[csaa-forum] 2015 CCI Summer School in Digital Methods, Melbourne, 9-12 February 2015

Ramon Lobato ramonlobato at gmail.com
Wed Nov 12 12:41:46 ACST 2014


Mon 9 Feb - Thurs 12 Feb 2015 @ Swinburne University, Hawthorn campus, Melbourne

We are now inviting applications for CCI's 2015 Summer School.

Following the success of the two previous CCI Winter Schools in 2012
and 2013 (http://www.cciwinterschool.org), the 2015 Summer School will
focus on digital methods for sociocultural research.

This CCI Summer School is designed for university researchers at all
stages of their careers, from doctoral students, postdoctoral and
mid-career academics to established scholars.

It is an intensive, four-day programme focussed on new quantitative,
qualitative and data-driven digital methods and their research
applications in creative industries, media and cultural studies,
internet studies, and related fields in the humanities and social

Participants will work with leading researchers, engage in interactive
workshop activities and receive direct feedback and individual
mentoring on their own work. The Summer School will feature a Project
Clinic where participants collaboratively workshop methodological
aspects of their current project, receiving valuable advice from
participants and mentors. Social activities will provide additional
opportunities for participants to get to know each other and form
collaborative relationships that will last for years to come. We
particularly encourage applications from researchers working on
projects or project ideas that incorporate, but are not limited to,
some aspect of digital methods.

The School will offer a range of introductory technical workshops in
topics including
- Social media data analytics
- Software and app studies
- Analysing visual social media (Instagram)
- Geo-spatial mapping tools
- Data visualisation
- Agent-based modelling
- Web scraping
- Ethnography and data

The program will be grounded in contemporary problems in the analysis
of social media, privacy, digital media production and consumption,
and related ethical issues.

Mentors, speakers and facilitators include (TBC):

- Prof Axel Bruns - http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/bruns/
- A/Prof Jean Burgess - http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/burgesje/
- D/Prof John Hartley -
- A/Prof Ellie Rennie -
- Prof Julian Thomas -
- A/Prof Patrik Wikstrom - http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/wikstrop/
- Dr Tama Leaver http://www.tamaleaver.net/ /

plus other scholars to be announced soon.

Australian and international scholars interested in applying for one
of 30 places should send applications -- comprising a CV, a cover
letter outlining your experience and interests in digital methods, and
a one-paragraph description of a current project or project idea
relevant to the Summer School's themes -- to isrevents at swin.edu.au by
10 December 2014. Please use the subject heading CCI Summer School
Application and send all materials as a single PDF file.

There is no charge for participants, and the event will include some
catering. Participants will need to organise their own transport and
accommodation in Melbourne. A limited number of bursaries (up to $500)
for travel and/or accommodation will be offered on a competitive basis
to interstate/overseas applicants. Please indicate in your cover
letter if you wish to be considered for a bursary.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries & Innovation
(CCI) is a national research network, with partner universities
located around Australia. It is a cross-disciplinary,
internationally-focused centre embracing both theoretical and applied
research in media, cultural and communication studies, law, education,
economics and business and information technology. The Centre
addresses key problems and opportunities arising for Australia, the
Asian region, from innovation in and through the creative economy.
Over the past five years, the CCI has established a tradition of
offering high-quality professional development for its own doctoral
students and early career researchers as well as those from around the
world, and through the Summer School we continue this tradition.


Ramon Lobato
Research fellow
Swinburne Institute for Social Research | Department of Media and
Communication | CCI
Room EW121, Hawthorn campus, Swinburne University of Technology
+61 3 9214 8637

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