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) …

Smart publics? Mediation and public engagement with science and technology

This research event focuses on the publics and public issues relating to emerging technologies, such as smart energy grids, wearable devices and the Cloud, and co-design for sustainable energy. Bringing together the work of three different research projects: EPINET (Sussex), CAST (Goldsmiths) and ECDC (Goldsmiths), the talks explore the imaginaries and mediation of emerging technologies; …

Series of seminars on digital culture research in Barcelona(Nov./Dec. 2013)

Innovation in Digital Culture Research is a set of interdisciplinary seminars and workshops that aims to explore innovative ethnographic and qualitative methodologies of social research in the field of culture, media and digital technologies and how creativity and innovation is embodied in research practices and objects of study related with digital culture and network society. …

Media and Social Change – Visit Ørecomm Festival

The Ørecomm Festival in Roskilde, Malmö and Copenhagen takes place 13 to 16 September 2013. The festival wants to bring together people with an interest in the relations between media, communication and social change processes at both the global and and the local level. By inviting academics, media professionals, communication for development practitioners, activists, and …

“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 …

Conference on Internet Research in Berlin, November 2013

The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin invites proposals for their annual colloquium to be held in Berlin on 21 November 2013. The colloquium is geared towards early stage researchers, especially Ph.D. candidates and post-docs from all disciplines. Join the discussion around Internet research and present your paper or research project. …

“The fight for a free internet is not yet over” – An Interview with Jakob Svensson

At our upcoming workshop on "Digital Culture: Promises and Discomforts" (Oct 2-5) in Bonn, Jakob Svensson (Karlstad University, Sweden) is going to present a paper on "New Media for Development". We asked him a couple of questions to introduce his research and present his current field of interests. What field of research are you currently …

CfP: Conference and Specialist Panel on Public Service Broadcasting

The Television Studies Section of ECREA and the Department of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of York is organizing a conference on The Place of Public Service Broadcasting: Transnationalism, Localism and Identity in the Digital Age. The conference will take place at the University of York 4 July 2013 and contributions are welcome. …

Deadline extended for next DCC Workshop

Digital Culture: Promises and Discomforts The ongoing mediatisation process is subject to social transformations as well as technical innovation processes and creative practices. We endorse digital technologies with the promises of a better way of life, solving our problems of managing the world’s complexity, allowing better participatory policies and helping us in our daily life. …