[csaa-forum] FSMK conference - Academic freedom & Non-Mediacentrism, with PhD feedback workshop

Carpentier Nico nico.carpentier at vub.ac.be
Thu Mar 15 23:44:38 ACST 2018

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FSMK conference 2018 @ Uppsala University
(with PhD feedback workshop - see below)

The Swedish Association for Media and Communication Research (FSMK) and 
the Department of Informatics and Media at Uppsala University are 
together hosting the annual FSMK Day and the annual Media and 
Communication Studies Day, 3-4 May 2018.

The FSMK Day will be on "Academic freedom - threats and harassment 
within the academy"; the Media and Communication Studies Day will focus 
on "A Non-Media Centric Approach to Media Studies". At the end of the 
second day, a PhD feedback workshop will be organised.

The two days conference will take place at Uppsala University, 
Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsgatan 10, Uppsala. The event is free for FSMK members.

Sign up for the FSMK Day and the Media and communication Studies Day 
2018: https://forms.im.uu.se/form/16311359-6d7c-4e54-971a-1b5a525cf249


"Academic freedom - threats and harassment within the academy"
Thursday 3 May 2018
Auditorium 2, Ekonomikum, Uppsala University

12.30 – 13.00  Registration (outside auditorium 2)

13.00 – 13.15  Welcome and introduction by FSMK chairman Henrik 
Örnebring and Nico Carpentier, Chair of Media and Communication Studies, 
Uppsala University

13.15 – 14.00  Hillevi Ganetz, Stockholm University: "Gender Studies in 
the Eye of the Storm"

14.00– 14.45  Mattias Ekman, Örebro University: "Right-Wing Populism on 
the Rise - Threats to Research and Threats to Researchers"

14.15 – 15.15  Common discussion (Henrik Örnebring moderator)

15.15 – 15.45  Coffee

15.45 – 17.15  FSMK Annual Meeting 2018

17.30  Joint walk to Stockholm’s nation

17.45 – 21.00  Dinner at Stockholm’s nation

DAY 2: Media and Communication Studies Day
"A Non-Media Centric Approach to Media Studies"
Friday 4 May 2018
Auditorium 2, Ekonomikum, Uppsala University

9.00 – 10.00 Keynote: Shaun Moores, Sunderland University, UK. From 
Non-Media-Centric Media Studies to Everyday-Life Studies with a 
Non-Representational Theoretical Emphasis

10.00 – 10.30  Coffee

10.30 – 11.30  Panel 1: ”How do we engage with non-media centric media 
studies?” Nico Carpentier, Therese Monstad, Göran Svensson, Kirill 
Filimonov, Uppsala University (Vaia Doudaki moderator)

11.30 – 12.30  Panel 2: ”How do we teach non-media centric media 
studies?” Tobias Olsson, Lund University, Tina Askanius, Malmö 
University, Amanda Lagerkvist, Stockholm University (Ylva Ekström moderator)

12.30 – 13.00  Closing discussion

13.00 – 14.00  Lunch at Restaurant Humlan, Ekonomikum

14.00 – 17.00  PhD feedback workshop with Nico Carpentier and Tobias Olsson

PhD feedback workshop

In the afternoon of 4 May, from 14:00 until 17:00, a PhD feedback 
workshop will be organised. There is a maximum of 10 places available, 
which will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. During the 
feedback workshop, two parallel sessions will be organised, moderated by 
Nico Carpentier and Tobias Olsson respectively. Each professor will give 
feedback to 5 PhD projects. The working language will be English.

Participants are required to write a 1500-word paper on their PhD 
project as a whole. This should be a report of the student’s ongoing 
doctoral research and not a conventional conference paper or a report of 
findings. Rather, it is expected that the student will briefly present 
the focus of the research and then take up the following key aspects of 
the research process: theory, methodology, design, (expected) empirical 
outcomes and timing.

Important dates for PhD workshop: Applications for participation in the 
PhD workshop should be received before 1 April 2018. The paper should be 
emailed before 16 April 2018 to Anna Henriksson, at 
anna.henriksson at im.uu.se. This deadline cannot be extended.

Accommodation and contact data

Hotels are to be paid by each individual participant. A number of rooms 
have been reserved for the conference at the Akademihotellet. Use 
booking code 121878 when making a booking.

If your have questions about the practical arrangements, contact Ylva 
Ekström, Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University, at 
ylva.ekstrom at im.uu.se.

Keynote abstract (day 2)

 From Non-Media-Centric Media Studies to Everyday-Life Studies with a 
Non-Representational Theoretical Emphasis
Shaun Moores

What are 'non-media-centric media studies'? Is that not a contradiction 
in terms? Might such investigations point towards the institutional 
formation of an interdisciplinary field with a name like 'everyday-life 
studies'? What are 'non-representational' theories? How could media 
studies, or even everyday-life studies, possibly be done with a 
non-representational theoretical emphasis, given the centrality of the 
concept of representation for media analysis since the 1970s and the 
inheritance of a broader linguistic or cultural-constructionist turn in 
the humanities and social sciences?

This keynote paper, given by one of the main advocates of a 
non-media-centric perspective, is an attempt to provide straightforward 
answers to that series of questions, making the argument for a future 
shift from non-media-centric media studies to everyday-life studies with 
a non-representational theoretical emphasis. Shaun Moores will discuss 
the work of, amongst others, David Morley (media and communications), 
Nigel Thrift (geography), Maurice Merleau-Ponty (philosophy), Tim Ingold 
and Sarah Pink (both anthropology), exploring approaches that assert the 
primacy of practice or movement, and, in the process, challenging ideas 
about the primacy of representation or of the cognitive and the 
symbolic. There will also be some discussion of the political and 
empirical-research implications of a turn to non-representational 
theories of practice, with particular reference to the work of Pierre 
Bourdieu (sociology).


Professor Nico Carpentier
Web: http://nicocarpentier.net/
A Cypriot community media arts festival
Out now:
Cyprus in Conflict and Community Media Participation
Representations, Materialities, and Cultures
Uppsala University, Department of Informatics and Media
Kyrkogårdsgatan 10, 753 13 Uppsala, Sweden
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) - Free University of Brussels
& Charles University in Prague
The Commlist
International Association for Media and Communication Research
Participatory Communication Research Section
Researching and Teaching Communication Book Series
E-mail (UUppsala): nico.carpentier at im.uu.se
E-mail (VUBrussels): nico.carpentier at vub.ac.be
T (UUppsala): +46 (0)18 471 6341
Room (UUppsala): Ekonomikum building E329
Web: http://nicocarpentier.net/

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