NordMedia Conference 2023

Welcome to Bergen!

NordMedia23 will be organized in Bergen, Norway from 16 – 18 August 2023. This conference site will be updated regularly as the conference approaches.

For updates about the conference on social media, follow #NordMedia23.

Recent updates

Call for Papers for NordMedia23

The NordMedia 2023 conference is now open for submissions. The biannual conference will take place August 16th – 18th 2023 at the University of Bergen. The theme of NordMedia23 is Technological Takeover? Social and Cultural implications – promises and pitfalls. A pre-conference for PhD-students takes place on August 15th.  

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Venues for NordMedia23 has been booked

The local planning committee for NordMedia23 in Bergen has booked the venues that will be used for the conference.

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Keynote Speaker: TBA

The key note speaker will be announced at a later point in time. When due, you will find more information on

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Panel Discussion

The topic of the NordMedia23 panel discussion will be announced at a later point in time. The panelists for the occasion will provide important perspectives on the topic. Jonas Ohlsson from Nordicom will moderate the discussion.

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Divisions and TWGs

NordMedia23 has twelve permanent divisions and three temporary working groups (TWGs). All abstracts must be addressed to a specific division or TWG.

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Pre-Conference 2023

The NordMedia pre-conference is a one-day academic workshop for doctoral students in media and communication studies.

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Early bird registrations will open in the spring of 2023. Exact dates will be specified and announced at a later time.


Contact the planning committee and the local conference organizers.

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Previous Conferences

All conferences since 1979 have been documented by Nordicom. However, information about conferences before 1997 is available only in print.

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About NordMedia

NordMedia has been held every second year since 1973. The conference migrates among the five Nordic countries, with each country hosting the conference every tenth year.

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Conference Organization 

NordMedia2023 is organized by the University of Bergen in cooperation with the national Nordic research associations and Nordicom. Suggestions and ideas about the conference can be sent to Nordicom at and will then be forwarded to the planning committee.

Planning committee: Erik Knudsen (chair, 2023), Martina Skrubbeltrang Mahnke (SMiD), Marika Lüders (NML), Katja Lehtisaari (Mevi), Kristina Widestedt (FSMK), Maarit Jaakkola (Nordicom), Irmelin Nilsen (NordMedia Network) Valgerður Jóhannsdóttir (chair, 2021) .

Important Dates (Tentative)

  • September 2022: Call for Temporary working groups (TWG)
  • 3 January 2023: Call for abstracts
  • 15 February 2023: Deadline for abstracts
  • April/May 2023: Decision of abstract acceptance
  • May/June 2023: Early-bird registration opens
  • June 2023: Early-bird registration ends
  • 23 June 2023: Submission of final papers
  • August 2023: Last cancellation without paying the fee
  • 15 August 2023: NordMedia Pre-Conference for doctoral students
  • 16 – 18 August 2023: NordMedia Conference