Summer School Books

The Summer School Books are published in the Research and Teaching Communication Series. Each year, the Summer School book includes the proceedings of the presentations by lecturers and selected students. The books are available in printed as well as digital form (open access). The book contains summaries of all student papers/PhD projects. Six of the best student papers are published along with contributions by the lecturing researchers.

Previous Summer School books can be downloaded free of charge by clicking on the links below:

- (2016) Present Scenarios of Media Production and Engagement
- (2015) Politics, Civil Society and Participation
- (2014) Journalism, Representation and the Public Sphere
- (2013) Media Practice and Everyday Agency in Europe
- (2012) Past, future and change: Contemporary analysis of evolving media scapes
- (2011) Critical Perspectives on the European Mediasphere
- (2010) Media and Communication Studies Interventions and Intersections
- (2009) Communicative approaches to politics and ethics in Europe
- (2008) Democracy, Journalism and Technology: New Developments in an Enlarged Europe
- (2007) Media technologies and democracy in an enlarged Europe
- (2006) Researching media, democracy and participation

We have created a separate website for the Researching and Teaching Communication Series where you also can download all books and individual chapters:

Call for Chapters to SuSo Alumni

Call to SuSo Alumni for Book Chapters
for the European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School Book 2017

Since the early 1990s, the Doctoral Summer School ( has brought together a group of highly qualified doctoral students as well as senior researchers and professors from a diversity of European countries and beyond. Over the course of nearly two and a half decades, more than 500 doctoral students received valuable feedback on their doctoral research projects by experienced lecturers. Since 2006, the Doctoral Summer School consortium has also been producing a yearly peer-reviewed edited volume, as part of the Researching and Teaching Communication book series, ISSN 1736-3918 (print) & ISSN 1736-4752 (online) - see

In 2018, the thirteenth book will be published, comprising up-to-date chapters by the Doctoral Summer School lecturers and doctoral students of the year 2017. It will be edited by Laura Peja, Simone Tosoni, Maria Francesca Murru, Nico Carpentier, Fausto Colombo, Richard Kilborn, Leif Kramp, Risto Kunelius, Hannu Nieminen, Tobias Olsson, Ilija Tomanic Trivundza and Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt.

As our calls for Alumni chapters were very successful in recent years, it is our pleasure to announce that we will again include three chapters of former Doctoral Summer School participants in this edited book. Doctoral Summer School Alumni of all previous ECREA Summer Schools are now invited to submit abstracts for proposed chapters, to be reviewed and considered for publication in the 2017 SuSo book.

Invited are chapter proposals by scholars who have participated as PhD student in one of the annual European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer Schools at the University Stendahl, Grenoble (1992-96), Complutense University of Madrid (1997), University of Lund (1998), Westminster University (1999-2003), University of Tampere in cooperation with University of Helsinki (2004), University of Tartu (2005-2009), University of Ljubljana (2010-2012), University of Bremen (2013-2015) or at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan (2016).

We are accepting submissions of abstracts for chapters to be included in the volume until October 10, 2017. Your *extended abstract* should provide a clear outline of the chapter and not exceed 1,000 words. The submission also has to include:

           • your current affiliation, address and contact information
           • the year and location of the Doctoral Summer School you attended
           • the title of your doctoral research project that was discussed at that summer school.

Please send your abstract to Dr. Leif Kramp,

The extended abstracts will be reviewed, and three of them will be selected. Chapter are up to 4,000 words (including references). Collaborative work is encouraged.

Abstract submissions before October 15, 2017
Notification of acceptance and feedback from the editors before October 22, 2017
Submission of first full draft of the chapters before December 15, 2017
Feedback on the draft chapters before December 20, 2017
Submission of revised chapters before January 20, 2018