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Film, Media and Visual Studies Section Meeting in Wrocław

Date:  12 December 2018, 2.00 pm – 6.30 pm

Venue: Wroclaw, Poland

AE High-level conference accompanying the Film, Media and Visual Studies Section Meeting in Wrocław

Media culture as public good and a lever of sustainability

Organizers: Film, Media and Visual Studies Section, Academia Europaea, Academia Europaea Wroclaw Knowledge Hub, Institute of Journalism and Social Communication, University of Wroclaw.


Conference rationale:

At a time when fake news, data fraud and trolls take up public attention, it is important to hold on to

media and communication scholarship for provision of a balanced, and well-documented, understanding of media practices. It is well-known that complex constellations of media practices act as catalysts of coherence, coordination and interaction both for individuals, groups and larger societal networks. But how do these mediated practices foster cultures of communication that serve as enablers of sustainability? How does mediated sustainability play out at individual, group and wider networked levels? Which are the constraints of current media cultures for the development of sustainability? Can we draw on particular European traditions when developing media as practices of public good? This high-level conference will address these questions and illuminate their answers by insights drawn from cutting-edge research.


Keynote speakers:

Prof. Göran Bolin, Södertörn University, Sweden
Prof. Johan Fornäs, Södertörn University, Sweden
Prof. Graham Murdoch,  Loughborough University, UK
Prof. Stig Hjarvard, (to be confirmed)

Brief presentations:

Prof. Fausto Colombo, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, IT
Prof. Kirsten Drotner, University of Southern Denmark, DK
Prof. Daniël Biltereyst, Ghent University, BE

Keynote speakers from Poland: 

Prof. Beata Katarzyna Ociepka, University of Wroclaw
Prof. Iwona Hofman, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, president of the Polish Communication Association
Prof. Mirosław Filiciak, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw

Call for presentations
Academia Europaea Wrocław Knowledge Hub will cover travel (up to certain maximum) and accommodation expenses for additional 5 speakers from the Academia Europaea (not necessarily Film, Media and Visual Studies Section) at this event. If you are interested in taking part in this conference, please send your proposal to by 20th August 2018.