Date: 24-25 November 2023Venue: Vilnius University, Theatre Hall and Library, Room 238 (Universiteto str. 3, Vilnius)Partners:Lithuanian National Radio and TelevisionJournal of Studies in Eastern European Cinema (Taylor and Francis Group)Central European Journal of Communication (Polish Communication Association)Sponsors:Vilnius University Science Support Fund (Vilnius University)Faculty of Communication (Vilnius University)

Day 1: 24 November (Friday)

9.00-9.30 Registration (Theatre Hall)

9.30-10.00 Welcome (Theatre Hall). Renata Matkevičienė (Vilnius University), Renata Šukaitytė (Vilnius University)

10.00-11.00 Keynote Session 1 (Theatre Hall):
Agnieszka Stępińska (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland), Populism By, Through, and According to the Media
Chair: Mantas Martišius (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

11.00-11.15 Break

11.15 -12.45 Panel Session 1 (Theatre Hall): Populism, Polarization and Media Literacy
Chair: Andrius Gudauskas (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
Ignas Kalpokas (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania), How to Be Less Nostalgic than the Populists Are: Going beyond Binary Thinking in Communication Research
Stasys Stirbinskas (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania), Are the Failings of Meritocracy Strengthening the Appeal of Authoritarian Populism?
Mantas Martišius (Vilnius University, Lithuania), Populism and Name Calling: When it is Pure Populism, and When it is a Component of Political Propaganda?
Auksė Balčytienė, Jūratė Imbrasaitė (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania), Can Media Literacy Reduce Beliefs in Conspiracy Theories?

11.15 -12.45 Panel Session 2 (Library, Room 238): Media, Politics, Populism
Chair: Deimantas Jastramskis (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
Juha Herkman (University of Helsinki, Finland), Meanings of ‘Populism’ and the Radical Right in Finnish and Swedish Media
Katarzyna du Vall (Jagiellonian University, Poland), Izabela Korbiel, (University of Vienna, Austria), Toward Populist Spectacle: the Role of the Media Regulator in (Re)Shaping Media Policy in Poland
Džina Donauskaitė (Vilnius University, Lithuania), Populist Discourses About Journalism in Lithuania: Sources, Channels, and Messages
Magnus Tomas Kėvišas, Andrius Vaišnys (Vilnius University, Lithuania), Populism in Local vs. National News Media: Dissimilarities Due to Different Readership Feedback Practices

12.45-14.15 Lunch break

14.15-15.15 Keynote Session 2 (Theatre Hall):
Ewa Mazierska (University of Central Lancashire, UK / University of Gdansk, Poland), The Meanders of Populism in Polish Cinema
Chair: Renata Šukaitytė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

15.15-15.30 Break

15.30-17.00 Panel Session 3 (Theatre Hall): Populist Discourse in Eastern European Audiovisual and Social Media
Chair: Džina Donauskaitė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
Veronika Hermann (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary), Global Formats and Local Politics in Contemporary Eastern European Television Series
Tomas Vaitelė (Vilnius University, Lithuania), Particularity of Populism in the Soviet Lithuanian Television Content: Enemies, Heroes and Interpretations of the Past
Ana Țăranu (Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania), Aesthetic Populism. The Resurgence of Cultural Nativism Across East Central Europe

15.30-17.00 Panel Session 4 (Library, Room 238): Populism in Digital and Mass Culture
Chair: Vincas Grigas (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
Jūratė Černevičiūtė (VilniusTech; Vinius Academy of Art, Lithuania), Resistance Through Media Consumption: A Study of Popular Culture
Costis Dallas, Rimvydas Laužikas (Vilnius University, Lithuania), Memory Practices in the Matrix: Investigating the Use of ChatGPT to Analyze and Produce Speculative SNS Conversations on Lithuanian Contested Heritage
Robert Riter (The University of Alabama, USA), Documenting and Archiving Populism: Implications for Archival Methods
Virág Vécsey (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary), #Climatehoax- Untangling the Web of Conspiracy Theories on Instagram

