Call for Abstracts: Mobile Situations | Situated Media Graduate Workshop

Mobile Situations | Situated Media


Intersections between Media and Cultural Studies, STS, Feminist Theory & Mobilities Research

Graduate Workshop 25-27 June 2015, Grasmere, The Lake District and Lancaster University

A collaboration between:

The Graduate Research Training Group Locating Media, University of Siegen

Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe), Centre for Science Studies (CSS), Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS), Media and Cultural Studies, Lancaster University

UK Northwest Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC), Pathways  Sociology, Science, Technology, Innovation and Social Practices and Social Anthropology

Hamburg University, Sociology

Situations figure prominently in many conceptual and methodological approaches. Ever since Thomas and Thomas’ statement ‘If men [sic.] define situations as real, they are real in their consequences’ (1928, in Merton 1995), situations have formed a fundamental unit of analysis, ranging from studies of the performance of gender in inter- or intra-action (Garfinkel 1967, Butler 1990, Barad 2007) to investigations of the situated production of scientific facts (Latour and Woolgar 1986) and technological affordances at the intersection of plans and situated action (Suchman 2007). A concern with situation and situatedness cuts across feminist theory, science and technology studies, media and cultural studies, art, and the interdisciplinary mobilities paradigm in ways that is generative of new insights and new mobile and inventive methodologies (Buscher, Urry and Witchger 2011, Lury and Wakeford 2012). This workshop brings together young scholars and leading academic to explore these intersections.

A limited number of 5 additional student places are available at a cost of £400.00 which includes accommodation, meals and travel from Lancaster to the Lake District.

We invite submission of extended abstracts (500-1000 words). Please submit this by 13th March 2015 to Notification of acceptance is on or before 31st March. Please not that if you also wish to participate in the Lancaster Summer conference you also must submit an abstract there. It could be the same. The selection processes are separate.

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