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Graham Meikle on Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:59:49 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> CFP: Social Media, the fourth Transforming Audiences conference, London Sep 2013




Social Media

The fourth international

transforming audiences conference

making connections | creative cultures | open everything


Date: 2 – 3 September 2013

Venue: University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS


The previous Transforming Audiences conferences, in 2007, 2009 and 2011, have seen this event become Europe’s major international conference series for audience/user studies, bringing together researchers from all over the world. Now we are delighted to invite you to Social Media, the fourth in the Transforming Audiences series, in central London in September 2013.

The Social Media conference is organised by the Centre for Social Media Research at the University of Westminster’s Communication and Media Research Institute. The event will present a rich set of analyses of the current situation and raise important questions about the future. We strongly encourage papers from new scholars as well as more established researchers.


Keynote speakers include Stuart Allan (author Citizen Witnessing), Megan Boler (co-editor DIY Citizenship and Critical Making), Larissa Hjorth (co-author Understanding Social Media) and D.E. Wittkower (editor Facebook and Philosophy).


We particularly invite papers that connect with the themes making connections, creative cultures and open everything.

Making connections — friends | followers | connections | networks | communities | tags | favourites | playlists | channels | emotions | affect | information | knowledge | circulation | movement | share

Creative cultures — critical making | memes | do-it-yourself | do-it-with-others | collaboration | participation | read-write | edit | hacking | modding | coding | creativity

Open everything — Big Data | data journalism | visualisation | mapping | activism | commons | business models | access | education | MOOCs | private | public | surveillance | visibility




You can submit proposals for individual papers or for themed panels. Individual papers will each have 15 minutes plus discussion time. Panels should consist of three presentations of 15 minutes each, to be followed by fifteen minutes of discussion for a total session of one hour.

For individual papers, please send a 300-word abstract and brief biographical note of up to 70 words. Abstracts should highlight the original theoretical or empirical contribution. They should also include the presenter’s name, institutional affiliation, title of paper, email and work address.

Proposals for panels or alternative formats should include a 300-word overview as well as individual abstracts following the guidelines above.

All proposals should be sent by 12 April 2013 to TA4 {AT} westminster.ac.uk 
Electronic submissions only. Successful applicants will be notified by mid-May.



The registration fee for the two days will be £285, for one day will be £180. ICA, AoIR, IAMCR and ECREA members will be given a preferential rate of £245 for the two day event. The special rate for students will be £130 for the two days, or £75 for one day. This covers all conference documentation, refreshments, lunches, wine reception and administration costs. Registration will open mid-May.



Professor Graham Meikle
Communication and Media Research Institute,
School of Media, Arts and Design,
University of Westminster,

Twitter: {AT} graham_meikle
Phone: +44 (0)20 7911 5000 ext 4755

The University of Westminster is a charity and a company limited by guarantee. Registration number: 977818 England. Registered Office: 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW.

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