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We are delighted to welcome leading researchers as keynote speakers at our conference:

Bart Cammaerts from the London School of Economics

Christina Scharff from King's College London

Andreas Hetzel from Fatih University Istanbul


Programme-Download (pdf-file)

Book of Abstracts (pdf-file)


Thursday, October 10th 2013

07:00 pm

Augustiner Keller München, Arnulfstrasse 52, 80335 Munich

Getting there & Map

Friday, October 11th 2013

08:30 Registration and Coffee

Welcome Note

Hans-Bernd Brosius
Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
(Room B001)


Keynote 1

Bart Cammaerts, London School of Economics

Introduced by Iñaki Garcia-Blanco

(Room B001)

10:30-10:45 Coffee
10:45-12:15 Parallel Sessions

Panel 1: Online/Offline Protest for Gender Equality (Room 115)

Chair: Benjamin de Cleen (Free University of Brussels)

Mathis Danelzik: Politics of gender and sexuality within participatory campaigns against female genital mutilation – reframing practices and obtaining hegemony in a postcolonial nexus.

Esengül Ayyildiz: Reproduction of family values and conservatism through women body: Case of protests against “legislation on abortion prohibition” in Turkey.

Tanja Thomas & Miriam Stehling: Transcultural and Transmedia Practices of Naked Protest: The trans-/local network of FEMEN and its (self-)representations in media discourse.

Sigrid Kannengießer: “Take Back the Tech!” – Online/Offline Protest against Gender-Based Violence.

Panel 2: Popular culture and political participation (Room B001)

Chair: Julie Uldam (Copenhagen Business School)

Sigrid Baringhorst & Mundo Yang: Types of Creative Citizenship: The Engagement of Consumer Netizens.

Udo Göttlich & Martin R. Herbers: Speak Your Mind: Mediated Political Participation in German Television Talk Shows.

Iñaki Garcia-Blanco & Karin Wahl-Jorgensen: Citizens and the BBC: How the British Public Broadcaster Constructs the Public.

12:15-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Parallel Sessions

Panel 3: Youth and Participation (Room B001)

Chair: Cilia Willem (University of Barcelona)

Ulrike Wagner & Christa Gebel: The Appropriation of Socially Relevant Information by Youth.

Annika Potz, Klaus Kamps & Sven Joeckel: Adolescents’ political participation online – a resource based approach.

Anabel Ternes & Alexandra Mittelstädt: Using Facebook for Political Action? Social Networking Sites and Political Participation of Young Adults.

Panel 4: Media Participation – Social innovation and civic resilience in times of crisis. (Room 123)

Chair: n-SICE

Dan Mercea: Civic Resilience Without Organisation: Social Media in the Stop-ACTA Protests.

Julie Uldam & Anne Kaun: Civic resilience, social innovation and implications for democracy.

Maria Kyriakidou, Max Hänska & Jose Olivas Osuna: The Indignados in the European Press.

Tina Askanius & Yiannis Mylonas: Far-right responses to the crisis in Scandinavia.

Panel 5: Political participation and national contexts. (Room 115)

Chair: Karolin Schultze (TU Ilmenau)

Ursula Maier-Rabler, Paul Murschetz & Stefan Huber: ICOPS: Innovative Civic Online Participation Spaces. New approaches and comparative analyses in e -participation research: the cases of Austria and Slovenia.

Dina Vozab: Disaffected citizens in Croatia: Analysis of sociodemographic and media use influences on political participation in Croatia.

Mohamed Anouar Lahouij: Political participation in Tunisia after the big success of social networks: yet the inequalities?

14:30-15:00 Coffee
15:00-16:30 Parallel Session

Panel 6: Third spaces and political participation. (Room B001)

Chair: Inaki Garcia-Blanco (Cardiff University)

Todd Graham, Dan Jackson & Scott Wright: Online third spaces and political action: not just talking the talk?

Jeffrey Wimmer: Third place reloaded? The case example gaming networks.

Stephanie Wojcik & Fabienne Greffet: Online political participation on “political” and “non political” spaces. Evidence from the French Presidential Campaign 2012.

Panel 7: Gendered participation. (Room 115)

Chair: Frederik Dhaenens (Ghent University)

Tonny Krijnen: Whose technology? Gender and online fan-art.

Sander de Ridder & Sofie van Bauwel: Intimate storytelling as a popular media practice in social networking sites: Challenges for intimate citizenships in everyday mediatized youth cultures.

Núria Araüna, Iolanda Tortajada & Cilia Willem: Readings of new femininities and masculinities in music videos.

