2nd International  Media Literacy Research Symposium

Call for Proposals & Abstracts


Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

April 20, 2018/9:00AM-6:00PM


Held at and with the support of:

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian,  Lisbon, Portugal                                             



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: (indicate the strand, format, and include a short abstract –Max. 500 words).



Call for proposals/abstracts:                  October 1, 2017- November 4, 2017

Notification of acceptance:                     December 1, 2017


For More Information Contact:

Belinha De Abreu: and Vitor Tomé:


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


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



NOTE: We are co-conferencing with Play2Learn which will hosting their conference on April 19, 2018. If you are interested in submitting a paper or proposal to their conference please follow this link:



Sponsored by:

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, University of Algarve, NAMLE,  & NTC.

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