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CFP: 1st International Visual Methods Seminar: Observing and Visualizing Urban Culture

25th August – 3rd September 2013, Antwerp, Belgium

Applications can be submitted by completing the online registration form at www.ua.ac.be/VisualMethodsSeminar from January 1st 2013 until April 15th 2013.

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The University of Antwerp announces a 10 day program of study and practice in visual methods research and teaching in the social and cultural sciences. The seminar will primarily focus on conducting visual studies in urban contexts but also will address a broad array of more general research and teaching issues. Seminar activities have been designed (and will be led) by four veteran scholars whose research, leadership and teaching have contributed substantially to the International Visual Sociology Association, the Society for Visual Anthropology, and the ISA Thematic Group on Visual Sociology.
Participants will be fully involved in an interactive learning process by taking part in focused introductions to selected issues and techniques and engagement in intensive group discussions. Additionally, participants will be encouraged to take the methods, techniques and concepts that are presented and discussed in the classroom and apply them in real life environments. While Antwerp as an urban environment will serve as the main field for the research exercises and activities, theory and practice will not be limited to any specific ecological or geographic location or time frame.

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CFP: Youth 2.0: Connecting, Sharing and Empowering? Affordances, Uses and Risks of Social Media

March 20th – 22nd 2013, Antwerp, Belgium

The submission deadline (abstract) is November 30th 2012. Paper abstracts or panel session proposals can be submitted at: www.ua.ac.be/youth2.0

UCSIA & MIOS, University of Antwerp, are pleased to announce the organisation of an international, multidisciplinary workshop on young people’s uses of social media in general and social network sites in particular. Contributions from a wide range of theoretical and methodological perspectives and from diverse scientific fields are welcomed. Next to individual paper submissions, proposals for organized panel sessions will be taken into consideration.

This international event will address a number of relevant questions related to the use of social media by children, adolescents and young adults. Keynote presentations and parallel sessions center around four main topics:

1. Identity construction (e.g. self-disclosure, impression management, privacy)
2. Social relations (e.g. social capital, social engagement, cyberbullying)
3. Interests at stake (e.g. social media marketing, advergames, viral marketing)
4. Supporting and empowering (e.g. media/digital literacy, online counseling, parental mediation).

For a more detailed overview of questions and issues that will be covered, check our website: www.ua.ac.be/youth2.0

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