[Air-L] *Call for Proposals: III MelCi Lab Autumn School* "Science Bootcamp to Boost Your Research Hands-On Skills"

Maria José Brites britesmariajose at gmail.com
Wed Jul 26 10:11:26 PDT 2023


*Call for Proposals: III MelCi Lab Autumn School*
"Science Bootcamp to Boost Your Research Hands-On Skills"

The Media Literacy and Civic Cultures Lab (MeLCi Lab) Autumn School is organising its third Autumn School on 7-10 November 2023 in the form of a bootcamp to boost research hands-on skills. The school is designed to provide PhD students and postdocs with practical knowledge of classical and cutting-edge research methods. To this end, the school embraces an interdisciplinary approach by welcoming debate from different theories and methodological integration (qualitative and quantitative). The School will bring together a group of international scholars for workshops and keynotes. 

Topics covered will include:
-digital citizenship,
-civic cultures and social networks,
-linking big and small data methods,
-civic cultures and artificial intelligence,
-civic cultures and algorithmic mediation,
-arts-based research,
-ethics research.

The School is committed to creating an inclusive space that welcomes students from underrepresented communities. At least one equity grant will be available to ensure the program is accessible to all who wish to participate. By adopting an integrative and multidisciplinary approach, the MeLCi Autumn School is well-positioned to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of research methodologies related to scientific writing and innovative approaches.

*Deadline for applications*
Interested PhD students and postdocs must send their application by 22nd September 2023, including:

-Updated Curriculum Vitae (máx. 4 pages)
-Candidate’s research statement that includes a description of their doctoral dissertation, research questions and methods (máx. 4 pages)
-Motivation letter specifying what you bring and expect from the school (indicating explicitly what themes and sub-themes are of your particular interest) máx. 2 pages

Send your application as a ZIP file to melci.lab at ulusofona.pt <mailto:melci.lab at ulusofona.pt> with subject “Application for the III MelCi Lab Autumn School”

Call for Proposals Deadline: 22 September 2023


-Communicating Research: Writing, Filming, Disseminating
-Scientific writing (specifically for the school themes)
-Innovative approaches to science communication
-Innovative Methodologies
-Linking big and small data methods
-Arts-based research and civic participation
-Citizen science
-Social Platforms for Research

-Participation and Digital Citizenship
-Participation in the Datafied Society
-Artificial intelligence, and algorithmic mediation
-Intersectionality and Activism(s)
-Ethics in research

*School Dates*
7-10 November 2023

*Target audience*
PhD Students, post-docs and early career researchers (with PhD obtained in the last three years)
Maximum number of participants - 20 students

Lusófona University - PhD students and Post-doc  70 euros
PhD students and Post-doc from other Institutions 100 euros
Other 150 euros 

*The best participant will not pay the fee; one Equity Scholarship to support the fee will also be awarded (more details to be published soon)

Keynote Speakers

Ana Marta Flores <https://anamartaflores.com/>, ICNOVA/University of Coimbra

Casey Fiesler <https://caseyfiesler.com/>, University of Colorado Boulder

Katherine E. McDonald <https://falk.syr.edu/people/mcdonald-katherine/>, Syracuse University

Kim Christian Schrøder <https://forskning.ruc.dk/en/persons/kimsc>, Roskilde University

Stefania Milan <https://www.stefaniamilan.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/MilanS_CV_2023.pdf>, University of Amsterdam

*More information* 
For more information please check <https://melcilab.cicant.ulusofona.pt/training/iii-melci-lab-autumn-school-science-bootcamp-to-boost-your-research-hands-on-skills/ > or reach out to us at melci.lab at ulusofona.pt <mailto:melci.lab at ulusofona.pt>
Maria José Brites
Lusófona University <https://www.ulp.pt/docentes/maria-jose-lisboa-brites-de-azeredo>, CICANT <https://cicant.ulusofona.pt/research/people/integrated-researchers/176-maria-jose-brites>
CiênciaVitae <https://www.cienciavitae.pt/portal/en/0616-7E2E-4575> | Researchgate <https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Maria_Jose_Brites2>

Recent publications:
- Brites, M. J., & Castro, T. S. (2023). Digital rights in digital exclusion settings: the experiences of institutionalised youth in Portuguese detention centres. Journal of Children and Media, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/17482798.2022.2145324   
- Brites, M. J., & Figueiras, R. (2022). Disconnection and Digital Society: Perspectives on how Citizens Deal with Media Technology. In W. Housley, A. Edwards, R. Beneito-Montagut, & R. Fitzgerald (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Digital Society (pp. 74-90): SAGE.
- Brites, M. J., & Castro, T. S. (2022). Digital Rights, Institutionalised Youths, and Contexts of Inequalities, Media & Communication, 10(4). https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v10i4.5663  

Principal Investigator:
Jovens, Notícias e Cidadania Digital/Youth, News and Digital Citizenship - YouNDigital <https://youndigital.com/> (PTDC/COM-OUT/0243/2021)

Master program coordinator:
Literacia dos Media e da Informação e Cidadania Digital <https://www.ulusofona.pt/porto/mestrados/literacia-dos-media-e-da-informacao-e-cidadania-digital>/Media and Information Literacy and Digital Citizenship <https://www.ulusofona.pt/en/porto/masters/media-and-information-literacy-and-digital-citizenship>

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