[Air-L] CFP Graduate Conference: Digital Methods- Feminist Approaches

Kathleen O'Riordan K.ORiordan at sussex.ac.uk
Sun May 16 14:53:07 PDT 2010

Call for papers - please circulate widely!
Digital Methods, Cultural Politics and Feminist Approaches:
A One - Day Graduate Conference

Monday 5  July 2010
University of Sussex,
Media Film and Music

Research in the humanities and social sciences has increasingly
incorporated visual media and digital methodologies. At the same time,
relatively little attention has been accorded to the way in which  feminist
approaches to science and technology have informed the research process by
contributing to discussions of private and public, materiality, network
cultures and identity.

This one-day conference aims to examine this emerging field in the
intersection of digital methods, cultural politics and feminist theory. The
conference hopes to bring together Doctoral students as well as early
career researchers working in media and cultural studies, gender studies,
digital media, feminist science and technology studies, and queer studies.

Themes of discussion might include:

-Digital methods and visual media in the research of political engagement.
-Feminist approaches to researching science, culture and technology.
-Internet research ethics, feminist ethics and research.
-The concepts of public and private.
-Epistemological and ontological issues in STS and material feminisms.
-Actor Network Theory, media studies and Feminism.
-Notions of difference and identity in digital networks.
-Information flows and the problem of representation.
-Gender, biological and information technologies.
-Science, technology and social change

We invite submissions of abstracts for 20-minute individual papers.
Possible thematics include, but not limited to:

Please send your abstracts of approximately 300 words by 1st June 2010 to
a.fotopoulou at sussex.ac.uk.

Aristea Fotopoulou
Doctorate Candidate Media and Cultural Studies
Associate Tutor
Centre for Digital Material Culture
School of Media, Film and Music
SB 120   internal: 6610
University of Sussex


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