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Subject:

Call for Papers for Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2018 Conference

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Sheila Webber <[log in to unmask]>

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Sheila Webber <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 14 May 2018 19:50:27 +0100

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There is a Call for Papers for Global Media and Information Literacy
(MIL) Week 2018 Feature Conference and Media and Information Literacy
and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Yearbook 2018.

The conference will be 24-25 October 2018 in Kaunas, Lithuania, as
part of Global MIL Week (24 to 31 October). The theme is *Media and
Information Literate Cities: Voices, Powers and Change Makers*

The conference is supported by UNESCO, UNAOC, the Media and
Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) University
Network, the UNESCO-initiated Global Alliance for Partnership on MIL
(GAPMIL), in partnership with local hosts Vytautas Magnus University
(Lithuania) and University of Latvia (Latvia)

Proposals for academic papers and case study/project-related
presentations are invited. They should be 500 words including
references, plus a short biography of each author. The deadline is 30
May 2018. and the proposal should be submitted at
https://en.unesco.org/feedback/call-papers-global-mil-week-2018-feature-conference-and-milid-yearbook-2018

Selected authors will be invited to present at the conference (which
is free, but you need to cover your own expenses) and some selected
authors will also be invited to submit full versions of their papers
for publication in the MILID Yearbook 2018 (deadline for full papers
31 August 2018).

"Global MIL Week 2018 will address the concept of MIL Cities and
citizens at their heart. ... Topics for papers and presentations
should be within the fields of MIL and their connection to MIL Cities
as dynamic environments of media, information and technology as well
as innovative ways to advance MIL development among people. ...
Submissions could be about MIL-related research, good practice,
programmes, policies and other work. We are particularly interested in
the multiple literacies and stakeholders, youth critical civic
engagement, creative and sustainable cities, voter education, informed
citizenry and online participation, freedom of expression, media
pluralism, diversity, dialogue, and tolerance."

The themes to be addressed are: MIL Cities as creative and engaged
communities for the sustainable development goals; MIL enabling civic
engagement in city elections; Uniting power: Roles and
responsibilities of key city actors in MIL (policymakers, educators,
civil society organizations, academics); MIL relevant industries as
changemakers for MIL cities (communication agencies, media outlets,
technological intermediaries, film industries, gaming sector, content
industries, etc.); Engagement in MIL movement as corporate social
responsibility; Training and capacity-building for future MIL cities;
Public policy discourses in MIL, algorithm, and automation in
journalism and media production; Youth, social media activism, and
change makers; MIL and news in the era of algorithms; Defining
identities, privacy management, crime and cyberbullying in the
(dis)connecting digital universe; Programming, artificial
intelligence, surveillance, and virtual reality: Strengthening impact
of digital environments with MIL; Hate speech and radicalization in
public space; Propaganda, misinformation/disinformation, and
persuasive technologies; Cultural and linguistic barriers to
communication: MIL enabling contact between people on and off the web;
MIL to build smart, secure, tolerant, and socially inclusive cities;
Revitalizing city libraries, museums, and archives through creative
MIL actions; Let the voices be heard: empowering active, resilient,
engaged communities through MIL; MIL in the workplace; MIL
partnerships for education; Evolution of peoples’ information needs
throughout their lives in cities; Better city governance: MIL as
e-governance participation and learning; MIL as a tool to build trust
in media in cities; Using MIL to bridge cultural industries with
grassroots city life; MIL as “stoplights” in cities: Meaning-making in
music; Imagining city transportation and healthcare systems that
stimulate MIL education; Stimulating entrepreneurship in cities
through MIL; Theorizing MIL cities with a people's focus: Reflections
on the Five Laws of MIL.

The website is at
https://en.unesco.org/news/call-papers-global-media-and-information-literacy-week-2018-feature-conference-and-milid

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Sheila Webber, Senior Lecturer & Director of the Centre for Information
Literacy Research, Information School, The University of Sheffield, 211
Portobello Street, Sheffield, S1 4DP. UK
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Phone: +44 114 222 2641
Second Life & Twitter: Sheila Yoshikawa
The Information Literacy Weblog http://information-literacy.blogspot.com/

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