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Tuesday, 29 October 2013
Citizen Media in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, China and East Asia, and the Arab World
Citizen Media in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe,
China and East Asia, and the Arab World An interdisciplinary doctoral/postdoctoral training workshop
Attendance free of charge, some travel/accommodation funding available.
Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: 22 November 2013
Call for Contributions from Doctoral Students and Early Career Researchers
term ‘citizen media’, or ‘participatory media’, covers a wide range of
activities undertaken by ordinary, non-professional citizens who lay a
claim to an area of public life and politics and seek to transform it
in some way. From videos circulated on Youtube to graffiti, street
performance and other forms of street art, and from community radio to
blogging, crowd sourcing, tweeting, flashmob protest and hacktivism,
new forms of civic engagement continue to develop, expand and shape the
relationship between the private and the public, the local and the
global, mainstream and alternative media, corporations and clients, the
state and civil society. The aim of the workshop is to bring together
doctoral students and early career researchers who work on citizen
media in Russia and Central and Eastern Europe, China and East Asia,
and the Arab world – areas where citizen media has been at the centre
of political contestations, censorship and everyday struggles.
The workshop will focus on methodological challenges of researching
citizen media, whether these are conceptual, practical, ethical or
welcome proposals for 15-minute presentations which discuss any topic
relating to the methodologies of researching citizen media in any of
these regions.Papers should reflect the current research of postgraduates or
early career researchers. The workshop will also include a guided
training session on methods, and several presentations by expert
scholars (detailed below). To apply, please send a title and a 300-word
abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org the 22nd of November 2013.
event is free of charge and open to doctoral students and early career
researchers. Limited funds are available to cover travel and
accommodation expenses.To apply for funding assistance, please indicate so on your submission, and outline the estimated cost of your travel.
Successful candidates will be notified in December.