Call for Papers

Ever-increasing convergence of satellite, Internet, digital and wireless technology means that transnational broadcasting is not a limited field of study but the wave of the future. Over the past six years, the Adham Center's biannual e-journal Transnational Broadcasting Studies (TBS) has established itself as a vital niche publication in the field of Arab satellite broadcasting. Many scholars and professionals consider the journal indispensable as both a resource and a forum for discussion about satellite broadcasting in the Arab and Islamic worlds. Now the Adham Center at the American University in Cairo is co-publishing a peer-reviewed, hard-copy edition of TBS with the Middle East Centre at St. Antony's College, University of Oxford.

In addition to carrying TBS's usual online coverage of regional media developments, interviews, conference reports, and reviews, the hard copy edition will feature a new section devoted to academic papers. These will be peer-reviewed by a new editorial board of respected international scholars, chaired by Dr. Walter Armbrust, Hourani Fellow of Modern Middle Eastern Studies at St. Antony's College, and director of the Middle East Centre.

TBS already is essential reading for academics, professionals, researchers, and students studying the cultural, social, political, and economic impact of these technologies in the Arab and Muslim worlds. The new print edition with its peer-reviewed academic section will build on this reputation while augmenting the journal's depth and broadening its scope. To this end, the editors welcome contributions from Middle East scholars who look at mass media in general and Arab satellite broadcasting in particular from the perspective of established academic disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, history, political science, and language studies.

Contributions are invited for the hard-copy and online editions of Transnational Broadcasting Studies. Academic papers submitted for peer review must be products of formal research or scholarship in the field of transnational broadcasting in the Arab and Islamic worlds.

Studies to be considered for inclusion in this section may be no longer than 8,000 words, including footnotes, and must conform to The Chicago Manual of Style. Submissions should be sent, along with an abstract of no longer than half a page, to Lindsay Wise, managing editor of TBS at tbs@aucegypt.edu or at TBS c/o Adham Center for Television Journalism (114), The American University in Cairo, 113 Sharia Kasr El Aini, Cairo 11511 Egypt.

Please note that if you wish your paper to be included in Fall/Winter issue of TBS 15, your submission must be recieved by TBS no later than 15 October 2005. Papers received after that date will be considered on a rolling basis for future issues.

Themes to be covered include:

Regional satellite landscape
Audiences
Glocalization
Public sphere and civil society
Satellite broadcasting and international conflict
Public diplomacy and propaganda
Economic and cultural impacts
Religion, gender, class, and ethnicity
Cultural hegemonies, hybridization, and resistance
Imported media and cultural identities
Diasporas
Representation and aesthetics
History of transnational media in the region

Publishers

Adham Center for Electronic Journalism, The American University in Cairo, Egypt

Middle East Centre, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, UK

Senior Editors

Hussein Amin, American University in Cairo, Egypt

Walter Armbrust, University of Oxford, UK

Lawrence Pintak , American University in Cairo, Egypt

Managing Editor

Lindsay Wise, American University in Cairo, Egypt

Reviews Editor

Ralph Berenger, American University in Cairo, Egypt

EDITORIAL BOARD

Chair

Walter Armbrust, University of Oxford, UK

Members

Jon Alterman, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.

Hussein Amin, American University in Cairo, Egypt

Jon Anderson, Catholic University, Washington, D.C.

Douglas A. Boyd, University of Kentucky, United States

Kai Hafez, University of Erfurt, Germany

Michael Hudson, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Saad Eddin Ibrahim, American University in Cairo, Egypt

William A. Rugh, Georgetown University, United States

Tarik Sabry, University of Westminster, United Kingdom

Naomi Sakr, University of Westminster, United Kingdom


Copyright 2005 Transnational Broadcasting Studies
TBS is published by the
Adham Center for Television Journalism, the American University in Cairo and the Middle East Centre, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, UK
E-mail: TBS@aucegypt.edu