Topics might include:

  • Defining and theorising ʻmediatized worldsʼ,
  •  Approaching media change in the context of social and cultural change,
  • Empirical studies on mediatization in relation to different social and cultural fields
  • Methods and approaches of mediatization research,
  • Exploring processes of mediatisation in a historical perspective
  • Studies concerning the relation between technical developments and social and cultural changes
  • Studies on the relation between mediatization and other long term meta-processes like globalization, individualization, commercialization

 

Invited keynote speakers:

  • Nick Couldry, Goldsmiths College University of London, UK
  • Stig Hjarvard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Hubert Knoblauch, TU Berlin, Germany
  • Lynn Spigel, Northwestern University, USA
  • John B. Thompson, University of Cambridge, UK


The conference is the international start conference of the six-year DFG priority research program “Mediatized Worlds: Communication in the media and social change”. For further information on this program and the conference please visit the programʼs homepage
http://www.mediatizedworlds.net.
We encourage contributions on mediatization from different academic perspectives.

Please send your abstracts (not more than 400 words) by Saturday 15th January 2010 to:
Prof. Dr. Friedrich Krotz
University of Bremen
IMKI, Institute for Media, Communication & Information
Enrique-Schmidt-Strasse 7
D-28359 Bremen, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)421 218-67625
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