On this page, all information about the 2018 biennial meeting in SMiD will be collected as it is ready.
Dates: November 15-16, 2018
Place: Hindsgavl Slot, Middelfart
Fee: 3,700 DKK (includes membership of SMiD in 2018)
Abstract submission through this page no later than August 13, 2018 (please note: date extended)
“SMiD-prisen” will be awarded again this year, and the Board welcomes nominations.
Call for papers: “New perspectives on data”
Digital technology has changed the relationships between media and communication researchers and their data. The collecting, storing, and handling of data have always been subject to changing definitions and theorizations, but with the “digital turn” these changes are more prominent than before. Thus, with digitalization, “old” media as well as “new” exist in novel configurations of technology, production, and usage, and these processes influence the ways researchers collect, engage with, and communicate empirical material. Even though phenomena such as “big data” and datafication are important in this development with their emphasis on large datasets and quantification, the digital turn also influences qualitative research that relies on, for example, interviews, ethnography, discourse analysis, etc. Not everything is digital, and analogue and electronic materials remain important to media research. However, the change in materiality that follows from digitization transforms infrastructures and tools for researchers to engage with their data.
Within this context, The Association of Media Researchers in Denmark (SMiD) invites abstracts for the 2018 biennial meeting. The theme and title of the biennial meeting is “New perspectives on data”, but proposals not within the theme are also most welcome. The aim is to explore theoretical, methodological and paradigmatic perspectives on data, and we welcome questions regarding but not limited to:
– digital humanities
– data and ethics
– new definitions of empirical data
– research infrastructures (archives, repositories, etc.)
– (new) challenges for “old” data collection and analysis methods
– ways of sampling, analyzing and visualizing data
– changes in practices due to new data regulation
The biennial meeting accepts abstracts for individual papers (max 300 words), panel proposals (panel outline: max 300 words + abstracts for 3-5 individual papers: max 100 words each), workshop proposals (rationale, expected outcomes, and proposed organization: max 500 words), and abstracts for the innovative format data blitz (max 300 words). “Data blitz” is a series of high-intensity 5-minutes talks in an informal setting (there will be drinks), focusing on methodological issues and findings presented without the use of slides.
All submissions must be issued through the abstract submission module no later than July 1, 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be send out ultimo August, 2018.
The conference languages are the Nordic languages and English.