Digital Culture and Communication hosts 19 panels at ECREA in Lisbon

No surprise, it's media running the show, but there is a trend toward empowerment, politics, activism (and also analysis). And everyone is into News these days. Good prospects for journalism, it seems.

We are happy to announce that there are 19 panels organized by our section at this year's conference of ECREA in Lisbon. In total we received 167 abstracts, which is impressive. As the biggest section in ECREA (now at about 480 members) we are delighted that so many researchers - junior and senior - see …

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 …

“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. …