Towards development of mediatization research VII: Mediatization of Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation

Institute of Social Communication and Media Studies

Department of Mediatization of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin


Wroclaw Academic Centre

in partnership with Academia Europaea Wroclaw Knowledge Hub

Towards development of mediatization research VII

Mediatization of Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation

Continuing our research meetings focused on specific issues of mediatization research chaired by eminent experts (Göran Bolin (2017), Johan Fornäs (2018), Andreas Hepp (2019), Mark Deuze (2020) André Jansson (2021), Andrew Hoskins (2022)), this year the workshop will take place online on the 27 November 2023 and it will be led by Professor Kirsten Frandsen, Aarhus University.

The title of this year's edition is: Mediatization of Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation

We invite all mediatization researchers who wish to discuss their own research projects in a narrow and closed group of media scholars under the guidance of an expert. 

This year we would like to dedicate the workshop to such topics of contributions as:

  • Mediatization of professional sport
  • Mediatization of amateur / para-professional sport activity
  • Mediatization and life-style sports
  • Mediatization of sports journalism
  • Mediatization and disability sports
  • Everyday physical activity of regular digital media users
  • The role of media in recreation and active leisure
  • Gender, sport and mediatization
  • Mediatization and processes of datafication in sports
  • Mediatization and sports betting
  • Mediatization and e-sport
  • Institutional, constructivist and technological approaches in mediatization of sport
  • Contemporary challenges in research on sport-media nexus (methodologically, theoretically, collaboratively)

The idea and format of the meeting is based on a closed specialization workshop in a formula proven in the previous editions, i.e.:

  • participants work on different types of materials (articles, works in progress, proposals, theses, reports, drafts etc.) under the guidance of the expert;
  • meeting is preceded by substantive preparation by the expert and all participants on the basis of materials circulated among all participants in advance;
  • during the meeting all participants focus on group discussion and expert feedback (presentations and speeches are limited to a minimum);
  • seminar is preceded by an introductory lecture by the leader.

*There is no conference fee.


  • [14.10.2023] - submissions of proposals
  • Please use the form available below (second page of this call); other submission will not be accepted
  • [15.10.2023] - notification of acceptance of proposals
  • [12.11.2023] - submission of materials for discussion by all accepted participants (only pdf format is accepted)
  • [13.11-26.11.2023] - preparation for the workshop by the leader and all participants
  • [27.11.2023] - closed online workshop

Any substantive questions about the workshop can be answered by Katarzyna Kopecka-Piech, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, via email: