Civic Cultures Conference, Lund (March 31, 2011)

I will be speaking at the Civic Cultures Conference to be held in Lund on March 31, 2011. The title of my talk will be, “Social Media, Citizenship and Ephemeral Communicative Space.”


9.00am          Registration and Coffee

9.15am          Introduction and Welcome

Professor Annette Hill (KOM)

9.30am          Keynote Panel

Politics and Popular Culture, Liesbet Van Zoonen, Professor Loughborough University, UK, and Maria Bakardjieva, Professor Faculty of Communication and Culture, University of Calgary, Canada, Visiting Professor at Södertörn Hogskola, Sweden

10.30am        Pre-consituted Panel

Panel 1: New Media and Politics: Knowledge, Values and Practices

This panel theorizes, analyzes and illustrates cultural aspects of ‘the civic.’ It uses case studies of new media in rural areas, young people, social inclusion and exclusion and citizenship, and alternative political action within new media environments.

Bart Cammaerts, Senior Lecturer, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

Stina Bengtsson, Senior Lecturer, Södertörn Hogskola, Sweden

Mats Ekström, Associate Professor Media and Communication Studies, Örebro University, Sweden

Fredrik Miegel, Assistant Professor Department of Communication and Media, Lund University, Sweden and Tobias Olsson, Professor School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University, Sweden

12.00pm        Lunch

1.00pm          Open Parallel Panels

Selected presentations from open call for papers in parallel panels

3.00pm          Coffee

3.30pm          Pre-Constituted Panel

Panel 2: Participation and the Media: Trust, Identities and Practices

Audience participation in media, culture and society is a vital part of political life. This panel explores people’s practices and identities surrounding what it means to participate in social and political experiences.

Göran Bolin, Professor, Södertörn Hogskola, Sweden

Nico Carpentier, Assistant Professor, Free University of Brussels, Belgium

Christian Christensen, Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden

Sofia Johansson, Lecturer, Södertörn Hogskola, Sweden

Annette Hill, Professor, KOM, Lund University Sweden

5pm Keynote Panel

Politics and the Media, Professor Stephen Coleman and Professor John Corner, Leeds University, UK.

6pm               Closing Address

Media and Political Engagement: Citizens, Communication and Democracy, Emeritus Professor Peter Dahlgren, Lund University, Sweden

6.45pm          Reception and Conference Dinner


About chrchristensen
Christian Christensen is Professor of Journalism at Stockholm University, Sweden.

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