Digital Communities: Interdisciplinary Perspectives


This conference is organised by PhD students from the schools of Social Science, Computer Science, Law and Politics at Cardiff University, and is supported by the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). It will take place on Monday 3rd of July 2017 at the Glamorgan Building, Cardiff, and will bring together PhD students and academics from different disciplines interested in studying the implications of the digital on society.

This interdisciplinary conference is aimed at attracting PhD students from Wales, the UK and overseas from across different disciplines. The principal aim of ‘Digital Communities’ is to encourage doctoral researchers to consider how the concept of digital communities is applied inside and outside of their own subject areas.


How are digital technologies impacting upon, and affecting the lives and relationships of people and things? How are communities developed and maintained in these contexts? How are they, and how could they be, governed and threatened? How can they be researched? Through this conference we will provide a space for discussion around emerging and pertinent issues faced by people and communities in their interactions with the digital, as well as the opportunities and barriers that face researchers studying the digital.

Students at all levels of postgraduate study, as well as early career researchers, are invited to give presentations on their own research (ongoing or completed) as well as various aspects of their study and experience, including but not limited to: complete and preliminary findings, insights and observations, theoretical/methodological/ethical issues and approaches, problems and challenges, personal/professional interests and experiences related to the digital, and so on.

Given this open and inclusive scope, we especially welcome contributions that have relevance across different academic and professional disciplines.


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