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[ecrea] CFP 'Communities in the Digital Age'

Tue Feb 12 06:32:19 GMT 2013


12th June 2013, North Holmes Campus, Canterbury Christ Church
University, Canterbury, UK

Digital technologies are often seen to have the power to enhance the
lives of and strengthen communities as well as support participation
in public life. New tools, such as social media, could enhance
inclusive engagement leading to stronger, broader and more diverse
engagement through discussions and exchange on public issues or
cultural practices. The use of digital tools could also led to more
active communities through empowering people to become active citizens
or contributors to the cultural and social lives of their communities.

However, academic research and professional accounts paint a mix
picture about how digital transformations are shaping the lives of
communities, which this one day symposium’s theme seeks to explore.
The scale and significance of the understanding of communities in the
digital age is still contested, evidences are often sporadic, case
studies are still often isolated. Fundamental questions are still
abound: have the lives of communities really changed because of
digital transformations? Are communities more active because of the
opportunities offered by digital tools? Have community engagement and
participation improved because of digital transformation? What
cultural and media practices of communities affected by digital
transformation? Who are leading on increasing the use of digital tools
in communities?

We seek contributions which explores the theme of digital
transformations and communities. Topics may include, but not limited

·         Community engagement
·         Lives of communities
·         Cultural practices
·         Community cohesion
·         Digital inclusion and exclusion
·         Local communication and local media
·         Third or public sector organisations and their communities
·         Culture and creative industries

Deadline for submission of abstracts is 15th March, 2013. Please send
250 word abstracts to Agnes Gulyas ((agnes.gulyas /at/

It is planned that the best papers will be published in a book.

The event organized by the Department of Media, Art and Design,
Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.

For further information, please contact:

Dr Àgnes Gulyàs
Principal Lecturer
Department of Media, Art and Design
Canterbury Christ Church University
North Holmes Road
United Kingdom
Email:(agnes.gulyas /at/
Tel: 01227-782907

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