Panel 8: Populist radical right parties and expressive culture: moments, sites and practises of political struggle. (Room 123)

Chair: Fabian Virchow et al.

Fabian Virchow: Visualized Racism in Europe: Far Right Graphic Novels and Comic Strips.

Nigel Copsey & Matthew Worley: The British Far Right and ‘Youth’ Culture.

Torgeir Uberg Nærland: Rapping Against the Populist Right: Hip Hop and the Norwegian Progress Party.

Benjamin De Cleen: Populist radical right party politics, nationalist civil society, and expressive culture: The Vlaams Blok/Belang and the struggle for the Flemish National Songfest.

16:30-17:00 Coffee and Section Meetings
17:00-18:00 Keynote 2: Feminism, political participation and the media.

Christina Scharff, King's College London

Introduced by Iolanda Tortajada

(Room B001)

From 19:30



Conference dinner
Restaurant Königlicher Hirschgarten

nach oben

Saturday, October 12th 2013

09:00-10:30 Parallel Sessions

Panel 9 Social media and political participation. (Room B001)

Chair: Tonny Krijnen (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Gulum Sener Ulagay & Perrin Ogun Emre: Twitter as an alternative public sphere for feminist movements: The abortion law debate in Turkish twitter.

Elena Block: The mediatization of politics in Chávez’s Venezuela: more voice for Twitter users or the echo of a top-down voice.

Ann-Christin Nowak & Karoline Schultz: Enhanced possibilities of political participation within social media? Citizens commenting on politician’s Facebook profiles.

Panel 10: Protest as political participation. (Room 115)

Chair: Marco Bräuer (TU Ilmenau)

Anna Kende, Adrienn Ujhelyi & Nóra Lantos: 2013 Student protests in Hungary: “Don’t just like it, organise it”.

Elisabetta Ferrari: (Social) Media for the 99%? Principles, practices and strategies of content production on social networking sites in Occupy Chicago.

Cayley Sorochan: Fantasies of Participation in the Quebec Student Strike and Occupy Wall Street.

10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00 Keynote 3: The capture of speech. From street to screen and back again.

Andreas Hetzel, Fatih University Istanbul

Introduced by Rainer Winter

(Room B001)

12:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Parallel Sessions

Panel 11: Participation in transnational context (Room B001)

Chair: Sigrid Kannengießer (Bremen University)

Karoline Schultz & Marco Braeuer: The role of links between publics and the political system to overcome participation barriers – The example of two case studies on regional and transnational level.

Aleksandra Vedernjak-Barsegiani: The use of new media in the transnational space from Georgia to Austria: Participation strategies of migrants in the context of intersectional violence.

Swantje Lingenberg, Andreas Hepp, Monika Elsler & Moeller Johanna: Understanding citizens’ participation in the European public sphere: Citizens’ public connections and (re)actions to the EU financial crisis.

Panel 12: Mass media representations of protest (Room 115)

Chair: Sander de Ridder (Ghent University)

Manaf Bashir & Maria Fedorova: Pussy Riot: “A Voice of Dissent in Russia” or “Hooligans Motivated by Religious Hate”?

Julia Völker: (Mis)understanding conflicts – Resolution or Covering Variety? How the mass media cover the Stuttgart 21 conflict.

14:30-15:00 Coffee
15:00-16:30 Parallel Sessions

Panel 13: Impact on institutional politics (Room B001)

Chair: Marian Adolf (Zeppelin University)

Filippo Trevisan: Mapping the ‘Search Agenda:’ A citizen-centric approach to ‘political’ information flows in elections.

Ilaria Di Bonito: From the square to the parliament: are social movements influencing the use of Internet in electoral strategies? A case study from Catalonia.

Gulum Sener Ulagay, Beyrut Yıldırım, Safa Zengin & Haydar Özkömürcü: How does microblogging change traditional politics? TBMM (Grand National Assembly of Turkey) Deputies’ use of Twitter.

Panel 14: Processes of participation (Room 115)

Chair: Sofie van Bauwel (Ghent University)

Sebastian Kubitschko: Emerging infrastructures of political participation.

Christian Schwarzenegger & Anne Kaun: Online disconnection and media (a)part_icipation – Using forced disruption to investigate forms of media participation.

Sören Reimer: Holding Congress Accountable: Public Interest Groups and the Office of Congressional Ethics.

16:30 End

Sightseeing: City Walk.

The City Walk will start right from the conference venue and you will be guided back there, if you want. You can leave your luggage at the venue until 19.30.


Conference venue:

The conference will take place at the Department of Communication Science and Media Research at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany: Oettingenstrasse 67, 80538 Munich, Germany.