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[Commlist] PhD-course on media use, social inequalities and citizenship in a datafied age

Thu Feb 06 22:37:36 GMT 2020


* June 8-18, University of Bergen
* Full stipends and travel stipends available
* Confirmed lecturers: Kim Schrøder, Mirca Madianou, Brita Ytre-Arne, Chris Peters, Jannie Møller Hartley, Jan Fredrik Hovden and Hallvard Moe * Part of Bergen Summer Research School on global challenges and actionable knowledge
* Extended deadline: February 15

The course provides an up-to-date engagement with research on the relationship between media use, social inequalities and citizenship. Particular attention is given to a critical discussion of media in a datafied age.

Citizens rely on the media to help develop resources for public life. Their engagement with and views on major public issues are informed, shaped and expressed by and through their daily media use, not least via their use of social media. However, media use has become increasingly personalized and fragmented across technologies and platforms. There is also marked evidence that citizens´ use of media to monitor and connect to such public issues are deeply characterized by social cleavages.

How can we make sense of the role of media for democracy in this situation? Are traditional user patterns transposed onto online and social media? To what extent do media facilitate a sound public connection for its citizens in different societal contexts, so much needed to counter populist propaganda, and what should we expect from citizens’ participation? And what lessons can we learn from comparing developments in different parts of the world?

Bergen Summer Research School 2020 explores the interfaces between science, society and global challenges. We will look at how you can design, conduct and communicate research to stimulate social change. Six parallel courses will cover topics ranging from climate governance, sustainable cities, and sustainable oceans, to media & democracy, food systems, and migrant health.

Together with crosscutting keynotes and social events, the courses will help participating PhD candidates to develop skills to create actionable knowledge. Hope to see you in beautiful Bergen, Norway, 8-18 June!

Participation is credited under the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Participants submitting an essay, in a form of a publishable manuscript of 10-20 pages, after the end of the summer school will receive 10 ECTS. It is also possible to participate without producing an essay. This will give you 4 ECTS.
PRACTICALITIES: Application deadline: Extended to February 15
More information about the course and application form: More information about the Summer School, stipends and application form:
Contact person: Professor Hallvard Moe, Uni Bergen (( /at/

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