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[ecrea] CFP Phd course: Media, Culture and Participation

Sat Apr 01 20:49:05 GMT 2017

Call for applicants

*Ph.D. course: Media, Culture and Participation *

Location: Paris

Time: October 25-27th, 2017

Organisers: University of Bergen and The Norwegian University Centre in Paris

In the field of culture and media, new forms of participation raise major social and political issues about power, collective action and citizenship. Participation is a social ordering process that makes it possible for some to have their voices heard but not others. With web 2.0, new forms of participation have become common in the public sphere, renewing our analysis of media audiences and cultural practices. Still, traditional forms of media and culture are very important for a large part of the population. This PhD course is dedicated to bringing together emerging and senior scholars to debate key dimensions of participation, both in regards to traditional audiences and to the new forms of digital collective actions. The course concentrates on participatory dimensions of audiences’ interactions with both the media (for instance journalism, news, social media) and with forms of expressive culture (for instance film, music, computer games or television drama). The course pays particular attention to civic perspectives of audiences’ participation (spanning from everyday politics to direct forms of political action), and to sociological perspectives (how participation is structured by and structures class, gender, ethnicity, age, and so forth). As such the course aims to provide guidance on both key theories and methodologies in the field. For more detailed information, see course webpage

The PhD course will span over three full days in the centre of Paris (October 25-27th 2017). The course will be open to PhD students from a variety of relevant disciplinary backgrounds including media studies, sociology, anthropology, history, political science. Participants are expected to submit essays (4000 words) in advance of the course, present their papers in panel sessions, act as respondents on presented papers and contribute in discussions following lectures. Participants are also expected to engage with a core literature reading list (tba). In addition, participants are expected to hand in their revised essay subject to approval by the organisers within 4 weeks after the course. Successful completion of the course secures 5 ECTs.

Course lecturers include: Irene Costera Meijer (VU University Amsterdam), Kim Christian Schrøder (University of Roskilde), Dominique Pasquier (French National Centre for Scientific Research – CNRS), Jan Fredrik Hovden (University of Bergen), Jannie Hartley Møller (University of Roskilde), Torgeir Uberg Nærland (University of Bergen).

Funding /expenses: The organisers will cover reasonable travel and accommodation expenses for participants from countries other than the Nordic. For participants from the Nordic countries, the organisers will cover accommodation for two nights. There is no course fee.

Application procedure: Applications must include a CV and a one-page abstract outlining method, theory and empirical scope of the essay that is to be presented at the PhD course. *Deadline for applications is May 15th*. Applications must be submitted through the course website at by May 15th. Notice of acceptance will be sent by June 1th. For administrative queries please contact Ola Roth Johnsen ((Ola.Johnsen /at/ <mailto:(Ola.Johnsen /at/>)

For general queries about the course, please contact either Jan Fredrik Hovden ((Jan.Hovden /at/ <mailto:(Jan.Hovden /at/> ) and / or Torgeir Uberg Nærland ((Torgeir.narland /at/ <mailto:(Torgeir.narland /at/>).

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