November 2nd, 2017
We’re delighted to be a partner of Michigan State University Digital Humanities (MSUDH) and their LOCUS event on Social Media and Social Media Analysis on December 7th, 2017. LOCUS is a forum for graduate students, faculty, and researchers to present works in progress, share ideas, and build relationships. Please find the call for proposals below:
Date – December 7th, 2017
Time – 3:00-5:00pm
Location – REAL Classroom, 3W Instruction Room, Main Library (3rd Floor)
Social media comprise an important set of platforms for understanding the spread of information (along with mis/disinformation) on some of the most urgent social and political issues of the moment. Whether it is information sharing, the homogeneity or heterogeneity of social networks, issues of personal privacy, or concerns about election hacking, social media analysis provides a means of reckoning with public opinion on a global scale. Social media platforms provide data for social research, and also, crucially, provide venues for organizing and activism. They allow various grassroots organizations to support one another and arrange meetings and protests, even amid critiques about the role social media has played in fostering harassment and hate speech.
We are seeking proposals of up to 250 words for 7 minute presentations to facilitate an interdisciplinary conversation on these topics. We are particularly interested in presentations that engage with one or more of the following issues:
We are especially interested in works in progress relating to research, teaching, or any other type of work that wrestles with the challenges of access in the digital environment. Proposals from students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, and staff are all encouraged equally.
Submit a proposal by Monday, November 27 to go.cal.msu.edu/locus
Email email@example.com with any questions!