic approaches
  2. From health and environmental crises to social and political crises
  3. Crisis management by radio operators governed by regulatory bodies


Proposals must be submitted in French, English or Spanish no later than 25 April 2024. Proposals must include a heading (and subheading), a summary, between five and seven key words and the relevant theme or themes for the call. They must develop the issue, hypotheses and include bibliographic references without exceeding 5,000 characters. Personal information (first and last name, associated institution, status, postal and email addresses, phone number) must be provided on the first page.
Proposals must be sent to the following two email addresses: /

Authors of the proposals will receive acknowledgement of receipt. The organising and scientific committees for the symposium will assess the projects.

During the symposium, the papers may be presented in French, English or Spanish. If the papers are presented in English or Spanish, they must include a visual presentation in French (PowerPoint or similar), outlining the key points.

Responses (acceptance, rejection, requests for changes) will be sent to the authors starting on 15 June 2024. At the end of the symposium, the final papers which are received and presented will be selected for publication. The journal’s review board will perform another selection based on a double-blind process according to the common rules for scientific journals.

Comité scientifique : consult the call for papers

Steering Committee

Direction du colloque :
Etienne Damome (Université Bordeaux-Montaigne, MICA-GRER), Sylvie Laval (Université Toulouse Capitole, IDETCOM).

Avec la participation de Christophe Alcantara (Université Toulouse Capitole, IDETCOM), Martine Regourd (Université Toulouse Capitole, IDETCOM), Séverine Equoy Hutin, (Université de Franche-Comté, GRER), Anne-Caroline Fiévet, (CNRS, GRER), Rachel Delpierre (Université Toulouse Capitole, IDETCOM), Nicolas Peyre (Université Toulouse Capitole, IDETCOM), Judicael Prigent (Université Sorbonne-nouvelle, GRER), Claire Rossi (Université Toulouse Capitole, IDETCOM)

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