Institute of Journalism and Social Communication


Uniwersytet Wrocławski

Towards development of the mediatization research II

Towards development of the mediatization research II

On December 13, 2018, the Institute of Journalism and Social Communication and the Europaea Wrocław Knowledge Hub Academy held a specialization seminar Towards development of the mediatization research II, which this year was led by Prof. Johan Fornäs from Södertörn University.

In his academic work Prof. Johan Fornäs deals, among others, with the issues of media culture. His interdisciplinary research is based mainly on hermeneutical interpretation, discourse analysis and media ethnography. He is graduated in mathematics, philosophy, musicology and experienced in cultural and media research. He has worked at Göteborg University, Stockholm University, Catholic University of Leuven, Linköping University, National Institute for Working Life in Norrköping and Linköping University. He is the author of among others: Defending culture: Conceptual foundations and contemporary debate (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), Signifying Europe (Intellect, 2012) and Cultural theory and late modernity (Sage, 1995).


The meeting was of a closed-ended and workshop character, the introduction to which was a lecture by an invited expert. This year's theme was the cultural aspects of mediatization. The meeting was attended by researchers representing universities from Great Britain, Sweden, Poland, Russia, Croatia and Kazakhstan.

The idea of the seminars is based on the intensive work on materials previously provided by the participants: research results, research projects, works in progress, articles, dissertations. The dominant part of the meeting is devoted to discussions and consultations. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the attached program and photos made during the event (photo by Wojciech Duszyński)