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Radio in Mobility

Radio en Mobilité

Programs - practices - techniques – perspectives

Programmes, pratiques, techniques, perspectives

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Published on Monday, May 13, 2019


Dans le cadre de ce colloque international, organisé par le GRER et l'équipe PRIM (EA 7503), nous nous penchons sur une dimension profondément contemporaine et en même temps intemporelle : celle de mobilité. Intemporelle car la radio, tour à tour clandestine, pirate, périphérique, transnationale, transportable, adaptable, routière, a toujours rimé avec mobilité. Contemporaine car liée à de nouvelles technologies mobiles bouleversant les cadres de production, de diffusion et les pratiques, tout particulièrement dans le domaine de l’information. Ce colloque autour de la notion de « mobilité » vise à rassembler des chercheurs travaillant sur la radio (ou tout autre média dans une perspective comparative avec la radio).



As a follow-up to current research on the digitization of radio, this symposium on the notion of "mobility" aims to bring together researchers working on radio or any other media (in a comparative perspective with radio). Their communications may be part of one or more of the 4 thematic axes of mobile radio:

New uses in mobility

Each work on new ways of using radio in mobility, or podcasting, is welcome. We may also be interested in what radio applications on smartphones provide in terms of services, interactions and enriched experiences for the listener. Finally, there is the question of measuring mobile audiences, new tools and methods to better understand them.

Mobile journalism: new practices and information figures in mobility

Analyses may focus on how this new form of journalism, MoJo or mobile journalism, affects traditional practices and even the identity of a profession, and redefines a new relationship with audiences. We will be able to question how this informational mobility modifies our relationship to space, and leads to the emergence of new audiences, or even new intermediate figures of information, in whose characteristics we can be interested.

Radio and physical mobility: traffic, accessibility, acceleration

Proposals can be made related to two specific concepts referring to various functions and services provided by radio: those of scalability (the ability to overcome traffic difficulties, the ability to move) and accessibility (the ability to reach the desired point). The very issue of accessibility can be extended to problems of physical mobility or the cohabitation of various types of audiences in urban areas. Speed and acceleration, which symbolize both the vast field of transport and information, whose means and channels of dissemination are constantly increasing and gaining in immediacy, are concepts that should also be explored.

When radio moves the lines: clandestinity, commitments and mobilizations

Mobility also rhymes with migratory flows, immigration, diasporas, population displacement. In this context, we could focus on radio stations whose main mission is to maintain a link with the country of origin, to maintain a social link between separate populations in particular circumstances, allowing a motionless journey. Radio also allows the expression of differences, dissonances, sometimes going through clandestinity, the outsourcing of studios. It carries, accompanies mobilizations, protest movements, demonstrations when it is not a central element of a mobilization. Historical approaches may also be favored with regard to mobile radios or radios from elsewhere that have enabled a resistance movement, an opposition, an expatriate government, to make itself heard, to organize itself, or even to contribute to reversing the course of a story.


  • Proposal deadline : May 24, 2019 ;

  • Notification of acceptance: June 20, 2019 ;
  • Full paper submissions deadline: October 25, 2019.

Submission procedures and publications

The communication proposal will include a title (and subtitle), an abstract, 5 to 7 keywords and the mention of its inclusion in one or more of the call's themes. It will develop, on 6000 to 8000 characters including spaces, the theoretical framework, its problematic and hypotheses, the methodological approach and bibliographical indications. We will accept proposals in French, English or Spanish. The title, subtitle and abstract will be translated into French if they are not initially formulated in that language.

These proposals will be sent in Word format (.doc) by e-mail, with the subject line "RIM 2019 Symposium - Communication Proposal". Proposals will be anonymized (the author's metadata will be deleted) and will not include a reference to the author's work (except in the form "Author (year), Title"). Only the first page will contain the title, name and institutional affiliation of the author.

Proposals will be sent to the following address no later than May 24, 2019: colloque.rem@gmail.com

After selection, the participants' texts will first be published in full online. Contributions must be a maximum of 30,000 characters, including spaces and bibliography. Subsequently at least one selection of texts (40,000 to 50,000 signs) will also be published, after a new double-blind scientific expertise, in issue 7 of the electronic journal of Grer: RadioMorphoses, [http://www.radiomorphoses.fr/], in late spring 2020.

