“Private actors control both the knowledge and security structures” – an interview with Dr Monica Horten on internet policy

Dr Monica Horten serves as an independent expert with the Council of  Europe, and sat on the Committee on Cross-border flow of Internet traffic and Internet freedom. She  writes regularly about internet policy on her blog. She is currently a visiting fellow at the Media and Communications department of the  London School of Economics and Political Science …

Four weeks to go: Abstract submission for ECREA 2016 in Prague

Just a few weeks after the DCC ECREA's workshop in Salzburg, we are preparing for the next big event. The 6th European Communication Conference (ECC) will be taking place in Prague from 9th – 12th November 2016. This year's conference theme is "Mediated (Dis)Continuities: Contesting Pasts, Presents and Futures". Check out the Call for Papers for further details. Online …

“Design is a power-laden process” – Helen Kennedy on her forthcoming keynote at the DCC workshop in Salzburg

Helen Kennedy (Professor of Digital Society at the University of Sheffield) has been researching digital media for almost 20 years. With her background in Cultural Studies and Science and Technology studies she is dedicated to a critical perspective on digital and social media – for example in her research on digital inequalities. Currently she is …

“We are giving over moral agency and choice to devices”– Charles Ess on social robotics, intelligence and ethics

Charles Ess (University of Oslo) has for many years brought a philosophical perspective to media and communication studies and is a prolific commentator on questions of research ethics and medium theory. At our upcoming workshop in Salzburg in November, Charles Ess will give a keynote on "cultural diversity, globalized media and ethical norms. As part of our interview series with scholars in the field of digital culture and communication, we asked him about his current work in social robotics, digital media ethics and standards in digital culture and communication.

The politics of technology, big data and code – an interview with Stefania Milan

Stefania Milan has recently obtained an ERC grant for her project on data activism and assumed a new position in the Media Studies Department of the University of Amsterdam. We took the opportunity to speak to Stefania about the politics of media technologies, her research interests and the new opportunities for researchers to study culture and communication …

Call open for ECREA Doctoral Summer School 2015

The ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2015 brings together members of the European research community to this summer school in order to debate contemporary issues in media, communication and cultural studies. The main emphasis of this summer school is on providing structural and individuated PhD-support for young European scholars, through a variety …

YECREA Young Scholars’ Fund for Lisbon

Young scholars, members of YECREA and ECREA can now apply for conference fee funding to attend the 5th European Communication Conference in Lisbon, 12-15 November 2014. The newly established young scholars’ fund, provided by ECREA, consists in an initiative of ECREA scholars aiming to facilitate young colleagues’ participation in the bi-annual European Communication Conference (ECC) …

“Privacy is a crumbling myth” – Annette Markham on Promises, Discomforts, and Methodologies of Digital Culture

Annette Markham will present a keynote at the DCC ECREA's next workshop in October 2013. We are very happy to welcome her in Bonn in autumn. As a scholar dedicated to ethnographies, visual data analysis and sociology of online communication, Annette Marham has been one of the most innovative researchers in the field. Her current …