Topics might include:

  • Defining and theorising ʻmediatized worldsʼ,
  •  Approaching media change in the context of social and cultural change,
  • Empirical studies on mediatization in relation to different social and cultural fields
  • Methods and approaches of mediatization research,
  • Exploring processes of mediatisation in a historical perspective
  • Studies concerning the relation between technical developments and social and cultural changes
  • Studies on the relation between mediatization and other long term meta-processes like globalization, individualization, commercialization


Invited keynote speakers:

  • Nick Couldry, Goldsmiths College University of London, UK
  • Stig Hjarvard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Hubert Knoblauch, TU Berlin, Germany
  • Lynn Spigel, Northwestern University, USA
  • John B. Thompson, University of Cambridge, UK

The conference is the international start conference of the six-year DFG priority research program “Mediatized Worlds: Communication in the media and social change”. For further information on this program and the conference please visit the programʼs homepage
We encourage contributions on mediatization from different academic perspectives.

Please send your abstracts (not more than 400 words) by Saturday 15th January 2010 to:
Prof. Dr. Friedrich Krotz
University of Bremen
IMKI, Institute for Media, Communication & Information
Enrique-Schmidt-Strasse 7
D-28359 Bremen, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)421 218-67625
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