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Towards the Development of the Mediatization Research II

Towards the Development of the Mediatization Research II. A workshop with Professor Johan Fornäs

Location: Wrocław, Poland

Date: December 13, 2018


Seminar Organisers:

The Institute of Journalism and Social Communication, University of Wrocław and the Academia Europaea Wrocław Knowledge Hub

Forum of Young Media and Communication Scholars of the Polish Communication Association

Idea of the seminar:
– closed specialised workshop lead by an expert devoted to discussions on the planned, ongoing, and completed research into cultural dimensions of mediatization


  • mediatization theory: development and critics
  • theoretical challenges: conceptualizations of mediatization
  • cultural aspects of mediatization processes
  • mediatization of culture: arts, popular culture and everyday life
  • methodological and empirical aspects of studies on cultural dimensions of mediatization

Materials presented:

  • work in progress
  • extended abstracts
  • final papers
  • research proposals

Proposed reading:

  • Fornäs, Johan (2017): Defending culture: Conceptual foundations and contemporary debate, Basingstoke/New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 71-84.
  • Ekström, Anders, Johan Fornäs, André Jansson & Anne Jerslev (2016): “Three tasks for mediatization research: Contributions to an open agenda”, Media, Culture & Society, 38:7, 1090-1108.
  • Fornäs, Johan (2016): “The mediatisation of third-time tools: Culturalising and historicising temporality”, International Journal of Communication, 10, 5213–5232 (
  • Fornäs, Johan (2014): “Culturalizing mediatization”, Andreas Hepp & Friedrich Krotz (eds): Mediatized worlds: Culture and society in a media age, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 38-53.
  • Fornäs, Johan (2014): Chapter 21 “Mediatization of popular culture”, Knut Lundby (ed.): Mediatization of communication (Handbooks of Communication Science 21), Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter Mounton, 483-504.
  • Fornäs, Johan (1995): Cultural theory and late modernity, London: Sage, 1-17, 80-94, 210-221.

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