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[ecrea] Call for papers: 'Children’s Online Worlds, Digital Media and Digital,Literacy'

Mon Nov 12 14:21:24 GMT 2018

Call for papers: 'Children’s Online Worlds, Digital Media and Digital

for Ecrea's TWG -'Children, Youth and Media' gap-year Conference, Athens
24-25 May 2019.

Digital media is not just part of children’s cultures but is inherently
part of their everyday practices through which they explore and construct
the world. Within this context, children develop a large range of literacy
skills and practices related to education, consumption of media and
cultural texts, lifestyle, sexuality. Young people use digital media for
school work, communication, flirting, news consumption, political
engagement, activism or for interaction with their favourite celebrities
(on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and other platforms). As such, digital
media serve as a multipurpose platform of self-performance, identity
construction and self-projection, enriching children’s lived experiences
and everyday culture. Considering such skills and practices as agentic
claims to citizenship and claims to broader participation in different
aspects of the public discourse, we invite contributions from researchers
working within media studies, cultural studies, education, psychology and
sociology, looking at how children develop or engage with literacy
practices through the use of digital media and cultural consumption.

We welcome research from (though not exclusively) the following topics:

· Children’s digital media uses for self-performance and identity

· Children’s approaches to risk, safety and literacy

· Social media practices, self-regulation and mediation in the context of
media literacy

· Celebrity culture as media literacy

· Literacy skills as part of children’s citizenship rights

· The role of popular culture in developing children’s literacy skills

· Innovative methodologies in researching children’s media literacy

· Children’s online worlds and cultural consumption

Deadline for abstract submission: 20 December 2019. Please send abstracts
(500 words max) to (athenskidsyouthmedia /at/ for blind review.

Notification of Acceptance: 20 January 2019

Host: Department of Communication and Media Studies, School of Economics
and Political Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Local organizers: Liza Tsaliki  ((etsaliki /at/  & Despina
Chronaki ((despinachronaki /at/

We estimate for 35- 40 presenters.
Participation fees: 70 euros (covering registration, coffee/snack/lunch
breaks throughout the conference)
Participants are responsible for their own travel and subsidence

Keynote speaker– David Buckingham. Friday 24 May 2019 (morning session) @ National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 30 Panepistimiou Street,
Amphitheatre Argiriadis.

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