The HBI will host the annual conference of the DGPuK media education division and invites its guests to Hamburg. The event will take place on site in Hamburg from 6 to 7 October 2022. There is a doctoral student workshop as well as a get-together on the day before, on 5 October 2022.
More detailed information on the conference venue, recommendations for accommodation, travel information and other organisational details will be announced in good time on the conference website
If it is not possible to hold an event on site due to the pandemic situation in October, the conference will take place online. Travel and accommodation costs cannot be covered and must be paid by the participants themselves. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
About the Event
Media research on children and young people can look back on a long tradition and diverse experience. At the same time, the profound mediatisation is accompanied by changed requirements and new challenges for media research in order to analyse digital media offers as well as their use, appropriation and effects as comprehensively as possible. Among other things, the increasingly individualised, personalised and mobile use of digital media makes it difficult to comprehensively and differentiatedly record and compare usage practices. In view of the complexity, diversity and dynamics of the subject matter, classic instruments of media research are reaching their limits, especially when it comes to the media practices of young users. Some methods are already being used to collect behavioural data that provide information about the temporal extent and diversity of the applications used, but do not allow any statements to be made about motivations, types of use and the acquisition of skills. At the same time, the open, global network offers seemingly far-reaching possibilities for research accompanying use, through which valid behavioural data could be generated better than ever.
In this respect, digital media research on children and young people is confronted with substantial questions of research ethics and data protection law: (How) Can freely accessible usage data be collected from very young user groups without violating the principles of voluntariness, informedness and the protection of children and young people? Are there legally compliant, ethically unobjectionable approaches to the field that are also accepted by children and young people, or at best even actively demanded?
Submissions of topics are possible until 30 June 2022. Please note our Call for Papers
. There is a separate call
for the PhD workshop.