Digital Sociology Mini-conference, part of The Eastern Sociological Society

Friday, February 27, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, February 28, 2015 (All day)

In keeping with the Eastern Sociological Society’s theme of “Crossing Borders”, the Digital Sociology Mini-Conference will address the many borders crossed – national, disciplinary, theoretical, methodological, epistemological – in digital ways of knowing. We maintain that the field of sociology has insights to offer the questions that emerge from the proliferation of digital technologies and that a sociology without a thorough understanding of the digital will be a discipline that is irrelevant to the most pressing issues of the 21st century. We are convening this Mini-Conference on Digital Sociology as a way of sharing new forms of knowledge creation, connecting sociologists engaged in this work, and strategizing the future of “digital sociology” within the discipline in ways that “cross borders” of North American sociology.

Schedule: (To download the Mini-Conference schedule as a PDF, click here)

Friday

  • 8:30a-10a: Queer, Maternal, and Desperate: Accumulating Value from Online Sociality
  • 10:15a-11:45a: Emergent Politics
  • 12p-1:30p: Critical Theories of the Digital
  • 1:45p-3:15p: Big Data: Histories, Futures, and Societies
  • 3:30p-5:00p: Public Digital Sociology: Journalism, Citizen Engagement, and Crowdfunding
  • Evening: DIGITAL SOCIOLOGY HAPPY HOUR & RECEPTION: 5-7pm (Location TBA)

Saturday

  • 8:30a-10:00a: Race, Racism, and Digitally Mediated Spaces
  • 10:15a-11:45a: Digital Culture and Economy
  • 12:00p-1:30p: Panel: Digital Structures, Digital Institutions: Education
  • 1:45p-3:15p: Digital Personas, Digital Bodies
  • 3:30pm-5pm: Social Media and Social Patterns
  • 3:30pm-5pm: Digital Futures
  • 3:30pm-5pm: Approaches to Digital Methods (I)
  • 3:30pm-5pm: Approaches to Digital Methods (II)
  • Evening: DIGITAL SOCIOLOGY HAPPY HOUR & RECEPTION: 5-7pm (Location TBA)
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