Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue Yearbook 2017: Call for Papers

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27 March 2017

Description

The Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Yearbook 2017 is currently seeking proposals of articles. The MILID Yearbook is a peer-reviewed academic publication and a joint initiative of the UNESCO-UNAOC University Cooperation Programme on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue. The cooperation programme was launched in 2011 within the framework of the UNESCO University Twinning Programme (UNITWIN). The MILID University Network now consists of 19 universities from all regions of the world. The MILID Yearbooks 2013, 2014 and 2015 have been published in cooperation with the Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research (NORDICOM) and since 2016 directly by UNESCO.

Theme

The year 2017 comes with lots of challenges and major alterations taking place worldwide in the realms of politics, economy and social life. It has become more challenging than ever before to make sense of the abundance of information charged with agendas, hidden messages, fake news and leading frames. This does not concern only media but all forms of information including research findings on which important policy and decisions are based. Thus, understanding the media and making meaning of the information environments become an essential constituent of the learning process.

Perceived as a fundamental citizenship competency in the 21st century, MIL contributes to helping people understand how they come to know or learn, transforming information into acquired knowledge based on which decisions can be made. Today, MIL is believed to be transforming, reforming and reinventing the dynamics of learning in many countries and contexts. Intending to delve deeper and explore the main aspects of this change, “Media and Information Literacy in Critical Times: Re-imagining Ways of Learning” has been selected as the main theme for the MILID Yearbook 2017.

Submissions

All submissions must be in English following the format stated bellow:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Abstract (200-300 words) with the essential aspects of the work.
  • Keywords (between 4 and 6)

Delivering Abstracts

Abstracts should be sent to the following email addresses: cg.comunicacion.educacion@uab.cat; a.grizzle@unesco.org.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submitting abstracts: April 22nd, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: April 30th, 2017
  • Deadline for submitting full articles: June 1st, 2017

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