[Air-L] CfP Terrorism and New Media Conference

Maura Conway maura.conway at dcu.ie
Sun Apr 18 06:54:37 PDT 2010


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Conference: TERRORISM and NEW MEDIA

Dublin City University, Ireland
8 - 9 September 2010

WEBSITE: http://www.dcu.ie/~cis/TNM/index.html

ORGANISERS

• Conference Chair: Dr. Maura Conway
• Co-Organiser: Lisa McInerney

All queries and conference-related correspondence should be directed to: 
terrorisminternetconf at dcu.ie

PLENARY SPEAKERS

- Dr. Jarret Brachman, North Dakota State University
- Dr. John Horgan, International Center for the Study of Terrorism, 
Pennsylvania State University
- Prof. Philip Seib, Annenberg School, University of Southern California

RATIONALE

The purpose of this conference is to bring together academics from a 
broad range of disciplines with policy-makers and security practitioners 
that have knowledge and/or expertise that can facilitate advances in the 
study of Terrorism and New Media, particularly the Internet, in novel ways.

PROGRAMME

This is the first academic conference to subject the relationship 
between terrorism and new media, particularly the Internet, to truly 
multi-disciplinary scrutiny. The one-day conference (Wednesday, 8 
September) will feature a series of panels and a number of plenary 
addresses. The conference will be followed on Thursday, 9 September by a 
workshop devoted to the robust debate and analysis of currently ‘hot’ 
topics in the realm of terrorism and the Internet, particularly the 
question of the role of the Internet in processes of radicalisation.

CALL FOR PAPERS

We welcome papers or panels reporting on innovative research into any 
aspect of terrorism and new media. We particularly welcome papers or 
panels that report novel results or describe and employ innovative 
methodological approaches.

Papers or panels on the following topics will be of particular interest:

• Online radicalisation
• The Internet and recruitment
• Old terrorism and new media
• Methodologies for terrorism-related Internet research
• Terrorism informatics
• Network analysis and online terrorist activity
• New Internet tools/platforms and radicalisation/terrorism (for 
example, online gaming, video-sharing, photo-sharing, social networking, 
micro-blogging, online payment mechanisms, etc.)
• Cyberterrorism
• Violent Islamism and the Internet
• The content and functioning of jihadi Internet forums
• Jihadi video producers and content
• Children/youth, terrorism, and new media
• Women/gender, terrorism, and new media
• Case studies of particular groups’ use of new media (e.g. al-Qaeda, 
FARC, Hamas, Hizbollah, dissident Irish Republicans, etc.)
• Policy/legislative responses to terrorists’ online presence
• Critical responses to research on, reporting of, and governmental 
responses to the conjunction of terrorism and the Internet
• Ethical issues surrounding online terrorism-related research

Perspectives from any academic discipline are welcomed, particularly: 
communications, computer science, cultural studies, information science, 
international relations, internet studies, law, media studies, 
philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology.

Authors of individual papers should submit a 300-word abstract via the 
conference website (http://www.dcu.ie/~cis/TNM/index.html) on or before 
17 May 2010.

A selection of accepted papers will be considered for publication in a 
special issue of the journal Media, War & Conflict.

TRAVEL FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

The Center on Public Diplomacy at the Annenberg School, University of 
Southern California (USC) will provide US$700 in sponsorship for a 
graduate student to attend at *and blog* from the conference for the 
Center. Graduate students wishing to apply for this funding should 
indicate same when submitting their abstract.

The conference organisers are also in a position to provide a number of 
travel grants for graduate students. Support may be requested for 
transportation and accommodation. Students should provide a breakdown of 
the estimated cost of travel and accommodation upon submitting an 
application. Graduate students wishing to apply for funding can do so 
when submitting an abstract. Award decisions will be made by 14 June 2010.

REGISTRATION

The conference will open for registration from 1 June 2010.
Registration Fees are as follows:

Standard: €130 (Late reg., post 8 July: €195)
Graduate Student: €65 (Late reg., post 8 July: €110)

Conference fee includes teas/coffees, lunch, welcome reception on the 
evening of Tuesday September 7 and the conference dinner on the evening 
of Wednesday September 8.

DEADLINES

• Abstract deadline: 300 words to be submitted by 17 May 2010
• Registration: from 1 June 2010
• Decision on abstracts: 14 June 2010
• Decision on travel funding awards: 14 June 2010
• Early bird registration deadline: 8 July
• Hotel reservation deadline at conference rate: 19 July 2010

CONVENORS

This conference is convened by the Centre for International Studies, 
School of Law & Government, Dublin City University in partnership with 
the International Communication Working Group of the British 
International Studies Association (BISA).

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Dr. Maura Conway
MA Programme Director
School of Law & Government
Dublin City University
Glasnevin
Dublin 9
Ireland

Tel. +353 1 700 6472
E-Mail. maura.conway at dcu.ie 



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