Organizing Committee

Scientific coordination

Pascal RICAUD, PRIM/GRER, University of Tours

Organising Committee

  • Cidicley DOS SANTOS, PRIM, University of Tours
  • Anne-Caroline FIEVET, GRER, EHESS, Paris
  • Gustavo GOMEZ MEJIA, PRIM, University of Tours
  • Kelber GONÇALVES PEREIRA, PRIM, University of Tours
  • Rosemary ISKANDAR, PRIM, University of Tours
  • Sébastien POULAIN, GRER, MICA, University of Bordeaux Montaigne
  • Nozha SMATI, GRER, GERiiCO, University of Lille
  • Samuel TIETSE, PRIM, University of Tours

Scientific Committee

  • ANTOINE Frédéric, Professeur, Université Catholique de Louvain, COMU, Belgique
  • ASOGBA Henri, Maître de conférences, Université Laval, Canada
  • BALSEBRE Armand, Professeur, Université Autonome de Barcelone, Espagne
  • BÉLANGER Pierre C., Professeur, Université d’Ottawa, Canada
  • CHEVAL Jean-Jacques, Professeur, Université Montaigne Bordeaux
  • DE IULIO Simona, Professeure, Laboratoire GERiiCO, Université de Lille
  • DELEU Christophe, Professeur, SAGE, Université de Strasbourg, CUEJ 
  • DOUYERE David, Professeur, PRIM, Université de Tours
  • EQUOY HUTIN Séverine, Maître de conférences, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon
  • FAURÉ Laurent, Maître de conférences, Université Montpellier 3
  • FRERE Marie-Soleil, Chercheure, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • GAZI Angeliki, Prof. assistante, Université Panteïnon d’Athènes, Grèce ; Université de Limassol, Chypre.
  • GEORGE Éric, Professeur, CRICIS, UQAM, Canada
  • GLEVAREC Hervé, Directeur de recherche au CNRS, LCP – Paris
  • GUGLIELMONE Isabel, Maître de conférences, COSTECH,  Université de Technologie de Compiègne
  • GUMUCIO Alfonso, Chercheur, consultant, Université Mayor de San Andreas, La Paz, Bolivie HIZAOUI Abdelkarim, Professeur, Institut de presse et des Sciences de l’information de Tunis, Tunisie
  • KIYINDOU Alain, Professeur, MICA, Université Bordeaux Montaigne
  • MONCLUS Bélen, Professeure, Université Autonome de Barcelone, Espagne
  • NICEY Jérémie, Maître de conférences, PRIM, Université de Tours, EPJT
  • OLIVEIRA Madalena, Professeure, Université de Braga, Portugal
  • OLLIVIER Bruno, Professeur émérite, Université des Antilles
  • PAREDES QUINTANA Ricardo, Professeur, Universidad Central de Chile, Chili
  • PEDROIA Albino, consultant international, enseignant à l’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris
  • PEÑAFIEL Carmen, Professeure titulaire, Université de Bilbao, Espagne
  • PIGNARD-CHEYNEL Nathalie, Professeure Assistante, Université de Neufchâtel, AJM, Suisse
  • RODERO Emma, Professeure, Université Pompeu Fabra, Barcelone, Espagne
  • SÉNÉCAL Michel, Professeur, CRICIS, Université TÉLUQ, Canada
  • SOURISCE Nicolas, Maître de conférences, PRIM, Université de Tours, EPJT
  • VAILLANT Derek, Professeur, Université de Ann Arbour, Michigan, USA


  • Friday, May 24, 2019


  • Radio, Journalisme, Usages, Numérique, Circulation, Mobilisations, Mobilité


  • Pascal Ricaud
    courriel : editeurs [dot] cahiers [at] pressetech [dot] org

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  • Pascal Ricaud
    courriel : editeurs [dot] cahiers [at] pressetech [dot] org


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« Radio in Mobility », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, May 13, 2019, https://calenda.org/623210

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