DIGSUM affiliate, and member of our research cluster on Digital Law, Markus Naarttijärvi has won the Best Paper Award at the conference TILTing Perspectives 2019: 'Regulating a world in transition' in Tilburg, Germany.
Three members of DIGSUM’s Digital Sociology group - Simon Lindgren, Sam Merrill and Mathilda Åkerlund - presented their research at the Nordic Conference on Violent Extremism at Oslo University recently.
Moa Eriksson Krutrök and Simon Lindgren of DIGSUM and the Department of Sociology have published a new study of social media use in the aftermath of terror attacks. The paper published in the journal Social Media + Society looks at how such attacks are discussed and dealt with on social media through users' concurrent employment and reiteration of hashtags related to high-profile attacks.
The Wallenberg Foundations have approved funding for the DIGSUM research project EndoSisters: Information work and peer-support in a digitally embodied patient movement — a three-year project analysing the online patient movement related to endometriosis, a chronic gynaecological condition affecting 10% of women.
We welcome Anton Törnberg (University of Gothenburg) and Petter Törnberg (Chalmers) to a seminar on December 1 (13:15, C304, BVH) , co-hosted with the Department of Sociology and DIGSUM's Digital Sociology research group. The seminar has the title of Complexity and the Digital World, and will contain both theoretically and empirically applied elements.
DIGSUM has been successful in getting funding within the JPI-MYBL Joint Transnational Call for proposals 2017 for "Ageing and Place in a Digitising World”. The programme, headed by professor Simon Lindgren, goes under the acronym of HARVEST (eHealth and Ageing in Rural Areas: Transforming Everyday Life, Digital Competences, and Technology).
On May 30th, we hosted the first DIGSUM-day, a one-day conference aiming to promote networking and the exchange of knowledge among DIGSUM's research groups. We plan this to be an annually recurring event, and we encourage you to mark off May 17th 2018 in your calendars!
Two of DIGSUM’s research groups – Learning and ICT (LICT) at the Department of Education, and Digital Didactic Design (DDD) at Applied Educational Sciences – have been granted funds, starting 2017, of 4.5 million SEK from Umeå School of Education.
Members of DIGSUM's research group LICT are organising the open conference "Professional Development and Networked Learning" – jointly with KTH, Mid-Sweden University and Aalborg University – in Aalborg on April 6, 2017.
Last week, 25th and 26th October 2016, Simon Lindgren and Sam Merrill of DIGSUM’s digital sociology cluster attended a workshop at the University of Amsterdam dedicated to exploring the issue of materiality in the context of social movements’ use of digital media.