EVENT | Social media and state reconstruction in Somalia 13.03.19

[three_fourths] As the fifth talk in the Early Career Research Talks series, Peter Chonka will give a presentation entitled ‘Social media and state reconstruction in Somalia’. If social media is affecting the ways in which ‘strong’ states communicate with citizens, what are the implications of such popular connectivity for states at the other end of …

EVENT | Digital geo-visualisations and the cultural politics of urban (re)development 06.03.19

[one_fourth_last] Date and time Wed 6th March 2019 13:00-14:00 GMT Location Bush House NE 2.02 Strand Campus, King’s College London Strand London WC2R 2LS [/one_fourth_last]

EVENT | Early Career Research Talks 2019

Join us for a series of Early Career Research Talks given by colleagues from the Department of Digital Humanities. There are seven in total, running between January 2019 and May 2019. For more details, please see the poster below. If you tweet about the event you can use the #kingsdhhashtag or mention @kingsdh.

EVENT | DIGITAL MODERN LANGUAGES TUTORIAL SPRINT 2019

Colleagues working on the Language Acts & Worldmaking project have released a call for proposals for a ‘Digital Modern Languages tutorial writing sprint’, which aims to bring together language teachers, modern languages researchers and digital practitioners to create a collaborative Open Educational Resource. The event takes place over two days in July 2019 and will …

EVENT | A Family Affair: Family, Love, and Emotioned Fannish Literacy 26.02.19

[three_fourths] As the second talk in the Early Career Research Talks series, Brittany Kelley will give a presentation entitled ‘A Family Affair: Family, Love, and Emotioned Fannish Literacy’. In the 25 years since the publication of Jenkins’ and Bacon-Smith’s foundational studies on media fandoms and fanfiction, fandom has achieved a much more mainstream status. Fan …

EVENT | The Platform Society 06.03.19

[three_fourths] How are online platforms involved in reshaping social, cultural, political and economic relations? How might they be governed and enlisted in the service of public values and the public good? Join us for a public talk with Thomas Poell (University of Amsterdam) about The Platform Society. The Platform Society Individuals all over the world …

EVENT | Data Collaboratives: The Emergence of Public-Private Partnerships around Data for Social Good 26.02.19

[three_fourths] What kinds of collaborations and partnerships are emerging around data? Join us for a public talk with Stefaan Verhulst (NYU GovLab), hosted by the Department for Digital Humanities, King’s College London. Data Collaboratives: The Emergence of Public-Private Partnerships around Data for Social Good – Stefaan Verhulst (NYU GovLab) Over the past few years, The …

EVENT | Broken Data and Unexpected Research Questions 13.02.19

[three_fourths] What can be learned when data work does not go as planned? Join us for a public talk with Minna Ruckenstein (University of Helsinki). Broken Data and Unexpected Research Questions – Minna Ruckenstein (University of Helsinki) The concept-metaphor of ‘broken data’ suggests that digital data can be broken, fail to perform, or be in …

EVENT | #DeleteFacebook and Facebook’s Bonds 07.02.19

[three_fourths] #DeleteFacebook and Facebook’s Bonds – Tero Karppi (University of Toronto) After the Cambridge Analytica revelations, #DeleteFacebook hashtag became a trend. #DeleteFacebook was the crystallization of the demands to leave the social media site because it was compromising privacy, exploiting user data, and the connections it established could be used to manipulate the current political …