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Kathleen O'Riordan on Thu, 2 Aug 2007 17:44:41 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime-ann> Material Digital Culture/ECREA: European Perspectives CFP


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DIGITAL CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION (DCC) SECTION OF ECREA
CALL FOR PAPERS FOR A WORKSHOP

DIGITAL MEDIA: EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVES?

SUPPORTED BY THE CENTRE FOR MATERIAL DIGITAL CULTURE (SUSSEX)

The aim of the workshop is to explore distinctive critical, theoretical and methodological perspectives around networked and pervasive media, especially those emerging in European research.

AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX, BRIGHTON, UK; 1-3 NOVEMBER 2007

o Evening panel session and reception on Thursday 1st November
o Full-day workshop on Friday 2nd
o Concluding section meeting on Saturday 3rd
This workshop is the first in a biannual conference/workshop series of ECREA's Digital Culture and Communication section. It will examine new approaches in the study of digital culture and communication within European contexts and to serve as a networking hub.


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS:
We are looking for papers that address questions around digital, networked and pervasive media in a European context. We especially welcome work that contrasts European perspectives and theories with other traditions. This does not mean that we restrict our focus to European policy, or wish to focus on European-specific issues to the exclusion of others. Instead, we welcome work across a range of approaches, work based on different methodologies, and work that is nationally based within Europe. Historical, critical and technological perspectives are all welcome.


So, for example, we invite proposals that examine digital culture and communication in relation to:

o issues in specific national traditions of thought, such as German medium theory, French post-structuralism, 'national' traditions of cultural studies
o issues in European-wide traditions, such as post- and neo-Marxist socialism, post-autonomy, and network theories, or critical utopian/dystopian thinking
o issues of specific techno-social experiences, such as communication networks, aesthetic, industry, and governance structures
o issues of identity, activism and autonomy, such as race, nation, migration, gender/sexuality, trade, economy, and labour


We invite proposals for papers on these topics and any other issues that might enable a critique of, as well as an exploration of issues, theories and approaches emerging in European research around digital media.

Deadline for abstracts/proposals of 300 words: 1st September 2007

SUBMIT TO:
Kate O'Riordan: k.oriordan {AT} sussex.ac.uk and Maren Hartmann: hartmann {AT} udk-berlin.de


REGISTRATION:
Fee £35, this includes lunch, coffee and a drinks reception. It does not include accommodation and travel costs. To register email: V.A.Sammut {AT} sussex.ac.uk


ECREA and the Section:
ECREA is the European Communication Research and Education Association, and the main objectives of the digital culture and communication section are:
o To exchange and develop research in the field of digital culture and communication through virtual and physical networking and other events
o To revisit existing media and communication theories, approaches, and research methods as they are challenged by digital media, and to develop new ones
o To contribute to building a research culture in the field of digital media and informational culture at the European level


More information here: http://www.ecrea.eu/divisions/section/id/5

Caroline Bassett, University of Sussex, UK
Maren Hartmann, University of the Arts Berlin, Germany
Kate O'Riordan, University of Sussex, UK


Dr Kate O'Riordan Department of Media and Film EDB University of Sussex Falmer Brighton UK BN1 9RG

Tel: 00 44 (0) 1273 876730

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/mediastudies/profile30746.html
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