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[Commlist] YECREA seminar on “Alternative scholarly communication for young scholars”
Tue May 07 11:37:49 GMT 2019
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
YECREA seminar on “Alternative scholarly communication for young scholars”
at the University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
The Young Scholars Network of ECREA (YECREA) is happy to invite all
young scholars - doctoral students, post-docs, junior scholars, and
other early-career scholars - to participate in two seminar sessions,
organised as part of the joint conference on ‘Infrastructures and
Inequalities: Media industries, digital cultures and politics’ in Helsinki.
This is a joint initiative of three YECREA Sections: Communication and
Democracy; Digital Culture and Communication; and Media Industries and
Date: 21-22 October 2019
Location: Metsätalo, University of Helsinki
Two parallel sessions (1.5 hours each)
The deadline for applications is 15 June 2019
Topics this workshop will cover:
- Strategies for building researchers networks - exploring research
communities, the potential of digital platforms
- Broadening scholarly communication - engaging with social media
Scholarly communication is undergoing significant changes and
evolutions, particularly in today’s shifting media landscape. For young
scholars and early career researchers in particular, issues of
disseminating our research on social media platforms, creating
alternative communication forms, and establishing sustainable researcher
communities are particularly relevant.
The shift towards a more diverse array of scholarly communication has
already begun. Scholars now share their research and connect with each
other on platforms such as Academia.edu, ResearchGate and LinkedIn. As
well as these outlets, the traditional article format is being altered
by including blog posts, interactive graphics and video. And perhaps
most significantly, scholarly conversations are now taking place on
social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram.
These seminars aim to help young scholars navigate the process of
sharing their research within this digital media environment.
21 October 2019
The first seminar, facilitated by Professor Kirsi Pyhältö, explores the
issue of "How to build and sustain researcher networks”.
This workshop, intended for PhD students and young career scholars, aims
to facilitate use of researcher communities as a resource for doctoral
research and career development, by analyzing the potential of these
communities, exploring one’s own communities, and discussing them with
peers. The workshop addresses the function of researcher communities in
early career researchers’ daily lives, and their role as a central
resource for their careers after a doctoral degree.
22 October 2019
The second seminar, facilitated by Dr. Salla-Maaria Laaksonen, explores
the topic “Why bother? Expert communication on social media”.
This seminar addresses the issue of the growing diversity of digital
platforms for research dissemination, scholarly conversation, and
alternative academic networking. It explores how early career
researchers can engage with social media, the opportunities and also the
pressures that these digital platforms afford, inquiring how young
scholars and researchers can benefit from them.
Please submit a brief expression of interest (max. 200 words) providing
a short description of your research interests and why you are
interested in attending the seminars.
Additionally, please provide a short bionote stating your name, email,
affiliation and position, and country.
Please be aware that participants commit to attending both seminars.
Please send in your expressions of interests and personal information,
no later than 15 June 2019, to:
(Ally.Mccrowyoung /at/ hum.ku.dk) <mailto:(Ally.Mccrowyoung /at/ hum.ku.dk)>
(AnaSofia.PereiraCaldeira /at/ ugent.be) <mailto:(AnaSofia.PereiraCaldeira /at/ ugent.be)>
(Giulia.Manica /at/ nottingham.ac.uk) <mailto:(Giulia.Manica /at/ nottingham.ac.uk)>
Selected participants will be notified by the 15th of July 2019
* Participation in these seminar sessions is free of charge. *
The organising team:
Ally McCrow-Young (YECREA representative of Communication and Democracy
Giulia Manica (YECREA representative of Media Industries and Cultural
Sofia Caldeira (YECREA representative of Digital Culture and
We encourage workshop participants to also submit a proposal for the main
Please submit your abstract also by 1 June 2019 (300-word abstract for
individual proposals; or 300-word panel rationale plus individual 200
word abstracts from a minimum of four speakers for panel proposals). All
abstracts for individual as well as panel proposals should be submitted
For more information, please consult the conference
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