Children’s Media Summer School

New Approaches and Research Methods

23. – 30.08.2024
Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz

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The Summer School: New Approaches and Methods for Research in Children’s Media is aimed at students interested in Children’s and YA-media in Germany and abroad. Numerous lectures and workshops by international experts will provide new cultural studies perspectives on Children’s Media (e.g. Disability Studies and New Environmental Studies) with methods from the digital humanities. Excursions and meetings with staff from publishing houses and cultural institutions will introduce participants to the Rhine-Main region as a book and cultural region and provide opportunities for networking.

Meet our key note speakers

Ute Dettmar

Emer O’Sullivan

Vanessa Joosen

Gerhard Lauer

Maren Conrad

Iris Schäfer

Take part in 4 field trips


24.08 | 2:00

Media Socialization

Prof. Dr. Johannes Mayer

26.08 | 10:00

History of Disability in Children‘s Books

Liesen Sophie Lange

26.08 | 2:00

Masculinity in Media for Young People

Dr. Manuela Kalbermatten

26.08 | 5:00

Creative Workshop

Chris Kling

27.08 | 10:00

Digital approaches to illustrations studies

Dr. Ben Dammers

27.08 | 2:00

Celebrity Studies and Picture Books

Prof. Dr. Lena Hoffmann

27.08 | 4:00

Creative Workshop

Dully & Dax

28.08 | 10:00

Questionnaire based analysis media use.

The case of KIM and JIM.