International annual conference "Mediatization of public and private sphere/s. The international comparative approach"

International annual conference

Mediatization of public and private sphere/s.
The international comparative approach

Lublin, 4-5 June 2020

Institute of Social Communication and Media Science - Maria Curie-Skłodowska University
Institute of International Studies - University of Wroclaw
Research section: Mediatization – Polish Communication Association

The theory of mediatization belongs to the most influential research streams in contemporary media and communication studies. The explanatory power of mediatization lies in its ability to capture the media related transformation which takes place in almost every domain of private and public life. Thus, within the last 20 years, the mediatization research gained the status of the one of the most ambitious and dynamic fields of social sciences. While explaining the specificity of 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:

  1. Theory of mediatization – conceptualizations and operationalizations – the constructivist and systemic/institutional approaches;
  2. Investigating the (meta)process of mediatization - the methodological challenges;
  3. New manifestations of mediatization in different cultures, as well as in various societal, political and technological contexts;
  4. Mediatization of political communication – automatization, platformization, algorithimization;
  5. Mediatization of communication, and culture;
  6. Mediatyzation o journalistic practices;
  7. Idiosyncrasies of different domains of mediatization – education, religion, arts, music, literature, sport, consumption and other fields of private and public life;
  8. 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.



  • until March the 31st 2020 - abstracts submission
  • until April the 30th 2020 - notification of acceptance

Participation fee:

  • 400 PLN/100 euro
  • until May the 15th 2020 on a bank account number:
    PKO Bank Polski SA, Oddział 34 we Wrocławiu
    74 1440 1156 0000 0000 0673 0094
    Code S.W.I.F.T. (BIC): NDEAPLP2
    IBAN PL 74 1440 1156 0000 0000 0673 0094
  • bank transfer title: Mediatization 2020 - name and surname

Organizational information:

  • Languages of the conference: English and Polish
  • Selected papers will be published in the edited book or in the journal “Mediatization Studies”.

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    Date of addition
    31 January 2020

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