“The Philosophy of Communication Section of ECREA (European Communication
Research and Education Association, www.ecrea.eu) was established in the
fall of 2006. We aim to provide a European platform for a wide range of
research interests at the intersection of philosophy, communication studies
and communication theory. The founders and current board members, Prof. Dr.
Colin Grant (Surrey), Vice-Chair Dr. Tino Meitz (Essen/London) and Vice-
Chair Dr. Johan Siebers (London/Lancashire) invite all members and
prospective members to a one-day inaugural meeting, to be held on 2 March
2007, at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom.
We are currently organising a conference on “Landmarks – At the Crossroads;
Contemporary Communication Theory and Philosophy”, to be held in November
at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. The conference will be on the
agenda as well.
The meeting will take place in the morning, and will be followed by an
informal afternoon symposium on Paradigms in the Philosophy of
Communication. The symposium consists of a number of short presentations
and a plenary panel discussion. The aim of the symposium is to provide an
overview of current fundamental approaches and themes in the philosophy of
communication, and to discuss desired future developments. Those interested
in submitting an abstract for a presentation (15 mins. max) are encouraged
to do so by 9 February, to email@example.com.”