About the Symposium

This free symposium will convene leaders from four decades of media literacy to discuss the field’s historical frameworks and to engage the next generation of researchers and practitioners in exploring how the past informs the present and future of the field.

The history of media literacy is the story of people’s efforts to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to changing media environments in order to participate and claim power in societies where media and technology play increasingly important roles in education, family life, social relations, public health, politics, economics, the arts and sciences, and popular culture.

Date: September 20, 2013

Hosted by: Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island, Feinstein Campus in Downtown Providence
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Who: Scholars, practitioners, and students in education, media studies, library sciences, history, cultural studies and other fields

What: Experience a variety of print, audiovisual and curriculum artifacts from the Elizabeth Thoman Media Literacy Archive

Why: Explore research agendas regarding the history of media literacy that address the most pressing current and future challenges facing today’s teachers, learners and scholars

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No registration fee!

Sponsored by:

Media Education Lab

URI Harrington School


Parking & Directions
Free parking is available for conference attendees. Park at the Providence Convention Center parking lot and receive a parking voucher at the registration desk.
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