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Mediatization of public and private spheres International comparative perspective

24.03.2021 21:36 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

June 17-18, 2021

Lublin, Poland

Deadline: May 16, 2021

Institute of Social Communication and Media Science - Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin

Institute of International Studies - University of Wroclaw

Research section: Mediatization – Polish Communication Association

Mediatization research offers some of the strongest and most influential social science perspectives on current societal transformation. It has been widely discussed and further developed in many regards. The explanatory power of mediatization lies in its capability to catch media related transformations, taking place in almost every domain of private and public life. While explaining the specificity of the mediatization (meta)processes it is claimed that media communication becomes increasingly advanced (in terms of media technology and the number of communication channels), takes place continuously (in different forms) and encompasses more and more research questions. Consequently, the goal of this discussion is to .deepen and widen our understanding of mediatization processes in different national contexts.

Suggested topics:

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Theory of mediatization – conceptualizations and operationalizations – the constructivist and systemic/institutional approaches;
  • Investigating the (meta)process of mediatization - the methodological challenges;
  • New manifestations of mediatization in different cultures, as well as in various societal, political and technological contexts;
  • Mediatization of political communication – automatization, platformization, algorithimization;
  • Mediatization of communication, and culture;
  • Mediatyzation of journalistic practices;
  • Idiosyncrasies of different domains of mediatization – education, religion, arts, music, literature, sport, consumption and other fields of private and public life;
  • The deepening of mediatization process – digitalization and datafication, supersaturation of private and public life.

The goal of this academic event is to provide a forum for discussion and cooperation among mediatization scholars, as well as to give the space to deliberate on key problems of mediatization research, including new phenomena of deep mediatization.

Confirmed keynote speakers include, among others, professor Rita Figueiras (Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Vice-chair of Mediatization Section ECREA), professor Goran Bölin (University of Södertörn, Executive Board Member of ECREA)

Form: hybrid, direct and online participation, depending on the pandemic conditions.


Selected papers will be published in international journal: Mediatization Studies (ERIH+; 20 p. MEiN):

Languages of the conference: English, Polish

Abstract submission: May 16, 2021.

Full paper submission: December 30, 2021.

Detailed information and submission form:,18647.htm



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