Prof. Dr. Friedrich Krotz
ZeMKI, University of Bremen


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Mediatization in transcultural and transnational perspectives

Workshop of the ECREA TWG “Mediatization” in cooperation with the Priority Research Program “Mediatized Worlds”,

Goldsmiths, University of London, 30th to 31st March 2012


Friday, 30th March 2012


10:00 Nick Couldry (Goldsmiths, UK), Sonia Livingstone (LSE, UK): Welcome

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 (Malmö University, 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 Matthias Berg, Andreas Hepp, Cindy Roitsch (University of Bremen, Germany): Horizons of Mediatized Communalization: The Community-Building of Digital Natives in Mediatized Worlds

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 Lunch break


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 (University of Oslo, Norway), Mia Lövheim (University of Uppsala, Sweden) : Transnational traces of mediatized religion across Nordic newspapers


Panel 7: The mediatization of school, climate 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: Micra 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 ( beginning of March 2012.

The book of anstracts can be downloaded here

Places for participation in the workshop are strictly limited. To book a place please email Sebastian Kubitschko at



Abschied des DFG-Schwerpunktprogramms 1505 "Mediatisierte Welten"

"Mediatsierte Gesellschaften. Medienkommunikation und Sozialwelten im Wandel"