The international conference CTDS, Communication, Technologies and Deaf Studies – Shifting paradigms and new challenges will be held at Jönköping University, Sweden, 2017.

This conference is being organized by the research network CCD, Communication, Culture & Diversity situated currently at both School Education and Communication, Jönköping University and at School Humanities, Education and Social Sciences External link, opens in new window. at Örebro University, External link, opens in new window. Sweden. The CTDS international conference aims at bringing together international and Nordic scholars whose work is relevant in and for intersections between the domains of (i) Communication Studies, ii) Technological change and innovations and (iii) Deaf Studies. These intersections are particularly relevant against the backdrop of technological advancements, including a renewed focus upon equity and ethical dimensions related to identity-positions and access to different forms of communication in the 21st century. By bringing together scholars from different research domains, and whose work has significance for issues related to communication, technologies and identity, the international conference CTDS aims to go beyond the great divide in research that focuses separate areas of language, modality and human identity in an attempt to contribute to an intersectionally framed new position in the 21st century where diversity, inclusion and broad research participation in Communication Studies and Deaf Studies is enabled.