15th International Graduate Conference

du 1 juillet 2019 au 3 juillet 2019


The University Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 is honored to be the host of the 15th International Graduate Conference (IGC) July, Monday 1rst, Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd, 2019.

Founded 14 years ago, IGC conference is an opportunity for PhD Students to discuss their methodologies as well as their results with professors and students from the partner universities. It has keynote speeches from professors, as well as presentations by Ph.D. students. Topics cover a variety of research fields in media, journalism, communication and cultural studies, including media representations and uses, international communication, big data and visualization of communication.

The IGC is cyclically hosted at each of the five partner universities: Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Communication University of China (China), Macquarie University (Australia), Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 (France) and Tsinghua University (China). The former conference was held at the Communication University of China in 2018, where diverse and fruitful exchanges were encouraged

About us

The conference is organised by IRMECCEN and the Institut de la Communication et des Médias (UFR Arts et Médias).

The conference organizer : Prof. Eric Maigret

Coordinators :  Dimitra Larochelle, larochelle.laurence [at] gmail [dot] com ; Charlene Benard  charlene.benard [at] sorbonne-nouvelle [dot] fr

Conference venues

1 – 2 July: the conference will take place at the “Maison de la Recherche” building situated at 4, Rue des Irlandais in room “Salle Athéna” on the ground floor.

3 July: on Wednesday 3rd, the conference will take place at the main building of the Sorbonne Nouvelle University situated at 13 rue Santeuil in room “Las Vergnas” on the 3rd floor 

Theme of the Conference

"Methods for linking Communication, Culture, Media and Society"

The 2019 conference will investigate the approaches, methodologies, objects, processes and phenomena that touch on or concern the relationship between communication, culture, media and society. What is the significance of communication and media for culture and society and everyday life, from both historical and contemporary perspectives? What are the new social and cultural trends which modify traditional mass media as well as digital media? By social and cultural trends we should understand the structures as well as the operations, relations, processes and practices that make up societies.

Without attempting to create an exhaustive list, it is possible to imagine reflections on the very existence of media, its interrelations, its relations with public spheres and forms of expression, the effects of its material presence, the transformations that govern and shape it.

The focus of this conference should not prevent contributions that do not strictly fit its theme, since a doctoral conference is above all an occasion for students to share their research projects, methodological and theoretical pursuits, and to discuss their own particular approach.

The 15th IGC invites PhD students and young scholars from all the five IGC partner universities and from different interests and backgrounds to report their research projects and share academic experiences in an interdisciplinary academic milieu. They should submit abstracts to the committee chairs from each university.


To be announced…

Type :
Colloque / Journée d'étude

mise à jour le 11 juin 2019

Practical informations - Informations pratique

Regional line RER B

Prefer to take RER B to join your hotel, from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Luxembourg station (Hotel place). Shuttles leave every 15 minutes and takes approximately 50 minutes to Luxembourg station. A one-way ticket costs approximately 10 EUROS.

Airport taxi

A taxi from Charles de Gaulle Airport to the city south centre costs approximately 55 Euros. Ask for a fixed price.


Banks are open between 9 A.M. and 4 P.M. on weekdays. But many ATM accept major credit card.


The month of July in Paris is pleasant with average high temperatures of 29 °C (84 °F) and average lows of 22 °C (71 °F).


The official currency is EURO (€). Current exchange rates in June, 2010. La monnaie officielle est l'Euro. 


The Organizing Committee accept no liability for injuries/losses of whatever nature incurred by participants and/or accompanying persons, nor loss of, or damage to, their luggage and/or personal belongings…


Hôtel du Brésil - 10, Rue le Goff, 75005 Paris


The official languages of the conference are English and French.

On-site registration

On-site registration will start on the morning of 1rst July, 2019. The registration desk and conference secretariat will be located at the conference venue and the secretariat will be open during conference hours. 

Programme changes

Last-minute changes in the programme due to external or unforeseen circumstances may occur. These changes will be announced on-site at the registration desk, and, if possible, on the conference website. 

Public transportation

Paris has an extensive public transportation system operated by subway, trams, buses and regional lines (A, B, C, D and E lines). For more details on how to get about in the city, visit