[Air-L] Digital Diasporas conference, University of Cambridge, January 13-14 2011

Mirca Madianou mm577 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Nov 17 14:44:57 PST 2010


The Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH),
University of Cambridge, is pleased to announce a forthcoming conference on 


Digital Diasporas: 

Migration, ICTs and Transnationalism 


January 13 -14 2011



Convener: Mirca Madianou (Department of Sociology and Lucy Cavendish
College, University of Cambridge)


New developments in digital media combined with a collapse in the cost of
international communication are together transforming the experience of
migration with implications for family life, sociality and intimacy,
identity and political involvement. Through a series of panels and
presentations, this interdisciplinary conference will assess the impact of
digital media on the following aspects of migration: representation,
visibility and participation; culture and identities; family separation;
social life; patterns of migration and policy implications. The conference
will also provide an opportunity to reflect on ‘the digital’ and what is new
about new media. The conference is co-funded by CRASSH and the ESRC as part
of the research grant on Migration, ICTs and Transnational families. 


Confirmed speakers include: 


·         Annabelle Sreberny (SOAS); 

·         Miyase Christensen (Karlstad)

*	Dana Diminescu (Telecom Paris Tech and FSHM, Paris)
*	Marie Gillespie (Open University)
*	Myria Georgiou (LSE) 
*	Radha Hegde (NYU)
*	Andreas Hepp (IMKI, University of Bremen)
*	Heather Horst (University of California, Irvine) 
*	Jonathan Ong (University of Cambridge) 
*	Mirca Madianou (University of Cambridge)
*	Daniel Miller (UCL)
*	Deirdre McKay (Keele)
*	Jonathan Ong (Cambridge)
*	Adela Ros Hijar (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
*	Eugenia Siapera (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
*	Roza Tsagarousianou (CAMRI, University of Westminster)



For the full programme and information regarding registration please see: 



There will be a small registration fee (£30 for faculty and £15 for
students) which covers lunch and refreshments on both days. Advanced
registration is strongly advised as places are limited. If you have any
administrative queries about the event, please contact the conference
manager, Helga Brandt, hb380 at cam.ac.uk


Location: CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge, UK

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