Doctoral Spring School 2021
2nd AMCAP Doctoral Spring School 2021
February 20-28, 2021
The 2nd AMCAP Doctoral Spring School 2021, hosted by Fatima Jinnah Women University, aimed to strengthen the structure and content of Communication and Media Studies Ph.D. research projects in Pakistan in collaboration with the Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) and the International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR).
Association of Media and Communication Academic Professionals (AMCAP) under its Doctoral Spring School program brings together prominent Foreign and Pakistani academics to provide structural and individuated support to young Pakistani and other Asian scholars in their Ph.D. projects. The AMCAP Spring School is a PhD-student centered school that gives participants unique opportunities to polish their scientific research skills in the emerging digital environment through Ph.D. feedback panels, workshops, and lectures along with panel discussions.
Venue: Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Organizers: Association of Media & Communication Academic Professionals (AMCAP)
Sponsors: University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
In the age of digital humanities and emerging ecosystems, the School provides opportunities for learning pedagogies in digital ecosystems. The AMCAP Spring School aims to provide a supportive international setting where doctoral students present their ongoing work, engage in various activities, and receive one-to-one feedback on their Ph.D. projects from foreign and Pakistani academics. It also provides an opportunity to establish valuable networking with the academia of different countries.
In its 2nd 9-day Doctoral Spring School held this year in collaboration with Punjab Higher Education Commission and International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, AMCAP provided an opportunity to Ph.D. candidates and M-Phil students to polish their research skills in the guidance of faculty coming from around the world. Nine resource persons from various countries including Canada, the United Kingdom, the USA, Sweden, Qatar, Egypt, and the Czech Republic, and seven experts from Pakistan joined the 2nd AMCAP Doctoral Spring School 2021. The school was attended by 31 participants in total and 7 of them were awarded scholarships.
The doctoral school included the following sessions:
1. One-on-one sessions
2. Workshops on Research Skills
3. Student Feedback panels
4. Keynote Lectures
5. Media Dialogues
6. Student Group Projects
7. Panel Discussion on Careers
8. Networking and publishing opportunities
It will also be an opportunity to establish valuable networking with the academia of different countries.
Participants of AMCAP Spring School can apply under the following two categories:
1. As Ph.D. scholars (Those who are currently enrolled in any University for Ph.D. Degree)
2. As Observers (Any aspiring Ph.D. scholar, Ph.D. Scholar awaiting viva, Faculty Member, and Early Career Media Professional)
Observers will benefit from keynote lectures, workshops, media dialogues, networking, and publishing opportunities except for the student feedback panels.
Message from Program leaders:
9 International and 7 National Resource Persons joined the 2nd AMCAP Doctoral Spring School.
The AMCAP Doctoral Spring School brought together faculty from renowned universities around the world. The International faculty for the spring school included nine professors from United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Czech Republic, Sweden, Egypt and Qatar. The program included sessions from seven leading national scholars as well. 10 of the resource person conducted sessions on sight while 6 of them joined virtually.