[Air-L] Digital Methods, Cultural Politics and Feminist Approaches CFP

Kathleen O'Riordan K.ORiordan at sussex.ac.uk
Thu May 20 03:43:12 PDT 2010

Digital Methods, Cultural Politics and Feminist Approaches: A One - Day 
Graduate Conference

Monday 5 July 2010, University of Sussex, Media Film and Music, Centre for 
Material Digital Culture & Doctoral School

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. Please 
send your abstracts of approximately 300 words by 1st June 2010 to

a.fotopoulou at sussex.ac.uk.

Dr Kate O'Riordan
Department of Media and Film
University of Sussex

TEL 01273 876730
FAX 01273 877219


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