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[Commlist] Conference on Children’s Online Worlds, Digital Media and Digital Literacy

Thu Jan 10 20:48:20 GMT 2019

CFP Reminder

Conference on Children’s Online Worlds, Digital Media and Digital Literacy
24-25 May 2019, Athens, Greece

[update!] Deadline for abstract submission: 20 January 2019. Please send
abstracts (500 words max) to (athenskidsyouthmedia /at/ for blind
Notification date is 15 February 2019.

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

Organizers: Liza Tsaliki  (etsaliki /at/  & Despina Chronaki
(despinachronaki /at/

Call for papers:

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.

More specifically 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

Please send abstracts (500 words max) to (athenskidsyouthmedia /at/
for blind review.

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

Location: 1 Sofokleous and Aristidou, Athens 10559, 3rdfloor.

We estimate for 35- 40 presenters. Participation fees are set at 70 euros per person. Participants will be responsible for their own travel,
accommodation and dinner expenses. Participation fees will cover
registration (Thursday 23 May 2019, 18.00- 20.00, Department of
Communication and Media Studies, 1 Sofokleous street, 1stfloor;
registration will be completed on Friday morning, for those arriving later on Thursday); and coffee/snacks/lunch for the duration of the TWG on Friday and Saturday. Successful participants will be given a NKUA bank account to send their fees.

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