25. – 28.03.2024 | University of Vienna

International Conference #YouthMediaLife2024

International Conference

25. - 28.03.2024
University of Vienna


The increasingly complex postdigital worlds that young people inhabit and transform have been the focus of the research platform #YouthMediaLife at the University of Vienna for some years now, and we are hoping to strengthen our interdisciplinary engagement even more in our second international conference.

Keynote speakers:

  • Karen Krasny & Sonya Sachar (York University & University of Alberta, Canada) - "Substituting the digital archive for memory: New media practices shaping youths' understandings of war and genocide"
  • Philippe Wampfler (University of Zurich, Switzerland) - "Teaching Media Literacy in the Age of Algorithmic Platforms"

Plenary co-presenters:

  • Suzana Jovicic & Julia Sonnleitner (#YouthMediaLife / University of Vienna, Austria) - "Agency and youth revisited: mediating social action in material environments"
  • Matthias Leichtfried, Florian Mayrhofer & Georg Wendt (#YouthMediaLife / University of Vienna, Austria) - "Digital presentation practices – Embodiment, Participation, Storytelling"

We are offering an exciting programme with thematic symposia, interactive workshops, individual papers and a poster session, as well as an engaging social programme. Register here.

Book Launch: #YouthMediaLife & Friends

Book-Flyer #YouthMediaLife & Friends

Interdisciplinary research into young people’s mediatised lifeworlds / Interdisziplinäre Forschung zu mediatisierten Lebenswelten Jugendlicher

This volume showcases interdisciplinary research on young people’s media lifeworlds originating from the research platform #YouthMediaLife at the University of Vienna and its first international conference in 2021. From big questions about our research practices during pandemic times to smaller data sets focusing on specific platforms and historical or geographical particularities, the volume constitutes a diverse collection with a broad thematic heading and, as such, demonstrates the range and scope of this research field. It offers to its readers the opportunity to learn about broader approaches to interdisciplinary research and provides case studies that are very specific in their focus and illustrate irritations and concerns with contemporary media practices.