Theories and practices of digital sociology explored

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A two-day postgraduate workshop at The Shed in May will include panel debates, masterclasses and a keynote from Professor Patricia Clough of CUNY.

Society, Data and the Self: Theories and practices of Digital Sociology is hosted by the Digital Transformations Research group at MMU and takes place on 26 and 27 May.

Speakers over the two days are: Dr Tom Brock, Department of Sociology, MMU; Dr Mark Carrigan, Centre for Social Ontology, Department of Sociology, Warwick University; Dr EJ Gonzales-Polledo, Department of Methodology, LSE; Dr. Adi Kuntsman, Department of Languages, Information and Communications, MMU; and Dr Esperanza Miyake, Department of Languages, Information and Communications, MMU.

The two days is for postgraduates who are curious about digital sociology and who are considering, or already conducting, a postgraduate study on the subject. It’s also an opportunity to find out more about digital sociology and in particular the relationship between date, society and the self.

What is digital sociology?

Day one (11am-6pm) is titled ‘What is digital sociology?’ and is described as an ‘opportunity to discuss and explore different perspectives on digital sociology with experts from MMU and further afield’.

As well as keynote presentations by Clough, there will be a panel discussion, an interactive poster session and networking with digital researchers across MMU.

Day two (10am-4pm), ‘Becoming a digital sociologist’, will feature masterclasses with digital researchers as well as short presentations from contributors. These will be followed by an opportunity for participants to create their own research proposals.

The deadline for registering for the workshop is 29 April 2016 and the registration fee is £55.

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