– in cooperation with the Priority Research Program „Mediatized Worlds“ –

Goldsmiths, University of London, 30th to 31st March 2012
New Academic Building (NAB), Room 302

Friday, 30th March 2012


10:00 Nick Couldry (Goldsmiths, UK), Sonia Livingstone (LSE, UK):
10:15 Andreas Hepp (University of Bremen, Germany):
Mediatization in transcultural and transnational perspectives – Theoretical and empirical challenges
11:00 coffee break

Panel 1: The geneses of mediatization theory in a transcultural and transnational perspective

Chair: Stig Hjarvard

11:30 Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz (University of Bremen, Germany):
Mediation (médiation, mediación) or mediatization? Is there a conceptual frame for mediatization research in romanophone communication research?
12:00 Suzanne de Cheveigné (Centre Norbert Elias, France):
Eliseo Veron on mediatization
12:30 Friedrich Krotz (University of Bremen, Germany):
Mediatization as a metaprocess and its dependence of cultural conditions: Concepts and historical case studies
13:00 Lunch break

Panel 2: The historical development of mediatization as a challenge for transnational and transcultural research

Chair: Katja Valaskivi

14:00 Thomas Steinmaurer (University of Salzburg, Austria):
Historical stages of a development towards mediatised connectivity. From the nation/state to the global/individual
14:30 Kim Sawchuk (University of Montreal, Canada):
Remediating (personal) history: Montreal seniors and mediatized storytelling at the Atwater Library and Computer Centre
15:00 Salli Hakala (University of Helsinki, Finland):
Mediatized crisis. From Soviet Chernobyl to the Japanese disasters – an historical perspective on mediatization
15:30 Coffee and tea break

Panel 3: Perspectives on Mediatization Beyond the West

Chair: Friedrich Krotz

16:00 Oscar Hemer (University of Malmö, Sweden), Thomas Tufte (University of Roskilde, Denmark):
Communication for development in the mediatized world
16:30 Shani Omari (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania), Ylva Ekström, Høg Hansen (University of Malmö, Sweden):
Social engagement at the intersection of arts, cultural heritage and new media. The House of Culture in Dar es Salaam, Tanzani
17:00 Ines Braune (University of Marburg, Germany):
„Mon ami l’internet“ – Mediatization in postcolonial Morocco
20:00 Conference dinner (self paid)

Saturday, 31st March 2012

Panel 4: Mediatization and Communalization in transcultural perspectives

Chair: Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz

9:45 Mirca Madianou (University of Leicester, UK):
Mediating migration
10:15 Mirca Madianou (University of Leicester, UK):
Mediating migration
10:45 Coffee and tea break

Panel 5: Mediatization of (transnational) politics

Chair: Knut Lundby

11:00 Mikkel Eskjar (University of Århus, Denmark):
The mediatization of climate change. Global features and regional variations
11:30 Mette Mortensen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark):
The mediatization of political struggle. The Western news media’s coverage of post-election unrest in Iran (2009)
12:00 Mette Mortensen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark):
The mediatization of political struggle. The Western news media’s coverage of post-election unrest in Iran (2009)

Panel 6: Mediatization of religion in transnational and transcultural perspectives

Chair: Suzanne de Cheveigné

13:00 Stig Hjarvard (University of Copenhagen, Denmark):
Three forms of mediatized religion: Changing the public face of religion
13:30 Knut Lundby, Mia Lövheim (University of Oslo, Norway):
Transnational traces of mediatized religion across Nordic newspapers

Panel 7: The mediatization of school and surveillance as transnational challenges

Chair: Göran Bolin

14:00 Andreas Breiter (University of Bremen, Germany):
Schools as mediatized organizations. Transcultural perspectives of changing schools
14:30 Miyase Christensen, André Jansson (University of Karlstad, Sweden):
Interveillance, complicit surveillance and the question of cosmopolitanism: Towards a phenomenological understanding of mediatization
15:00 Coffee and tea break

Panel 8: Methodological reflections on the transnationality and transculturality of mediatization

Chair: Mirca Madianou

15:30 Göran Bolin (Södertörn University, Sweden):
Mediatization, non-mediacentrism and the critical potential in media and communications research
16:00 Peter Csigo (University of Budapest, Hungria):
„Living on the bubble“: Mediatized politics and media experts in late capitalism
16:30 Katja Valaskivi, Johanna Sumiala (University of Tampere, Finland):
Circulation: a methodological perspective on transnational mediatization


17:00 Final discussion: Mediatization research in a transnational and transcultural perspective – challenges and emerging issues
17:30 End of Workshop

Further information about accommodation will be published at the conference website (http://www.mediatization.eu) beginning of March 2012.

Places for participation in the workshop are strictly limited. To book a place please email Sebastian Kubitschko at s.kubitschko@gold.ac.uk. There will be no fee for this workshop.

Accommodation (local and central):


Novotel, Greenwich

Premiere Inn, Greenwich

Ibis, Greenwich

The Mitre (Hotel and Dining Room), Greenwich

Devonport House, Greenwich

Number 37 (Bed & Breakfast), Greenwich

Low budget (local):

St. Christopher’s Hostel, Greenwich

New Cross Inn Hostel, New Cross


The Goodenough Club, London

Premiere Inn, London

General sites:

How to get to Goldsmiths

The local area around Goldsmiths

The program can be downloaded here as a PDF file.

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