MES call for abstracts 2023

In Media Edu-cologies we welcome papers and conversations (see format definitions below) that broadly address ecological research, pedagogies, practices and conjunctures across the fields of media education and media literacies.

We send out this call to a wide range of recipients: educators, practitioners, researchers, activists / media artivists and those working in fields adjacent to media education and media literacies.

Proposals are invited for work across a range of topics, including (but not limited to):

  • The role of literacy and ecological metaphors in the field of media education;
  • Old media ecologies, new media environments;
  • Ecoliteracy, ecomedia, climate change pedagogies;
  • Petro cultures, energy futures and public communication
  • Algorithms, datafication, artificial intelligence, computational thinking, power and identity;
  • Race, ethnicity, indigeneity and algorithms of oppression;
  • Digital media infrastructures and the materialities of media systems;
  • Surveillance – markets, states and young people;
  • Social media, democracy and regulation;
  • Media, disinformation and hypermedia environments;
  • Social justice and media education;
  • Global health crisis and public communication;
  • Refugees, migration crisis and media educationDecolonizing digital spaces
  • Digital resistance, activism, and justice
  • How research informs practice – examples from formal and informal education
  • Pedagogical strategies for exploring digital environments and youth

MES Papers

MES 2023 invites presentations of research / practice in the broad fields of media education, media / digital literacies and media / technology in education. For this MES, we are particularly interested in receiving abstracts related to the theme ofMedia Edu-cologies.  

Paper presentations should share the outcomes of research / practitioner enquiry, raising questions for the audience to discuss. Presentations are typically 15-20 minutes in length, forming part of a parallel session of 3 or 4 papers.

CEMP Conversations

This strand of the conference offers a different, more interactive platform for the exchange of research, practice and innovation in the broad fields of media education, media / digital literacy and media / technology in education. For the 2023 event, CEMP conversations should relate to the theme of Media Edu-cologies Conversations are given more time than standard presentations (typically two per parallel session) and can take the form of a seminar discussion, screening or other showcasing of work, demonstration, panel, workshop or roundtable, but we are open to other proposals.

Abstracts for both Papers and Conversations should be 250 words in length. 

Please state at the start of your abstract whether you are submitting for an MES Paper or CEMP Conversation and also whether you wish to present virtually or in person. 

Please note, that in addition to the two in-person options, we are also offering some options for virtual presentations. Virtual panels will be capped in order to be incluse for those unable to travel without reducing the viability of the in person event. Please only indicate preference for virtual presenation if you are unable to attend in person. If your submission is accepted for reviewers, but we are unable to include it in a virtual panel, you will be offered the in person option. 

Submit your abstract.   Deadline for submission: 10.10.22.