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Call for Proposals & Abstracts. Deadline: 17th November 2017

The second International Media Literacy Research Symposium held at and with the support of Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon (Portugal) on April 20, 2018.


Strand 1: Media Literacy: Past, Present, and Future
Papers/Presentations in this strand will explore the growth of media literacy through a current and/or historical lens in all facets–academia, education, non-profits– looking to understand the foundations of the field, and what they mean for the future.

Strand 2: Civic Media Literacy and Participatory Culture
Papers/Presentations in this strand will explore the opportunities that media literacy provides for lifelong education in politics, public & private spaces exploring the notion of the active citizen and outcomes.

Strand 3: Education: Digital Citizenship, Social Networking, Policy and Training
Papers/Presentations in this strand will explore how media literacy can be a voice in discussions on municipal and national levels. Creating media literacy policy has become an important aspect of the growth of learning in developing curriculums nationally and internationally, along with the discussion of digital citizenship, social media, Internet safety, cyberbullying and cybersecurity.

Who Should Submit?

Scholars, Researchers, and Educators at all stages of their careers.
Accepting the Following Formats: Sessions & Panels
Send Submissions to: medialiteracyresearch1@gmail.com (indicate the strand, format, and include a short abstract –Max. 500 words).


Call for proposals/abstracts: October 1, 2017- November 17, 2017
Notification of acceptance: December 1, 2017

For More Information

See: https://gulbenkian.pt/en/
Or contact Belinha De Abreu: deabreub@gmail.com and Vitor Tomé: vitor@rvj.pt

Registration Costs: 100€ (Euros) for academics/researchers/educators & students.


All papers will be considered for future publication. Details presented at conference.

The Media Literacy Research Symposium is co-conferencing with Play2Learn which will be hosting their conference on April 19, 2018. If you are interested in submitting a paper or proposal to their conference please follow this link: http://play2learn.ulusofona.pt