Ways of Being in a Digital Age – A Review Conference (CALL FOR PAPERS)

10-11 October 2017 

University of Liverpool

This conference will close the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) review of “Ways of being in a digital age”. The project was commissioned by the ESRC to help identify and prioritise future areas and methods for research on the social, economic, political, psychological and cultural impacts of digital media and technologies.

The project has undertaken a Delphi review of experts, a survey of literature and a range of workshops with both academics and stakeholders. The final report will be published over the summer of 2017.

Click here for details of the project.

Led by Professor Simeon Yates, Director of the Centre for Digital Humanities and Social Science at the University of Liverpool, the project team consists of a core team of academics from eight UK universities; and a broader international steering group that represents 18 universities and organisations from across the UK, France, the USA and Singapore, as well as three “generations” of international research experience in the area of digital media and society.

To close the project, this academic conference aims to present, extend and deepen the work of the project team. They are calling papers for review on topics that address any aspect of the seven project domains:

1. Citizenship and politics

2. Communities and identities

3. Communication and relationships

4. Health and wellbeing

5. Economy and sustainability

6. Data and representation

7. Governance and security

They are looking papers that offer systematic, thematic or methodological reviews of existing research on any aspect of the seven project domains. They are particularly interested in papers that build on reviews to offer analysis of research gaps and challenges for social research in the digital age. The conference papers are expected to be included in an edited collection developed from the project.

How to submit your paper.

Key Dates:

Abstract submissions (300 words) are sought by 21 July 2017. Acceptance by 25 August 2017.

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