Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
Readers & Reading in a Digital Age
is organizing an international interdisciplinary scientific conference
November 11, 2021
The development of modern media has influenced not only the traditionally understood reading culture but also the communication processes and the psychology of readers. With the emergence of new short forms, structures and communication channels, from various portals to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other modern forms of communication, reading physically tangible texts is becoming a feature of only a small group of people who still find traditional written texts to be sources of information, pleasure, imagination, an escape from reality, humanization, and in certain reading strategies there is also a therapeutic dimension. The young modern reader accustomed to receiving and transmitting information quickly finds it increasingly difficult to cope with the traditional notion of reading and reading culture, which is directly reflected in the forms of teaching and teaching strategies, especially in the social sciences and humanities where they still nurture traditional methods of approaching text. We are aware that in this era of accelerated digitalization, it is necessary to constantly raise awareness of the importance of in-depth and critical reading, especially of media texts. Our goal is to bring together leading experts from Croatia and abroad – communicologists, psychologists, neurologists, media literacy experts, rehabilitation educators, teachers of various professions and fields that deal with reading and face many challenges related to reading – and approach the phenomenon of reading from different perspectives.
We believe that in the Year of Reading, proclaimed by the Government of the Republic of Croatia at the suggestion of the Ministry of Culture and Media, this international interdisciplinary scientific conference will contribute to the promotion of reading and answer many questions we face which are associated in various ways with reading habits and culture.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Readers and Reading in a Digital Age. Deadline: June 25, 2021.
We look forward to your participation!
Professor Jerko Valković, Head of the Department of Communication Sciences
Assistant Professor Marijana Togonal, President of the Program Committee
Assistant Professor Suzana Peran, President of the Organizing Committee