EXTENDED DEADLINE 14/02 Call for Papers “SEXUALITIES AND DIGITAL CULTURE IN EUROPE”

A JOINT ECREA SYMPOSIUM (ATHENS, 26-27 May 2017) Organized by the Gender and Communication Section and Digital Culture and Communication Section Rationale Past decades, media and communication studies have been focusing on the study of sexuality in media, representations, and have been exploring audiences’ interpretations of mass-produced media and popular culture texts. However, current ontological …

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DCC Management Team 2016-18

In ECC2016 in Prague, the Digital Culture and Communication (DCC) section elected a new management team, for the period of 2016-18. The management team is composed by Aristea Fotopoulou, Sander De Ridder and Ana Jorge, who aim to develop a stronger identity for the DCC section around emerging digital practices, cultures and technologies, such as datafication; …

Welcome to our new DCC YECREA representative Sander de Ridder

The management team of Digital Culture and Communication is very happy to welcome Sander de Ridder (Ghent University) as our new representative in the Young Scholars Network (YECREA). Sander De Ridder holds a PhD in Communication Sciences from Ghent University in Belgium. His main interests include the study of digital media cultures and processes of media power …

Welcome New Delegates

The management team of Digital Culture and Communication is very happy to welcome two new delegates: Anne Mollen (University of Bremen, Germany) and María-José Establés-Heras (University of Alcalá, Spain). It's our pleasure to introduce our new members. Anne Mollen Anne has been affiliated with the University of Bremen since 2011, where she is writing a dissertation …

After Bonn – Views from the Observatory

The location of our last workshop early in October at the Department of Media Studies in Bonn provided a very suitable metaphor of the state of research in digital culture and communication. Taking place in a former observatory, the perspectives outlined by this year's participants and their presentations all tried to capture distinct views of something …

YoungECREA Workshop on “Planning a non-conventional academic career in digital culture and communication: Challenges and opportunities”

Researchers in the early stages of their career and young scholars share similar concerns that relate to the current state of insecurity in academic fields, throughout Europe. For scholars in the fields of digital media and digital culture in particular, this insecurity can be even more pressing, especially since questions around ‘big data’, internet and …

“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 …