IAMCR 2014: Media Education Research Section - CfP - Deadline 10 February

Media Education Research Section
Call for papers for the 2014 IAMCR Conference, Hyderabad, India, July 15-19 2014

The IAMCR 2014 conference will be held in Hyderabad, India, July 15-19, 2014. The Media Education Research Section invites submissions of individual research papers and complete panels proposals.

The section is interested in papers bearing on all the dimensions of media education research:

  • Epistemology and theory in media education research

  • Place of media education within information and communication sciences

  • Research methodologies in media education 

  • Pedagogy/pedagogies, curricula and teaching practices

  • Media education policies at local, national and international level (indicators, benchmarking,…)

  • The frontiers of media education with information literacy, digital literacy, computer literacy, etc.

  • The new frontiers of transliteracies

  • The tensions with e-learning development at university and in secondary education

  • New learning research processes and their impact on media education

  • Literacy studies as social practices

  • Play, simulation and other participatory techniques for media education

  • The contribution of media education to citizenship, ethics, peace and participation

  • Resistance to and criticism of media education

In relation to this year’s theme, “Region as Frame: Politics, Presence, Practice,” participants might want to consider the contribution of media education to:

  • Citizenship as an ideal and practice

  • Creativity and the creation of online and offline presence

  • Critical thinking, regional politics and freedom of expression

  • 21st century skills and regional concerns in a globalized knowledge sphere

  • Identity construction in regions and in transborder situations

  • Communication inequality: rural and urban trends

  • Social networks, connectivity and virtual regions and spaces

  • Communities, connectivity and marginalized groups

  • Gender

Paper proposals should be one page long, and should list the author's name, address, university affiliations, telephone, fax, and e-mail, followed by the paper's title and an abstract of 500 words/1500 signs. The abstract should specify the subject, research questions asked, methodology and indicate some of the findings if possible.

Panel proposals should include a title, description of the central theme and subthemes, number of panellists (max 5), and the name and e-mail address of the person responsible for the panel.

MER accepts presentations in English, French and Spanish. However, it is requested that abstracts, when possible, be submitted in English.  The deadline for submission is February 10, 2014 (OCS closed).

Proposals will be peer reviewed and supervised by the scientific board of the Media Education Research section.

Submission of abstracts is to be done online through the IAMCR's Open Conference System (OCS) at http://iamcr-ocs.org. The OCS system will be available to receive abstract submissions from Wednesday December 1, 2014

The results of peer reviews of submitted abstracts will be announced by the section heads by March 24, 2014. Full papers must be submitted online via the IAMCR-OCS by June 20, 2014. For any further information, please contact the section head, Professor Divina Frau-Meigs, (divina.frau-meigs[at]univ-paris3.fr) or the section co-head, Professor Manuel Pinto (mpinto[at]ics.uminho.pt)

Nota Bene: According to IAMCR rules, it is expected that only one abstract per person will be submitted for consideration by the Conference. Under no circumstances should there be more than two  abstracts bearing the name of the same applicant either individually or as part of any group of authors.

Please keep in mind the following deadlines :

8 November 2013

 First call for abstracts (for papers and panels)

1 December 2013

Open Computer System (OCS) available for abstract submission at http://iamcr-ocs.org

10 February 2014

OCS closed

11- 20 February 2014

Initial technical review of submissions (review process by Sections and WGs will start after this)

24 March 2014

Notification of acceptances of abstracts

15 April 2014

Confirmation of participation deadline

30 April 2014

Deadline for early bird registration

15 May 2014

Final conference programme

13 June 2014

Conference programme to be published online

20 June 2014

Deadline for full paper submission

15-19 July 2014

IAMCR Conference

Further information about IAMCR and this conference is available on the respective websites: at

IAMCR Website: www.iamcr.org

Conference website: http://iamcr2014.org/

Media Education Research Section

Professor Divina Frau-Meigs

Professor Manuel Pinto