17.15-18.15 Roundtable Discussion (Theatre Hall): Lithuanian Journalists’ Responses to PopulismChair: Indrė Makaraitytė (Lithuanian National Radio and Television)
Participanting journalists: Rolandas Agintas (LNK), Vytautas Bruveris (ELTA); Jūratė Damulytė (15min); Eglė Račkauskaitė (LNK), Liepa Želnienė (LRT)

End of Day 1

1 st day link for broadcast: International conference Populism in National and Global Media 1st Day – YouTube

From Room 238, the webcast will be available at: www.facebook.com/VUKomunikacijosfakultetas

Day 2: 25 November (Saturday)


9.00-9.30 Registration (Theatre Hall)

9.30-10.45 Panel Session 5 (Theatre Hall): Populism in Contemporary Hungarian Cinema: Historical, Generic, Comparative and Transnational Contexts
Chair: Zsolt Győri (University of Debrecen, Hungary)
Zsolt Győri (University of Debrecen, Hungary), Populism and the Heroic Historical Film in Contemporary Hungarian Cinema
Györgyi Vajdovich (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary), Reiterated populism reiterated, recurring topics
Balázs Varga (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary), Conspiracy against conspiracy

9.30-10.45 Panel Session 6 (Library, Room 238): Politics and Populism in Film and TV
Chair: Renata Stonytė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
Lars Kristensen (University of Skövde, Sweden), The Yellow Banana: Populist discourse in Danish film and television
Mikołaj Kunicki (Ithaca College London Center, UK), Chased by History: The Cinematic Projections of Populist Politics in Contemporary Poland
Renata Šukaitytė (Vilnius University, Lithuania), Populist Narrative Tropes in Emilis Vėlyvis’s Thrillers “Zero 3” (2017) and “The Generation of Evil” (2022)

10.45-11.00 Break

11.00-12.00 Keynote Session 3 (Theatre Hall): Susana Salgado (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Populism and Denialism: Studying Interconnections and ProcessesChair: Renata Matkevičienė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

12.00-13.30 Lunch Break

13.30-15.00 Panel Session 7 (Theatre Hall): Political Populism During Times of Crisis
Chair: Viktor Denisenko (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
Jon Järviniemi (University of Helsinki, Finland), Populist Communication During Times of Crisis Across Party Lines
Tiago Lapa (Charles University, Czech Republic), The Iberian Far-right Populists and Immigration: An analysis of Chega and VOX
Renata Matkevičienė (Vilnius University, Lithuania), Personal Branding in Populist Communication: Case Study of Campaign on Anti-Covid Regulations in Lithuania
Nina Zrazhevska (Borys Hrinchenko Kyiv University, Ukraine), Populism in the Media During the Russian Aggression Against Ukraine (on-line)

13.30-15.00 Panel Session 8 (Library, Room 238): Populist Leaders and Politicians
Chair: Magnus Tomas Kėvišas (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
Jan Křovák, Anna Shavit, Marcela Konrádová (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic), Populist Leadership in the Czech Republic Through Media Framing Perspective
Szilvi Német (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary), Deceptive Accounts and Forced Memes: How Populism is Enacted on Facebook in Orbán’s Hungary
Giedrė Vaičekauskienė (Vilnius University, Lithuania), How Populist Rhetoric Creates Uniform Dramatical Images: The Case of Lithuanian Political Leaders on Facebook
Liutauras Ulevičius (Vilniaus University, Lithuania), Populists in the Lithuanian Parliament: Major Narratives in 2020-2023

15.00-15.15 Break

15.15-16.30 Panel Session 9 (Theatre Hall): Populism During Elections and Sport Events
Chair: Liutauras Ulevičius (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
Juha Herkman (University of Helsinki, Finland), European Public Sphere, Populism and Twitter in the 2019 EP Elections
Audris Narbutas (Kaunas Technical University), How Efficient and Common is Populism in Direct Election of Mayors?
Remzie Shahini Hoxhaj (University of Prishtina, Kosovo), Jeta Abazi (University of Prishtina, Kosovo), Football and National Identity. ‘Us’ and ‘they’ in the Swiss National Team

16.30-17.00 Concluding Remarks (Theatre Hall)

End of the Conference

2 nd link for broadcast: International conference Populism in National and Global Media 2nd DAY – YouTube

From Room 238, the webcast will be available at: www.facebook.com/VUKomunikacijosfakultetas